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High-yield agriculture slows pace of global warming, say Stanford researchers

June 28th, 2010

Advances in high-yield agriculture over the latter part of the 20th century have prevented massive amounts of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere – the equivalent of 590 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide – according to a new study led by two Stanford Earth scientists

View from Washington: Armies of Animal Agriculture

July 1st, 2009

View from Washington: Armies of Animal Agriculture
By Steve Kopperud
Policy Directions, Inc.
June 2009, Render magazine
There is no doubt the animal rights movement is perhaps the biggest threat to animal agriculture. The unending attacks on the safe and effective technologies used on a daily basis to feed this country and a good chunk of the world are [...]

Sustainable Bedding Production

May 26th, 2009

Sustainable Bedding Production
Bruce Dehm
Up on the Farm
May 27, 2009
Keeping dairy cows comfortable is important to help them reach their genetic potential.  Dairy producers pay lots of attention to “cow comfort” for this reason.   Bedding is what cows lay down on in their stalls while they chew their cud, rest and make milk.  The type of [...]

George McGovern on Agriculture’s Next Big Challenge

April 21st, 2009

Agriculture’s next big challenge
By George Mcgovern and Marshall Matz
January 04, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Iowa’s former Gov. Tom Vilsack to be his secretary of agriculture. Vilsack was an excellent choice, but some have criticized the appointment because he supports agricultural biotechnology and commercial agriculture. The critics assume that anyone who holds these views is [...]

A Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack

April 21st, 2009

A Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack
4255 S. Buckley Road, #178
Aurora, CO 80013
Phone: (800) 340-0737
Fax: (888) 356-5023

February 19, 2009
Honorable Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U. S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250
Dear Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack:
As Americans, we are both proud of our great nation and concerned for its future. We are facing catastrophic economic [...]



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