Earlier this month we reflected on Paul Harvey's "So God Made a Farmer" from 1978. Those values and characteristics of a farmer hold true today, just as they did when they were first recited at the National FFA Convention. Folks can pick them apart and ridicule, saying the modern farmer has changed, but I believe … Continue reading Characteristics of a Farmer – The Farmer’s Creed
Bandita Marie Bowers is a 5th generation grass seed farmer in Harrisburg, OR farming land that has been in her family for over a hundred years. Prior to returning to the family farm she graduated from Washington State University with degrees in Agriculture and Agriculture Economics and Management then spent 3 years in the Farm Credit System. … Continue reading The Wide World of Oregon Agriculture.
I guess life's not all bad. I'm stuck in the office most of the time. I don't mind getting there so early that it's dark outside, but I do miss the sunrises every day. It does stink to leave the office when it's dark too. So I am thankful daylight hours are getting longer. Apparently … Continue reading Thankful for Snail Mail surprises
Yesterday, a new undercover video was released from a Wisconsin dairy farm; a farm much like one of the many family farms across the country. Actually, after reading so many reports of animal welfare concerns, these revealing scenes from behind closed doors are pretty shocking. Watch the video for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuNSzrSiZ9w See the original undercover … Continue reading Undercover video reveals shocking images of Wisconsin dairy farm
The American Angus Association is one of the largest organizations within the cattle industry and does a great job showcasing the hard-working cattle producers across the country. Along with numerous print publications, the Angus folks have a great online presence. Their YouTube channel is full of videos featuring great news and information for cattle farmers … Continue reading Angus Association visits me in Tennessee [Video]
What do farmers do during the winter months when fields are frozen? They're not sitting at home. There's still farm work in winter months, too! This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on February 11, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. When the fields are frozen, there's still plenty of farm … Continue reading When the fields are frozen, there’s still plenty of farm work in winter
Winter does not necessarily mean time off for farmers and ranchers across the country. Although, I do take advantage of the longer hours of dark to catch up on some of my favorite reading. The hay may be in the barn and the crops may be out of the fields, but there are still plenty of chores … Continue reading Winter Farm Chores: Not always time off for farmers
Paul Harvey's "So God Made A Farmer" was a big hit during the 2013 Super Bowl with a well-done Dodge RAM ad. Here's a look at how farming has changed since 1978. This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on February 05, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. By the numbers, … Continue reading How has farming changed since 1978 and “So God Made a Farmer”?
The Super Bowl is the most-watched television event of the year. By some estimates, more than half of the country watches the game. Many are just as excited, if not more, to see the commercial break ads that air during the broadcast. This year, Dodge RAM used their ad space to declare 2013 the Year … Continue reading Dodge RAM pays Super Bowl tribute with “So God made a Farmer”