Where Do They Come Up With This Stuff?

Where Do They Come Up With This Stuff?

Brian at One Oar in the Water is hurling invective about agriculture again. This time, his straw-man boogey monster is the US importer. Chinese regulators have shuttered numerous food processors in the country for a whole host of major food safety issues and violations. Glad they’re finally doing something about this, sure. But Brian, amazingly […]

An Exchange of Viewpoints on Animal ID

An Exchange of Viewpoints on Animal ID

Brian at One Oar in the Water noticed a story we did this week on the National Animal Identification System and USDA’s partnership with FFA to educate high school ag ed students about the program. Brian had some comments that didn’t quite fit my interpretation of the situation – I would encourage you to read […]

The Ethanol Pushback

The Ethanol Pushback

http://www.coxandforkum.com/archives/001116.html So too much of a good thing IS possible. Or at lest, that is how it seems after digesting a buffet of anti-ethanol media lately. From Rush Limbaugh to John Stossel, pundits across the country are tarnishing the name long touted to be the big answer to imported oil. In the latest scathing editorial, […]

Veganism Kills

Veganism Kills

http://instapundit.com/archives2/005476.php Glenn weighs in on the affects of a vegan diet – namely the starvation of babies forced to abandon the protein sources most easily used by their growing bodies. He also points us to a fairly enlightened commentary at the – believe it or not – the New York Times by former vegan Nina […]

A Guest Editorial From Bob Boggs, Ohio Director of Agriculture

A Guest Editorial From Bob Boggs, Ohio Director of Agriculture

http://www.ohioagriculture.gov/eab Firewood Sparks Burning Issue: Buy Local, Burn Local to Protect Ohio’s Trees Firewood houses Emerald Ash Borer and other invasive pests threatening our natural resources A Guest Editorial by Bob Boggs, Ohio Director of Agriculture   Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and many Ohioans are preparing their camping checklist in anticipation of a […]

Agriculture News from Iraq

Agriculture News from Iraq

Paul McKellips is a USDA/Department of State communications specialist reporting from Iraq on the efforts to rebuild the Iraqi agriculture industry and just sent us this letter:   Hi everybody. I’m back for my third – and as my wife likes to remind me…final – deployment to Iraq. Things are much different now then they […]

OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR SHERROD BROWN FROM TODAY’S …

OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR SHERROD BROWN FROM TODAY’S ...

http://brown.senate.gov WASHINGTON – United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following opening statement from today’s Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on Challenges and Opportunities Facing American Agricultural Producers:   “As the first Senator from Ohio in nearly forty years to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee, I am proud to represent Ohio’s […]

Earth Day and the “Green” Wedding

Earth Day and the "Green" Wedding

From what I gather on the internet, today is Earth Day. I’m not typically one to get all giddy and ambitious on Earth Day, but there is one comment and one website I wanted to share.   First, to me, Earth Day has been hijacked by the wacky environmental loonies out there. I think Earth […]

The Farm Bill Is Making You Fat – And other BS from the New Yo…

The Farm Bill Is Making You Fat - And other BS from the New Yo...

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2007/04/is-federal-government-making-us-fat.html The indomitable Ann Althouse links to some flogic (my abbreviation for faulty logic) from the Gray Lady about the Federal Farm Program. The yarn they’ve spun goes like this: twinkies make you fat; you eat twinkies because they are cheap; twinkies are cheap because they’re made from processed corn, soy, and wheat products; corn, […]