Big Ag is Conquering Minnesota like a Noxious, Unkillable Weed

July 1, 2015 by Hannah Sayle, CityPages - Minneapolis - St. Paul.

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Factory farming divestment: what you need to know

March 3, 2016 by Tom Levitt, The Guardian

Interesting News Headlines:

  • Dodge County farm among many across region facing nitrate exposure  |  Post Bulletin  https://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/dodge-county-farm-among-many-across-region-facing-nitrate-exposure/article_f27e62ee-1510-11e9-bbd9-a3a1cf4e1f2e.html
  • Despite nitrate studies, more data is needed  |  Post Bulletin  https://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/despite-nitrate-studies-more-data-is-needed/article_4dff9578-0f64-11e9-854a-3b724773f2b8.html
  • Nitrates: The canary in the coal mine and other concerns  |  Post Bulletin   https://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/nitrates-the-canary-in-the-coal-mine-and-other-concerns/article_339510c6-1ea7-11e9-b972-97e8351b5ca7.html
  • Walz chooses Petersen to head state ag dept.  |  Agri News  https://www.postbulletin.com/agrinews/news/minnesota/walz-chooses-petersen-to-head-state-ag-dept/article_bc2aea32-101f-11e9-a779-a33c604ae084.html#utm_source=postbulletin.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fnewsflash%2F%3Fzgbfs&utm_medium=email&utm_content=read%20more
  • Daley Farm gets approval from MPCA for expansion  |  Agri News  https://www.postbulletin.com/agrinews/news/minnesota/daley-farm-gets-approval-from-mpca-for-expansion/article_4934150a-1077-11e9-83db-f389ba5ca255.html#utm_source=postbulletin.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fnewsflash%2F%3Fzgbfs&utm_medium=email&utm_content=read%20more
  • Year of the pig will be a pig of a year for China's hogs  |  Bloomberg News  https://www.agupdate.com/news/national/year-of-the-pig-will-be-a-pig-of-a/article_4a269d00-1515-11e9-bb57-2fc2464a6196.html#utm_source=agupdate.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fdailyheadlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7FB1597F4F8AED2EBA86E3884E73377C431538AF
  • Petition: Stop U.S. Taxpayer From Bailout Money from Going to Brazilian Corporation  |  Organization for Competitive Markets  https://competitivemarkets.com/stopjbs/
  • Government Shutdown Curtails F.D.A. Food Inspections  |  The New York Times  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/09/health/shutdown-fda-food-inspections.html
  • Supreme Court declines to hear challenges to animal welfare laws, upholding caged hen and froie gras bans  |  https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/010719zor_m6ho.pdf
  • Justice Department urges Supreme Court against hearing cage-free egg lawsuit  |  The New Food Economy  https://newfoodeconomy.org/justice-department-supreme-court-california-cage-free-egg-lawsuit/
  • Juneau County lawsuit: Dairy companies knew they were contaminating groundwater, well  |  Wisconsin Rapids Tribune  https://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/news/2019/01/07/nitrate-pollution-juneau-county-residents-sue-central-sands-wysocki/2435677002/
  • Some steps to protect yourself from nuisance lawsuits  |  Farm & Ranch Guide  https://www.agupdate.com/farmandranchguide/news/livestock/some-steps-to-protect-yourself-from-nuisance-lawsuits/article_02bd4722-0e2e-11e9-b26f-43819c053375.html#utm_source=agupdate.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fdailyheadlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7FB1597F4F8AED2EBA86E3884E73377C431538AF
  • Start farm-succession planning early  |  Agri-View  https://www.agupdate.com/agriview/news/business/start-farm-succession-planning-early/article_027de111-98a8-546a-bf2e-d65332ab27f4.html#utm_source=agupdate.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fdailyheadlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7FB1597F4F8AED2EBA86E3884E73377C431538AF
  • Farm Bureau sues over Ramsey County township's restrictive animal feeding ordinance  |  West Fargo Pioneer  https://www.westfargopioneer.com/business/agriculture/4556795-farm-bureau-sues-over-ramsey-county-townships-restrictive-animal
  • Water quality doesn't top 2019 state priorities  |  AgUpdate  https://www.agupdate.com/iowafarmertoday/news/state-and-regional/water-quality-doesn-t-top-state-priorities/article_01289838-19ca-11e9-83e8-5f2154c1462e.html#utm_source=agupdate.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fdailyheadlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7FB1597F4F8AED2EBA86E3884E73377C431538AF
  • Where Is the Pig Capital of the World?  |   Resource Watch  https://resourcewatch.org/blog/2018/12/14/pig-capital-of-the-world/
  • New Bill Would Require USDA to Buy American First  |  Organization for Competitive Markets  https://competitivemarkets.com/new-bill-would-require-usda-to-buy-american-first/
  • Smithfield shakes up management to move on from 'same old bacon'  |  Bloomberg News  https://www.agupdate.com/news/national/smithfield-shakes-up-management-to-move-on-from-same-old/article_edc3cfee-1b6b-11e9-a42c-03005a966423.html#utm_source=agupdate.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fdailyheadlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7FB1597F4F8AED2EBA86E3884E73377C431538AF
  • China cracks down on swine fever cover-up  |  Bloomberg News  https://www.agupdate.com/news/world/china-cracks-down-on-swine-fever-cover-up/article_be0c65b6-1dca-11e9-a4c1-5b116130506b.html#utm_source=agupdate.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fdailyheadlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7FB1597F4F8AED2EBA86E3884E73377C431538AF
  • Federal judge rules Iowa's 'ag-gag' law unconstitutional  |  Times Bureau  https://qctimes.com/news/local/federal-judge-rules-iowa-s-ag-gag-law-unconstitutional/article_5fa17ce9-4bf7-5e93-b12b-0e7bbb1d732d.html
  • Struggle with African swine fever continues  |  Iowa Farmer Today  https://www.agupdate.com/iowafarmertoday/news/livestock/struggle-with-african-swine-fever-continues/article_36f99486-19b0-11e9-ad2c-13bffb042ad6.html
  • Partnership helps farmers with farm health, water quality  |  Agri News  https://www.postbulletin.com/agrinews/news/minnesota/partnership-helps-farmers-with-farm-health-water-quality/article_4926f92e-1a72-11e9-83af-dff10ad03f85.html#utm_source=postbulletin.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fnewsflash%2F%3Fzgfgj&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline
  • As Wisconsin farmers struggle, new effort aims to prevent suicide  |  Wisconsin State Journal  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/health-med-fit/as-wisconsin-farmers-struggle-new-effort-aims-to-prevent-suicide/article_db83a562-0652-5e57-a664-c9fee368fffe.html
  • Organic price premiums dip as demand grows, choices multiply  |  (AP)  https://www.apnews.com/5f05fa04566444d9a6e0c587873b40ef
  • Academics across the country say agribusiness has outsize influence on their research  |  The New Food Economy  https://newfoodeconomy.org/agriculture-industry-influence-money-academic-research/
  • US academics feel the invisible hand of politicians and big agriculture  |  Environment  |  The Guardian  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/31/us-academics-feel-the-invisible-hand-of-politicians-and-big-agriculture
  • Iowa Universities' Air Quality Report Causes a Stir  |  National Hog Farmer  https://www.nationalhogfarmer.com/mag/farming_iowa_universities_air
  • Applying manure to cover crops offers multiple benefits  |  Minnesota Farm Guide  https://www.agupdate.com/farmandranchguide/news/livestock/applying-manure-to-cover-crop-offers-multiple-benefits/article_2133d86e-1843-11e9-bfbc-17424677367d.html#utm_source=agupdate.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fdailyheadlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7FB1597F4F8AED2EBA86E3884E73377C431538AF
  • Dodge County drafts new comprehensive plan  |  Post Bulletin  https://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/dodge-county-drafts-new-comprehensive-plan/article_dbdb10b6-22ec-11e9-a2f5-434c73020f12.html
  • What Bud Light's corn syrup attack ads reveal about the troubled state of Big Beer  |  The New Food Economy  https://newfoodeconomy.org/bud-light-ab-inbev-corn-syrup-super-bowl-attack-ad/
  • Bud Light - Special Delivery commercial  |  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkHvj_KEHBk  VIDEO
  • Report: Consumers want increased transparency from retailers and brands  |  Food Dive  https://www.fooddive.com/news/report-consumers-want-increased-transparency-from-retailers-and-brands/532723/
  • Letter: Family farm are the backbone of North Dakota  -  Written by Mark Watne, President of the North Dakota's Farmer's Union  |  INFORUM  https://www.inforum.com/opinion/letters/964470-Letter-Family-farms-are-the-backbone-of-North-Dakota
  • LSP sues state over Daley Farms' permit  |  Winona Post  http://www.winonapost.com/Article/ArticleID/62771/LSP-sues-state-over-Daley-Farms-permit
  • Change, Resilience, and Hope in Rural America - Art Collen  |  Westminster Town Hall Forum  http://www.westminsterforum.org/forum/change-resilience-and-hope-in-rural-america/
  • Letter-to-the-Editor: Daley Farms expansion threatens a lot of things, people  |  Agri News  https://www.postbulletin.com/agrinews/opinion/daley-farms-expansion-threatens-a-lot-of-things-people/article_924f8a92-23fc-11e9-93d8-5bcf3610cc36.html
  • Dodge County farm among many acrross region facing nitrate exposure  |  Agri News  https://www.postbulletin.com/agrinews/news/minnesota/dodge-county-farm-among-many-across-region-facing-nitrate-exposure/article_37ab4560-233c-11e9-9eaf-7b46b72d707b.html
  • Nitrates: The canary in the coal mine and other concerns  |  Agri News  https://www.postbulletin.com/agrinews/news/minnesota/nitrates-the-canary-in-the-coal-mine-and-other-concerns/article_81896a6c-233d-11e9-9633-6b39a22cbfe6.html