Author Archives: Beth Lutter

Don’t Gag all the Ag-Gag

Although it’s currently hard to believe now, my family had a farrow-to-finish hog operation until I was 10 or so. After that, we continued to raise feeder pigs (if nothing else for the many red-ribbon-winning (i.e., strictly average) 4-H hogs … Continue reading

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You Get What You Pay For: Bowman vs. Monsanto

There’s a case in the Supreme Court right now that’s raising the eyebrows of farmers, scientists, anti-biotechnology advocates, and even software companies. You should care because it involves food (and the research and development done to make our food supply … Continue reading

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Prop 37: It’s Not Just a Label

In case you haven’t heard, on November 6th of this year voters in California will be asked to cast a vote on whether or not to label genetically modified foods (aka Prop 37.) It’s a controversial ballot initiative, and one that I’ve … Continue reading

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2012 Crop Update

Like it has been for most of the rest of the country, the 2012 drought has been painful for us. Our dryland (non-irrigated) acres have been toast for a couple weeks now. Thankfully, due to many late nights and a … Continue reading

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A Modern Urban Legend: The Factory Farm.

The term “factory farm” gets thrown around a lot by mainstream media and, more often, by critics of modern agriculture. I’ve always been a little fascinated by the term. What does it mean? Who defines the term? Are factory farms … Continue reading

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Hungry

I’ve had some plane time lately, which provided me some time to finish a book that’s been on my nightstand for a while. The book, Acts of Faith, took me longer to read than other books I’ve read lately, but … Continue reading

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Women in Ag Wednesday – Darcy Maulsby

Author’s Note: Every other Wednesday EatPrayFarm will feature a woman involved in American agriculture. We’re hoping to interview a wide variety of women from various geographies about their role in ag and their thoughts about where the industry is going. … Continue reading

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Women in Ag Wednesday – Kelsey Pope

Author’s Note: Every other Wednesday EatPrayFarm will feature a woman involved in American agriculture. We’re hoping to interview a wide variety of women from various geographies about their role in ag and their thoughts about where the industry is going. … Continue reading

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Women in Ag Wednesday – Deanna Karmazin

Author’s Note: Every other Wednesday EatPrayFarm will feature a woman involved in American agriculture. We’re hoping to interview a wide variety of women from various geographies about their role in ag and their thoughts about where the industry is going. … Continue reading

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Women in Ag Wednesday – Dawn Caldwell

Author’s Note: Every other Wednesday EatPrayFarm will feature a woman involved in American agriculture. We’re hoping to interview a wide variety of women from various geographies about their role in ag and their thoughts about where the industry is going. … Continue reading

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