May 28 2020
Food can carry quite a few labels these days. There’s grass-fed, organic, no antibiotics used, vegan, from cows not treated with rBST, clean . . . and probably at least a dozen others
March 30 2020
Even before there was a pandemic to worry about, the next generation of farmers and the next generation of consumers had similar concerns on their minds — ones about the future of our food systems
March 16 2020
The sustainability conversation around agriculture, particularly animal agriculture, has become increasingly front of mind for a growing number of people
Feb. 24 2020
Urbanization is a tricky subject. It affects each state, region, county, and town differently, and there are certainly benefits to expanding our communities
Feb. 10 2020
Ten years ago, or even just five, it’s likely safe to guess that not many people thought about food on the cellular level. If they did, it was probably not about using cells to create entirely new...
Dec. 11 2019
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck . . . It’s going to taste like a duck!
Oct. 28 2019
A sobering blow has been delivered to extreme claims about animal agriculture and the environment by the new Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP) presented at the World Food Prize this month
July 26 2019
For some, the slightest mention of anything “sustainable” might ignite an indifferent facial expression. For others, they grab the word right out of the sky and embrace it
July 23 2019
sat in rush hour traffic in Oregon’s biggest city, Portland, the other day. It’s something I avoid at all costs, but then again, I try to avoid driving to the big city for anything
July 5 2019
Even though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Chemicals Agency have declared that glyphosate
May 14 2019
If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it's that we don't know anything
March 22 2019
In the 1950s, the U.S. had 22 million dairy cows and the average milk production was 598 gallons per cow
March 20 2019
Imagine being told you can’t sell your milk, you can’t market your cows, and the water on your land is contaminated with a slowly degrading man-made chemical
Jan. 28 2019
With each passing year, expectations continue to be placed on dairy producers across the country with a focal point being on-farm environmental practices
Nov. 5 2018
When people talk about sustainability, they often refer to the term “carbon footprint.” However, there is more to the sustainability story than greenhouse gases
Aug. 8 2018
It is no secret that the politics in California are a joke. For decades, California’s politics have haunted the agricultural community, but over the past few years we have been able to watch its...
July 16 2018
With a growing world population, we hear time and again that we will have to feed more people with fewer farmers and less resources
June 27 2018
The agriculture community in Tulare, Calif., has been working out lately and has developed a few muscles
March 10 2018
Along with many other day-to-day responsibilities of running a dairy farm, managing odors and making efficient use of manure nutrients are becoming more important all the time
Dec. 18 2017
Nutrient application often ends up in the hot seat being blamed for impairing water quality