Tag: environment

Livestock’s Long Shadow and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In 2006, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released a report titled Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options. The report aimed to assess the total environmental impact of global livestock and determined this sector of agriculture is among the world’s top contributors to negative environmental impacts, including Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Following […]

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Fishing and Rancher Water Conservation

When anglers think of clean water and access to fishing, do they often consider the conservation work by ranchers that make those opportunities possible? I decided to tackle this topic briefly for my column last week on the Rocky Boots blog. Give it a read. While many environmental conservation groups consider ‘natural’ to be leaving […]

Measuring Livestock Contributions To Greenhouse Gas Emissions

During recent years, activists have taken to placing blame for increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on livestock farming. Claims are that beef and dairy cattle, swine and poultry are greater contributors to increasing GHG levels than transportation. A frequently cited source of these claims are documentary projects like Cowspiracy and Food Inc. As we approach the […]

Ranching gives you a perspective of life… (Video)

Turns out I was writing about the Montana Stockgrowers Association LONG before I ever even knew I would be moving to Montana and working with this great group of ranchers. I’ve now met Heath and Kiley Martinell and their children and know much more about how they contribute to the Montana ranching community. This post […]

Earth Day 2013 – An Opportunity for #FarmVoices

Food is important to everyone. No Farms. No Food. It is important that connection be made. Agriculture impacts everyone and has an important story to be told. If you’ve been a subscriber of this blog for very long, you know that I am a huge believer in this and I encourage everyone involved in the […]

Cattle Feedlots and the Environment | Ask a Farmer

I had an interesting conversation with a young woman from a Journalism class a few weeks ago who asked to interview me about Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) in livestock production, specifically environmental concerns. A Meat Science professor had recommended me since I have spent most of my life acquainted with cattle feeding – my […]

Dry Conditions Drying Up Business for Cattle Farmers

Watch out! I HERD on the news tonight that my dad “spends his life surrounded by these beautiful females!” Haha, no he’s not in trouble, but my dad was featured on the Little Rock ABC news tonight in a story featuring the struggles cattle farmers are having with recent and long-term dry weather conditions. Be […]

AgProud: Janice Person Loves Cotton

…and she is definitely Agriculture Proud! Janice is one of my favorite people online, and I have had the blessing to meet her in real life. She is that awesome person who is always there for ya, one of the people I go to for advice when I get stuck, especially with Social Media topics. Her Social […]

I Am Agriculture Proud

National Agriculture Day – What does it mean to you? My role in Agriculture has changed a bit since this time last year. In 2011 I was staring down the nose of some rank Brangus momma cows as I tagged their newborn calves. Day in and out I found myself in the middle of a […]

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