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Tyson Foods bans using cattle with Zilmax growth hormone

AirTalk with Larry Mantle for August 12, 2013 Listen to interview: Tyson foods said it will no longer buy cattle fed Zilmax, a growth-inducing drug. What was the company’s motivation for the decision? Last Thursday market traders noticed cattle prices … Continue reading

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Country Vet Producer Meeting – Bendigo Australia, Summer 2013

Australian Livestock producers are suffering the same devastating effects of corporate concentration, consolidation, and loss of fair, open and competitive markets that have driven families from the land in the US.

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It’s Still Called Stealing

By Mike Callicrate Grade and yield buying used to be called “Grade and Steal” by most cattlemen. Today, it’s called Value-Based Marketing by the big packers and their cheerleaders, like Certified Angus Beef’s (CAB) Miranda Reiman. In her March 4th … 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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Mike Callicrate featured in “Foodopoly” by Wenonah Hauter

Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America Wenonah Hauter grew up on a family farm that her husband runs today as a Community Supported Agriculture Project (CSA), which is part of the growing local food … Continue reading

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