Forage / hay quality and availability is tight this year. Many operations are facing tough decisions on acquiring feed options. If you are faced with using lower quality forage or hay, this post will help in identifying the quality and storage options for fall and winter.
The quality of the hay will vary greatly, depending on the time of year, maturity and weather conditions when the hay was made in addition to how it is stored. While we encourage forage testing as the only real way of knowing the feed value of your hay, very few farmers are following through with this practice.
Protecting & Growing Agriculture Amidst the Activist Conflict - Tom Carlson, Nebraska State Senate, Chairman, Agriculture Committee, from the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.
Kay Johnson Smith, Animal Agriculture Alliance, shares what tactics are utilized by HSUS, PETA, and other organizations to tell a story against animal agriculture and why it is important for agri-professionals to understand those tactics. From the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.
The Animal Agriculture Alliance will host its tenth annual Stakeholders Summit May 5-6, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. The Summit will bring together food and farm industry leaders to reflect on the challenges of the past decade and new opportunities to strengthen agriculture advocacy efforts in the future. Jason Shoultz, Senator Tom Carlson, Frank Luntz, Andy Dietrick, Debbie Lyons-Blythe, and Teresa Platt are some of the key speakers at the Summit.
After a trip to Chicago earlier this week, I am reminded once again how great the distance is between consumers and the farm. While the mileage from downtown Chicago to the nearest farm may not be long, the distance in understanding of consumers and food production is continually growing.
We need to establish education as one of our top priorities and work diligently to close this education gap that exists today. So I challenge each of us to do a little more to help consumers better understand our story of producing their food.
Animal‑rights is not about treating animals more nicely Wesley J. Smith, Award winning author and Senior Fellow in Human Rights and Bioethics at the Discovery Institute, shares his view that animal-rights is an ideology and that agriculture much better job of explaining the great traditions of animal husbandry and the tremendous human benefit we receive from the proper and humane use of animals.