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
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.
A 50-year-old South Dakota man who lost nearly one-third of his cattle to a surprise October storm fought back tears as he talked about livestock donations that he and other ranchers have received in recent weeks.
A California slaughterhouse, a meat-packing facility and two companies that provided loans to the operations have agreed to settlements after allegations of inhumane treatment led to a massive recall that included beef sold to the National School Lunch Program, according to the deal announced Wednesday.
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