Posts tagged agriculture

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
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

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.

Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago

Why Do Hog Farmers Keep Their Pigs Inside Barns? | Food Dialogues

This morning I stumbled across a letter to the editor that does an EXCELLENT job explaining what it is like to raise hogs outdoors. There are several farmers who still use this method of production and I know they are putting in many extra hours this time of year to keep their hogs safe and warm. (Especially with the upcoming snow storm we are supposed to get this weekend). It’€™s a very difficult thing to do in our area of the country and the following letter to the editor does a great job of explaining the challenges these farmers face.

Posted 4 weeks ago
4 oz. beef from steer given hormones has 1.6 nanograms of estrogen while 4 oz. beef from untreated steer has 1.2 nanograms of estrogen. Compare this to 4 oz. raw cabbage has 2700 ng estrogen and the average soy latte (one cup of soymilk) has 30,000 nanograms of estrogen
Posted 1 month ago
Farmers and ranchers produce 262% more food while using 2% less inputs compared to the 1950s.
Northern Ag Network
Posted 1 month ago