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Thought of the Week

Farming and ranching is MUCH MORE than a job. -Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Advertisements

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Thought of the Week

The commodity (farm) markets are like a freighter, slow to move, but starting to point in the right direction. -Ram Certified Market Intelligence Report

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America’s Farmers and Ranchers

Farm and ranch families make up less than 2% of the U.S. population.  They are diverse, growing conventional, biotech and organic crops.  They raise traditional and specialized livestock for meat, milk and eggs.  Whether their businesses are big or small, … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“Fields don’t mind themselves” -Drums of Autumn

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Thought of the Week

  Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And hopefully STEAK!

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Thought of the Week

AMERICAN LAMB 10,000 miles fresher than imported! -The Shepherd magazine, Sept. 2015

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Thought of the Week

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. That’s because that guy had the good sense to weed and feed his pasture.

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WAFLA By Air

We’d like to highlight a new seasonal worker program, instituted by the state of Washington.  This program is called the Washington Farm Labor Association, or simply “WAFLA.”  They are doing a test run, and as they work out details and … Continue reading

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Hard to Believe

In a recent L.A.Times opinion editorial, two University of California Irvine professors stated that “food production requires unfathomable volumes of water,” and they concluded that California needs less agriculture. What is really “unfathomable” according to Westlands Water District, near Fresno, … Continue reading

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#27 Pinto the BlogDog – You Say Placenta, I Say Deliciousness!

It’s that time of year again!  Placentas!  Placentas!  Placentas everywhere!  When a mamma ewe has her darling little lambys, after they are all delivered safely, the attendant (read: M’Lady) knows that delivery is finished when the ewe finally passes her placenta.  It’s … Continue reading

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