Author Archives: Mike Callicrate

What Doesn’t Kill You Podcast – Biden takes aim at Consolidation and Monopolies

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How much income has the cattle producer lost to the meatpacking and Big Food cartel?

The USDA retail beef price report from July 13, 2021 quotes the average Choice beef price at $7.46 per pound with the average live cattle price at $120/cwt. A finished cattle weight of 1,400 lbs. x 42% retail yield = … Continue reading

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What’s the Beef? How the Beef Packing Cartel Hurts Producers and Consumers and How Independent Cattle Producers and Processors Can Help Restore Competition and Choice

Podcasts What’s the Beef? How the Beef Packing Cartel Hurts Producers and Consumers and How Independent Cattle Producers and Processors Can Help Restore Competition and Choice July 13, 2021 | Diana L. Moss , Mike Callicrate , Patrick Robinette Food … Continue reading

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1996 South Dakota Governor’s Cattle Conference Fails to Prevent Industry Decline

In December of 1996, Governor William Janklow held a cattle conference in Pierre, South Dakota. Seven presenters were invited to discuss the state of the cattle industry before a crowd of around 1,000 people, from farm and ranch families to … Continue reading

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The Current State of U.S. Agriculture and Food Infrastructure, and Solutions

By Mike Callicrate June 27, 2021 “Livestock should be at the center of the new farm and ranching operations. We need to think about how we build soil health, how we sequester carbon through well-manged grazing programs.” “We need to … Continue reading

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