Anti-Ag Activists Articles
If You have a CAFO, You're On the List
2/26/2013 5:29:15 PM
Farmers and ranchers across the United States have been affected by a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Earthjustice and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
HSUS and Bank of America: It Does Matter
8/26/2012 7:15:21 PM
By Kevin Rogers, Arizona Farm Bureau PresidentBank of America has a credit card program where entities can pay to have their logo on a Bank of America credit card ? they have hundreds of them. I took them to task for the program they have with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Their President responded back indicating the size of the commitment Bank of America has to agriculture gen...
Pick the Factory Farm: A Tale of Two Farmers
10/29/2010 5:00:00 AM
Pick the Factory Farm: A Tale of Two Farmers By Craig Fata, Illinois Farm BureauThere’s a guy in Illinois who’s a farmer. He farms 5,000 acres of corn and soybeans over several areas. He is responsible for all of the business decisions for the operation, including which varieties to plant, when to sell what he harvests and for how much. His tractors and combines ...
Ag Education Becomes Key Catalyst for Engaging the Public
10/29/2010 5:00:00 AM
Ag Education Becomes Key Catalyst for Engaging the Public By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Ag Education DirectorIt’s one thing when your next door neighbor has misconceptions about agriculture; it’s downright scary when the vast majority of incorrect understandings of agriculture is emerging within our own FFA and 4-H ranks. And, yes, we can blame some of it on an urbanized...
Animal Rights in Arizona: We're Living in Two Different Worlds
9/29/2010 5:00:00 AM
By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm BureauAg buddies of mine sent me a news announcement from Arizona State University (ASU) that Gene Baur, founder of Farm Sanctuary and author of the book, “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food” (Simon & Schuster), will be at Arizona State University’s West campus tomorrow (Sept. 30) to talk about people’s food...
Animal Rights in Arizona: Negative Media Attention Does Impact Meat Demand
9/20/2010 5:00:00 AM
By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm BureauMedia attention to animal welfare results in significant, negative effects on U.S. meat demand, according to a new analysis by Kansas State University. The study’s results are based on an extensive search of top U.S. newspapers and magazines from 1982 to 2008. Disguised as animal welfare, the reality is that much of this attention is about animal ...
Horse Slaughter is a Humane Option for Abandoned Animals
12/3/2008 1:55:10 AM
By Kevin Rogers, Arizona Farm BureauHow many times have we heard the phrase “unintended consequences” in reference to government actions? Some actions have great intentions, but result in a major calamity. Let’s look at the issue of horse slaughter. There are no horse slaughter facilities operating in this country due to government actions. Congressional efforts are a...