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  • Why Farmers Need Keystone XL

    09/15/2014 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    It’s harvest time! But oil shipments out of the Bakken are causing dangerous and costly rail delays for farmers. The oil boom in the Northern Plains is a boon to the U.S. economy, creating thousands of jobs and increasing our supply of American energy. With nearly 3 million Americans out of work, the Bakken is like a pool of cool water in an arid desert. However, our railroads do not have the capacity to transport unprecedented levels of crude oil as well as the fall harvest. Farmers are understandably frustrated with the railroad companies, yet the railroad companies say they...
  • Grassley: Administration Acts on its Own "to the Detriment of American Workers"

    05/09/2014 2:45:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    On the Senate floor yesterday, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, decried the Obama Administration’s proposed rule giving work permits to the spouses of certain H-1B visa holders. He said Congress did not authorize the Administration proposal. “They act on their own,” Sen. Grassley said. “And, they do it to the detriment of American workers.” Sen. Grassley argued the proposal will allow more foreign workers “to come, work, and compete with U. S. workers in high-skilled fields despite the well-documented fraud in the H-1B program.
  • MILLIONAIRES NEED YOUR HELP!... Ann Coulter

    04/03/2014 12:01:16 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 34 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Last Sunday, The New York Times published a front-page article about the heartfelt need of California farmers for more illegal aliens. The first tip-off that heinous public policy ideas were coming was that the Times introduced farmer Chuck Herrin, owner of a farm-labor contracting company, as a "lifelong Republican." That's Times-speak for "liberal." Herrin admitted that he employs a lot of illegal aliens and bitterly complained that they lived in fear of "Border Patrol and deportations." (But, apparently, he doesn't live in fear of admitting he's violating our immigration laws.) Sorry that running a country inconveniences you, Chuck. He said...
  • $1 Trillion Farm Bill Full of Subsidies, Special Favors

    02/18/2014 9:32:51 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/15/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    President Obama was in Michigan last week to sign a 10-year, $1 trillion farm bill. While much of the debate has centered around the spending on food stamps, buried in the 1,000-page plan are many other provisions that are indefensibly bad policy. While some are praising, and others complaining, about slightly rolling back spending on food stamps and eliminating some of the direct payments to "farmers" (who did not actually farm), the bill goes far beyond that. This bill continues special subsidy deals to farmers in every area in the country — from corn and beans to rice and peanuts...
  • May 15: Feast of St. Isidore the Farmer and his wife, St. Maria de la Cabeza

    05/14/2013 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Yo | May 15, 2013 | My very own self
  • To the Farmer in All of Us

    02/11/2013 1:38:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    Thanks to radio broadcast legend Paul Harvey's down-to-earth sense of America's heartland, Super Bowl viewers experienced an emotionally charged reminder of the values that made America what it is. The Dodge ad that honored the farmer proved to be one of the best commercials of the day. It wasn't just farmers who felt its impact, because as the ad so rightly expressed, its tribute was "to the farmer in all of us." When you take out the specific reference to farmers in the ad's script, the values remain: "On the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise...
  • So God Made a Liberal (to amuse us?)

    02/09/2013 2:06:00 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9 Feb 13 | Unknown
    Here is a parody someone made that's similar to the Paul Harvey "So God Made a Farmer" one.
  • There Is One Farmer God Did Not Create...

    02/04/2013 10:36:02 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-4-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If you were in a coma yesterday and hadn't heard about the Super Bowl commercial this references you can see it here.
  • Lawmakers push one-year extension of farm bill in bid to avert spike in milk prices

    12/31/2012 9:57:53 AM PST · by impimp · 61 replies
    www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 30 Dec 2012 | AP
    The leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month. But House leaders have yet to say whether they will allow a vote on it.
  • Oyster farmer battles federal government's order to shuck operation

    12/04/2012 6:56:16 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 04, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A California family that has operated an oyster farm on the bucolic Northern California coast is fighting back after the federal government moved to kick it off of the National Park Service property where the shellfish have been legally harvested for nearly 80 years. The Drakes Bay Oyster Company faces closure and its 30 employees will be out of work if the National Park Service reclaims some 1,100 acres of an estuary as part of a plan to create a larger marine wilderness preserve at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County. Owner Kevin Lunny said federal officials told him...
  • Authorities believe Oregon farmer eaten by his hogs.

    10/02/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 71 replies
    AP ^ | Published October 02, 2012 | AP
    Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs. Terry Vance Garner, 69, never returned after he set out to feed his animals last Wednesday on his farm near the Oregon coast, the Coos County district attorney said Monday. A family member found Garner's dentures and pieces of his body in the hog enclosure several hours later, but most of his remains had been consumed, District Attorney Paul Frasier said. Several of the hogs weighed 700 pounds or more.
  • USDA Announces Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Claims Period Now Open

    09/24/2012 6:05:54 PM PDT · by SgtHooper · 21 replies
    US Government ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Ag Sec. Tom Vilsack
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between September 24, 2012 and March 25, 2013. The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that USDA denied their applications for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000. As announced in February 2011, the voluntary claims process will make available at least $1.33 billion for cash awards and tax relief payments, plus up to...
  • Livestock farmers still seeking pause in ethanol production

    08/09/2012 8:08:44 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 8 replies
    Livestock farmers and ranchers seeing their feed costs rise because of the worst drought in a quarter-century are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol. The Obama administration sees no need for a waiver, siding with corn growers — many of them in presidential election battleground states Iowa and Ohio — who continue to support the mandate. "If not now, when?" Randy Spronk, a Minnesota pork farmer, said of the EPA's authority to defer the ethanol production requirement when it threatens to severely harm the economy of a state or region. "Everyone should feel the...
  • Oregon farmer buys hundreds of waterbeds for his cows

    07/18/2012 2:17:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/12 | Eric Pfeiffer
    At least four dairies in Oregon's Willamette Valley have bought into the "new thing" in dairy farming: buying waterbeds for their cows. "There's four or five dairies in the Willamette Valley that have them. It's really beginning to catch on around here," Kevin Krous with NW Dairy Service told KGW The cow waterbed trend reportedly first began in Minnesota but is now starting to catch on the West Coast. For example, the Van Loon Dairy has purchased more than 300 such beds for their cows, at a cost of more than $100,000. "As the cow gets ready to lie down,...
  • A Farmer's Loving Memorial To His Wife

    07/14/2012 2:04:30 PM PDT · by sussex · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14/07/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    When Janet Howes died suddenly 17 years ago, her devoted husband Winston decided he wanted to create a lasting tribute to her. The farmer planted thousands of oak saplings in a six-acre field – but left a heart-shaped area in the middle, with the point facing towards his wife’s childhood home.
  • Death of the white African farmer

    03/27/2012 1:11:59 PM PDT · by Dominic L. Fottfoy · 23 replies
    Western Farm Press ^ | March 27, 2012 | Chris Bennett
    The white African died almost a year ago at age 78. Mike Campbell, a white farmer from Zimbabwe, was a man of conviction and vision — and he paid for it with his life.
  • It's a good start to labeling our foods

    01/10/2012 11:26:08 AM PST · by Libertynotfree · 6 replies
    Natural Remedies Matter ^ | Jan10,2012 | Libertynotfree
    Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer, works on farming and developing his own seeds for 50 years. When his fields were contaminated, Monsanto threatened him, intimidated him, and tried to take his land away. He took them to court.
  • Perry Could Rise in Iowa, Polling Data Shows

    12/07/2011 8:57:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    News Max ^ | December 6, 2011 | David A. Patten
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whom some pundits had written off as the GOP's nominee, may find a second coming in Iowa, if new poll data holds up. As Mitt Romney's campaign has suffered a startling decline in recent weeks, only to see Newt Gingrich eclipse the former Massachusetts governor's front-runner status, the battle for the Iowa caucuses set for Jan. 3 has become a wide-open race. New survey data prepared for the Perry campaign and shared by a source close within the campaign shows that the Texas governor may be poised to do much better in next month’s Iowa caucuses...
  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • Ammonium Nitrate Security Program, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    10/19/2011 9:07:33 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 16 replies
    Overview Congress has directed DHS to establish regulations to prevent the misappropriation or use of ammonium nitrate in a terrorist attack. Ammonium nitrate is a chemical that exists in multiple concentrations and physical forms, and principally is used as an agricultural fertilizer, as a component in the manufacture of some first aid products (such as cold packs), and as a component of explosives often used in the mining and construction industries. In addition to its many legitimate uses, ammonium nitrate was the primary explosive used in the deadly Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995. As a result of Congressional direction,...
  • Freedom of Choice on Food? Judge Says No!

    10/13/2011 3:21:14 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 12 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 10/13/2011 | Gina Miller
    Do you believe that you have the right to eat and drink what you choose? You may have another guess coming if the state and federal governments and the leftist puppet courts get their tyrannical way. WorldNetDaily has long been on the forefront in covering the ongoing assault on our freedoms by the enemies within our government and other places of power. They have also extensively covered the war on raw milk. With all the despicable, unconstitutional garbage we have seen out of the Obama administration, this may seem like a trivial issue to some, but it actually speaks to...
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • Obama Dismisses Farmer's Concerns About Regulations: 'Don't Always Believe What You Hear'

    08/17/2011 1:55:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2011 | B. H. Obama
    Politics August 17, 2011 Obama Dismisses Farmer's Concerns About Regulations: 'Don't Always Believe What You Hear' Fire it up 94 Share During a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids in Atkinson, Illinois, a farmer expressed concern to President Obama about forthcoming regulations. The man stated that people would rather be farming than "filling out forms and permits to do what we like to do." President Obama told the farmer "don't always believe what you hear" and blamed Washington for ginning up speculation. Obama added that, "Nobody is more interested in seeing our agricultural sector successful than I am, partly because...
  • Here Comes Peter Cottontail Hopping Down the Statist Trail: Feds Fine Missouri Farmer $90,000

    06/09/2011 8:21:50 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 37 replies
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 09 June 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    The definition of “totalitarian” is: “of or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. [Emphasis added.]” And while we’re not quite there yet — we still do hear other (mostly stupid) opinions — read the following and tell me if our government doesn’t meet the italicized portion of the above definition. Rural Missouri farmer John Dollarhite was just fined $90,000 by our central government for engaging in a commercial endeavor. Was he an illegal alien running drugs across our border? No, such people benefit...
  • Blasts near Jiangxi government buildings kill 2, injure 6(angry peasant gone postal?)

    05/26/2011 7:00:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Shanghai Daily ^ | 05/26/11
    Blasts near Jiangxi government buildings kill 2, injure 6 Created: 2011-5-26 16:56:44, Updated: 2011-5-26 17:02:50 Two people were confirmed dead and six others were injured in this morning's serial explosions in east China's Jiangxi Province, the local government said. Explosions went off at three different locations in Fuzhou City between 9 am and 10 am, near the city's procuratorate office, the Linchuan district government and the district's food and drug administration. Police wrapped up search and rescue outside the Linchuan district government office this afternoon and retrieved one body. One of the four people who were seriously injured at the...
  • Now Approaching Offutt Air Force Base...

    03/21/2011 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 21, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Offutt Air Force Base -a USAF installation near Omaha, Nebraska- is today home to the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), the Air Force Weather Agency, and the 55th Wing of the Air Combat Command, serving as HQ to each. The base has been with us for some time, and has a storied past: US Army first began flying out of Offutt late in WWI, initially as a balloon field in 1918. It was thus named in honor of World War I pilot and Omaha native 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt in 1924. Offutt AFB happens to be where the first two atomic bombers were...
  • Hundreds of Yankton, South Dakota birds poisoned by USDA

    01/21/2011 5:54:23 AM PST · by Fawn · 97 replies
    ktiv via drudge ^ | Jan 18- 2011 | Forrest Saunders
    YANKTON, S.D. (KTIV) -- It's happened in places like Louisiana, Arkansas and Kentucky. Hundreds of birds mysteriously found dead. Folks in Yankton, South Dakota, thought they were being added to the list after hundreds of dead birds were found there on Monday. Turns out the unpleasant feathered discovery has a solid explanation. They were poisoned. Some had thought 200 starlings found dead in Yankton's Riverside park had frozen to death. But they were actually poisoned on purpose, by the US Department of Agriculture. Many of the European Starlings discovered by a passerby, were laying on the ground or frozen in...
  • American Redneck Society formed to advocate for rural Americans

    12/16/2010 8:36:51 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 12/16/10 | David Sherfinski
    You might be a redneck if…you create a dues-paying society and a scholarship fund? And that's what a Virginia man did last week, launching the “American Redneck Society.” “I really felt that American Rednecks are an under-served, but large population that could benefit from a formal membership organization structure,” said American Redneck Society Executive Director Rob Clayton.
  • A Black Farmer Blows the Whistle on the Black Farmer Settlement

    12/07/2010 4:59:45 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    big government ^ | 12-6-2010 | Jimmy Dismuke
    I have 200 acres in Arkansas and have raised hogs. Pigford is the biggest rip-off this country has ever known, and there are lots of people in positions of power that know it. Politicians are using it to buy votes. Trial lawyers are using it to get rich. I personally know of people who have no connection to farming at all who got Pigford checks. People with potted plants in their apartments claimed to be farmers and got paid. I saw an instance where eight Pigford checks went to one house. There are drug addicts and pushers who have received...
  • Ear (Of Corn) Marks

    11/11/2010 6:06:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 11, 2010 | Staff
    Energy Policy: If we're serious about cutting wasteful spending and reining in government, the abolition of subsidies for ethanol production and the ending of mandates for its use would be a good place to start. The Bush tax cuts aren't the only thing that expires at the end of the year. Also set to expire is the mother of all corporate welfare: ethanol subsidies to Big Agriculture coupled with tariffs protecting domestic ethanol production that benefit farm-state senators and congressmen but few others. Ethanol is the perfect tax-spend-and-elect mechanism. Illinois-based Archer Daniels Midland, the nation's second-largest ethanol producer, has operations...
  • High yield: Mazo farmer finds 800 pot plants in cornfields

    10/05/2010 11:47:22 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 21 replies
    The Cap Times ^ | Tuesday, October 5, 2010 12:54 pm | BILL NOVAK
    A Mazomanie farmer harvesting corn on Saturday discovered his fields were much more valuable than what he could get for corn. Hidden among the cornstalks were 810 marijuana plants.
  • Neighbors harvest 80 acres of beets for ill farmer ( Montana )

    10/01/2010 8:33:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | October 1, 2010 | TOM LUTEY
    Doctors warned that getting on a tractor could kill Don Goodman. Neighbors knew grounding the 70-year-old sugar beet farmer during harvest was medicine Goodman wouldn’t take. So Thursday afternoon, friends and family from as far as 30 miles away gathered in Goodman’s fields south of Fromberg with a cure of their own. They rolled up in tandem-axel farm trucks and semitrailers, brought beet diggers and bushels of good will. As Goodman watched, uncomfortable being idle, they harvested the 80-acre crop doctors forbid him from doing himself. By 4 p.m. they had more than 400 tons of beets loaded up and...
  • Black Farmer Trucks his Tractor to Capitol Hill to Make Point (Hussein: Settlement is a 'Priority')

    09/16/2010 5:07:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Eur Web ^ | 9/16/10
    Black Farmer Trucks his Tractor to Capitol Hill to Make PointSeptember 16, 2010 at 08:25 am *Beginning Thursday, the head of the National Black Farmers Association will ride a tractor to Capitol Hill to press Congress to fund a historic discrimination case settlement involving minority farmers. John Boyd says he will make the ride on the tractor he named “Justice” each day the Senate is in session. “I’m sorry my tractor may slow things down, but any delay in traffic is small potatoes compared to the years of delay black farmers have endured in our pursuit of justice,” he said....
  • County Sues Farmer, Cites Too Many Crops

    09/13/2010 8:29:16 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 43 replies
    WSBTV.com ^ | dated: 10:00 am EDT September 13, 2010 | None LISTED
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County is suing a local farmer for growing too many vegetables, but he said he will fight the charges in the ongoing battle neighbors call “Cabbagegate.” Fig trees, broccoli and cabbages are among the many greens that line the soil on Steve Miller’s more than two acres in Clarkston, who said he has spent fifteen years growing crops to give away and sell at local farmers markets
  • County sues farmer for too many vegetables

    09/13/2010 7:11:27 AM PDT · by rawhide · 67 replies
    ajc.com ^ | Monday, September 13, 2010 | By Alexis Stevens
    DeKalb County is suing a man for growing too many vegetables on his own land, Channel 2 Action News reported. Steve Miller of Clarkston said he plans to fight the county and has gotten his 2-acre property rezoned so that he can have his garden. But he still faces nearly $5,000 in fines, Miller told Channel 2. Miller has been growing a variety of vegetables for 15 years, and his neighbors support him. He sells what he grows at local markets and gives some away, he said. "It's a way of life, like it's something in my blood,” Miller told...
  • Mugabe and the White African (Brilliant Documentary)

    07/24/2010 9:30:36 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Mind of Niuhuru | July 24, 2010 | Niuhuru
    Has anyone seen the documentary "Mugabe and the White African?" I watched it last night after downloading it and it's brilliant. What do you think of it, if you've seen it?
  • More Racism at NAACP: Radical Obama Official Admits That She Openly Discriminates Against Whites

    07/19/2010 3:30:00 PM PDT · by Justaham · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-19-10 | Jim Hoft
    The former civil rights group known as the NAACP does not just invite anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan and radical America-hating Marxist Jeremiah Wright to speak at their events… They also invite government officials who hate whitey, too. Georgia Director of Rural Development Shirley Sherrod, who was appointed last year by Obama’s Agriculture Secretary, admits in a speech at the NAACP that she discriminated against farmers because they were white. Of course, the audience did not even bat an eye.
  • Video Proof - NAACP is racist organization

    07/19/2010 3:54:20 PM PDT · by MrZippy2k · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Here's the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_xCeItxbQY And here's the link to what Andrew Breitbart had to say about it - http://biggovernment.com/abreitbart/2010/07/19/video-proof-the-naacp-awards-racism2010/ In a nutshell, a US Gov appointed official is on tape saying “The first time I was faced with having to help a white farmer save his farm, he took a long time talking but he was trying to show me he was superior to me. I know what he was doing, but he had come to me for help. What he didn't know while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me...
  • Dead farmer dragged behind bakkie ( South Africa )

    05/19/2010 7:43:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 887+ views
    News24 ^ | 2010-05-16 | Carla van Niekerk
    When guests arrived for a braai on Saturday on a farm near Potchefstroom, they discovered their host's body with a chain around his ankles. The murderer presumably attacked 40-year-old Johan Strydom with an iron rod at his gate ... He was then tied to the back of his Mazda Drifter bakkie with a rope and dragged to his store room. According to Metsi, the murderer then closed the store room's door and fled with the bakkie and Strydom's cellphone and wallet. The bakkie was found deserted later on Saturday in Potchefstroom and a 21-year-old man was arrested. He led the...
  • Two South African farmers killed every week

    04/26/2010 7:05:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 826+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 20 Apr 2010
    Two South African farmers are attacked every day, and two killed each week, according to figures released by the country's largest agricultural union. Since 1991, there have been 11,785 attacks and 1,804 murders, and the problem is getting worse... Eugene Terreblanche...death inflamed South Africa's race tensions amid anger over a "shoot the Boer [farmer]" slogan sung by Julius Malema, the ANC Youth League leader.
  • White farmers 'being wiped out' ( South Africa )

    03/28/2010 2:56:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies · 2,834+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | March 28, 2010 | Dan McDougall
    Over 3,000 have been killed since 1994. Now the ANC is accused of fanning the hate. THE gunmen walked silently through the orchard. Skirting a row of burnt-out tyres, set ablaze months earlier to keep the budding fruit from freezing, they drew their old .38 revolvers. Inside his farmhouse Pieter Cillier, 57, slept with his 14-year-old daughter Nikki at his side. His 12-year-old son JD was having a sleepover with two teenagers in an adjoining room. As the intruders broke in, the farmer woke. He rushed to stop them, only to be shot twice in the chest. In his death...
  • Vaughn Ward officially announces candidacy for ID 1st (VIDEO)

    01/27/2010 11:29:18 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 7 replies · 359+ views
    The Idaho Reporter ^ | January 26, 2010 | Dustin Hurst
    Republican Vaughn Ward declared his candidacy for the 1st Congressional District of Idaho Tuesday in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Boise Tuesday.
  • Day 52 will be last for hunger striker ( Farmer private property rights versus Global Warming )

    01/14/2010 9:59:09 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies · 501+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 13, 2010 | Alison Rehn
    FARMERS rights hunger striker Peter Spencer ended his 52-day protest suspended in a tent on a wind tower, but claims his efforts have not been in vain. The 61-year old farmer from southern NSW has gone without food for 52 days and after talking to his doctor decided he had to stop his protest ... Mr Spencer began his protest on November 23, demanding changes to native vegetation laws. He wants a royal commission into those laws, which he says prevent him clearing his land. Spencer clamied that since his property was declared a carbon sink, he had been plunged...
  • A Fishy Tale (Farmers vs. fish in California. Americans develop bad habit of avoiding tough choices)

    09/24/2009 8:30:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 1,898+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/24/2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Nearly a quarter-million acres worth of contracted federal irrigation deliveries have been cut from the big farms of the west side of the San Joaquin Valley in central California. The water in large part is being diverted to the salty San Francisco Bay and the delta to improve marine ecology. The result of the cutbacks is that many crops in the San Joaquin Valley have gone unplanted. Farm income is down. Thousands of farm laborers are unemployed. Growers and workers are now livid at environmentalists, federal bureaucrats, and judges for worrying more about fish than about people and food growing....
  • Coyotes killing livestock at farm in Dartmouth : Farmer says he may have to sell.

    09/04/2009 9:34:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 108 replies · 4,161+ views
    Globe ^ | September 4, 2009 | John R. Ellement
    Frank Gwozdz says coyotes have made a meal out of his livestock so often in the past several months that the farmer is thinking of leaving agriculture. “They are wiping me out,’’ Gwozdz said ...from his 110-acre farm in Dartmouth in Southeastern Massachusetts. In the past several months, Gwozdz said, coyotes have killed two cows, four calves, 14 goats, two lambs, two sheep, and numerous geese, ducks, and chickens. “They are getting bolder and bolder,’’ Gwozdz said of the coyotes... Gwozdz said he and his family have tried to deter the animals, sometimes by standing guard into the early morning...
  • Hippie Weirdo Yoga Farmer video

    07/31/2009 8:53:03 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 29 replies · 1,512+ views
    Break.com ^ | unknown | Satan?
    A 6 foot tall Rastafarian rooster, talking cow, and a pedo yoga guy on a farm. This must be where all organic fruits come from...
  • Dairy Farmers Losing Money

    07/10/2009 5:13:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,482+ views
    WGBA...NBC 26 ^ | July 7, 2009
    Dairy farmers in Northeast Wisconsin are feeling the pain at the pump...the milk pump that is. Mark Petersen, a third generation farmer ... tells that prices for his milk have plummeted on the market, and he's really feeling the pinch. Petersen says he's only getting around ten dollars per hundred pounds of milk produced right now. He was getting 20 dollars per hundred pounds not too long ago. And his operational costs exceed his revenue. Not good, of course. consumers have seen milk prices at the store come down, but it's not proportionate to what farmers are losing.
  • Profile: Russ Foss, Farmer Not Buying Into Wind [2.5 Cents More Per Kilowatt Hour Due To Wind]

    06/14/2009 4:52:22 AM PDT · by Son House · 33 replies · 1,527+ views
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 4/21/2009 | By Sarah Doty
    KENYON -- Russ Foss has lived on his 500 acre farm, southeast of Kenyon, for more than 42 years. A dairy farmer, Foss has kept busy serving time on the local co-op board and growing crops in his field. But Foss is clear to say that his 500 acres will never be home to what some are calling a "second crop," -- wind energy. "When they (the turbines) came out, I myself thought it was a good idea," he said. "Wind sounds like a good idea, until you really look into it. Then there are just so many holes in...
  • Filipino Militants Behead Kidnapped Farmer: Police [Islamic Serpent in Garden of Civilization]

    05/17/2009 8:12:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 739+ views
    AP Report ^ | May 17th 2009
    Filipino Militants Behead Kidnapped Farmer: Police By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: May 17, 2009 ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine police recovered the severed head of a farm owner kidnapped by Muslim militants and authorities said Monday he was likely beheaded because his family failed to pay ransom. Doroteo Gonzales, 61, was snatched by gunmen April 25 from his house in southern Zamboanga city and brought to nearby Basilan Island, where al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf rebels are holding at least five other people in a surge of ransom kidnappings. The gunmen were believed to have links to the Abu Sayyaf, and Gonzales...
  • AZ rancher disappointed in U.S. support

    02/22/2009 10:27:46 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 27 replies · 2,929+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2/20/09 | Chad Groening
    "My country has let me down." That's the assessment of an Arizona rancher who was sued by six illegal immigrants he detained on his property and turned over to the Border Patrol in 2004. On Tuesday an eight-member federal jury in Tucson threw out the claim brought by the six illegal aliens that Roger Barnett violated their civil rights when he detained them at gunpoint on his ranch nearly five years ago. The panel also ruled against the plaintiffs' claims of battery and false imprisonment. But the jury did find Barnett liable on four claims of assault and four claims...