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My knowledge of French agriculture is limited. I know France is Europe's biggest ag producer and that it's a major player in wine and dairy. I also know that the Limousin cattle breed originated in a ... Posted on 5/22/13 at 8:40 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
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AMY'S RANCH SLANTS The Supper Table: Nourishing A Family Tradition
The one thing I have fought hard to keep as a tradition in my household is having meals together as a family; most especially supper.
In todays busy world, I am shocked that sitting down together as ... Posted on 10/18/12 at 8:00 PM
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.
Today, Beef Products Inc.'s revenues have plummeted from more than $650 million to about $130 million a year, and three of its plants are shuttered. Company officials blame the abrupt falloff on a series of ABC News broadcasts that began last March - stories that repeatedly called its product "pink slime."
P.J. Huffstutter and Martha Graybow
, March 07, 2013
WASHINGTON — In his first major speech since the election, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Dec. 6 directly addressed Republican criticism of the Obama administration during the election campaign, and said that leaders in rural America need to take on a “new attitude” that replaces “trying to preserve what we’ve got” with “a growth mindset.”
Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," claiming the network misled consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe.
Grant Schulte, Associated Press
, September 13, 2012
EAST LOTHIAN, Scotland — Luffness Mains farm has been growing “tatties” — the United Kingdom word for potatoes — since 1914.
Owner Allan Stevenson, chairman of the Potato Council of the United Kingdom, hosted a farm tour as part of the commercial/consumer tours associated with the World Potato Congress, May 27 to 30 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Neil Gudmestad tells audiences he’d like to change the name of “zebra chip,” disease to “zebra complex.” But it seems the powers of an international potato disease expert have their limits.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Potatoes have eyes, but it takes a world of people to see how a crop that came to Europe in 1536 (and the United States in 1719) will be environmentally and economically prosperous so it can help feed a hungry world in 2012 and beyond.
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