Category Archives: Beef Checkoff

It’s Called Stealing – What Big Retailers and Meat Packers are Doing to Cattlemen

Fifteen years ago, in responding to the question of why producers were receiving so little for their livestock, Dr. John Helmuth (economist, meat industry expert, and longtime critic of meat industry consolidation) said, “There is an economic term to describe … Continue reading

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“Cow Tax” receives squeaky clean bill of health from Inspector General – REALLY???

Did the Inspector General’s office really give the “Cow Tax” and its myriad of questionable expenditures a squeaky clean bill of health? Not privileged to read the official I.G. or U.S.D.A. public release, I only heard the N.C.B.A. and their … Continue reading

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Tapeworm Economy Threatens Food Supply

Sucking the Life Blood from Family Farm Agriculture By Mike Callicrate | March 5, 2013 “Our ground beef comes from Stampede Meat Company in Chicago, it’s delivered by Sysco, and we need enough volume for 2,000 locations.” This was the … Continue reading

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Local Catholic rancher sues USDA and takes heat from NCBA member

Local Catholic rancher sues USDA, others over alleged favoritism to large cattle producers By VERONICA AMBUUL 9/7/2012 COLORADO SPRINGS. Catholic rancher Mike Callicrate, a St. Mary Cathedral parishioner, is the plaintiff in a lawsuit in federal district court in Kansas … Continue reading

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WHOOPEE!!! – Cow-tax lawsuit is the best news I’ve heard this long, hot, dry summer.

I never liked being taxed to fund “Government Speech,” so OCM’s lawsuit against U.S.D.A and it’s mismanagement of the cow-tax was the best news I’ve heard this long, hot, dry summer. And if Callicrate was sharp enough to con HSUS … Continue reading

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