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What's in the 2014 Farm Bill?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The ultimate deal was far from perfect, but it reflects the growing power of the food movement and it just might hint at the beginnings of a new direction for American agriculture.

Ex-GIPSA Head Seeks Apology

Mike Callicrate | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Mike Callicrate

In an interview with WORC's Western Organizing Review, Dudley Butler, former administer of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration...

Occupy Iowa Caucus: A Democrat "Uncommitted" in 2012 or Why I Won't Caucus for Obama a Second Time

Dave Murphy | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Dave Murphy

The question now for Iowa Democrats is, will they blindly stand by their man or will they express their dissatisfaction with Obama's complete failure to follow through on what he promised us during his first tour through the Iowa countryside?

If You Eat, You Better Get GIPSA

Dave Murphy | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home
Dave Murphy

The GIPSA rules would create a fair marketplace for farmers to sell their livestock without fear of retaliation from packers and integrators, require packers to maintain written records over price deviations and prevent undue preferences.

Politics, Farmers And Change: The End Of Rural America

Dave Murphy | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Dave Murphy

Since 1960, when JFK was elected, America has lost over 1.7 million family farms, the backbone of rural economies, with the number of farmers in the U.S. today being outnumbered by prisoners.

History Repeated

Mike Callicrate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Callicrate

Although The Jungle was published in 1906, we have no less of a Jungle today, and no less of a "Beef Trust,"from the way farmers and ranchers are denied a fair income, to the exploitation of workers, to our deplorable lack of food safety.