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Apr 29, 2013

Killing cattle softly: slaughterhouse or gun?

The stress-free, gunshot method approach to livestock slaughter is not viable. In the real world cattle industry where production and efficiency are....More
Apr 24, 2013

Farmer feeds hogs from finest Vegas buffets3

Bob Combs feeds his 2,500 hogs with leftovers from Las Vegas casinos, while other farmers pay increasingly high costs for grain....More
Apr 24, 2013

EPA becoming more farmer friendly?

The EPA’s senior agricultural counsel said clean energy and building bridges with the farming/ranching community will be priorities going forward....More
Apr 22, 2013

Agriculture readies for its ultimate challenge

Those in the field of agriculture may remember a popular painting years ago of a farmer dressed in bib overalls and holding a pitchfork standing next....More
Apr 22, 2013

Dairy farmer blends vodka from cow’s milk

It’s not a pail-and-stool extraction, but Jason Barber is producing Black Cow vodka made entirely from the milk of his 250-head dairy herd....More
Apr 22, 2013

Eating GMO pickles will not turn any body part bald

"GMO pickle claim leaves you scratching your head" blog was a joke!....More
Apr 22, 2013

Signs are amusing medicine; just ask a penguin

While traveling out of state recently, I saw a sign near a business which made me laugh. It read, ‘Warning – all unattended children....More
Apr 16, 2013

Peak Farmland grinds against cropland expansion

Welcome to Peak Farmland. The belief that a human plague is gobbling up the Earth and carving out more cropland has been turned on its head....More
Apr 15, 2013

A buyer’s market for urea?

Increased urea production capacity could soon lead to a buyer's market for nitrogen, according to a study by Rabobank....More
Apr 10, 2013

PETA drones a trophy prize for US hunters10

PETA plans to monitor U.S. hunters with drones? Be careful what you wish for: There may not be a return flight....More
Apr 09, 2013

Demon seeds: Searching for the planet's hottest pepper

In the ruthless world of hellfire chiles, nobody stays at the top for long. Behind marijuana, Superhot peppers have the potential to become the....More
Apr 08, 2013

GMO pickle claim leaves you scratching your head6

A six-month study revealed that Monsanto-developed GMO cucumbers had resulted in total groin hair loss and chaffed “sensitive areas.” Arrrgh....More
Apr 07, 2013

Solutions to hunger in agriculture’s toolbox2

We’ve likely all seen commercials on television asking for financial contributions to help feed hungry people around the world. The ads often....More
Apr 03, 2013

Wine market sparks gold rush in China1

Despite counterfeits and market mayhem, China's wine door is wide open. The scramble is on for access to an exploding Chinese wine market and U.S....More
Apr 02, 2013

Roadkill a recipe of the bizarre and unexpected

Forget freegans or extreme eaters, Arthur Boyt, 73, is the roadkill version of Hannibal Lecter. There is nothing — absolutely nothing — he won’t eat....More
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