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Tim Gibbons

Tim Gibbons

Tim Gibbons is communications director for the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, a statewide farm and rural organization dedicated to preserving family farms and promoting stewardship of the land and environmental integrity.

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Missourians need to make their voices heard about the future of the farm and food system

By: - July 1, 2021

Missouri Rural Crisis Center recently sent in comments to the Biden Administration and USDA in response to their request for comments to “improve and reimagine the supply chains for the production, processing and distribution of agricultural commodities and food products.” Now is the time to move forward with policies that create a fairer, and more […]

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Family farms are the solution, corporate agriculture is the problem

By: - May 3, 2021

Last month, Missouri Rural Crisis Center held a telephone town-hall with thousands of Missourians across our state. The conversation focused on how we can work together to stop foreign corporate ownership of Missouri farmland, which is an important task we have to undertake. But, foreign corporate ownership of Missouri farmland is a symptom of an […]

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Missouri’s groundwater threatened from corporate factory farm expansion

By: - March 16, 2021

Here’s a story for you. A 10,467 hog factory farm is attempting to build near farms and homes, near the Poosey Conservation Area in Livingston County. It’s a JBS contract operation, meaning the hogs would be owned by JBS, a Brazilian corporation and the biggest meatpacker in the world. While examining the site for the […]