Opinion: Is DOJ throwing Big Poultry on the rotisserie?

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.

Opinion: Big ag searching for constitutional-proof ag gag law

Spearheaded by big ag lobbyists and enabled by big-ag friendly state legislatures, numerous laws have made it illegal to use deception to secretly videotape treatment of animals at private livestock and meatpacking facilities.

Opinion: Tyson sees the future … and it ain’t only about livestock

The question is: Will the Impossible Burger (and other
competitors eventual entries including Beyond Meat, Memphis Meat and Cargill)
be a craze, or is this the future?

The nation's top meat producer Tyson Foods has gazed into
the crystal ball and thinks it’s coming up meat substitutes. 

Opinion: Game of chicken may contribute to POTUS downfall in 2020

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.

Opinion: Beware shrinking federal agriculture research and development expenditures

Federal Research and Development dollars are crucial to help farmers produce more food, fiber and fuel while at the same time consuming fewer natural resources and protect public health.

It's a huge job.

You would think funding for this sort of stuff would be a no brainer. But federal agriculture research and development funding has stagnated in recent years.