For some of the major societal ills, such as land use or carbon emissions, people seem eager to blame farmers and pressure agriculture to change.
In many farms across the nation, the statistics, the market, and the cost of farming has been heavily impacted by the agriculture literacy of the consumers we cater to. Agriculture literacy is defined as “possessing knowledge and understanding of the food and fiber system.” Throughout the years, there have been growing disconnects and misinformation cycle […]
U.S. cattlemen will soon again be divided on a controversial issue: whether to reinstate mandatory country of origin labeling for beef products.
Most of us have probably heart the phrase “When pigs fly” — commonly a reference to something so outlandish that it’s never actually going to happen. Well, celebrity Eric Stonestreet, a former pig farmer and longtime star of the hilarious ABC TV show Modern Family, suggests that maybe poking the ultra-modern hog industry with this […]
As harvest season approaches I wish you a bountiful harvest, but most of all, I hope none of us will have to get a phone call that stops us in our tracks.