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Merchants of Doubt Exposes the Bull

Refusing to believe something doesn’t make it untrue In last week’s Atlantic article, Farmland Without Farmers, Wendell Berry describes how industrial agriculture has replaced men with machines, depriving the American landscape of its stewards and the culture they built. He … Continue reading

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The Politics & Economics of Food – A presentation at Lamar Community College March 2014

click to enlarge I studied Animal Science at Lamar Community College in 1972 and 1973 prior to completing my Animal Science degree at Colorado State University. A lot has changed in agriculture as Land Grant institutions have taught students that … Continue reading

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A Restorative Approach to Family Farm Agriculture and Prosperous Rural Communities – Rural Life Day, December 2, 2013

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Duke Divinity School September 2013 Conference on Food, Farming, and the Life of Faith

Summoned Toward Wholeness Scripture portrays God as a gardener, farmer, and shepherd. It describes Jesus as “the bread of life” who invites people to the Lord’s table so they can learn to feed his sheep. It is hard to read … Continue reading

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What’s Ailing America’s Cattle?

Scientists Suspect Livestock-Feed Additives Are Behind Distress By JESSE NEWMAN and KELSEY GEE Tyson Foods has suspended purchases of animals fed with the additive Zilmax. Shown, workers at a Tyson unit trimmed beef in Nebraska last year. A growing number … Continue reading

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