The Farm Bill Farce–Darvin Bentlage, MRCC Board Member, in The Hill

Farm bill farce: Corporate ag reports huge profits while farmers struggle to feed their families BY Darvin Bentlage, Barb Kalbach, John Harter and Joel Penner, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 09/04/18 04:30 PM EDT Darvin Bentlage is a livestock and grain farmer in Barton County, Missouri. Barb… Read More

Stop Factory Farms in Missouri-Support Family Farms, Clean Water & Democracy

There are numerous factory farms trying to set up shop in our state. Factory farms pollute our environment, create significant health concerns, deprive property owners of their rights, put family farms out of business and have little to no accountability… Read More

You, Family Farmers & Consumers, Helped Defeat Bad Trade Deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will not be moving forward in Congress because everyday people like us raised our voices against corporate power and prevailed over the mass of corporate lobbyists. There had been the expectation that Congress would try to… Read More

Family Farm Groups Applaud Competition Rules to Benefit Independent Livestock Producers

Family Farm Groups Applaud USDA GIPSA Rules that Benefit Independent Livestock Producers Groups Call Out NPPC Response as Outrageous   12/16/16 The Campaign for Family Farms and the Environment applauds the new Farmer Fair Practices Rules released last week by… Read More

We the “Corporations”?–TPP Threatens Family Farms & Our Democracy–Call Senators Blunt & McCaskill TODAY!

The TPP is Dangerous & A Direct Attack on America’s Independent Livestock Producers Our Senators should be representing Missourians– NOT BIG AG at our expense Call & Email Senators Blunt &  McCaskill Today and Tomorrow! Call Senator Blunt at (202)… Read More

Run to Support Independent Livestock Producers: Call MO Senators TODAY–Tell Them To Support Senator Grassley’s Bill to Ban Packers Owning Livestock

Want to help curb corporate control of agriculture?–Of course you do! and it only takes a few seconds of your time. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) recently introduced a bill that bans meatpackers from being able to own livestock more than… Read More

Missouri’s Cattle Producers Overwhelmingly Reject New Missouri Beef Checkoff

April 25th, 2016 Today, the Missouri Rural Crisis Center (MRCC) is pleased to announce a stunning victory for Missouri’s independent cattle farmers over corporate agriculture, with the defeat of the proposed Missouri beef checkoff. MRCC, a statewide farm and rural… Read More

Stop the New Missouri Beef Checkoff!

STOP the New Missouri Beef Checkoff Tax In order to Vote NO on this corporate money grab— Cattle Producers Must Register before March 4th The Missouri Department of Agriculture is holding a referendum to add a new beef checkoff tax. If… Read More

Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, visited Roger and Rhonda’s family livestock and grain farm in Howard County Sunday Afternoon

“That’s why organizations like the Missouri Rural Crisis Center are so important,” said Secretary Reich. What a great Sunday afternoon! 50 MRCC members had a chance to meet and talk about many challenges facing family farmers and rural communities and discuss real solutions,… Read More