What do you call four corporations in a basement? Eighty-five percent of the meat market. Sonny Perdue jokes about whiny farmers, but there’s nothing funny about how a few corporations control prices for both consumers and farmers.
Residents who are trying to rebuild months after the 2019 Missouri floods find themselves between limestone rocks and a hard place. But for the Army Corps, everything went according to plan.
With mismanagement and aging infrastructure, the Army Corps’ flood-control strategy on the Missouri amounts to yelling “look out below” to the folks downstream. For farmers in the path of the record-setting wall of water, the results are…
The Show Me State elected a Republican U.S. senator and, by roughly the same margins, turned around and approved ballot initiatives that reform elections, raise the minimum wage, and legalize medical marijuana.
We know how to fix hog farming to protect both farmers and communities. But “Big Hog” corporations aren’t keen on paying to prevent the disasters like those in North Carolina that they predictably create.
A ballot initiative in Missouri would set limits on political contributions in an effort to keep Big Money from running the state. If it passes, ordinary citizens will be the ones who benefit.