Long time Ag reporter, Dave Dickey, takes a look at California's Proposition 12November 11, 2021 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2021/11/11/dave-dickeys-perspective-big-meats-proposition-12-nightmare-soon-will-be-a-reality/
Dave Dickey gives his take on the EPA and dicamba and what could happen next.December 8, 2021 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2021/12/08/opinion-epa-takes-another-bite-on-dicamba-will-anything-change/
Dave Dickey gives his perspective on an upcoming Big Ag mega-merger Cargill and Continental Grain which owns chicken-producing Wayne Farms. The two companies are teaming up to buy Sanderson Farms, the third-largest chicken producer in the US for a cool $4.5 billion.November 15, 2021 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2021/11/15/perspective-department-of-justice-should-deny-cargill-sanderson-farms-merger/
Opinion: Is the Commodity Futures Trading Commision’s mission to serve the public or Kraft Foods Group?
As Dave Dickey writes: To put it in a nutshell, while performing a noble endeavor in pursuing a civil action case against Kraft Foods Group Inc. for market manipulation of wheat on the Chicago Board of Trade, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission may be shirking its responsibility to tell the public what in the blue blazes is going on.March 25, 2020 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2020/03/25/opinion-is-the-commodity-futures-trading-commisions-mission-to-serve-the-public-or-kraft-foods-group/
Now that the dust has settled on the move of USDA's Economic Research Service from Washington D.C. to Kansas City Dave Dickey takes stock.November 20, 2019 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2019/11/20/opinion-ers-relocation-nothing-more-than-political-retribution/
As Bayer faces a growing number of lawsuits alleging its key pesticide, Roundup, causes cancer, Dave Dickey says the company is playing the long game.November 18, 2019 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2019/11/18/opinion-bayers-day-of-reckoning-on-roundup-lawsuits-on-the-horizon/
As Dave Dickey writes, gaslighting has become a White House weapon of choice in trying to convince individual American farmers all is well while they financially are suffering from the POTUS agricultural policy choices.October 11, 2019 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2019/10/11/opinion-american-farmers-catching-on-to-gaslighting-gasbag/
A Supreme Court decision over the summer reduces government transparency in how it interacts with business, writes Dave Dickey.August 30, 2019 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2019/08/30/opinion-supreme-courts-expanded-foia-confidentiality-exemption-hurts-public-need-to-know/
About two years ago Maplevale Farms, Inc filed a civil lawsuit against the nation's largest chicken processors – Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride, Perdue Farms, Koch Foods and Sanderson Farms are all plaintiffs – alleging the companies conspired together between 2008 and 2016 to fix poultry prices.
But as Dave Dickey writes, billions of dollars are at stake here. And things are not always as they seem.August 28, 2019 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2019/08/28/opinion-is-doj-throwing-big-poultry-on-the-rotisserie/
As Dave Dickey writes, the chicken industry says consolidation has benefited consumers through increased productivity. But chicken farmers say weakening of the Packers and Stockyards Act had done little beyond lining Big Ag's pockets at their expense. And this could mean some voters may change their mind in 2020.July 12, 2019 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2019/07/12/opinion-game-of-chicken-may-contribute-to-potus-downfall-in-2020/