The myth of rural ethics

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The myth of rural ethics

I just posted a comment in response to a blog post on the Iowa Farm Bureau blog. I doubt that the comment will get approved, so I thought I’d post it here as well. Here’s the paragraph that caught my eye: Not only are too many suburban-dwelling kids like my daughter removed from the character-building


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Family farms are factory farms

Today Erik Marcus wrote a post about a pig farm company in North Carolina that has declared bankruptcy. The”farm,” Coharie Hog Farms, is the 22nd largest pork producer in the United States, with 33,000 sows. The original news story states that “the company remains held in family hands.” Some people like to say “family farms,


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Doublespeak

I’ve been trying to decide whether or not to write a post about this message I got on twitter the other day. But, since it was sent to me publicly, I guess it’s ok to write about it and make it more public. For some time I’ve been conversing on twitter with a pig and


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