CropVillage update for Aug 4, 2009, Assessing Your Future - Reading The Signs

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Update for August 4, 2009
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A special three part series has been posted featuring CropVillage management consultant Don Tyler. Don brings a wealth of experience and insight via conversations and consultations with producers across a wide spectrum of business models.

This current business cycle is 1) not typical and 2) may not be resolved using the same solutions as before. We hope these three programs will assist in evaluating the current situation, identifying the best outcome and initiating the moves necessary.

Key comments are… Talk to someone. If you observe behavior changes in yourself or in others, ask questions or provide additional information to those asking you. Whipsawed by commodity prices and input costs, the potential for significant carbon legislation in congress and resulting energy price hikes. ... etc. Many in our industry have experienced unanticipated change first hand.

Please take time to hook up on these programs and discuss with those around you.

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CropVillage Conversations
  • Agricultural management consultant Don Tyler helps you step away from day to day operations and, instead, look at your long term operations and opportunities. Are you doing what you want to do? Are your doing what you should be doing?
  • MP3 fileAudio: CropVillage 0172, Part 3, Assessing Your Future - Keeping Your Perspective.
  • MP3 fileAudio: CropVillage 0171, Part 2, Assessing Your Future - Moving Ahead.
  • MP3 fileAudio: CropVillage 0170, Part 1, Assessing Your Future - Reading The Signs.
CropVillage Headliners
  • Link to blogBlog: Political Food for Thought: Organic Food Takes a Hit, by Dennis DiPietre. "I am sure there are some true believers really hitting the ceiling today after the release of the meta-study published this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition entitled "Nutritional Quality of Organic Foods: A Systematic Review". This journal is certainly not "in the pocket" of major agri-business interest nor is the institute which conducted the analysis: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

    Here is the money quote: On the basis of a systematic review of studies of satisfactory quality, there is no evidence of a difference in nutrient quality between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs. The small differences in nutrient content detected are biologically plausible and mostly relate to differences in production methods". Read more.

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