Saturday, May 3, 2008

Don't Blame The Farmer!!!

Rising fuel and food prices are causing much distress as we all struggle to make ends meet. Everyone looks for the one magic button to push to make it all go away, and when it can't be found, look for someone to blame for the current crisis. Farmers and enthanol producers recently converged on Washington DC to voice their plea, "Don't blame the farmer!"

Farmers say don’t blame ethanol for food prices

Don't blame the farmer for higher food prices

Corn Farmers Say Don't Blame Them For Rising Food Costs

Saturday, April 19, 2008

South Korea Agrees to Fuller Reopening of U.S. Beef Trade

Breaking News: "U.S. and South Korean trade officials announced agreement this morning to a trade protocol that initially will allow for the shipment of all U.S. beef products (boneless and bone-in beef, as well as variety meats) from animals under 30 months of age. And Korea calls it a first step toward accepting all U.S. beef products from animals of all ages as directed by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) guidelines." See a summary:

What impact will this have on U.S. Beef Markets - on food prices?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Humane Treatment of Farm Animals

Recent media coverage of slaughterhouse practices resulting in a massive ground beef recall, has once again prompted questioning of whether farm animals are treated humanely. Click HERE to read my Helium article on this topic, and feel free to post your opinion on this issue.