Category Archives: General Advocacy

The Kroger and Albertsons merger Is Bad for Cattle Producers

Gilles Stockton The proposed merger of Krogers and Albertsons grocery chains cannot but result in fewer market choices and higher prices for consumers of beef, and therefore, decreased competitiveness in the cattle market. Krogers is the second largest supermarket chain … Continue reading

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This blog was jointly produced with Farm Forward and authored by Mike Callicrate: a Colorado rancher, rural advocate, and owner of Ranch Foods Direct. If you’ve ever perused the packaged meat aisle at your local grocery store, you’ve probably noticed … Continue reading

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Hiring Refugees is What They Do – It’s not out of kindness

“From the industry’s point of view, migrant laborers are ideal workers: cheap and disposable.” Companies Promise to Hire Refugees Sept. 22, 2022 The pledges were organized by a group founded by Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya. Pan Demetrakakes PepsiCo, Tyson Foods … Continue reading

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What’s Smart About USDA and the New Climate Grants?

Why pay the corporations that broke it, and depend on it staying broken, to fix it? It’s painful to see grant money, not just wasted, but used against small businesses in support of the criminal global food cartel. The administration’s … Continue reading

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Better Meat Requires Building Connections With New Food Partners

Comparing Local/Regional Meatpacking Infrastructure to Large Centralized Slaughter Plants Nearly 500 30-head-a-day multi-species slaughter plants, with a combined single shift capacity of 14,000, could be built for the cost of the proposed Sustainable Beef/Walmart plant in North Platte, Nebraska. Additional … Continue reading

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