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  • Wolves Impacting Humans - Wolf Attack, and a Farmer's Reflection

    02/27/2021 5:30:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4 October, 2018 | Wisconsin Farmer
    Reflections of wolves attacking cattle for one Central Wisconsin farmer. These are real human/wolf interactions as verified by the WI DNR and USDA Wildlife Services.
  • Stray Rooster Wanders Into Family's House And Decides He Lives There Now

    10/06/2020 8:27:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    The Dodo ^ | By Caitlin Jill Anders Published on 10/6/2020 at 10:03 AM
    “One morning we had the door open letting the dogs come and go and looked up and he was standing in the living room" 👋🐓 =========================================================================== Chaz Sanders and her family were relaxing at home one day in the beginning of September when, out of nowhere, a stray rooster wandered onto their property. Everyone was immediately confused. “We don’t have any neighbors other than family for about 2 miles so we have no idea how he got there,” Sanders told The Dodo. The rooster, later named Ronnie, kept his distance at first, but after a few days he decided that...
  • China says worst of flooding still to come as situation is severe

    07/27/2020 7:16:48 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 59 replies
    The Straits Times (Singapore) ^ | JUL 27, 2020 | (Author Not Cited)
    China warned that the worst of the deluges that have led millions to be evacuated may be yet to come, after a third wave of floods formed in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River on Sunday (July 26). "The flood control and flood fighting situation is severe," China's water resources ministry said in a statement. "The new peak may appear later." The authorities ordered the Three Gorges Reservoir to save its water-storing capacity in preparation for more flows, and forecast another three days of torrential rain in the southern region. China's south has been battered by severe floods after...
  • Give Up Your Farm

    06/07/2020 9:49:10 AM PDT · by The Louiswu · 92 replies
    Me | 6/7/2020 | Me
    I’m wondering, since this BLM movement seems to have gained the upper hand in the US, before extra-governmental groups begin going to rural areas and demanding White owners give up their farms and. Businesses. It happened in South Africa, I believe it’s just a matter of time.
  • Weekly Garden Thread May 9-15, 2020

    05/09/2020 7:08:22 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 171 replies
    May 9, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • The Reason They Support Trump Isn't About Trump

    02/18/2020 3:55:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies ^ | February 18, 2020 | Salena Zito
    WESTBY, Wisconsin -- Spend any time with people who supported presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016 and you quickly find out that the reasons they voted for Trump had very little to do with him. It is likely one of the most misunderstood threads among this new conservative populist coalition. To get the real reasons for their support for Trump, you have to be where they are, have no preconceived ideas about who they are and have no prejudice for what you think their motivations are. Tom Schaub, Ralph Petersheim, Donna Leum, Kris Amundson and Ben Klinkner are all sitting...
  • Wisconsin dairy farmers suffer massive blow thanks to Trump's trade war

    01/11/2020 5:54:01 PM PST · by Fawn · 116 replies ^ | 1/10/2020 | Dan Desai Martin
    Wisconsin lost 818 dairies in 2019 as farmers across the country suffer from Donald Trump's trade war with China. The state of Wisconsin, famous for its cheese, lost 10% of its dairy farms in 2019, Dairy Herd Management reported on Thursday. The loss of 818 dairies was the largest decline in Wisconsin history. Trouble for dairy farmers started in 2018, when Donald Trump engaged in a protracted trade war with China. In retaliation for increased tariffs from the United States, China placed tariffs on a number of U.S. agricultural exports. As a result, exports of U.S. dairy to China dropped...
  • Kentucky zoo employees round up escaped emus from Amish farm

    10/22/2019 2:45:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 22, 2019 / 12:25 PM | Ben Hooper
    Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Employees at a Kentucky zoo rounded up a quartet of emus that escaped from an Amish farm and went wandering near a busy highway. Mick McGill, animal management director at the Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, said phone calls started coming in about 3 p.m. from drivers who spotted the emus wandering loose near the L&N Turnpike in Horse Cave. McGill said he and his head zookeeper, Harley White, did a quick check to make sure the emus didn't belong to the zoo, and soon determined the large birds had escaped from a nearby Amish farm....
  • Iowa family's 26.6-inch-tall bull dubbed world's shortest by Guinness

    08/20/2019 10:59:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 20, 2019 / 1:16 PM | By Ben Hooper
    Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An Iowa family's 5-year-old bovine has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's shortest bull, standing at only 26.6 inches high. Heikens Ark Jupiter, aka Humphrey, was purchased by the Gardner family of Kelona in May 2017, and it was only after buying him that they discovered he wasn't a calf, he was a fully-grown 3-year-old miniature zebu bull. "It's hard for people to believe there are animals so small who are full-sized," owner Shelly Gardner said. "Most people, when they think of a bull, think of a large animal and he is...
  • Matriarch of 'Bob Evans' company dies in Gallipolis

    07/26/2019 6:29:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WCHS TV8 ^ | July 26, 2019 | Anna Moore
    GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (WCHS/WVAH) — The matriarch of the Bob Evans family and company died this week in Ohio. Jewell Evans, the wife of restaurant franchise founder Bob Evans, died Wednesday in her Gallipolis home, according to her obituary. She was 99. The Bob Evans company shared the news on its social media channels. "Her model of warm hospitality and grace have been integral to our history and values," the company said. "Our prayers and condolences go out to her family and friends. She will forever remain a part of us all as we draw inspiration from her incredible legacy. Her...
  • Cuomo signs new farm bill into law far away from any farms

    07/18/2019 1:54:45 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 20 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 7/17/19 | Mark Mulville
    ALBANY – Signaling the controversy surrounding the bill, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo chose a Manhattan office building – instead of a farm upstate or on Long Island – to sign a law Wednesday providing expansive new employment rights for farm workers. The bill has been hailed by unions and Democrats in the Legislature for giving farm workers certain rights that have been long provided to employees in other sectors of the economy. But critics say the measure ignores the realities of how farms operate in the different seasons and that more farms will be forced to close. The federal government...
  • Ancient nomads spread earliest domestic grains along Silk Road, study finds

    04/05/2014 8:57:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | April 1, 2014 | Gerry Everding
    Charred grains of barley, millet and wheat deposited nearly 5,000 years ago at campsites in the high plains of Kazakhstan show that nomadic sheepherders played a surprisingly important role in the early spread of domesticated crops throughout a mountainous east-west corridor along the historic Silk Road... "Ancient wheat and broomcorn millet, recovered in nomadic campsites in Kazakhstan, show that prehistoric herders in Central Eurasia had incorporated both regional crops into their economy and rituals nearly 5,000 years ago, pushing back the chronology of interaction along the territory of the 'Silk Road' more than 2,000 years," Frachetti said... ...several strains of...
  • South Africa horror as white farmer activist beaten to death with hammer

    05/24/2019 6:37:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | PUBLISHED: 00:14, Fri, May 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 09:29, Fri, May 24, 2019 | By Rebecca Perring
    A SOUTH African farmer activist who spoke out against brutal attacks on the the country’s white farmers has been found dead. Annette Kennealy, 51, was founded with multiple wounds to the body on her land in Limpopo province. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, a police spokesman, said: “Family members tried to call her without success, until one of them went to investigate. “On arrival he found the deceased inside the house.” The victim was staying with an employee on her farm in the town of Louis Trichardt when she was attacked. A friend is said to have found her body lying in...
  • Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs

    04/17/2019 12:15:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | April 17, 20191:01 PM ET | Nell Greenfieldboyce
    The brains of dead pigs have been somewhat revived by scientists hours after the animals were killed in a slaughterhouse. The Yale University research team is careful to say that none of the brains regained the kind of organized electrical activity associated with consciousness or awareness. Still, the experiment described Wednesday in the journal Nature showed that a surprising amount of cellular function was either preserved or restored. The implications of this study have staggered ethicists, as they contemplate how this research should move forward and how it fits into the current understanding of what separates the living from the...
  • Bill would require Washington farmers to report slaves

    02/26/2019 5:20:16 AM PST · by vannrox · 28 replies
    Capital Press ^ | 22FEB19 | By DON JENKINS
    OLYMPIA — Washington dairy farmers and fruit growers would have to report to retailers whether they use slaves under a bill endorsed Thursday by Democrats on the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee.Farm groups, for the record, say they oppose slavery, as well as human trafficking and peonage — two other forms of servitude producers would have to report.At a hearing last week, farm lobbyists said the bill was offensive and asked the committee to kill it. The committee excluded some commodities, but kept in dairy and fruit. By a party line vote, the Democratic majority recommended the bill to the...
  • No Wall Street Journal, Trump’s tariffs did not spark a wave of farm bankruptcies

    02/08/2019 7:35:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2019 | Jack Hellner
    The Wall Street Journal has been against Trump’s trade tariffs, and any chance they get they will put blame on the tariffs for bad things, even when it is obvious they are not to blame. On Thursday they had a front-page story which attributed a wave of Chapter 12 bankruptcies (50 total in the U.S.) partially to small tariffs put in place by Trump in 2018. Any business reporter with a brain knows that those small tariffs had nothing to do with bankruptcies that occurred in 2018. Those farmers had to be struggling with too much debt for years, and...
  • Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak traced to California farm

    12/14/2018 10:58:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    nbc ^ | 12/13/2018 | Maggie Fox
    An irrigation reservoir was found to be contaminated. An outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce has been traced to at least one California farm, but it’s probably not the source of all the sicknesses, federal health officials said Thursday. So far, 59 people have been reported sick across 15 states in the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The CDC said 23 have been sick enough to be hospitalized, although no one has died. Canadian health officials have reported 27 cases linked to the same outbreak. Investigators found the implicated strain of E. coli...
  • Sperm of mutant ‘double-muscle’ pigs being sold on FB farmer cashes in on ‘Frankenswine’ market

    12/05/2018 7:57:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | 5th December 2018, 2:52 pm Updated: 5th December 2018, 2:54 pm | By Jon Lockett
    AN AMBITIOUS pig farmer raising muscle-bound mutant porkers for the bacon market is selling their sperm on Facebook. The Cambodian-based breeder is flogging the semen - along with insemination kits - to others looking to move into the 'Frankenswine' market. Mutant of the giant pigs greedily gobbles up his massive dinner at a farm in Cambodia ______________________________________________________________ Scientists in South Korea have been credited with originally genetically-engineering double-muscle hogs to avert a future pork shortage crisis. They carefully altered pig genes to create super-sized swines capable of producing more meat than usual breeds. Farmyard footage shows similar porky 'monsters'...
  • Oklahoma’s Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi [Spanish Explorer's Horses Descendants]

    10/16/2018 11:31:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 10/16/2018 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    <p>POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians who were later forced out of their ancestral homelands.</p>
  • No kidding! Goats prefer to interact with humans who look happy

    08/29/2018 6:54:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies ^ | 29 August, 2018 00:16
    Goats recognise and are attracted to happy humans, a study has found. Much like us, they seem to be drawn to smiling faces. But don’t expect to make friends with a goat if you scowl at it. Scientists showed 20 goats unfamiliar photos of the same human face looking happy or angry. ================================================================= The research, conducted at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in Kent, demonstrated that the goats preferred to interact with the smiling face. Released from a distance of four metres (13ft) they generally made straight for the happy image, exploring it curiously with their snouts. This suggested that goats...