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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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A Closer Look: Factory Farm Gas and Pollution

Food Integrity Campaign | May 17, 2021

The following is part one in our series taking a closer look at the top five myths about factory farm gas. For more about how factory farm gas works and its impacts, read our full blog here.  Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) Intern Daniel Sobol sits down with Sally Lee, deputy director of Rural Partnerships, to ask […]

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5 Myths About Factory Farm Gas 

Food Integrity Campaign | April 29, 2021

Biogas from factory farms is being presented as a “green solution” to the industrial agriculture problem, but behind the smoke and mirrors, factory farm gas thoroughly fails to deliver as an energy solution and actually presents a range of environmental, social, and economic problems.  If you are new to the conversation, biogas is a way […]

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Factory Farm Gas Erodes Critical Environmental Regulations in NC

Food Integrity Campaign | April 9, 2021

Factory farm gas is rapidly expanding its footprint across the country, putting rural communities and our environment at risk. Food Integrity Campaign has closely followed the development of factory farm gas projects in North Carolina. This week a new bill introduced in the North Carolina State Senate threatens to unleash the dangerous potential of these […]

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Rudy Howell Complaint of Retaliation

Food Integrity Campaign | February 12, 2021

Today, Government Accountability Project/Food Integrity Campaign filed a Whistleblower Complaint on behalf of poultry grower, Rudy Howell. The Complaint alleges that Rudy is a whistleblower and was wrongfully terminated for making protected disclosures. “Rudy Howell owns and operates the Robert Miller poultry farm in Fairmont, North Carolina. For over 25 years, Howell was contracted exclusively […]

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How we got these undue preference rules

Food Integrity Campaign | December 4, 2020

A visual history on the fight to enforce protections for farmers and ranchers under the Packers and Stockyards Act

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COVID-19: The New Hamlet Fire

FIC Staff | September 22, 2020

On September 3, 1991, a horrible tragedy rattled North Carolina’s business community. Around 8:30 that morning the Imperial Food Products chicken packing plant in Hamlet, North Carolina, burst into flames. When the fire broke out, many of the key exit doors were locked. In an effort to keep workers from stealing chickens, fire exit doors […]

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NC CASE STUDY BLOG

FIC Staff | September 18, 2020

BLOG #4 – NC CASE STUDY BLOG:    So far in this blog series we have explored measures through which the public may vet new pipelines, and discussed legal options for addressing pipeline concerns, including recent court decisions that have impacted major pipeline projects. We explored the topic of “waste-to-biogas” as an up-and-coming means of energy production that big ag and energy […]

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Introducing Waste-to-Biogas

FIC Staff | September 11, 2020

BLOG #3 – INTRODUCING WASTE-TO-BIOGAS  So far in this blog series we have explored the different measures that allow the public to vet new pipelines, as well as assessed the legal options for responding to pipeline projects and protecting those who blow the whistle on pipeline-related problems.    As the landscape shifts around major oil and gas pipelines in the US, new conversations […]

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