Chicken Tournament Payment system exposé on NPR

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

This morning, NPR aired yet another story regarding the chicken industry and poultry contract issues. Dan Charles went down to North Carolina and interviewed chicken farmers including Benny Bunting of RAFI! Bunting discussed the tournament payment system and the financial gamble binding farmers and poultry contracts with industry giants like Perdue and Tyson. Please read or listen to the story...

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The Meat Racket on NPR!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

With the arrival of Chris Leonard’s book, The Meat Racket, NPR aired their recent interview with him during today’s Morning Edition. Read the story or listen here. For those of you in the DC area, Chris will be speaking tonight from 6-7:30pm at the Arizona State Washington Center and Sunday at Politics & Prose at 1pm. After DC, Chris will be in Washington (state), Oregon, California, New York, and Missouri. See his events page...

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“Meat” the author: NFFC talks with Chris Leonard about his new book “The Meat Racket”

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

This past weekend, we opened our Winter Meeting with Christopher Leonard and a discussion about his upcoming book, The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business. Leonard, a former AP agribusiness reporter, discussed what he learned about the meat industry and the struggles of livestock growers in the business. It was an honor and a privilege to have this conversation with him over dinner, which included sustainably,...

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