Year: 2014

2014 Top 10 Traffic Sources for Agriculture Proud

Yesterday, I shared the ten most popular posts from 2014. Several were from events during the past 12 months, but about half were written in previous years. There’s a lot of activity on this site aside from new blog posts that crop up. With posts dating back to 2009, there’s bound to be some information […]

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USDA Approves Simplot Innate Potato, GMO Opponents Vocal on McDonald’s Apparent Rejection

Earlier this month, USDA approved nonregulated status for the commercial planting of a genetically modified potato, known as Innate. The approval was granted to Simplot Company, a well-known potato grower based in Idaho. You can read Simplot’s petition to USDA for approval of the Innate potato on the APHIS website. Also available are the Determination of […]

10 Ways Biotechnology Improves Our Lives Beyond GMO Crops

Farmers and ranchers are the original environmental stewards. Ever since the earliest days of open range grazing, U.S. Agriculture has been working one on one with our natural resources. There have been a few rough patches through expansion, but we have learned enormous amounts of information about working with an in our environments and that […]

8 Essential Do and Do Nots for Bloggers | Better Blogging

I’ve been in the blogging community since 2009. Having recently passed the 1,000 post milestone, there are a few lessons I’ve learned along the way. One of the most important is there’s no one correct way for everyone to blog. Each person has their own perspective and often we’ll find agriculture bloggers writing about similar […]

4 frustrating agriculture messages we need to fix

Lately I have been involved in (and observing) some frustrating conversations. We have so many systems at play in the world of agriculture right now, and people are fighting tooth and nail to gain an edge on the competition. Even if that means throwing our neighbor under the bus. It is incredibly difficult to be a […]

Explaining Aerial Images | What Happens in a Cattle Feedlot

What’s really going on in the cattle feedlot you see on television or in google aerial images? Google cattle feedlot aerial photos and you come up with a number of results that describe the “horrors of industrial beef”. People like to make these images out to be scary and damaging for conventional cattle operations. Even […]

People Behind The Beef | What Happens in a Cattle Feedlot

(In case you missed it, check out the first part of this series about my introduction to feedlots as a kid to learn where my interest for feeding cattle began.) During the next few years, my interest in the cattle business grew even stronger. I focused on college courses in nutrition and managing feedlot cattle. […]

My Introduction As A Kid | What Happens In A Cattle Feedlot

So what really takes place at a cattle feedlot? Many folks refer to these places of business as factory farms. There is strong fascination among activist groups to uncover acts of cruelty and abuse from these locations, not only animal abuse, but irrevocable harms to the surrounding environment and communities. I have been lucky enough […]

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