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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
Stop the “RACE to the BOTTOM”! Tell Congress–VOTE NO on Fast-Track!
Yesterday, Senator’s Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced Fast-Track legislation, an anti-democratic procedure that gives away Congress’ Constitutional trade authority to the President. All the while, the vast majority of Americans (75%) think that current “free… 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
STOP The Corporate Ag Bill
Senate Bill 12 further entrenches foreign ownership of Missouri farmland and moves forward a very unpopular and unnecessary beef check-off tax! Last year, we all took action and got Governor Nixon to veto an agriculture omnibus bill that was bad… Read More
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