STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Listening to an opposing view
A smart person once told me that just about everyone shares this weakness: we're all prone to ignoring opposing viewpoints, focusing instead on listening to like-minded people who reinforce what we al... Posted on 12/31/14 at 11:13 AM
FARGO, N.D. — In the 1980s, the Wendy’s restaurant chain asked a memorable question, “Where’s the Beef?” Thirty years later, a small minority of Americans are asking a different question, with a twist — “Why is there beef?”
FARGO, N.D. — The top lobbyist for the National Turkey Federation thinks national standards for egg-laying cages won’t make it into a multi-year farm bill, and similar efforts may be “running out of steam.”
FARGO, N.D. — The 83rd North Dakota Stockmen’s convention in Fargo had a strong focus on political action, especially to oppose Measure 5, an initiated measure that would put felony penalties into state law for certain heinous animal cruelty offenses.
Randy Spronk likes to say that “hog production is in my genes.” Spronk, whose ancestors raised hogs in the Netherlands and who today is a pork producer in Edgerton, Minn., has been elected president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council. He becomes the organization’s president next spring.
FARGO, N.D. — David Buchanan, a North Dakota State University professor in the Animal Sciences Department, has agreed to become the associate dean for academic programs in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources.
Karen Thunshelle, a Minot, N.D., woman, a long-time animal rescue worker and wife of a veterinarian, is chairing the North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty campaign that would make it a felony to abuse dogs, cats and horses. Jody Foss, realtor and money broker in Dickinson, N.D., and Allison Smith of Bismarck/Mandan, N.D., owner of Triple H Mini Horse Rescue, are key organizers.
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