Category Archives: Farming



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

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