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Schumer says Senate will vote by Jan. 17 on changing rules if GOP continues USA Downgraded from Democracy to Anocracy Read Article Koch Funded Conservative Latino Org. The LIBRE Initiative Urges Lawmakers to Secure the Border in new Campaign Read Article Pending immigration bills would benefit hundreds of thousands of undocumented Houstonians Read Article Last February’s winter… Continue reading Latino Political Avenue Top Articles

Grape Pickers Crash Lavish Sonoma Winery Banquet Demanding Better Wildfire Protections

https://theintercept.com/2021/12/21/wildfires-wine-country-vineyard-workers/?fbclid=IwAR3MEfTunzudawFU7dVqQ-pEKRnW6AnSouEBFa8iWuMvj_DJBywbdvfH_UQ “The grapes are insured, so the employer’s covered when it comes to the actual crop. But workers have no pay if they don’t work.”Alleen BrownAlleen BrownDecember 21 2021, 12:09 p.m.Video by Emily Cohen Ibañez, Travis MannonMARIANO GUADALUPE VALLEJO, the Mexican general who colonized California’s Sonoma County, remains an admired figure to this day. A… Continue reading Grape Pickers Crash Lavish Sonoma Winery Banquet Demanding Better Wildfire Protections

Interesting article USDA and Meat/Poultry Packing Monopoly.

https://www.agriculture.com/markets/newswire/lack-of-competition-in-us-meat-industry-amounts-to-exploitation-says-biden?fbclid=IwAR2aV3K4jWZUEizf4EL0bsd87XjeNQcNzfjQO_q-fLV5CZ75VVxkzc9hM6o By Leah Douglas Jan 3 (Reuters) – The United States will issue new rules and $1 billion in funding this year to support independent meat processors and ranchers as part of a plan to address a lack of “meaningful competition” in the meat sector, President Joe Biden said on Monday. READ MORE: U.S. will vigorously… Continue reading Interesting article USDA and Meat/Poultry Packing Monopoly.

PRO FARMER ANALYSIS: Pro Farmer Evening Report: Jan. 6, 2022

https://www.agweb.com/markets/pro-farmer-analysis/pro-farmer-evening-report-jan-6-2022 By PRO FARMER EDITORS January 6, 2022Click here for report details on weekly export sales/shipments.Check our advice monitor on ProFarmer.com for updates to our marketing plan.U.S. trade deficit widens for November despite increased ag surplus… The U.S. had an $80.2 billion trade deficit for November, according to the Commerce Department. The U.S. imported $304.4 billion of… Continue reading PRO FARMER ANALYSIS: Pro Farmer Evening Report: Jan. 6, 2022

40% of Farmers Struggle to Purchase Crop Inputs

https://www.agweb.com/news/business/farmland/40-farmers-struggle-purchase-crop-inputs December Ag Economy Barometer 010522 By RHONDA BROOKS January 5, 2022 The Ag Economy Barometer rose a modest 9 points in December. The upward shift marks only the second positive move in overall sentiment since last May. Producers’ improved perspective on their financial position appeared to be the primary driver of the sentiment improvement, according to… Continue reading 40% of Farmers Struggle to Purchase Crop Inputs

Applications for FACT’s farmer grants close January 20 (+ more!)

Hello and Happy New Year!I hope that this email finds you healthy, warm and well. We here at FACT are very grateful for all that you and your organization are doing to bring about a more sustainable, humane, and just food system. Thank you for your ongoing efforts and awesome work.Below and attached are some of… Continue reading Applications for FACT’s farmer grants close January 20 (+ more!)

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund was supposed to help small businesses. How did a huge airport concessions conglomerate get a piece of the pie?

by Jessica Fu08.12.2021, 1:37pm Travelers dining at Forno Magico restaurant in Newark International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, USA. (Newark, USA – May 11, 2017).Relief was limited to companies that operate 20 or fewer locations. OTG Management—the company responsible for installing iPads at airports across the country—operates more than 350. It got a $10 million RRF grant… Continue reading The Restaurant Revitalization Fund was supposed to help small businesses. How did a huge airport concessions conglomerate get a piece of the pie?

Successful Strategies for Engaging the Latino and Hispanic Population– MSU CANR

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/successful_strategies_for_engaging_the_latino_and_hispanic_population Kendra Wills, Michigan State University Extension According to a May 2011 report published by the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half of the total U.S. population growth that occurred between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Latino/Hispanic population. During this period, the Latino/Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, which is four times… Continue reading Successful Strategies for Engaging the Latino and Hispanic Population– MSU CANR

Upcoming ASBN Events: Podcasts, ESG, Regenerative Ag, Wednesday, January 12 at 3pm ET

ASBN Live – Upcoming Webinars Wednesday, January 12 at 3pm ET – Revolutionizing ESG from the Board Down ASBN invites you to join us for Revolutionizing ESG from the Board Down, a conversation between Michael O’Leary (Managing Director, Engine No.1) and Jeffrey Hollender (CEO, ASBN). Engine No. 1 is an investment firm purpose-built to create long-term value and bring common sense… Continue reading Upcoming ASBN Events: Podcasts, ESG, Regenerative Ag, Wednesday, January 12 at 3pm ET

Organic Week DC Fly in postponed, NEW DATES March 28-30

We have been closely monitoring the latest COVID-19 situation and after much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Organic Week DC event. Organic Trade Association’s Organic Week DC currently scheduled for January 31 – February 2 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC will now take place March 28-30 at the same location. This is not… Continue reading Organic Week DC Fly in postponed, NEW DATES March 28-30