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    Space storm alert

    Interesting story. The storm in 1859 sounds interesting. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2 ... ds-from-ca
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    Where is your money going

    Interesting story. A lot of bribe money is changing hands. If you prefer here is a link. http://www.organicconsumers.org/article ... _17332.cfm or here is the story. NAIS: Mother Of All Ag Bribes * Press Release By Darol Dickinson NAIS Stinks, March 21, 2009 Straight...
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    Selling stolen goods

    Interesting story. It helps to know some history when your trying to figure out who just robbed you. http://www.organicconsumers.org/article ... _17279.cfm
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    NAIS

    Industry News - PM Congressional hearing debates making animal ID mandatory By Janie Gabbett on 3/12/2009 Industry representatives, legislators and administration officials argued the pros and cons of making USDA's currently voluntary National Animal Identification System (NAIS)...
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    Trouble

    I realize there are not many independent Farmers/Ranchers on these boards. But those who care must research- HR 875, Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009. S 425, Food Safety and Tracking Improvement Act. These type bills have been popping up the last few years and die. But times...
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    I may not die from old age after all.

    The internet is full of stories which are inaccurate. I have not had the time to research the following- quote- There is a clause hidden in the NAIS that states that the USDA has the right to enter any livestock owners property day or night, without a warrant or permission, without proof of...
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    HSUS Report

    We need to be careful. These folks have a plan. Do you have a plan? http://thehill.com/wppdf/HSUS_TheWelfar ... dustry.pdf
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    Contaminated Honey from China

    This has not made the national news. When are we going to open our eyes. I try not to buy any food products from China. But ingredients are often hidden. This past year we were able to produce over 50% of our own food. We had a 100% on our farm raised Thanksgiving...
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    USDA may have a new boss

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-tr ... html?hpid=
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    No Fertilizer

    The Alfalfa,Red clover post got me thinking. A lot of information out there. Most of it seems to tell you, in so many words, that you need to spend a lot of money on your pastures to get such and such yields. I met a gentleman who hays over 1000 acres, close to 2000 I'm thinking. It has been in...
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    Alternative power sources

    Thinking outside the box. I've been researching alternative power. There were many great inventors out there whose ideas were written off. I wish I could have met a few of them. Here is short blurb I copied. "In 1931, under the financing of Pierce-Arrow and George Westinghouse, a 1931 Pierce...
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    Another manure warning

    The link is news from England. The name of the product in the USA is Milestone. I have not used off farm manure in years. Picloram used in Grazeon (sp?) etc. will also effect your vegetable garden. Herbicide Contaminates Home Gardens (Beyond Pesticides, July 2, 2008) Gardeners in the United...
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    More Mob grazing info

    Here is a good link on mob grazing- http://www.acresusa.com/toolbox/reprint ... alatin.pdf
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    Packer ownership of livestock

    Word on the street- Looks like the provision of the farm bill -Banning packer ownership of livestock, to prevent the huge meat packing corporations from controlling market access and livestock prices has been removed. Looks like we were not politically involved enough to support our own...
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    First bees. Now bat die off

    First the bee die off. Now the bat die off. They have been studying the bat die off for a couple of years now. Bat populations have been going down in Texas as well. I don't think its for the same reason as the bat loss in the Northeast. Bats don't get the press. The loss of bees and bats will...
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    Why men prefer guns over women

    TEN REASONS MEN PREFER GUNS OVER WOMEN #10. You can trade an old 44 for a new 22. #9. You can keep one gun at home and have another for when you're on the road. #8. If you admire a friend's gun and tell him so, he will probably let you try it out a few times...
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    8 Idiots of 2007

    >> Number One Idiot of 2007 >> >> I am a medical student currently doing a rotation in toxicology at the >> poison control center. Today, this woman called in very upset because >> she caught her little daughter eating ants. I quickly reassured her >> that the ants are not harmful and there...
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    GM Crops killing bees?

    A leading zoologist has found evidence that genes used to modify crops can jump the species barrier and cause bacteria to mutate, prompting fears that GM technology could pose serious health risks. A four-year study by Professor Hans-Hinrich Kaatz, a respected German zoologist, found that the...
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    USDA organic research project in Iowa

    I would like to see the complete study. But organic production was hanging right in there. I'll bet with 835 ton for chemical fertilizer, organic will blow them away this year. http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/public ... 115=214531
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    Herbicide resistant weeds

    Some good links: http://www.weedscience.org/summary/MOASummary.asp http://www.weedscience.org/USA/State.as ... FmState=Go
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