Category Archives: General Advocacy

USDA Enables Rustlers

by Gilles Stockton | January 2, 2019 We brand our calves to prevent theft and it works pretty good, but because Department of Agriculture Secretary Purdue withdrew the GIPSA Rules, once those cattle reach a slaughter plant, rustling is condoned. … Continue reading

Posted in General Advocacy | Comments

Farmers Should Not be Bamboozled, 1897

—courtesy of Tom Giessel The farmers should not be bamboozled into the idea that a better farm education, diversity of crops or experiments in agriculture are to be of much benefit. Let farmers take the robber economic system of this … Continue reading

Posted in General Advocacy | Comments

Building a Healthy, Humane, and Fair Food System – December 2018

To view or download the presentation, click here.

Posted in General Advocacy | Comments

Colorado Springs Business Journal: Rancher-retailer has a beef with Big Food

by Jeanne Davant | November 1, 2018 Raising and selling top-quality meats puts bread on Mike Callicrate’s table. But activism feeds his soul. The owner of Ranch Foods Direct has been a passionate advocate for family farmers and small businesses … Continue reading

Posted in General Advocacy | Comments

The Kansas Union Farmer 1944: Jefferson Fought Barons of His Day

— courtesy of Tom Giessel Thomas Jefferson, in a letter written to William Johnson spoke of the industrial and plantation barons of his day as follows: Still further to constrain the brute force of the people they deem it necessary … Continue reading

Posted in General Advocacy | Comments