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Rhonda Perry

Rhonda Perry

Rhonda Perry is executive director of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center and a fifth-generation livestock and grain farmer from Howard County.

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History of the hog industry shows how to save the cattle industry

By: - September 5, 2023

As a 5th generation Missouri farmer, I know what the stakes are. As independent family farmers, we are responsible for our animals and the land 365 days a year, through every type of weather, year in and year out. We carry the majority of the risk, and then we watch corporate meatpackers take the majority […]

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Biden executive order to promote competition in agriculture is a good first step

By: - July 29, 2021

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden issued an executive order that takes significant action to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition and deliver concrete benefits to America‚Äôs consumers, workers, farmers and small businesses. The Missouri Rural Crisis Center, a statewide farm and rural membership organization representing the interests of independent family farms and […]