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  • When Green Energy Comes For Your Farm

    06/02/2023 9:23:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Para Bellum ^ | 6/1/2023 | GREG PRICE
    A few weeks ago, 42-year-old Jared Bossly ventured out into his farm to plant alfalfa. Bossly’s farm in Brown County, South Dakota has been owned by his family for four generations. They grow corn, beans, and alfalfa in addition to raising cattle. They also plant trees all over the property as a windbreak to protect the herd. Bossley has put his entire life into his work, and has passed those values along to his children. He and his 17-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son work on the farm daily to do the right things for the land. Every spare penny the...
  • US farmers sound alarm on single-most catastrophic thing headed for corn crops

    02/01/2023 10:25:03 AM PST · by CFW · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/1/23 | risten Altus
    A regulatory move within Mexico’s agricultural sector has U.S. farmers concerned it will "corn-er" their corn crop production. "Most farmers, my generation and younger, have never even used conventional corn. We're not set up to do it. We don't have the equipment to do it," Hinkel Farms' Elizabeth Hinkel told FOX Business’ Madison Alworth on "Mornings with Maria" Tuesday. "So it would be a huge investment if we had to go back to growing conventional. And on top of that, our yields would be decreased." American farmers are headed to Capitol Hill to voice concerns about Mexico’s proposed ban on...

    01/19/2023 6:14:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | January 19, 2023 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: January 10, 2023) NATIONAL POPCORN DAY On January 19th, National Popcorn Day pops onto the scene with a crunch we all love to enjoy! The annual celebration recognizes a treat that satisfies munchies, day or night. #NationalPopcornDay This time-honored snack can be sweet or savory, caramelized, buttered or plain, molded into a candied ball, or tossed with nuts and chocolate. However it is enjoyed, enjoy it on National Popcorn Day, January 19th. The word “corn” in Old English meant “grain” or, more specifically, the most prominent grain grown in a region. When Native Americans introduce their most...
  • Crops were cultivated in regions of the Amazon '10,000 years ago' [8,000 BC]

    04/17/2020 9:05:19 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 April 2020 | Matt McGrath
    An international team found that during this period, crops were being cultivated in a remote location in what is now northern Bolivia. The scientists believe that the humans who lived here were planting squash, cassava and maize. The inhabitants also created thousands of artificial islands in the forest. The end of the last ice age, around 12,000 years ago, saw a sustained rise in global temperatures... Researchers have previously unearthed evidence that crops were domesticated at four important locations around the world. So China saw the cultivation of rice, while in the Middle East it was grains, in Central America...
  • The food that built America(History Channel)

    10/23/2022 11:58:20 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 29 replies
    History Channel ^ | 4/17/22 | History Channel
    Small town farmer Orville Redenbacher has a lifelong dream of creating the perfect popcorn kernel, leading to the first significant development of popcorn in thousands of years which he sells nationwide, eventually pitting him against industry rivals for supremacy of America’s oldest snack.
  • Libby jury hinting at deadlock

    03/03/2007 1:56:15 PM PST · by STARWISE · 88 replies · 2,664+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3-3-07 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - Notes from the jury deliberating the fate of ex-White House aide Lewis (Scooter) Libby gave a hint there might be one or two holdouts on a conviction. "We would like clarification of the term 'reasonable doubt,'" the jury wrote to U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton on the eighth day of deliberations. "Is it necessary for the government to present evidence that it is not humanly possible for someone not to recall an event in order to find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt?" The notes from the 11 jurors weighing the fate of Vice President Cheney's former chief of...
  • How U.S. regulators allow ethanol plants to pollute more than oil refineries

    09/14/2022 8:58:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Reuters, Daily Mail ^ | 8 September 2022 | Leah Douglas
    In 2007, the U.S. Congress mandated the blending of biofuels such as corn-based ethanol into gasoline. One of the top goals: reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But today, the nation´s ethanol plants produce more than double the climate-damaging pollution, per gallon of fuel production capacity, than the nation´s oil refineries, according to a Reuters analysis of federal data. The average ethanol plant chuffed out 1,187 metric tons of carbon emissions per million gallons of fuel capacity in 2020, the latest year data is available. The average oil refinery, by contrast, produced 533 metric tons of carbon. The ethanol plants´ high emissions...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - September 2022

    09/01/2022 1:19:42 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 37 replies
    Last month, Freeper ‘Mylife’ posted a recipe for a version of Mexican Street Corn, made as a ‘bowl’ or salad. When I went to try this, our stores didn’t yet have good fresh corn; so it’s still on my list. I’ve seen some recipes that suggest using frozen corn or canned corn, but I don’t suggest you do this – I don’t think it will really ‘char’ properly or taste right. Make this with fresh corn, carved off of the cob. For the cheese, as the recipe suggests, you can use Feta if your store doesn’t have Cotija, but a...
  • Corn collapse: Just 57% of US corn crop is in good or excellent condition

    08/19/2022 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Starvation News ^ | 8/17/22 | Arsenio Toledo
    Less than 60 percent of America’s corn crop is in good or excellent condition, according to the latest Crop Progress report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). As of Aug. 15, only 12 percent of America’s corn crop is in excellent condition; 45 percent in good condition; 27 percent in fair condition; 10 percent in poor condition; and six percent in very poor condition. In the USDA’s Crop Progress report published on July 17, 13 percent of the crop was rated excellent, 48 percent good, 25 percent fair, eight percent poor and three percent very poor. On June...
  • Some Artificial Sweeteners May Have a Not-So-Sweet Impact on Our Bodies

    08/19/2022 12:02:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 20 August 2022 | By CARLY CASSELLA
    Just because an artificial sweetener has zero or very few calories doesn't mean there are zero (or very few) health consequences to consuming the sachet. A randomized controlled trial recently found that regular consumption of sucralose (marketed as Splenda) and saccharin (marketed as Sweet'N Low) can alter microbes in the gut and elevate the body's response to sugar. These non-nutritive sweeteners are presumed to be chemically inert, but that may not actually be true. The findings of the recent trial, conducted among 120 participants who identified as strict abstainers from artificial sweeteners of any kind, suggest that regularly consuming some...
  • US, China Blame Each Other Over Food Insecurity

    06/20/2022 10:19:01 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies
    voa ^ | June 12, 2022 | Kate Bartlett
    Food insecurity is rising globally because of the war in Ukraine, according to experts, with Africa expected to be hit the hardest. The world’s superpowers, China and the U.S., say they are trying to mitigate the fallout but at the same time are accusing each other of exacerbating the crisis. A state newspaper, The China Daily, placed blame for the situation partially on Washington, saying: “Food prices have reached an all-time high, as Russian and Ukrainian grain exports are hindered by port disruptions and Western sanctions.” The U.S., for its part, has accused China of hoarding, after President Xi Jinping...
  • Biden’s Mandates For Increased Production Of Ethanol Are Wrong-Headed

    06/14/2022 6:29:53 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-14-2022 | Mark Hendrickson via The Epoch Times
    On Friday, June 3, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will require American refiners to blend a record amount of ethanol and other biofuels into the country’s fuel supply. Reactions were mixed. Corn farmers in Iowa, where more than 40 percent of each year’s corn crop is turned into fuel, were happy. Many environmentalists, oil refiners, and yours truly were dismayed. There’s nothing inherently strange about President Joe Biden flying into Iowa to crow about mandating increased production of corn-based ethanol and E15 (motor fuel with a 15 percent ethanol content instead of the usual 10 percent)....
  • Biden Administration Quietly Raised Amount of Ethanol Required in Summer Blend Gasoline from Ten Percent to Fifteen, Three Predictable Problems Will Surface Soon

    06/08/2022 7:36:05 AM PDT · by dalight · 194 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | June 6, 2022 | Sudance
    Last Friday the Biden administration raised the mandatory amount of biofuel, specifically ethanol, that must be blended within the U.S. gasoline supply. The previous amount of 10% (summer blend) was raised to a year-round 15% (waiver) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is likely to lead to two sets of bigger issues, less food and higher gas prices. ♦ First issue. – The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a government mandate, passed in 2005 and expanded in 2007, that requires growing volumes of biofuels to be blended into U.S. transportation fuels like gasoline and diesel every year. Approximately 40...
  • Getting to the root of corn domestication; knowledge may help plant breeders

    05/23/2022 9:15:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Pennsylvania State University ^ | April 18, 2022 | Jeff Mulhollem
    A unique confluence of archeology, molecular genetics and serendipity guided a collaboration of Mexican and Penn State researchers to a deeper understanding of how modern corn was domesticated from teosinte, a perennial grass native to Mexico and Central America, more than 5,000 years ago.There is much interest in how ancient agriculturists transformed the wild grass teosinte into modern corn, one of the most important and successful crops on earth, according to team leader Jonathan Lynch, distinguished professor of plant nutrition. For decades, his research group in the College of Agricultural Sciences has been uncovering how roots play a critical role...
  • Curcumin and gold nanoparticles key to ethanol fuel cells

    05/03/2022 9:07:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | 19 Apr 2022 | Staff
    Curcumin and gold nanoparticles have been combined to create an electrode that requires 100 times less energy to convert ethanol into electricity. Curcumin - (Image: Paitoon at AdobeStock) This is the claim of researchers at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute (CNI), South Carolina and their collaborators from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL) in India. While the research team need to do more testing, the discovery could eventually lead to hydrogen being replaced as a fuel cell feedstock. “Of all the catalysts for alcohol oxidation in alkaline medium, the one we prepared is the best so far,” said...
  • Dr. Kevin Korus: Corn Smut, a Disgusting Disaster or a Delicious Delicacy?

    05/01/2022 2:26:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | April 17, 2022 | Dr. Kevin Korus
    Have you ever gleefully walked into your garden, anxiously anticipating your early summer sweet-corn harvest, only to find that your ears have been replaced with a large, gray mass? Do not fret; this is a very common fungal plant pathogen called smut. Corn smut occurs most often on the ear, but also can show up on the stalk, leaves and even the tassel of corn plants. The large, gray tumor that replaces the corn kernels or even the entire ear of corn is the fungus’ fruiting body, which gives rise to its reproductive spores. When the fruiting body first develops,...
  • Breaking Down The Flurry Of Legal Filings By Clinton Campaign Associates In Durham Case

    04/21/2022 4:11:43 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 4-21-2022 | Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke via The Epoch Times
    In a coordinated legal action between a number of Hillary Clinton operatives and associates, almost two dozen separate documents were simultaneously filed on April 19 in special counsel John Durham’s case against former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann. This sudden flurry of mass filings included responses from former Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta, campaign manager Robby Mook, Clinton campaign lead lawyer Marc Elias, contractors Fusion GPS, the Clinton campaign itself, and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The trigger for the flurry of filings was a request by Durham to unseal a number of emails involving the parties. The emails are...
  • What Is Going On? Union Pacific Railroad Begins Restricting Rail Shipments of Nitrogen Based Fertilizer During Spring Planting Season

    04/21/2022 7:36:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 18, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    In early March, Tucker Carlson invited Iowa Corn and soybean farmer Ben Riensche on his top-rated program to discuss the massive inflation we are about to see in food prices here at home. According to Rienshe, grocery prices may increase up to $1,000 per month due to Russia’s sanctions on fertilizer. ... “It’s embarrassing how little most people know about fertilizer, what it means, tell us the implications of this sanction?” Carlson asked. .... Soaring fertilizer prices are likely to spike food prices,” Riensche said. “If you’re upset that gas is up a dollar or two a gallon, wait until...
  • We’re Beyond the Point of No Return on Food Shortages

    04/19/2022 10:04:54 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | April 19, 2022 | JD Rucker
    At this point, only God can prevent massive food shortages from hitting the United States in the near future. We knew things were bad when even Joe Biden’s handlers instructed him to warn the world last month that we would all be experiencing food shortages soon. Now, it seems to be a foregone conclusion. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but we’re in the middle of a perfect storm of events that will lead to even higher prices and extreme food scarcity. The stage was set by Pandemic Panic Theater. The Ukraine-Russia war made things much worse...
  • Corn Exceeds $8 A Bushel For First Time In Decade On Shortage Fears

    04/18/2022 6:59:12 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 4-18-2022
    A combination of factors has sent corn futures in Chicago to the highest level in a decade as investors fret over dwindling supplies. Corn futures haven’t exceeded $8 a bushel since September 2012, following a devastating drought that damaged crops across the U.S. Midwest. Now supply risks return but for different reasons. The global outlook for corn supplies has plunged since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began in late February. The war-torn country supplies a fifth of the world’s corn and could experience a 50% decline in output this year.Soaring fertilizer costs have forced some farmers in the U.S. to increase...