The Federal Register published a rule set forth by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which intends to satisfy provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill, written to establish criteria for the Secretary of Agriculture to use in determining whether meat packers are giving undue preference or advantage to specific producers.
Press Release: Tyson Foods purchased Keystone Foods, LLC from Marfrig Global Foods SA, for $2.16 billion. Along with three other companies, Tyson currently controls more than half of the U.S. poultry industry. With this purchase, they’ll have broader global reach, as Keystone Foods is a main supplier of chicken nuggets to McDonald’s Corp.
Press Release: The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report, which validates the longstanding outcry of poultry farmers. The report supports farmer claims that government guaranteed loans unfairly subsidize exploitative practices in the chicken industry.
Press Release: Third Thursday Films kicks off its 2017-2018 season with “Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print” at 7pm on September 21, 2017 in Newark, OH. The film is co-sponsored by The Canal Market District and RAFI-USA. Following the film, there will be a discussion with a panel of farmers from the Canal Market.