A Letter from Senator Mike Rounds (SD) and Senator Tina Smith (MN) May 27, 2021 The Honorable Merrick Garland Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530 Dear Attorney General Garland, The time has come for the government to determine whether the stranglehold large meatpackersContinue Reading

by Dr. Joseph Mercola New Oregon Law Seeks to Ban Meat STORY AT-A-GLANCE Bill Gates, who co-funded the startup of the imitation meat company Impossible Foods, now insists synthetic beef is a necessary strategy to address climate change Gates wants Americans and other Western nations to switch to a dietContinue Reading

Opinion Editorial – Will Biden’s 30 X 30 Plan Be A Repeat of History? By: Karen Budd-Falen Budd Falen Law Office, LLC I remember my dad saying, “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.”  But before we get to the history lesson, consider this:  Under theContinue Reading

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds for Northern Ag Net OPINION: FEDS CONTINUE TO MISS THE MARK ON LIVESTOCK POLICY I read a quote from my local sale barn operator Bryan Hanson, the other day: “You used to be able to survive on a 100 head operation; now you have to haveContinue Reading

By Colter Brown, Northern Ag Network LAWMAKERS WANT INVESTIGATION OF LAMB PROCESSING PLANT ACQUISITION BY JBS At the 11th hour Senators and Representatives from Western States are calling on the Department of Justice to open an investigation into the acquisition of the Mountain States Rosen lamb processing plant by JBS USA.Continue Reading

by Greg Henderson Drovers DOJ Subpoenas Big 4 Beef Packers The Department of Justice has formally demanded information from America’s Big 4 U.S. beef packers regarding potential antitrust violations, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing a source familiar with the matter. The DOJ antitrust division sent investigative demands, similar to subpoenas, toContinue Reading

Colter Brown for Northern Ag Net President Trump suggests terminating cattle imports At the announcement of the details of the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program on Tuesday morning, President Trump said he had read that the U.S. imports cattle and he suggested to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that trade dealsContinue Reading

The PRIME Act or Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption Act, would giving small-scale farms and ranchers better access to slaughtering facilities by authorizing the sale of locally-slaughtered meat to in-state households, restaurants, and grocers. Giving small and independent operators a boost in competitive strength would be an added benefitContinue Reading

Food producers across the country, from vegetable farmers to cattle ranchers, are being forced to destroy crops and animals on an unimaginable scale. This is not the result of the COVID-19 pandemic but rather its effects on monopolistic processing and packing plants, many of which have been shuttered due toContinue Reading

Sacramento Bee California: President Trump Signed Order Allowing Water to Flow to Farmers Instead of the Pacific Ocean. Governor Newsom Sues Trump. California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state’s largest river systems, arguing it would pushContinue Reading