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OPINION The United Food and Commercial Workers, the union for 250,000 meatpacking and food-processing workers, is applauding the introduction of the Farm System Reform Act, introduced in Congress this week by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, and U.S. Rep. Rohit Khanna, D-17-California. Joining the union in supporting the legislation is Family Farm Action, a national advocacy group, calling the bill an important step to empower America’s workers and farmers while transforming the power, policy and financial structures that underpin the U.S. meat- and dairy-production systems.
OPINION The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture announcement of $500 million in additional funding to bolster small- and medium-scale meat-processing plants, and additional actions to level the playing field for farmers and ranchers.
OPINION During June Dairy month it’s a perfect time to have a conversation about how the general public is being misled about the food they consume. As a dairy farmer I’m really glad to see that Wis. Sen. Howard Marklein, R-17-Spring Green, is working on Truth in Food Labeling legislation again. The bills are important to our dairy industry and consumers because they protect our products from fake competitors.
OPINION The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, the Dairy Business Association and 11 other agricultural-advocacy organizations are calling for quick action to approve three bills designed to protect consumers from misleading labels on imitation “dairy” and “meat” products.