Agriculture Press Release

 


Sept/Oct 2012 Breaks

Sept/Oct 2012 Breaks


 

Return Livestock Market Fairness Call the White House Feb. 14, 2011 Urge President Obama: Get the USDA GIPSA Rules Issued Now!

Concentrated control by big corporate entities is striking everywhere around us, with our financial institutions, agricultural seed sources, fertilizer and, more than ever, with our food.The meat packing industry is now controlled by a near monopoly of vertically integrated companies that can manipulate supply and demand for livestock which therefore affects the price paid to independent ranchers and feeders. The ripple effect also hurts our communities as the "Big Four" packers - Tyson, Excel, JBS-Brazil and National Beef now control more than 88% of all cattle slaughtered. Poultry and hog markets are almost totally concentarted in the hands of a few mega companies..(02/10/2011)

Powder River Basin Resource Council Lauds Enzi Livestock bill
(Newcastle)… The Foot and Mouth Disease Prevention Act of 2008 sponsored by Senator Mike Enzi (RWY) and Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) was introduced in the Senate last week. This legislative action is in response to USDA’s recent proposal to allow various animal products from Argentina to be shipped to the United States.....(07/17/08)