Author Archives: Mike Callicrate

‘Harvested cattle, slaughtered markets’

Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, May 15, 2022 Alan Guebert You don’t need to be a vegan to know that livestock and poultry aren’t “harvested,” the squeaky clean verb that’s become fashionable among farm and ranch … Continue reading

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What does a better food system look like?

Begin by getting out of the box … Once we become sustainable with a living income, then we can work towards regenerative practices and cool things like soil health.

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Critique of the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act

The Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act will not restore competition but rather lock in the four-packer domination by preserving the packer’s ability to use captive supplies to control the market. April 18, 2022 I wish that I could love … Continue reading

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Industrial Agriculture and Urban Sprawl – A model of growth that’s made to fail.

The world is running out of fresh water. The new documentary, DAY ZERO, is raising the alarm. The day when the water runs out is coming soon, especially to places like Colorado and the High Plains. See trailer: DAY ZERO … Continue reading

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Another Bad Idea from NCBA – The A-PLUS Act is not a solution

A-PLUS legislation allowing auction markets to invest in and/or own slaughter plants is a step backwards in local/regional food system development. April 11, 2022 It is not surprising that the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is promoting another bad idea, … Continue reading

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