August 2008

Best known for their cute kitten and fuzzy puppy propaganda , the Humane Society of the United States has “come out of the closet” with their emotional pleas to stop abuse of “factory farm animals.”  It should now be clear that HSUS is more about driving animal agriculture out of our culture than they are about caring for abandoned pets. (more…)

Imagine if that figure was widely reported, rather than farmers getting rich from food prices?   USDA reports that total production expenses are expected to be a record-high $279.2 billion in 2008.  Consider where the vast percentage of those dollars are spent and the many benefeciaries in small towns.  Add the multiplier effect to of employee wages and it becomes obvious that agriculture is providing a stimulus that’s vital to struggling economies across the country. And, then add in property taxes paid by farmers to support roads, schools and other local infrastructure needs.  Don’t overlook the importance of agriculture’s stimulus at a local level in a down economy.  (more…)

Farm Sanctuary, HSUS and friends are claiming victory with the decision going against animal husbandry, pro animal humans.  Unless you want courts determining what the best management practices are that you can use on your farm, it’s time to pay attention.  This just in from Farm Sanctuary… (more…)