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Food Integrity Campaign Blog

Answering Farmer Questions: The Truth About Company Mergers

Food Integrity Campaign | March 15, 2022

Many farmers have questions when it comes to major industry mergers. We are answering some frequently asked questions here and sharing firsthand insight from some of our whistleblower clients, former poultry growers and current poultry growers. What does consolidation mean for you?  One significant merger the Department of Justice is considering right now is that of Sanderson […]

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Senator Warren and more Congress members call on DOJ to protect farmers and eaters

Food Integrity Campaign | February 23, 2022

A mega merger between poultry companies, Sanderson Farms (third largest poultry processor) and Wayne Farms (sixth largest poultry processor), would give more power to just a handful of poultry companies. Poultry is already one of the most heavily concentrated industries. Our client and whistleblower, Trina McClendon, recently spoke up about impact of poultry company mergers and […]

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FIC PARTNERS WITH THE REDUCETARIAN FOUNDATION ON A NEW INITIATIVE: THE REDUCETARIAN FELLOWSHIP!

Food Integrity Campaign | February 11, 2022

FIC is excited to announce that we’re partnering with the Reducetarian Foundation on their newest initiative, the Reducetarian Fellowship! The Reducetarian Fellowship is designed to foster a more diverse, sustainable, and impactful movement by empowering bright, passionate, and ambitious young advocates and innovators to transform our food system. This opportunity is for exceptional New York […]

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Halls of Congress

Press Release: Farmer Whistleblower Testifies before Congress about the Impacts of Corporate Concentration on America’s Chicken Farmers   

Food Integrity Campaign | January 20, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday January 20, 2022 Press Release: Farmer Whistleblower Testifies before Congress about the Impacts of Corporate Concentration on America’s Chicken Farmers WASHINGTON – Farmer whistleblower and Government Accountability Project client Trina McClendon testified this week before the US House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, on “Reviving […]

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Press Release: President Biden demands a Fair Shake for Farmers and Ranchers in the U.S.

Food Integrity Campaign | January 6, 2022

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2022 Press Release: President Biden Demands a Fair Shake for Farmers and Ranchers in the U.S. WASHINGTON—The White House echoed the sentiments of 57 national, state, and regional organizations that spoke up on behalf of farmers and ranchers in their #FairShake Week of Action campaign. In a January 3, 2022 […]

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Unchecked Corporate Power and Exploitation: The Truth about Contract Growing

Food Integrity Campaign | December 14, 2021

Most of the chicken and pork consumed in the U.S. comes from contract growing. Whether you are a farmer, advocate, or eater, you’ll want to know the truth about contract growing. What is Contract Growing? Production contracts are increasingly common in the agricultural business. Rather than market and sell their own products, farmers often sign contracts that commit […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Legal Petition Challenges EPA Inaction on Factory Farm Air Pollution

Food Integrity Campaign | October 26, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2021 Groups call for end to decades-long amnesty for factory farm polluters Washington — As President Biden continues to promise that his administration will address the climate crisis and protect the air we breathe from industrial polluters, Food Integrity Campaign along with 23 other advocacy organizations demand that Biden’s EPA […]

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PSA RULE MAKING LETTER TO USDA SECRETARY, TOM VILSACK

Food Integrity Campaign | September 22, 2021

55 national, state and regional organizations advocating for fair and competitive markets for food and agriculture signed and delivered the following letter to Secretary of Agriculture. The signing organizations, representing a diverse array of interests including labor, environment, public health, community agriculture, animal welfare and farmers, joined this letter to thank the Department of Agriculture […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Farmer Whistleblower Takes to the Skies to Deliver Message for #FairShake for Farmers Week of Action

Food Integrity Campaign | September 20, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2021 Farmer Whistleblower Takes to the Skies to Deliver Message about Big Ag Consolidation as Part of National #Fair Shake for Farmers Week of Action New Video Showcases Poultry Farmer Whistleblower’s Message to the World WASHINGTON – After 27 years of raising chickens for Perdue, Inc., Rudy Howell, a Government […]

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Press Release: Food Integrity Campaign Applauds Administration’s Bold Effort to Protect Nation’s Farmers and Ranchers from Retaliation

Food Integrity Campaign | July 15, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2021 Food Integrity Campaign Applauds Administration’s Bold Effort to Protect Nation’s Farmers and Ranchers from Retaliation New Video Showcases Contributions of Agriculture Whistleblowers WASHINGTON – Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) commends the White House on acting in response to decades of outcry from farmer whistleblowers and advocates regarding retaliation and deceptive, abusive practices in […]

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