Article: AgweekTV Full Show: The cattle market, a treasure trove, crops deteriorate and weed and pest control

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AgweekTV Full Show: The cattle market, a treasure trove, crops deteriorate and weed and pest control

AgweekTV, 26 June 2021

Coming up on AgweekTV we will discuss the ag committee holding a hearing on the possible manipulation and anti-competitive practices in the cattle market. We’ll visit an old dairy farm that converts to a treasure trove once a year. We will see crops continue to deteriorate in the region except for Nebraska. Finally, we will discuss the drought and heat making weed and pest control a real challenge this season.

THE SENATE AG COMMITTEE HOLDS A HEARING ON POSSIBLE MANIPULATION AND ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN THE CATTLE MARKET. ONCE YEAR THIS OLD DAIRY FARM CONVERTS TO A TREASURE TROVE, ATTRACTING JUNK LOVERS FROM FAR AND WIDE. Crops continue to deteriorate in the region except for Nebraska. Continue reading “Article: AgweekTV Full Show: The cattle market, a treasure trove, crops deteriorate and weed and pest control”

Article: SD cattle producer asks U.S. senators for ‘level playing field’ in testimony

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SD cattle producer asks U.S. senators for ‘level playing field’ in testimony

Carter Woodiel, 24 June 2021

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – The Senate Ag Committee held a hearing Wednesday to discuss the issue of cattle market manipulation and anti-competitive practices by the meat packers.

South Dakota Senator John Thune was among those chairing the meeting and hearing input from witnesses – including Justin Tupper – cattle producer and manager of St Onge Livestock Auction.

Tupper testified there is a crisis in rural America. Continue reading “Article: SD cattle producer asks U.S. senators for ‘level playing field’ in testimony”

Article: Senate Agriculture Committee to Hold Hearing on Potential Cattle Market Manipulation

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Senate Agriculture Committee to Hold Hearing on Potential Cattle Market Manipulation

Jody Heemstra, 17 June 2021

The Senate Agriculture Committee has agreed to hold a hearing June 23, 2021, to examine the cattle market, including potential manipulation by meatpackers.

“South Dakota cattle producers are some of the hardest working people I know, and they have faced significant hardships that are jeopardizing their ability to stay in business,” said South Dakota Senator and longtime Senate Ag Committee member John Thune. “I’m glad to see that the Senate Agriculture Committee agreed to my request and is holding a hearing on this important issue next week. We need to hold the highly concentrated meatpacking industry accountable to both the producers who supply them and the consumers who depend on them, and this hearing marks significant progress. While this hearing is a step in the right direction, Justice Department leaders shouldn’t take their foot of the gas. They should continue their investigation, and I will continue urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing as soon as possible, too.” Continue reading “Article: Senate Agriculture Committee to Hold Hearing on Potential Cattle Market Manipulation”

Article: Senate Agriculture Committee to Hold Hearing on Potential Cattle Market Manipulation

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Senate Agriculture Committee to Hold Hearing on Potential Cattle Market Manipulation

Jody Heemstra, 17 June 2021

The Senate Agriculture Committee has agreed to hold a hearing June 23, 2021, to examine the cattle market, including potential manipulation by meatpackers.

“South Dakota cattle producers are some of the hardest working people I know, and they have faced significant hardships that are jeopardizing their ability to stay in business,” said South Dakota Senator and longtime Senate Ag Committee member John Thune. “I’m glad to see that the Senate Agriculture Committee agreed to my request and is holding a hearing on this important issue next week. We need to hold the highly concentrated meatpacking industry accountable to both the producers who supply them and the consumers who depend on them, and this hearing marks significant progress. While this hearing is a step in the right direction, Justice Department leaders shouldn’t take their foot of the gas. They should continue their investigation, and I will continue urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing as soon as possible, too.” Continue reading “Article: Senate Agriculture Committee to Hold Hearing on Potential Cattle Market Manipulation”