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  • Venezuela has a new 'forced labor' law that can require people to work in field

    07/31/2016 4:35:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 96 replies
    Vice.com ^ | July 28, 2016
    Socialism is just great, isn’t it? Venezuela has been having a major food crisis for months and now might force its own people to do farm labor.   Vice News reported:Venezuela has a new ‘forced labor’ law that can require people to work in fieldsInternational human rights activists are complaining that new laws have introduced forced labour in Venezuela.   “A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country’s fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor,” Amnesty International said in...
  • Officials: Man held in Oregon farm shooting deported 6 times

    07/01/2016 6:38:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/16 | Gillian Flaccus - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, has no significant prior criminal convictions, but ICE asked Oregon authorities to turn him over to them if he's released from custody in the current case, the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday. Oseguera-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday in Marion...
  • Hundreds of chickens, dozens of pigs, rabbits found dead on Sauk County farm

    05/18/2016 11:04:41 AM PDT · by Ellendra · 6 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | 5-17-16
    TOWN OF WESTFIELD, Wis. - A Sauk County man and woman face multiple charges in connection with the death of hundreds of farm animals discovered in early March, the sheriffs office said. A criminal complaint filed in Sauk County court Monday said 22-year-old Ashley Grage is facing 14 counts of mistreatment of animals in connection with the deaths of several hundred chickens, about 40 pigs and several dozen rabbits on a farm where she lived with her boyfriend. According to the complaint, Grage had been living with 27-year-old Bradley Kruse on a farm at S7004 Highway 23 where the animals...
  • Group plans protest at Benner's Farm (NY) to save beloved cow (the bad farmer wants to eat his Moo)

    04/12/2016 5:43:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Fios1 News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Moriarty
    East Setauket [Long Island, NY] farmer, Bob Benner and his family have learned to live off their 15 acres of land since 1977. "We learned, made, and had our own heat. We made our own food. We made our own clothing. We raised a garden," he said. With six mouths to feed on a tight budget, Benner began raising certain farm animals as a source of food. Over the years, Benner's farm has evolved into a popular attraction for strawberry picking, birthday parties, and class trips for kids. Which is how Kimberly Sherriton, a mother from Commack, got involved with...
  • That time when Donald Trump saved a Georgia farm

    12/27/2015 9:54:29 AM PST · by GilGil · 82 replies
    AJC.com ^ | 12/26/2015 | Jim Galloway
    Trump has been a man of last resort before. Right here in Georgia, in fact. And if his Republican presidential machine doesn’t seize upon the tale in the next few weeks, as he and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas battle for Southern votes, then someone in the Trump campaign will be guilty of gross incompetence. It happened in 1986, in the midst of the worst farm crisis since the Great Depression. In Burke County, on Georgia’s eastern border, farm after farm was folding... Trump told the Atlanta businessman that his wife, Ivana, had seen the report on the Hill...
  • Milano cookie battle: Pepperidge Farm sues Trader Joe’s over copyright infringement

    12/07/2015 10:37:34 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 12-7-2015 | Foxnews.com
    Pepperidge Farm is suing Trader Joe's for infringing on the trademark of its popular Milano cookie. According to a complaint filed on Wednesday in New Haven, Connecticut federal court, the grocery chain's version of a sandwich cookie, called Trader Joe's Crispy Cookies, look too similar to the Milano cookie and the products' sale is "damaging its goodwill and confusing shoppers," reports Reuters. Milano cookies, which were first introduced to the market in 1956, are crispy oval-shaped vanilla cookies with a chocolate crème filling. Over the years, variations have been introduced, including mint chocolate, orange chocolate and even pumpkin spice. The...
  • Donald Trump Once Saved A Womans Farm From Foreclosure ["God touched his heart"]

    08/22/2015 8:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 08/22/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Mark Arce
    It was September 1986, and Annabel Hill, 66, was facing an auction where she would lose the farm that had been in her family for five generations. Hills husband, Lenard, had committed suicide eight months earlier, 20 minutes before a scheduled auction, in a last-ditch attempt to save his property with life insurance money. The life insurance money wasnt enough, covering only $175,000 of debts than ran in excess of $300,000, from two years of a drought that Hill said had ruined their livelihood. Even when several hundred acres of the 1,300-acre Waynesboro, Georgia, farm were sold, the now-widowed Annabel...
  • Dairy farmer fighting feds after IRS milks him for $30,000

    08/14/2015 11:42:45 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Leland Vittert
    Randy Sowers built his dairy farm over three decades into a thriving business. After kick-starting with a $100,000 loan, today the South Mountain Creamery has 1,000 cows and 70 employees delivering milk, ice cream and other products to homes in the Washington, D.C., area.
  • Switch to that unicorn power: Obama to announce major escalation of war on energy

    08/02/2015 10:01:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 08/02/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Hope you like increasing prices, everyone! #ForTheMiddleClass https://twitter.com/WSJPolitics/status/627796768328183808 Its not like Americans werent warned. All in the name of fighting climate change, of course. Has that ever really been a barrier for this administration?
  • The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

    07/29/2015 8:36:45 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Henry I. Miller and Drew L. Kershen
    Organic agriculture is an unscientific, heavily subsidized marketing gimmick that misleads and rips off consumers. The federal government should stop promoting and subsidizing it. Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, its not good. Many people who pay the huge premiumoften more than a hundred percentfor organic foods do so because theyre afraid of pesticides. If thats their rationale, they misunderstand the nuances of organic agriculture. Although its true that synthetic chemical pesticides are generally prohibited, there is a lengthy list of exceptions listed in the Organic Foods Production Act,...
  • 21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On Farms

    06/22/2015 6:52:54 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 5/5/2015 | Staff
    FRESNO (CBS/AP) A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States. Steve Markofski of Yamaha Corp. U.S.A. said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administrations approval is a first. He says drones are already used to take pictures to help farmers identify unhealthy patches of crops, but this is the first time theyll be able to carry a payload. Markofski says Yamahas 207-pound (94-kilogram) RMAX looks like a small helicopter and is remotely piloted. It received FAA approval Friday. Markofski says farmers in Japan...
  • Alert: Obamas Newest Executive Action Could Shred One Of Your Basic Rights

    05/27/2015 3:03:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Thomas Agee
    Recent reports indicate federal bureaucrats are finalizing the details of a behemoth new Environmental Protection Agency mandate that would supersede property owners rights on any piece of land that contains any body of water including a ditch that fills with rain water. Heritage Foundation Agricultural Policy Research Fellow Daren Bakst explained the ramifications of the rule, which will update the Clean Water Act of 1972, in an interview with The Blaze. Property owners will not be able to engage in activities they should be able to engage in, he said. This will be devastating to private property rights.
  • Scientists Take Big Step Toward Peanut Allergy Cure

    01/29/2015 10:20:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.newser.com ^ | Posted Jan 28, 2015 1:08 PM CST | By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff
    (Newser) As many as three million Americans may be allergic to peanuts, the Huffington Post has reported, with one study suggesting that the number of kids with the allergy doubled between 1997 and 2002. But those who are affected may have a reason to smile: A new study could point the way to a cure for the condition, the Australian Associated Press reports via the Guardian. For a year and a half, 30 kids with the allergy were given peanut protein plus a probiotic every day; another 30 received a placebo, researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute report....
  • Chemists find a way to unboil eggs

    01/26/2015 2:39:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    phys.org ^ | 01/26/2015 | Janet Wilson
    UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem. "Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg," said Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. "In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return...
  • It is Time to END Farm Subsidies

    12/04/2014 12:32:05 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 25 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    How much does it cost to run a country? Each year federal, state and local governments confiscate more than $5.7 trillion from the economy, based on 2013 figures. Of that number, $1.1 trillion is eaten by local governments; state governments take in $1.6 trillion, and the federal government consumes more than $3 trillion. And still runs a deficit of hundreds of billions each year. Part of the problem is that We the People have developed quite a voracious appetite for OPM other peoples money. Federal aid and entitlement programs consume the lions share of the budget; this is called...
  • The Louisiana Senate race: Sweet success

    10/30/2014 3:31:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Economist ^ | Dec 12th 2002
    NEGATIVE advertising has its uses. It was ads mocking the stately Washington home of Mary Landrieu, Louisiana's Democratic junior senator, that forced her into a run-off after November's election. (SNIP) A Mexican newspaper reported that Mr Bush had agreed to allow more sugar from that country into the United States. Ms Landrieu said this policy (which the White House denied approving) would hurt Louisiana's sugar-cane farmers, and promised to fight it. Her sudden embrace of protectionism was a bit hypocritical, since she and other Louisiana Democrats have scorned Mr Bush's decision to impose tariffs on the foreign steel that moves...
  • LETTER: Steve King for House majority leader

    06/17/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    With the departure of Eric Cantor as majority leader, it's time to replace him with someone with strong conservative values. My choice is Steve King of Iowa. Steve is not looking for votes, but is looking for solutions to problems.
  • Sheep Born With Two Heads in Saudi

    06/10/2014 4:02:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | June 10, 2014
    Each has two eyes and two mouthsSheep born with two heads in Saudi Arabia. (SUPPLIED) A sheep was born with two heads in Saudi Arabia and owner said it was one of the rarest cases he has seen, according to a local newspaper. The sheep was born at a farm in the southern Jazan province and it has one body but two heads, the Arabic language daily Sabq said. It has one body but two fully growth heads each having two eyes and two mouthsit is one of the rarest cases I have ever seen, farmer Abdo Jarab said.
  • Six legs tasty: First edible insect farm opens in US

    05/25/2014 2:04:25 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 31 replies
    NewScientist via WorldNetDaily ^ | May 23, 2014 | Hal Hodson
    A TWITCHING mass of European house crickets clings to a maze of meshed cardboard in a tent about the size of a minivan. They are inside their new home, an abandoned warehouse in Youngstown, Ohio, where they will prosper until being killed, ground into "flour" and baked into cookies and tortilla chips. These are the first insects in the US to be farmed for human consumption. Big Cricket Farms, the company running the warehouse, is working with insect food start-up Six Foods in Boston, who will make the cricket chips (pictured right) which they call "chirps" and cookies....
  • When do Iowa Democrats talk like Steve King?

    04/06/2014 11:01:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/6855/q-when-do-iowa-democrats-talk-like-steve-king | desmoinesdem
    Yesterday the Iowa House approved House Resolution 123, which requests "that all necessary and immediate action be taken by the State of California, the United States Congress, the United State Attorney General, state legislatures, state governors, and state attorneys general to effectuate the repeal of California legislation enacted as AB 1437 that unconstitutionally infringes upon the Commerce Clause of the Constitution of the United States to the detriment of this nation's consumers and farmers." U.S. Representative Steve King has been on the warpath against the supposedly "unconstitutional" California law for some time.
  • Red-throated Diver bird kills off second phase of wind farm

    03/01/2014 4:35:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 2/19/14 | Pilita Clark
    The UKs renewable energy plans have been set back after the companies building the worlds biggest offshore wind farm, London Array, ditched a second phase of the huge project, largely because of uncertainties about its impact on birds. **SNIP** Basking sharks and a rocky seabed helped kill off plans to build ScottishPower Renewables Argyll Array wind farm off the western coast of Scotland in December. That move came just weeks after RWE, a German power company, pulled the plug on its 4bn Atlantic Array offshore wind farm after saying the cost of overcoming technical challenges were prohibitive in the current...
  • Obama on Obamacare: A Woman Can Now Work on a Farm

    02/11/2014 2:12:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    Vid at link
  • Islamic group once tied to terror trial received thousands in farm subsidies, without...

    02/01/2014 5:27:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/01/14 | Emily Walker
    **SNIP** The subsidies to the North American Islamic Trust are just a slice of the questionable payments that, as has been well documented, go to millionaires and non-farmers every year. But as Congress moves to rein in the program, these subsidies stand out considering the group's involvement in the Holy Land Foundation case of 2008. During the trial, the group's farm subsidies stopped, only to be reinstated after a federal judge cleared them. Records show that since 1998, the North American Islamic Trust has received over $10,000 across 34 separate taxpayer-funded programs. NAIT's two relatively small land plots are tax-zoned...
  • Property Rights Bill Provides Protection for Virginia Landowners

    01/22/2014 5:09:22 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | January 22, 2014 | Shelby Mertens
    Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has introduced a bill that would give farmers and landowners property rights remedies against local zoning laws. The bill is inspired by the Martha Boneta debacle last year. But unlike last years Boneta Bill, HB1219 extends beyond farmers to anyone who owns property. The bill also tackles other issues such as the constitutional rights of farmers. HB1219 says that local governments that violate constitutional rights through zoning must pay their victims the amount of the fines they sought to impose and the actual damages, including attorney fees. The bill also allows the Virginia Attorney General to...
  • Nation of Islam Leaders Home In Hyde Park Received $100,000 in Farm Subsidies ( Illinois )

    12/12/2013 5:17:53 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Your tax dollars at work Millions of dollars in farm subsidies were given to city dwellers including over $100,000 to Louis Farrakhan in Hyde Park!
  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm Forced to Close, Despite Not Being Provided

    10/04/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 10-3-2013 | Greta VanSusteren
    First reported by the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday, Fox News' On the Record reported Thursday on the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, which sits on federal land and was forced to close by the National Parks Service until Congress again funds the government. The government provides no resources for the farm's maintenance or operation.
  • Robots to Revolutionize Farming and Ease Labor Woes (Will this solve illegal immigration problem?)

    07/31/2013 7:20:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    TIME ^ | 07/31/2013 | Gosia Wozniacka and Terence Chea
    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) On a windy morning in Californias Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, metal contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley tinkered with the software on a laptop to ensure the machine was eliminating the right leafy buds. The engineers were testing the Lettuce Bot, a machine that can thin a field of lettuce in the time it takes about 20 workers to do the job by hand. The thinner is part of a new generation of machines that target the last frontier of agricultural mechanization fruits and vegetables destined...
  • 10 Reasons the Farm Bill Makes No Sense

    07/09/2013 5:37:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | June 18, 2013. | Chris Edwards
    Congress is gearing up to pass a major farm bill for the first time since 2008, and this years bill threatens to be much larger than the last one. Farm subsidies make political sense for many members of Congress. But they make no practical sense because they damage the economy, hurt the environment, and are grossly unfair. So in the hopes that the practical will prevail over the political, here are 10 reasons why both the House and Senate should go back to the drawing board with their legislation: 1.) The farm bill is far too costly. George W. Bush...
  • When the Guy Comes with a Clipboard

    07/09/2013 4:31:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    http://pjmedia.com ^ | July 8, 2013 | Ed Driscoll
    I can fight the bugs, I can fight the lack of rain, but when the guy comes with a clipboard what are you going to do?, asks farmer whos shutting down his business, thanks to the Obama FDA: Bessemer called it quits out of frustration with pending federal food safety regulations that likely will require farmers to very specifically track their produce and how it is handled from seed to sale, among other things. The new rules are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, sweeping changes within the Food and Drug Administration aimed at making our food system safer...
  • Cantor Scolds Committee Chairmen (Pork-Laden Farm Bill)

    07/09/2013 4:17:05 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 8, 2013 | Robert Costa
    In a tense, closed-door meeting today at the Capitol, House majority leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) scolded several Republican committee chairmen for voting against the farm bill that failed to pass the House last month. According to several sources, Cantor told the chairmen it was unacceptable for them to not vote together on final passage, especially since the leadership supported their amendments to the agricultural package. (snip) Near the end, Cantor coolly reminded them that the leadership is much more likely to usher their bills to the floor if they stick with him on votes.
  • The Farm Folly

    06/24/2013 12:49:45 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 4 replies
    FlashReport ^ | 6/21/2013 | Igor Birman
    I got to re-live an old childhood memory this week. Growing up in the Soviet Union, all three TV channels would cease regular programming from time to time to breathlessly announce a new five-year plan of government-imposed price controls, production quotas and intricate regulations. Despite the promises of plenty, only poverty followed, until national bankruptcy forced the five-year plan onto the ash heap of history, saving its future TV mentions only for late-night comedy shows. Or so I thought, until the House of Representatives took up the Farm Bill, in which it tied a reauthorization of the food-stamp program, itself...
  • House defeats farm bill amid bipartisan opposition

    06/20/2013 11:24:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 151 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/20/13
    <p>More than 60 House Republicans defected and voted against the half-trillion-dollar bill, which sets funding for farm subsidies and other assistance as well as food stamps.</p> <p>The vote was 234-195 against the bill.</p>
  • Harry Reids Ploy to Plow Through the Farm Bill

    06/06/2013 12:33:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Heritage ^ | June 6, 2013 | Rachael Slobodien
    The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this morning on a measure that will effectively end debate on the misnamed farm bill, cutting off opportunities to fix the deeply flawed legislation. At a cost of a nearly $1 trillion 80 percent of which goes to the food-stamp program American taxpayers deserve a robust debate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wont let that happen. This isnt the first time Reid has pulled this stunt. His iron-fisted approach to running the Senate is one reason Americans hold Washington in such low regard and have a strong distrust of politicians....
  • 10 animals shot dead, 5 missing in Kentucky

    03/30/2013 4:31:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
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  • Newberry Springs [CALIFORNIA] Residents Angered Solar Farm Blocks Mountain Views

    03/29/2013 7:36:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbsla.com ^ | March 29, 2013 5:43 PM | gre mills
    NEWBERRY SPRINGS (CBSLA.com) Newberry Springs residents are angered by the construction of a 27-acre solar farm they claim has ruined their views of the mountains. In 2010, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a property owners permit for a solar farm in the desert as a way to provide electricity to customers. Initially, locals werent upset about the idea because they were told the solar panels would be relatively small. (The equipment) would only be 6 or 7 feet tall, they wouldnt block the view, said resident Dave Wood. When the original developers sold the property in...
  • A Brief History Of Secretary Salazars Failures At Interior

    01/23/2013 5:12:18 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | January 17, 2013
    With the imminent return of Ken Salazar to Colorado, and talk of his future political aspirations bubbling up in the papers, we thought it a good time to recount a brief history of Secretary Salazars failures at the Interior Department. ... First and foremost amongst Salazars fiascos is the BP oil spill. The Deepwater Horizons disaster is firmly etched in the American conscience as an example of bumbling incompetence and haphazard, if not non-existent, leadership. Salazar mucked up his role so badly that unnamed White House sources spanked him publicly in The Washington Post as an erratic spokesman who was...
  • Lawmakers push one-year extension of farm bill in bid to avert spike in milk prices

    12/31/2012 9:57:53 AM PST · by impimp · 61 replies
    www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 30 Dec 2012 | AP
    The leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month. But House leaders have yet to say whether they will allow a vote on it.
  • Sen. Franken to Senate Leadership: "Fiscal Cliff" Deal Needs to Include Comprehensive Farm Bill

    11/30/2012 8:24:56 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Political News ^ | 11-30-12 | PN
    In an effort to help farmers across Minnesota who are facing uncertainty because a new Farm Bill hasn't been passed by the House of Representatives, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged Senate leadership to include the bipartisan, Senate-passed Farm Bill in any deal brokered to address the nation's fiscal challenges. "Minnesota's farmers, livestock producers, and rural entrepreneurs support one in five jobs in our state, and they need a new Farm Bill so they can plan for next year," said Sen. Franken. "The Senate has passed a comprehensive Farm Bill that will give our farmers the stability they need, but...
  • Silos Loom as Death Traps on American Farms

    10/30/2012 3:26:59 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 66 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/28/12 | John Broder
    STERLING, Mich. Tommy Osier, 18, a popular but indifferent student, was still a year from graduating from high school, and that was no sure thing. Farm work paid him $7.40 an hour, taught him discipline and gave him new skills. He had begun talking about making a life in farming...
  • Man eaten by hogs at Oregon farm

    10/02/2012 9:40:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 74 replies
    www.kptv.com ^ | 01 Oct 2012 | Staff
    COOS BAY, OR (KPTV) - An Oregon man trying to feed his 700-pound hogs was eaten by the animals Thursday, and sheriff's deputies are trying to determine what led up to his death. Terry Garner, who lived near the rural town of Riverton in southern Oregon, went to feed the animals on his farm at 7:30 a.m. When he wasn't seen for several hours, a family member went to look for him, and found Garner's dentures on the ground in front of the hog enclosure, which housed several of the animals. While searching the hog enclosure, the family member found...
  • 80% Of Trillion Dollar 'Farm Bill' Spent On Food Stamps, Not Farmers, Senator Say

    07/20/2012 12:49:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/20/12 | David James
    About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS CNSNews.TV On the Spot On the Scene The Schein OTJ Golden Hookah 80% Of Trillion Dollar 'Farm Bill' Spent On Food Stamps, Not Farmers, Senator Says By David James July 20, 2012 Subscribe to David James's posts Last night, radio host Mark Levin interviewed Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) about the recent U.S. Department of Agriculture agreement with the government of Mexico to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance, which includes the US food stamp program. Sen. Sessions explained that the funding for this program came...
  • Feds foist chicken ID on frustrated farmers

    07/13/2012 2:39:54 PM PDT · by lward99 · 33 replies
    Times 247 ^ | 7-13-12 | Katherine Timpf
    Voter ID has gotten large amounts of media attention, but residents of rural areas are concerned about another identification issue that has remained largely ignored: chicken ID. ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rules for Animal Disease Traceability, developed in August 2011, are now in their final stages. They require identification of farm animals, such as poultry and cattle, that cross state lines. Many farmers worry the rules would send them on a literal wild goose chase, forcing them to catch and hold down each bird to attach an identification tag. Read more: http://times247.com/articles/88feds-foist-chicken-id-on-frustrated-farmers6#ixzz20XcTgF3L
  • Farm parody of 'Sexy and I Know It' goes viral

    07/06/2012 6:07:31 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-6-12 | Roxana Hegeman
    WICHITA, Kan. -- Kansas State University student Greg Peterson and some friends were unwinding at a drive-in restaurant when LMFAO's song "Sexy and I Know It" came on the radio. He groaned. But as the chorus droned on, the 21-year-old found inspiration. He switched "sexy" to "farming" as he began rapping. Then he started coming up with lyrics. It would be fun, he thought, to do a video parody with his brothers when he returned home to the family farm in central Kansas. Peterson said the brothers aimed the video at their city friends on Facebook because they "hardly knew...
  • Senate Passed Farm Bill

    06/22/2012 2:55:15 PM PDT · by Libertynotfree · 4 replies
    foxnews ^ | June22,2012 | Libertynotfree
    The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and some 46 million food stamp beneficiaries. The 64-35 vote for passage defied political odds. Many inside and outside of Congress had predicted that legislation so expensive and so complicated would have little chance of advancing in an election year. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called it "one of the finest moments in the Senate in recent times in terms of how you pass a bill."
  • Government City Slickers and Those Hick Farmers

    06/19/2012 11:52:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-19-12 | CJ
    I came across an absurd USA Today story from last week that I just couldn't let pass without reacting to. From the very first lines I struggled to keep my jaw from dislodging from my face and falling to the dirt. Summertime can mean danger for children on farms. An 18-year-old Amish man died from oxygen deprivation and his 14-year-old brother was injured last month as they worked in a neighbor's farm silo in Pennsylvania. Also last month, a Maryland man and his sons, 18 and 14, died of asphyxiation while working in a farm manure pit. The federal government...
  • Barbour Backs Work Permits for Illegal Immigrants

    06/15/2012 11:19:22 AM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 15 June 2012 | Neil King Jr.
    Top Republican Haley Barbour didnt know it the time, but he unwittingly gave a robust endorsement Friday morning to the Obama administrations surprise decision to give work permits to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants working in the U.S. Speaking at a breakfast with political reporters before the news broke, the former Mississippi governor and onetime Republican Party chairman launched into a robust argument on how to fix the nations immigration system, a position he portrayed as sharply different from that his partys presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, and that of most other Republicans.America is in a global battle for capital...
  • Animal Rights Legislation Would Make Eggs a Luxury Food

    06/01/2012 11:36:37 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/1/12 | Mindy Patterson
    One day soon, America could wake up to a dozen eggs costing $8 or more. And unless you are involved in some aspect of farming or agriculture, you would never know that egg prices are about to skyrocket or the reason why. With food prices already increasing due to high grain and fuel costs, extraneous so-called animal welfare regulations are being imposed on U.S. food producers, large and small, by the animal rights powerhouse known as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
  • Conservative groups (Tea Party) target farm bill

    05/29/2012 4:54:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/12 | Erik Wasson
    Conservative groups target farm billBy Erik Wasson - 05/29/12 04:40 PM ET Conservative groups have made it official they hate the Senate farm bill and will push Tea Party fiscal hawks in Congress to defeat it. Heritage Action and Club for Growth on Tuesday told The Hill they will key vote the Senate farm bill that is coming up for passage in early June, punishing members on their annual scorecards for voting in favor of the bill. Were against it. We havent key voted it yet, but we will eventually. I suspect that fiscally conservative resistance will be high,...
  • U.C. police clear out Albany Occupy protest

    05/14/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/14/12 | Michael Cabanatuan
    Police cleared out Monday morning the small group of protesters who had set up an urban farming camp in a patch of UC Berkeley agricultural research land in Albany. University police officers in riot helmets gave the protesters 1o minutes to leave the Gill Tract before they marched across the fields near Marin and San Pablo avenues at about 6:15 a.m. The handful of protesters who had not obeyed the police order were sent scurrying off the property and onto San Pablo, which is closed to traffic. Two protesters were arrested for trespassing after they disobeyed police orders to leave...
  • Protesters will end UC farm encampment

    05/12/2012 3:26:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/12/12 | Nanette Asimov
    Occupy the Farm protesters agreed Saturday to end their three-week encampment on UC Berkeley property in Albany, but rebuffed an invitation from the university to discuss how area can be used for both urban farming and for research. Instead, the several dozen protesters set up ladders to scale the fence UC had erected around the area along San Pablo Avenue known as the Gill Tract and said they will continue to tend the vegetables and fruit trees they've planted on two of the five disputed acres. As a result, the UC Regents said they won't drop the civil lawsuit they...