STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Speciesism, livestock and hunting
Some farmers and farm group officials pride themselves on understanding the other side of controversial issues. For instance, they make a point of reading anti-GMO literature; they figure that doing s... Posted on 11/8/13 at 10:19 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Good Bye in Four Acts
I always liked the song, A Bad Goodbye as it was so sad yet described the end of a relationship so well. It gave me the idea for this week's column in that I wanted to present a good bye/buy i... Posted on 8/30/13 at 4:55 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS The Modern Day Ranch
Americas ranches may have gone through some changes over the last 150 years but ranching is still going strong and continues to be a great part of western Americana.
From the start of most of Ameri... Posted on 1/24/13 at 7:00 PM
After a three-year run of euphoric times for the region’s crop farmers, the outlook for poorer commodity prices was figuring into an uncertain outlook for many show-goers at the North Dakota Ag Expo in Fargo Dec. 3 and 4.
Having worked cattle for years and too many sheep to count, one develops a feel for the rogue cow or calf. Maybe it is just a quick look or an intense stare. There also are those animals that you know are not going to have a good cohabitation experience.
It often seems like a debate between crossbreeding and straightbreeding, but this segment shows experts on all sides of the discussion can agree on one thing. See what Bryce Schumann, Dave Nichols and Mark Gardiner have to say on the issue of cattle breeding systems.
After more than six years of unprecedented boom in the U.S. farm economy driven by a government-backed drive for biofuels, record low interest rates and rising food exports, American grain farmers and their bankers are bracing for change.
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