Category Archives: Farming



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