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  • 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...