STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Ag scientists, this one's for you
It's been overshadowed by events in the western Dakotas and Washington, D.C., but the World Food Prize was awarded this week. It went to three researchers who played a prominent role in developing gen... Posted on 10/18/13 at 8:12 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Bullets from Bray... Posted on 3/2/13 at 6:45 AM
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 7:00 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
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