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
As the head of the National Confectioners Association said at the onset of economic recovery, “A lot of people think it’s oil and energy that drives this economy, but it’s candy; it’s chocolate that’s doing well in this economy.”
Groundwater resources have shrunk by 1,000 cubic kilometers since 1900 as the amount of water extracted exceeds the rate at which aquifers are recharged, according to “Groundwater depletion in the United States.”
One of the easiest ways for farmers to ensure they don’t bear the costs of an unforeseen crop loss is to record and document crop damage when it happens. This doesn’t mean two years, two months or even two weeks after it happens; it means when the damage is happening or immediately after.
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
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