Response to PETA Article in Sacramento Bee

In Activism, Blogroll, Conservation, Current News, Education, Farming, Guest Blogger, Livestock, Promotion by Mark

 Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Fowle a fourth generation family farmer and rancher from Etna, California. He also writes a blog called Common Sense Agriculture.  I am writing in response to the opinion piece that was published in your Lifestyle section on October 11, 2010. It is sad that you would publish an article by an animal rights activist that …

Why I Choose to Eat Meat

In Animal rights, Blogroll, Education, Farming, Guest Blogger, Livestock by Guest Blogger

Guest Blog from Jennifer Elwell and her “Food, Mommy” Blog  (More on the author at the bottom of the page) Back when I was a kid (we’ll say 20 to 30 years ago), vegetarians were few and far between and were often thought of as a little strange. Now, it seems, being a vegetarian or vegan is the “stylish” thing …

Public Needs to Know Facts About Family Farmers

In Activism, Blogroll, Education, Environmental, Guest Blogger by Guest Blogger

Facts are stubborn things” says Guestblogger Lindsay Mitchell, Project Coordinator for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board.  The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is part of the Corn Farmers Coalition  along with other state corn grower groups and the National Corn Growers Association.  Earlier this week, we launched a new phase of our educational campaign that started last year. The goal is to let policy …

The American Meat Institute’s Curious ‘Scorched Earth’ Strategy

In Animal rights, Current News, Ethanol, Food vs Fuel, General, Guest Blogger, Livestock, Politics by Mark

By Rick Tolman CEO, National Corn Growers Association  An old saying states that you can tell the measure of someone by the company they keep.  In that regard, the American Meat Institute is keeping some rather curious company these days as it wages war on an imagined enemy, the corn ethanol industry.  AMI recently signed onto political letters and advertisements …

The Meltdown

In Environmental, Farming, Guest Blogger by Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger:  Laurie Johns, Iowa Farm Bureau It’s that time again; time to put wool socks and sweaters back in storage (check); shop for garden seeds and repot indoor plants (check); make summer camp plans for my ‘tween (working on it); and time for critics to dust off their finger-pointing stories that blame farmers for Spring flooding. Wish I was …