Monday, May 27, 2024

Reading between the HSUS lines: "We'll say we'll negotiate with agriculture, but if we don't get our way, we're not going to play nice anymore."

An amazing thing happened last week while you were busy milking, feeding, repairing, resting or doing whatever other chores keep farmers busy in bleak...

Humane Society of the United States? Still don't trust 'em!
graduation, soybean field, advice for life,

Editor Susan Crowell poses questions to the Class of 2019 (and just about everyone).
fair sunset

Either Ohio's fairs go on, in some form or another. Or they don’t. Either way, Rebecca Miller says Ohio’s youth deserves clarity.
sheep wool

Sheep shearing is an annual rite of passage for Rebecca Miller. Despite the challenges, there is still something about that ritual of taking off the wool.

Every farmer and every farm needs to have a public relations plan in place -- BEFORE the media come calling.
sheep in a field

The connection we have to the land, to livestock and to the stewardship of it all is not something many people experience. And it shows. It seems that almost daily, I hear of new experiments to create food that eliminates the need for animal products. As much as we might like to post ironic memes about it on social media, or laugh it off, it’s here.

When you start talking from your passion, and not your science, all of a sudden, farming becomes more relevant, more meaningful to everyone else, because they, too, want to protect the environment or care about animal welfare, and can do that by supporting you.
ugly food

Consumers are slowly becoming more willing to buy "ugly fruit," which are seconds or cull produce. And retailers are jumping on the bandwagon, says Editor Susan Crowell in her commentary.