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  • Tilapia . . . 'nuf said.

    07/16/2017 3:45:17 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 09, 2014 | Sky McCarthy
    A 2009 study conducted by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture cited some alarming facts about Chinese farm-raised seafood.
  • Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

    03/22/2017 1:08:15 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 127 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 3/21/17 | JASON KOEBLER
    To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America's heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that's cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid online forums. Tractor hacking is growing increasingly popular because John Deere and other manufacturers have made it impossible to perform "unauthorized" repair on farm equipment, which farmers see as an attack on their sovereignty and quite possibly an existential threat to their livelihood if their tractor breaks at an inopportune time. "When crunch time comes and we break down, chances are we don't have time...
  • Venezuela has a new 'forced labor' law that can require people to work in field

    07/31/2016 4:35:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 96 replies
    Vice.com ^ | July 28, 2016
    Socialism is just great, isn’t it? Venezuela has been having a major food crisis for months and now might force its own people to do farm labor.   Vice News reported:Venezuela has a new ‘forced labor’ law that can require people to work in fieldsInternational human rights activists are complaining that new laws have introduced forced labour in Venezuela.   “A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country’s fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor,” Amnesty International said in...
  • Officials: Man held in Oregon farm shooting deported 6 times

    07/01/2016 6:38:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/16 | Gillian Flaccus - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, has no significant prior criminal convictions, but ICE asked Oregon authorities to turn him over to them if he's released from custody in the current case, the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday. Oseguera-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday in Marion...
  • Hundreds of chickens, dozens of pigs, rabbits found dead on Sauk County farm

    05/18/2016 11:04:41 AM PDT · by Ellendra · 6 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | 5-17-16
    TOWN OF WESTFIELD, Wis. - A Sauk County man and woman face multiple charges in connection with the death of hundreds of farm animals discovered in early March, the sheriffs office said. A criminal complaint filed in Sauk County court Monday said 22-year-old Ashley Grage is facing 14 counts of mistreatment of animals in connection with the deaths of several hundred chickens, about 40 pigs and several dozen rabbits on a farm where she lived with her boyfriend. According to the complaint, Grage had been living with 27-year-old Bradley Kruse on a farm at S7004 Highway 23 where the animals...
  • Group plans protest at Benner's Farm (NY) to save beloved cow (the bad farmer wants to eat his Moo)

    04/12/2016 5:43:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Fios1 News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Moriarty
    East Setauket [Long Island, NY] farmer, Bob Benner and his family have learned to live off their 15 acres of land since 1977. "We learned, made, and had our own heat. We made our own food. We made our own clothing. We raised a garden," he said. With six mouths to feed on a tight budget, Benner began raising certain farm animals as a source of food. Over the years, Benner's farm has evolved into a popular attraction for strawberry picking, birthday parties, and class trips for kids. Which is how Kimberly Sherriton, a mother from Commack, got involved with...
  • That time when Donald Trump saved a Georgia farm

    12/27/2015 9:54:29 AM PST · by GilGil · 82 replies
    AJC.com ^ | 12/26/2015 | Jim Galloway
    Trump has been a man of last resort before. Right here in Georgia, in fact. And if his Republican presidential machine doesn’t seize upon the tale in the next few weeks, as he and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas battle for Southern votes, then someone in the Trump campaign will be guilty of gross incompetence. It happened in 1986, in the midst of the worst farm crisis since the Great Depression. In Burke County, on Georgia’s eastern border, farm after farm was folding... Trump told the Atlanta businessman that his wife, Ivana, had seen the report on the Hill...
  • Milano cookie battle: Pepperidge Farm sues Trader Joe’s over copyright infringement

    12/07/2015 10:37:34 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 12-7-2015 | Foxnews.com
    Pepperidge Farm is suing Trader Joe's for infringing on the trademark of its popular Milano cookie. According to a complaint filed on Wednesday in New Haven, Connecticut federal court, the grocery chain's version of a sandwich cookie, called Trader Joe's Crispy Cookies, look too similar to the Milano cookie and the products' sale is "damaging its goodwill and confusing shoppers," reports Reuters. Milano cookies, which were first introduced to the market in 1956, are crispy oval-shaped vanilla cookies with a chocolate crème filling. Over the years, variations have been introduced, including mint chocolate, orange chocolate and even pumpkin spice. The...
  • Donald Trump Once Saved A Womans Farm From Foreclosure ["God touched his heart"]

    08/22/2015 8:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 08/22/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Mark Arce
    It was September 1986, and Annabel Hill, 66, was facing an auction where she would lose the farm that had been in her family for five generations. Hills husband, Lenard, had committed suicide eight months earlier, 20 minutes before a scheduled auction, in a last-ditch attempt to save his property with life insurance money. The life insurance money wasnt enough, covering only $175,000 of debts than ran in excess of $300,000, from two years of a drought that Hill said had ruined their livelihood. Even when several hundred acres of the 1,300-acre Waynesboro, Georgia, farm were sold, the now-widowed Annabel...
  • Dairy farmer fighting feds after IRS milks him for $30,000

    08/14/2015 11:42:45 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Leland Vittert
    Randy Sowers built his dairy farm over three decades into a thriving business. After kick-starting with a $100,000 loan, today the South Mountain Creamery has 1,000 cows and 70 employees delivering milk, ice cream and other products to homes in the Washington, D.C., area.
  • Switch to that unicorn power: Obama to announce major escalation of war on energy

    08/02/2015 10:01:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 08/02/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Hope you like increasing prices, everyone! #ForTheMiddleClass https://twitter.com/WSJPolitics/status/627796768328183808 Its not like Americans werent warned. All in the name of fighting climate change, of course. Has that ever really been a barrier for this administration?
  • The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

    07/29/2015 8:36:45 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Henry I. Miller and Drew L. Kershen
    Organic agriculture is an unscientific, heavily subsidized marketing gimmick that misleads and rips off consumers. The federal government should stop promoting and subsidizing it. Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, its not good. Many people who pay the huge premiumoften more than a hundred percentfor organic foods do so because theyre afraid of pesticides. If thats their rationale, they misunderstand the nuances of organic agriculture. Although its true that synthetic chemical pesticides are generally prohibited, there is a lengthy list of exceptions listed in the Organic Foods Production Act,...
  • 21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On Farms

    06/22/2015 6:52:54 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 5/5/2015 | Staff
    FRESNO (CBS/AP) A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States. Steve Markofski of Yamaha Corp. U.S.A. said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administrations approval is a first. He says drones are already used to take pictures to help farmers identify unhealthy patches of crops, but this is the first time theyll be able to carry a payload. Markofski says Yamahas 207-pound (94-kilogram) RMAX looks like a small helicopter and is remotely piloted. It received FAA approval Friday. Markofski says farmers in Japan...
  • Alert: Obamas Newest Executive Action Could Shred One Of Your Basic Rights

    05/27/2015 3:03:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Thomas Agee
    Recent reports indicate federal bureaucrats are finalizing the details of a behemoth new Environmental Protection Agency mandate that would supersede property owners rights on any piece of land that contains any body of water including a ditch that fills with rain water. Heritage Foundation Agricultural Policy Research Fellow Daren Bakst explained the ramifications of the rule, which will update the Clean Water Act of 1972, in an interview with The Blaze. Property owners will not be able to engage in activities they should be able to engage in, he said. This will be devastating to private property rights.
  • Scientists Take Big Step Toward Peanut Allergy Cure

    01/29/2015 10:20:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.newser.com ^ | Posted Jan 28, 2015 1:08 PM CST | By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff
    (Newser) As many as three million Americans may be allergic to peanuts, the Huffington Post has reported, with one study suggesting that the number of kids with the allergy doubled between 1997 and 2002. But those who are affected may have a reason to smile: A new study could point the way to a cure for the condition, the Australian Associated Press reports via the Guardian. For a year and a half, 30 kids with the allergy were given peanut protein plus a probiotic every day; another 30 received a placebo, researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute report....
  • Chemists find a way to unboil eggs

    01/26/2015 2:39:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    phys.org ^ | 01/26/2015 | Janet Wilson
    UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem. "Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg," said Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. "In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return...
  • It is Time to END Farm Subsidies

    12/04/2014 12:32:05 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 25 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    How much does it cost to run a country? Each year federal, state and local governments confiscate more than $5.7 trillion from the economy, based on 2013 figures. Of that number, $1.1 trillion is eaten by local governments; state governments take in $1.6 trillion, and the federal government consumes more than $3 trillion. And still runs a deficit of hundreds of billions each year. Part of the problem is that We the People have developed quite a voracious appetite for OPM other peoples money. Federal aid and entitlement programs consume the lions share of the budget; this is called...
  • The Louisiana Senate race: Sweet success

    10/30/2014 3:31:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Economist ^ | Dec 12th 2002
    NEGATIVE advertising has its uses. It was ads mocking the stately Washington home of Mary Landrieu, Louisiana's Democratic junior senator, that forced her into a run-off after November's election. (SNIP) A Mexican newspaper reported that Mr Bush had agreed to allow more sugar from that country into the United States. Ms Landrieu said this policy (which the White House denied approving) would hurt Louisiana's sugar-cane farmers, and promised to fight it. Her sudden embrace of protectionism was a bit hypocritical, since she and other Louisiana Democrats have scorned Mr Bush's decision to impose tariffs on the foreign steel that moves...
  • LETTER: Steve King for House majority leader

    06/17/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    With the departure of Eric Cantor as majority leader, it's time to replace him with someone with strong conservative values. My choice is Steve King of Iowa. Steve is not looking for votes, but is looking for solutions to problems.
  • Sheep Born With Two Heads in Saudi

    06/10/2014 4:02:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | June 10, 2014
    Each has two eyes and two mouthsSheep born with two heads in Saudi Arabia. (SUPPLIED) A sheep was born with two heads in Saudi Arabia and owner said it was one of the rarest cases he has seen, according to a local newspaper. The sheep was born at a farm in the southern Jazan province and it has one body but two heads, the Arabic language daily Sabq said. It has one body but two fully growth heads each having two eyes and two mouthsit is one of the rarest cases I have ever seen, farmer Abdo Jarab said.