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Take Action — Stop Retaliation Against Honest Farmers

Food Integrity Campaign | November 16, 2022

What is This Proposed Rule About? The USDA has proposed a new rule under the Packers and Stockyards Act to prohibit retaliation and unjust discrimination against farmer producers. The proposed rule is called “Inclusive Competition and Market Integrity Under the Packers and Stockyards Act” (AMS-FTPP-21-0045). This rule is critical to helping more farmer whistleblowers speak out safely. Tips […]

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Visual: The Packers and Stockyards Act

Food Integrity Campaign | October 3, 2022

Do you like our blog? If your answer is yes, then sign up for our email list! Be the first to receive our alerts, updates and newsletters. Sign up here: https://foodwhistleblower.org/signup A visual history on the fight to enforce protections for farmers and ranchers under the Packers and Stockyards Act

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Press Release: Leading Whistleblower Protection Organization Applauds USDA Proposed Rule to Combat Discrimination and Retaliation Against Farmers

Food Integrity Campaign | September 29, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 29, 2022 Leading Whistleblower Protection Organization Applauds USDA Proposed Rule to combat Discrimination and Retaliation against Farmers  WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign experts and farmer whistleblowers are available to speak about the Department of Agriculture’s proposed regulations under the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act’s provisions prohibiting undue prejudice, unjust discrimination, […]

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5 reasons vegans and vegetarians should care about meatpacking workers

5 Reasons Why Vegans and Vegetarians Should Care About Meatpacking Workers 

Food Integrity Campaign | September 27, 2022

The way meatpacking companies treat their workers has come under considerable scrutiny. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you may be wondering why you should be concerned about the treatment of workers. You might be thinking, “Just don’t eat meat” or “Why should I feel sorry for workers who treat animals so poorly.” At FIC, […]

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Honoring Truth-tellers Speaking Up for Environmental Justice

Food Integrity Campaign | August 30, 2022

This blog is written by Briana Steele, Food Integrity Campaign’s Program Officer.  At FIC, I’m inspired by truth-tellers who act beyond themselves and speak out against some of the world’s most powerful and dominant institutions and corporations. Recently, I attended a community event in Rocky Mount, NC organized by North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN). […]

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5 Reasons You Should Comment on the Packers and Stockyards Act Rule

Food Integrity Campaign | August 10, 2022

You may be wondering why you should care about an archaic antitrust law from 1921. Below we have collected FIC’s “Top Five Reasons” we think you should weigh in on this important issue. Whether you’re a farmer, eater, or advocate, USDA needs to hear from you. The Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA) of 1921 authorizes […]

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Department of Justice Takes Landmark Action Against Poultry Companies for Deceptive Grower Payment Practices

Food Integrity Campaign | July 25, 2022

FIC and its coalition partners praise USDA for taking on the tournament system and the pervasive culture of retaliation in poultry farming. The following press release was published by the Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform (CCAR). FIC is a member of CCAR.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Department of Justice Takes Landmark Action Against Poultry […]

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Supporting Farmers in Right-to-Repair and Holding Corporations Accountable  

Food Integrity Campaign | June 15, 2022

Farmers want the “right-to-repair” their agricultural equipment and FIC supports their important bipartisan demand. Having a food system with only a few corporations in control negatively impacts farmers, eaters, animals, and communities. Corporate consolidation has been at the forefront of agricultural news in the last year in relation to price hikes and supply chain disruptions. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Leading Whistleblower Protection Experts, Farmers, and Slaughter Plant Whistleblowers Available to Speak about Biden-Harris Food Supply Chain Announcement

Food Integrity Campaign | May 26, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2022  Leading Whistleblower Protection Experts, Farmers, and Slaughter Plant Whistleblowers Available to Speak about Biden-Harris Food Supply Chain Announcement WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign experts and whistleblowers are available to speak about the Biden-Harris Administration announcement to strengthen food supply chains, level the playing field for growers, and lower […]

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Farmer Whistleblower Rudy Howell standing in front of his empty chicken houses in North Carolina.

FIC Farmer Whistleblower Featured in Documentary ‘The End of Medicine’

Food Integrity Campaign | May 10, 2022

Farmer Rudy’s Story Hits the Big Screen Our famer whistleblower is speaking truth to power in the movie The End of Medicine. For those not familiar with Rudy Howell’s story, in 2020, farmer Rudy was terminated for speaking out against the poultry industry. After being in business with the poultry industry for over 25 years […]

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