The meatpacking industry has failed to block a federal law requiring food labels that tell consumers whether their meat came from the United States.
Montana ranchers may not be able to get a fair price for their cattle if changes aren’t made to the next farm bill, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester cautioned Wednesday.
The battle over how much American shoppers should know about their meat is heating up with pro-food-labeling groups passing their hats for legal fees.
Big Ag got a big break in the U.S. Senate’s version of the farm bill, according to Wyoming ranchers and stock grower advocacy groups.
For farmers and consumer groups seeking dramatic changes in U.S. food politics, the next few weeks are crucial.
Looks like cowboys left their mark on U.S. animal identification policy.
With foodborne illnesses sickening 1 in 6 Americans every year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will crack down on contaminated meat, although one Montana butcher is skeptical.
Progressive ranchers have a beef with President Barack Obama, who as a candidate promised to end unfair trade practices in the meat industry.
Federal plans to relocate a dangerous animal disease laboratory from an isolated island to the heart of cattle country is too risky for the nation’s beef industry, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont, warned Tuesday.
SHAWMUT — In the Musselshell River valley, where cattle outnumber people by staggering proportions, Gene and Jim Taber are mixing breakfast by the bucket load.
Ninety years ago, large meatpackers gained monopolistic control over the livestock industry. They drove down prices paid to ranchers and drove up consumer prices. Antitrust laws could not address this problem because these statutes overlooked unfair practices packers used against individual …