RURAL REFLECTIONS Fit to Fight
I just got done watching an installment on a television morning show. The title of the piece was Unfit to Fight. It told how a high percentage of America's population does not fit into the mil... Posted on 3/11/12 at 6:59 AM
One of the two proposed food safety regulations released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a direct impact on farm-level activities associated with the production of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.
Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer
, May 20, 2013
It's important to acknowledge the contributions of agriculture. If you’re like many Americans, your answer to “Where does your food come from?” is the grocery store, when in fact, this is just where it’s distributed. In reality, many people are unaware of agriculture in their lives, and what it takes to have food on their table.
I suppose there are some good tradeoffs to the extended cool weather. If you forget your groceries in the car trunk overnight when you get home from town, it’s just like having them in the fridge, or freezer.
“At AEFS we are a family of believers. We believe in God, we believe in America, we believe in the family farm and we believe in the Jerusalem artichoke.” — American Energy Farming Systems corporate philosophy.
Sixty percent of all the world’s nutrients applied to fields never make it to the plants. That is an astonishing number, considering the cost of fertilizers. It is also worrisome considering that phosphorus is expected to run out in the next few decades, and nitrogen is not too far behind. So what is happening?
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