Update on OCA Convention resolution...
Wow, I threw myself in front of the tyrannical control policy train at the OCA convention and got ran over! It was quite an experience. I wrote about it in a Facebook post when I got home (below) followed by my rough draft which was just a brain dump to get my resolution on paper and the final which Dr.Carolyn McClarty helped me tweek...thank you Carolyn! ...
Just to clear some things up. I belong to both the OCA and RCALF. We were members of NCBA when I thought they were taking us in the right direction but after attempts to get them to back away from the GRSB nor partner with the World Wildlife Fund, and also to inform my fellow producers that the Global Animal Partnership an added premium 5 step animal welfare program was HSUS backed -for several years with no luck- I shook the dust off and visited RCALF. I was afraid to let any of these leaders know I was attending the R CALF meetings as NCBA had painted a very negative picture throughout the years -and after witnessing this weekend that practice continues in full force. When I did attend I found great like minded cattle producers under attack. They were fighting issues we were fighting, they understood the facts. The useful education we received was overwhelming. I came home understanding that there was much more to the TPP, that global courts would have authority with no appeals , we learned how allowing Brazil's foreign meat into the US since the repeal of COOL which NCBA supported, put American producers in jeopardy and destroyed the livelihoods of many. And we learned extensive information ... to add to my research ...on the GRSB. I found people that understood what I had been trying to educate my fellow producers on such as attorney and cattleman Tracy Hunt who has done extensive research on the GRSB and USRSB. I believe cattlemen need to do their own homework and not take any organization's word on anything. Also it was the Noble Foundation representative who made mention of "continuous improvement" in his comments before the vote on my resolution to reject the GRSB and USRSB. And I believe another person who made a comment in favor of advancing it used JBS SA as a reason we should support it. Hum I'm thinking that person might need to do some more studying. I suggest each and every Oklahoma cattle producer read the fine print on what they deem "sustainable continuous improvement". My dad, Ralph Chain has a good summary in the August 2017 issue of Oklahoma Farm and Ranch Magazine addressing this very subject entitled "I Need Help" (you can pick them up in most restaurants quick stops etc around the state) or download a copy. No, Noble Foundation if sustainability has to follow the guidelines you shared in your newsletter several years back when you received funding from??? to research our sustainability practices coming top down from efforts to continuously improve- to those standards- there will be no more cowboys.
I’m sharing my rough draft...my brain dump (1st) followed by the final resolution Dr. Carolyn McLarty helped me tweek. Hopefully this helps in connecting the dots to why I am so adamant about unwinding from this destructive consortium. There is room for ALL American cattle producers...not a select few. Those advancing this are making money, keeping their jobs all the while knowing it will strip freedoms from the American producer. The Noble Foundation took the grant money when Obama rolled out the Climate Hubs, they want to keep researching us into oblivion....no skin off their backs.
Whereas America’s farmers, less than 2% of the U.S. population, have for centuries chosen to continually improve their farms and ranches as they see fit, sustaining the world with a safe, abundant, healthy food supply;
Whereas if a nation cannot produce its own food supply destruction is evident
Whereas Sustainable Development is a term that houses a method of control created by those advancing globalism which uses the climate change narrative and false science based on skewed data to create policy forcing regulations upon U.S. food producers in the areas of air, land, water and animals all components of food production;
Whereas beef production was deemed unsustainable by foreign entities during the 1992 U.N. Global Conference on Sustainability in Rio De Janeiro spawning the 21st century global centralized control attempt to infiltrate the U.S. with foreign regulations;
Whereas Sustainable Development requirements, thus far, have shut down America’s Bread Basket of the World, the San Joaquin Valley, and thousands of food producers daily since centralized control efforts began taking root in the U.S. in 2008;
Whereas the term Sustainable Development was unknown to the majority of U.S. cattlemen prior to World Wildlife Federation’s VP of Market Transformation, Jason Clay’s presentation urging their “sustainability” during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2010 summer conference;
Whereas many U.S. cattlemen are unaware of the fact Sustainable Development holds the power to destroy their liberty and profitability through the ever moving target of “continuous improvement” ;
Whereas the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association utilizing all U.S. cattlemen’s funds partnered with the World Wildlife Fund whose efforts are to control and minimize beef production;
Whereas the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef whose vision and mission fit the Soviet Union Constitution of 1977 Chapter 7 Article 39 was created by the World Wildlife Fund, JBS, SA, Tyson, McDonalds, Walmart and other multinational protein packers and environmental groups expanding today into a large centralized control consortium being used to drive regulations upon U.S. food producers and vertically integrate the beef industry by capturing the supply chain away from independent cattle producers;
Whereas JBS SA, the world’s largest protein exporter and one of the initial founders of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef has been involved in two multinational meat scandals, the largest ever; Operation Weak Flesh dealing with exportation of tainted beef and Operation Car Wash dealing with extortion and bribery.
Whereas the World Wildlife Fund supports Meatless Mondays according to SODEXO; packer monopolies have been created due to Anti-Trust laws being ignored; Repeal of Country of Origin Labeling created an avenue for GRSB members to export foreign tainted beef into the U.S. flooding the market destroying the livelihoods of 1,000’s of U.S. independent cattle producer; it is clear those who make up the GRSB do not have the best interest of the U.S. independent cattle producer in mind;
Whereas the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association the largest and oldest contractor of beef checkoff funds joined the GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) utilizing the funds of all U.S. cattle producers to do so;
Whereas the GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) supports the Sustainable Ag Initiative which sets forth guidelines the U.S. producer must comply under United Nation’s standards;
Whereas as the packers who assisted in the creation of the GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) guidelines do not comply with their created sustainable regulations, but force U.S. beef producers to do so;
Whereas according to the U.S. constitution foreign law cannot be brought into the U.S.
Whereas in 2017 the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is being injected at the local and state level to usurp the U.S. constitution carrying destructive foreign policy and outside regulations upon U.S. food producer’s destroying their freedom and liberty to produce their product as they see fit while the packers who initiated the agenda escape scrutiny;
Throughout history individuals seeking top down centralized control: King Charles I prior to the Great Remonstrance of 1641 was one of the first to attempt to drive “sustainable development” upon the masses; King George who chose to “erect a multitude of new offices and send hither swarms of officers to harass his people and eat out their substance” and Polpot, Lenin, Mao, Mussolini, Hitler and other dictators, were stopped by a remnant willing to take a stand against tyranny;
Therefore Oklahoma independent livestock growers reject any further involvement with any entity, program or individual advancing in any form top down, continuous improvement dictated by outside forces, and, with the protection of liberty as our goal, we reject Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s involvement in the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef knowing producer’s involvement will strip our free market economy.
Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Resolution Rejecting the Global and U.S. Roundtables for Sustainable Beef
WHEREAS America’s farmers, though less than 2% of the U.S. population, have for centuries chosen to continually improve their farms, ranches and animals as they see fit, and by so doing have constantly supplied the world with safe, abundant, and healthy food;
WHEREAS During the 1992 U.N. Global Conference on “Sustainability” in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, beef production was deemed “unstainable” by foreign entities; this began the 21st century global centralized plan to infiltrate the U.S. with foreign regulations;
WHEREAS “Sustainable Development” is a term that defines a method of control created by globalists who use the “climate change” narrative and false science based on skewed data to create policy that forces regulations upon U.S. food producers in the areas of land, air, water, and animals- all components of food production;
WHEREAS “Sustainable Development” requirements, thus far, have shut down America’s Bread Basket of the World, the San Joaquin Valley, California; and thousands of other food producers daily since centralized control efforts began taking root in the U.S. in 2008;
WHEREAS The term “Sustainable Development” was unknown to the majority of U.S. Cattlemen prior to the World Wildlife Fund’s VP of Market Transformation, Jason Clay’s presentation urging their “sustainability” during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2010 Summer Conference;
WHEREAS Many U.S. cattlemen are unaware of the fact that “Sustainable Development” holds the power to destroy their liberty and profitability through the every-moving target of “continuous improvement” and the misuse of beef checkoff funds;
WHEREAS In the name of “Sustainable Development”, the World Wildlife Fund, JBS SA, Tyson, McDonalds, Cargill, Walmart and other multinational protein packers and environmental groups have expanded into a large centralized control consortium called the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB)
WHEREAS The GRSB is a plan of the United Nations to control the cattle industry and to destroy the independent beef producers in the United States of America while using producers Beef Check-off funds to finance and advance the GRSB agenda;
WHEREAS Some of the packers who assisted in the creation of the GRSB guidelines are corrupt, ignore existing laws themselves, do not comply with their created sustainable regulations, but intend to force independent U.S. Beef Producers to do so; clearly not having the best interest of the American independent cattle producer in mind;
WHEREAS The GRSB is being used to drive regulations upon U.S. Beef Producers and is also leading to vertical integration of the beef industry as anti-trust laws are usurped which allows the formation of a monopoly with only 3 or 4 packers remaining to control the market; the same packers who serve on the GRSB board;
WHEREAS, Astonishingly, The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the largest and oldest contractor of Beef Checkoff funds (utilizing the funds of all U.S. Cattle Producers), partnered with the World Wildlife Fund and joined the GRSB;
WHEREAS The GRSB (Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) has branched into the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, which this year began pushing U.S. Beef Producers to comply with United Nation’s standards found with the Sustainable Ag Initiative Beef Platform Guidelines;
WHEREAS The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef was formed to inject regulations at the state level allowing U.S. Cattlemen and women to vote the global regulations into policy, thus “rubber stamping” the GRSB control agenda;
WHEREAS Oklahoma Cattlemen reserve the right to their liberty and property as defined in the U.S. Constitution and according to the U.S. Constitution, foreign law cannot be brought into the U.S.;
WHEREAS If a nation cannot control and produce its own food supply, its destruction is imminent; therefore be it
RESOLVED The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association will not consent to be manipulated by the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef nor the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef; and
RESOLVED The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association hereby rejects any further involvement with any entity, program, or individual advancing any form of “Sustainable Development” or “continuous improvement” which is a path to centralized global control of the Beef Industry.
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