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Biden’s Secretary of Agriculture: We Need Change, Not Corporate Ag’s Best Friend
Press Release–Dec. 10th, 2020 President-Elect Biden announced that Tom Vilsack, former Secretary of Ag under President Obama, “Biotech Governor of the Year” from Iowa and Dairy Checkoff funded millionaire will be his choice for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Here… Read More
Stop USDA from mandating electronic cattle tracking!!
Independent family farmers are facing going out of business and consumers are facing record high meat prices, all due to the highly consolidated meat industry that is controlled by a handful of large meatpacking corporations (many of which are foreign… Read More
Stop USDA from mandating electronic cattle tracking!
*see contact information and Talking Points below. Independent family farmers are facing going out of business and consumers are facing record high meat prices, all due to the highly consolidated meat industry that is controlled by a handful of large… Read More
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
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
You, Family Farmers & Consumers, Helped Defeat Bad Trade Deal
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will not be moving forward in Congress because everyday people like us raised our voices against corporate power and prevailed over the mass of corporate lobbyists. There had been the expectation that Congress would try to… 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
Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, visited Roger and Rhonda’s family livestock and grain farm in Howard County Sunday Afternoon
“That’s why organizations like the Missouri Rural Crisis Center are so important,” said Secretary Reich. What a great Sunday afternoon! 50 MRCC members had a chance to meet and talk about many challenges facing family farmers and rural communities and discuss real solutions,… Read More