Category Archives: Farming
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
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
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
YOU Helped Preserve Local Control & Protect Family Farms
We all have had some very important and major wins in the 2015 Legislative Session protecting LOCAL CONTROL and preserving “Our Right to Know”! You Protected Local Control– The anti-local control Agri-Ready language in Senate Bill 131 was removed this week and House Bill… Read More
The Beef Checkoff—It’d be funny if it weren’t so deceitful and out of touch.
It’d be funny if it weren’t so deceitful and out of touch—and could cost Missouri cattle producers a lot of money. Some organizations just don’t get it—farmers don’t need or want any more government check-offs. The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association is… Read More
It was a Big Week!!! MRCC Meets with Willie! Call Governor Nixon–Veto SB 12!
MRCC Meets with Willie Nelson! Family Farm & Democracy Day at the Capitol! It was a BIG week but there’s still work to be done–Call Governor Nixon TODAY!!! MRCC Visits with Willie! On Monday, March 30th, MRCC had the pleasure… 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