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- This Cattleman's Got A Beef
Photo: Sean Cayton - 2003People producing good food from happy animals, while improving the environment, shouldn’t have to fear the government.
Photo above featured in a 2003 article: This cattleman's got a beef, Mike Callicrate and Ranch Foods Direct take on the big meat packers by Kathryn Eastburn
- BIG Food Exposed
- Great Ranches of the West
Purchase Great Ranches of the West for only $34.95 and $20 will go to an Organization or Project of your choice!
"An eye opening and heart touching portrait of a culture and industry that we are in great danger of losing. This book will help readers understand the urgency of preserving the Western ranchlands inhabited by families and rural communities that provide nourishing food for our nation, preserve a healthy natural environment and entrust that great American values will endure."
- Mike Callicrate
An Endangered Species
Every month 1,000 ranches go out of production. It's the national security issue that no one is talking about.
Food Policy & LawE. Coli Confessions Part I
by John Munsell | Oct 11, 2011
Editor's Note: This is the first part in a series written by John Munsell of Miles City, MT, who explains how the small meat plant his family owned for 59 years ran afoul of USDA's meat inspection program. The events he writes about began a decade ago, but remain relevant today.
They say that confession is good for the soul. I've been involved in a series of ugly events since my plant in 2002 recalled 270 pounds of ground beef contaminated with E.coli O157:H7 and now want to admit the embarrassing truth for public review. more
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RURAL ROADS TO SECURITY America’s Third Struggle for Freedom RT. REV. MSGR. LUIGI G. LIGUTTI, LL.D Copyright, 1940 The Bruce Publishing Company Printed in the U.S.A. Excerpt beginning on page 92: The Curse of Factory Farming Tenancy and land speculation … Continue reading
Paul Shapiro with HSUS speaks with family farm advocate Mike Callicrate about the undercover Humane Society video that shows gruesome treatment of pigs at Wyoming factory farm.
[MIKE] “This is hard stuff. This is the industrial model that we talk about that just does not work. To me, the abuse of these animals is a symptom of the industrial model which is also abusive to people. It’s … Continue reading
Fast-casual chain teams with Willie Nelson to highlight the importance of sustainable methods Read the full article This is the story of Callicrate Cattle Co. and others who have traveled the once popular path from family farm agriculture to industrial production; … Continue reading