Posts tagged "New York Times"

Chicken suppliers fall amid allegations of collusion

[31 January/ CNBC] Two major foodservice distributors in the US, US Foods and Sysco, have launched separate lawsuits against a range of poultry producers, including Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride and Sanderson Farms, alleging that the companies have colluded to manipulate wholesale chicken prices.  The lawsuits argue that the companies have artificially limited supplies and inflated...

Don’t let your children grow up to be farmers

[10 August/ The New York Times] The New York Times’ Bren Smith said in an opinion piece that the median farm income for an American farmer was a loss of USD 1,453 in 2012, with 90 percent of all farm households relying on multiple sources of income, and some relying almost entirely on Department of...