Most of us in Agriculture are aware that areas of the midwest were devastated by massive wildfires in March of 2017. The fires were headline news for a couple of days, but those headlines faded quickly. Many people outside of agriculture had no idea just how unbelievably huge the fires were. The losses were … Continue reading Responding to the Prarie Fires
Recently I encountered a news story that just hasn’t seen much air time with traditional media. It should; the story rights a wrong committed against dairy and beef cattle. It corrects a statement by the UN that made cattle a primary cause of global warming. UC Davis professor Frank Mitloehner says that cows do … Continue reading Cow Pollution: A lot of Bull
It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you’re on, electing Trump was … well, electrifying. It was a new wind blowing across the land, and it isn’t just hot air. These guys are following through on their promises. Business and farm-friendly management is now the order of the day at the Federal building, and … Continue reading The times, they are a-changin’.
I’d like to tell you an old story that still wanders the Montana countryside. It starts in the summer of 1936 when a Montana sheepherder fell ill. He was transported to the St. Clare Hospital in Fort Benton, where eventually his sheepdog, Shep, found him. The man was dying, and the dog, with the … Continue reading Shep’s Story
Is the terrifying picture of global warming a myth? There’s increasing evidence it isn’t quite what we’ve been led to believe, and more people are thinking that it may not be a problem after all. Writing a blog post for Forbes Magazine, James Taylor, who is president of a right-wing political foundation, debunks some … Continue reading Is Global Warming just a Myth?
Over the last 150 years, more than 95 percent of the natural habitat in California’s Central Valley has been replaced by farms and ranches. As a result, native wildlife populations have declined. Today, California has the challenge of recovering these species, and the ecosystems on which they depend, while maintaining productive agricultural lands. The Environmental … Continue reading Central Valley Habitat Exchange
Once again, it’s time for true country music! The annual bluegrass festival will happen in a few short weeks, over in Parkfield on Mother’s day weekend. For 20 years bluegrass pickers, pluckers and fans have spent mother’s day weekend in these hills, entertaining themselves and guests with some of the best guitar and banjo … Continue reading It’s time for the Bluegrass Festival