Author Archives: Mike Callicrate

Meat Cartel Threatens Food Security

On this day, January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case removing restrictions on corporate campaign contributions, essentially handing the “Temple of Democracy” over to the control of big corporations. Decades of a no-rules economy has … Continue reading

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Meat Consumption a Century Ago vs. Today – What if?

Per capita beef consumption was considerably higher in 1900 when thousands of skilled butchers in small shops were cutting beef directly from carcasses without the benefits of modern refrigeration.  Continue reading

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Who will the Biden administration serve, the lords of big business, or the people?

Rural America has become a place of hunger, hopelessness, and despair, with precious resources extracted and stolen by global agribusinesses and Wall Street-based companies, enabled by our own government and primarily by the United States Department of Agriculture. Continue reading

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The Farmers Advocate – Politics and Partisanship

The things for which the average farmers’ organizations stand, such as education and co-operation, cannot be accomplished by an alliance with a political party … Continue reading

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No Country for Young Farmers vs. The Value of a Small Farm Well Tilled

A stark warning comes from Cody Atkinson of the feudalism monopoly control of our food system brings. We declared ourselves independent and free men in 1776 in a battle against the monopoly power of the British Crown and East India … Continue reading

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