Category Archives: Homepage News

MRCC’s Immediate & Long-term Response to COVID-19

MRCC’s Response to COVID-19 Coming Together to Make A Difference MRCC is working harder than ever to offset the current pain suffered in Missouri as a result of the coronavirus. This ranges from working to ensure Missourians in need have access to… Read More

UPDATE: Momentum is building–Autumn Organizing for Family Farms & Local Control.

2019 saw the most egregious attack ever on local control with the fight against and passage of Senate Bill 391. Our voices made the CAFO bill one of the most contentious in the whole legislative session. How worried were they?… Read More

We need Local Control, not corporate control.

We need Local Control, not corporate control. Why? Corporate Ag and their public relations and campaign firms want us to believe that Missouri family farms are the same as corporate factory farms, but that couldn’t be further from the truth…. Read More

Senate Bill 391 eliminates local control, putting our farms, families, water & air and property rights at risk

Senator Mike Bernskoetter, the new Chair of the Senate Ag Committee, sponsored and is advancing a bill (Senate Bill 391) that will strip Local Control from rural counties, taking away our right to protect our farms, families, water and air,… Read More

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

Missouri’s Cattle Producers Overwhelmingly Reject New Missouri Beef Checkoff

April 25th, 2016 Today, the Missouri Rural Crisis Center (MRCC) is pleased to announce a stunning victory for Missouri’s independent cattle farmers over corporate agriculture, with the defeat of the proposed Missouri beef checkoff. MRCC, a statewide farm and rural… Read More