All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Farmers’

California Egg Law Is Met With Opposition

California has proposed a law set for 2015 that will regulate more stringent guidelines regarding the treatment of chickens. In order for farmers to qualify for selling eggs, space requirements must be met as well as other conditions such as not confining hens to cages. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has recently challenged this law and taken his concerns to …

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Art For Water, Bringing Awareness Of Water Crisis

Water is essential to all life on earth, and experts predict that by 2025, our water supply will be dangerously depleted. Popular Science published an article saying that over the last 100 years, the U.S. has depleted enough of our groundwater to fill Lake Erie twice. Between 2000 and 2008, has been the fastest depletion of water in our history. …

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Joan Jett Upsets Ranchers And Farmers?

The veggie-eating hit-maker Joan Jett (along with her Blackhearts) has been selected to play atop a particular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float, and some ranchers and farmers don’t seem to be too thrilled about the idea. Actually, they’re pretty ticked off. What could possibly go wrong with the lady who helped produce hits like “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and …

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South Dakota Blizzard Devastates Livestock

South Dakota has recently experienced a horrible blizzard, which is affecting the cattle and many farmers in the state. While much of the country is still having summer or early fall-like temperatures, South Dakota has been hit early with the nasty weather that usually does not come for another couple months. Tens of thousands of cattle have been found dead, …

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Listeria Arrests: Farmers Charged After Outbreak

There was a recent outbreak of Listeria in a Colorado town, resulting in the arrests of two farmers. The arrests happened on Thursday and are involved in what is being considered the deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in our country in at least 75 years. The charges are being brought against two farmers of cantaloupe, who unknowingly grew and shipped …

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Cartel Torches Mexican State, Extorts Farmers For Protection

Cartels are still a major problem in Mexico. One particular group has even taken up torching one prominent farming state. The AP reports that the Knights Templar cartel is terrorizing the Western Mexican state of Michoacan by burning pretty much everything in sight. The group has so far targeted lumber yards, packing plants and even passenger buses in their reign …

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Pot-Eating Pigs End Up Fat And Delicious

Pot-eating pigs are the reality for some pork farmers in Washington state after the state legalized marijuana use late last year. You’re not going to get high from these porcine, but these pot-eating pigs are apparently delicious. Reuters reports that Susannah Gross, a farmer outside of Seattle, has been feeding her pigs the leftovers of the marijuana plant. It’s an …

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Farmers Using Social Media To Be Ag Advocates

A group of agriculture advocates who launched AgChat on Twitter last year have now launched their own website the AgChat Foundation.

Farmers are leading a grassroots effort to develop the AgChat Foundation. The organization is designed to connect agriculture communities outside of Twitter.

The foundation’s goal is to involve all areas of agriculture, including a variety of viewpoints such as conventional, organic, small and large operations.

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