Posted 2 days ago
Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Posted 3 days ago

Farming is cyclical, but are their seed choices?

What makes farmers decide what to plant?

Posted 1 week ago

agricultureproud:

#How-to lose an argument and deal with controversial issues in food and agriculture? Check out some tips in today’s #blog post on www.agricultureproud.com. #communication #agchat

This is great advice. We all get so caught up in trying to justify our livings (no matter how we do it) that sometimes we forget this.

And I’ll also add you are not going to change the opinion of a “die hard”. No matter what facts you throw out you will not change their opinion. Don’t waste time getting mad when they don’t recognize your side. Instead, reach out to those that don’t have a set opinion; talk and educate to the ones who are confused, unsure or lacking knowledge that want to know more.

Posted 1 week ago

silmeheniel:

agrithoughts:

silmeheniel:

Amazingly corn, wheat and soybeans are not necessary in human diets,
Amazingly, Americans throw away over 40% of the food they bring home. This does not include food that the stores dispose of.
Additionally, most processed foods are composed primarily of corn, wheat, and soy.
I’m just saying a decline in the production of corn, wheat and soybeans is not necessarily a bad thing for humans.

Decline in the production of the crop will also lead to an even larger cost increase of meat (fake meats used in vegetarian diets), oils, pet foods and various items that use the crops byproduct for creation.

Just because humans don’t eat it, doesn’t mean there isn’t a different use for it or it’s by products.

Hey you are entitled to your opinion too, I just both disagree with the use of pesticides and with the use of this statistic as a defense for pesticides.

The reason I always reblog responses and then my responses is so my followers can see the two sides of the coin. Obviously my opinion is going to be different, but the best way for people to create their own is to see all sides of a “fact”.

Posted 1 week ago

silmeheniel:

Amazingly corn, wheat and soybeans are not necessary in human diets,
Amazingly, Americans throw away over 40% of the food they bring home. This does not include food that the stores dispose of.
Additionally, most processed foods are composed primarily of corn, wheat, and soy.
I’m just saying a decline in the production of corn, wheat and soybeans is not necessarily a bad thing for humans.

Decline in the production of the crop will also lead to an even larger cost increase of meat (fake meats used in vegetarian diets), oils, pet foods and various items that use the crops byproduct for creation.

Just because humans don’t eat it, doesn’t mean there isn’t a different use for it or it’s by products.

(Source: agrithoughts)

Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago

Is organic better for your health? A look at milk, meat, eggs, produce and fish.

Here’s a rundown of the evidence on nutrition and contamination levels for organic and conventional products in five categories — milk, produce, meat, eggs and fish — to help you decide whether to buy organic or stick with conventional.

Read the Washington Post article here

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Real Tragedy of GMO Marches

It is pretty clear from the photos that were taken on corporate made devices and the marches were recorded on high tech cameras like GoPro ones.  Many used WiFi with it’s radio waves surrounding them with no idea of what they are being exposed to.  They downloaded videos onto corporate supported sites like YouTube and others to share their adventures to followers.  These marchers refuse to accept technology for farming but easily accept it in any other form or fashion if it supports their cause.

"Did these same people have to worry leaving their farms to attend such a march?  No, they don’t farm and it’s pretty obvious with the time they have on their hands.  They directly benefit from the efficiency and productivity created by the ingenuity of the very farmers that they are protesting and don’t even know it.”

Read more from the Hawaii Farmer’s Daughter blog

Posted 2 weeks ago

montanamongrel:

You can’t beat a Sunday ride

Dating a ranch man comes with its ups and downs, that’s for sure. Certain seasons bring new challenges and I think we go through different types of “couples” challenges than the average couple, but it’s days like these that just make everything else worth it.

(Original image located on my personal blog, but I thought I’d share here too.)

Posted 2 weeks ago

Food safety rule threatens cows’ ‘happy hour’ - Helena Bottemiller Evich

What do you guys think? Why are we encouraging more waste when it’s been proven distiller grains in livestock feed does no harm to the animal.