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Part 2: The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

Part 2: The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care 

Food Integrity Campaign | January 24, 2023

BLOG SERIES: PART 2 Read our previous blog post for an introduction to the Farm Bill.   The Problem The truth is government agricultural policies have created a food system that looks like the opposite of what we hoped for. The Farm Bill has prioritized a U.S. agricultural system that grows feed for multinational livestock […]

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Part 1: The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

Food Integrity Campaign | January 11, 2023

BLOG SERIES: PART 1 Did you know that every five years the U.S. Congress has an opportunity to shape the future of our food system? This colossal legislative undertaking affects you and me—whether you are a farmer, worker, advocate or eater—and it’s called the Farm Bill. As defined by Congress, the Farm Bill is “an […]

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End Retaliation Against Farmers. Make Your Voice Heard and Submit Comments Today.

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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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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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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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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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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