Love your neighbor as yourself

“…’Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” -Mark 12:31- The wind is blowing hard again today. It feels all too familiar of that horribly windy day last week which brought with it fire that changed so many peoples’ lives. My heart has been heavy for the ranchers who lost cattle, fences, their livelihood […]

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Cattle accounted by EPA for leading methane source

Agriculture just can’t get a break from the EPA. First, this past December and January, corn farmers and agribusiness alike were sending in comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to oppose EPA’s proposed changes in the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) that would affect corn-ethanol production and much of the Midwest’s economy. Now, a draft report […]

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New study shows egg production is “growing more with less”

Sustainability. The environment. Producing more with less. These are all buzzwords in agriculture that are important not only to the consumers demanding sustainable, environmentally friendly food and co-products, but to the farmers and ranchers producing their food and co-products. Farmers and ranchers care so much about this, that they invest dollars into research and education, […]

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What’s the beef with Big Beef?

“Beef’s Raw Edges”: a series of 16 stories that ran over three-consecutive days recently in the Kansas City Star. This series raised plenty of serious issues including beef safety, nutrition, the use of antibiotics and growth promotants and the environmental impact of feedyards. These issues are all important to their readers – however they have […]

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Solving world hunger: 1 egg at a time

This is Part 3 of 3 of “Making safe, affordable and abundant food a global reality”, Jeff Simmons and Dr. Chris Ashworth from Elanco. Read more at PlentyToThinkAbout.org. Read Part 1 and Part 2. What Part 1 and Part 2 may have shown you is that we have a challenge: feeding our growing global population. […]

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