Category Archives: General Advocacy

How to Fix the Broken Cattle Market

December 3, 2021 The Way to Fix a Flawed Compromise is to De-couple “Negotiated” from “Spot” By Gilles Stockton Senate Bill 3229, is said to be a compromise merging the 50/14 concept proposed by Senators Grassely and Tester, with a … Continue reading

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We were warned about corporate power, crooked politicians, and big money …

Lincoln’s letter on corporations “We may congratulate ourselves that this cruel war is nearing its end.  It has cost a vast amount of treasure and blood … It has indeed been a trying hour for the Republic; but I see … Continue reading

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Story of the Steer and a Theft of Epic Proportions

The following tells the story of a steer, and also a story of the meatpacker/retailer cartel that captured the largest sector of our food system, while touting efficiencies and economies of scale. Since the early 1980’s when the big-four meatpackers … Continue reading

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Iowa Beef Processors Wasn’t Big Enough to Compete

Mini-Big meatpacking plants have no chance of success without breaking up the conglomerates. And even then, are smaller versions of the inefficient big plants that depend on below-cost-of-production cattle, reduced animal welfare, worker exploitation, and environmental degradation, a good idea? … Continue reading

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Montana Farmers Union Annual Meeting – Building a Resilient Food System

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