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Fast Track, Free Trade Agreements Bad for Farmers, Consumers, Democracy

In July, MRCC farmer members & staff traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with allies and MO Congresspeople to discuss Fast-track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Members met with Reps. Vicky Hartzler & Billy Long, & staff from Rep. Sam… Read More

What Corporate Concentration Looks Like

The pork industry is a prime example—an industry that in one generation (30 years) has become vertically integrated and controlled by a few corporations. Here’s how that effects family farms, consumers and our economy: Two-thirds of the hog market is… Read More

MRCC Leads in Fight Against “Right to Farm”

On Tuesday, August 4th, half a million Missourians agreed with MRCC—that the “Right to Farm” constitutional amendment is a horrible idea that supports corporate interests at the expense of family farms, the environment and de-mocracy. This was an incredible campaign,… Read More

Beef Industry Lobby Groups Attempt to Get More Taxes from Cattle Farmers

The Beef Checkoff is a $1 tax on every head of cattle sold. The money is supposed to support the promotion and research of beef. Missouri cattle farmers pay over $2 million every year into this federal program. Now, the… Read More