Tag: United States Department of Agriculture

Government Shutdown – Impacts on Agriculture Research

The government shutdown will never directly impact me. I just work at a state University trying to mind my own business and finish up some research. At least that’s what I have been thinking all week as the news headlines focus on D.C. and Congress’ inability to do their jobs. As it turns out there […]

How does Agriculture respond to food issues

If you’ve been online in the last week, I’m sure you’ve seen the storylines about Chick-Fil-A’s stance on marriage issues. Many are calling for a boycott, while others are calling for a day of support, tomorrow August 1st. No matter where you stand, this issue doesn’t stand alone when it comes to controversy over our […]

Impact of drought through farmers’ voices on CNN

  Agriculture has had it rough in the eyes of the media during the past few years. With groups like PeTA and HSUS drumming up emotional topics and images with poultry and pork farming, it has been tough for farmers to get a positive voice in the conversation. Earlier this year, ABC News really hashed […]

How do I build fences for livestock?

Pasture Fencing: Everyone has their own way of doing it. Every situation is different. No two fences are the same. Whether the project is a short two hours of patching or an extended building project, each needs its fair share of planning! It’s one of my favorite things to do when I need a little […]

Advocating for the Beef Community (Part 2)

(Don’t forget to read part 1 first and continue to part 3 in the series.)┬áIn case you missed out on Monday… I took a quick trip to Petit Jean Mountain last week to visit with other Arkansas Young Cattlemen about becoming better leaders in our community. Daren Williams from NCBA came down and shared a […]

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