Archive | June, 2009

One More Thing

One More Thing

The Recording Industry Association of America is trying to kill local radio. You heard me. After gaining the notorious distinction of killing Napster in the early part of this decade and hauling hundreds of college music downloaders off to court of jail, the RIAA is gunning for your local radio station.     In an […]

This Week's Column: Social Media and Agriculture

This Week’s Column: Social Media and Agriculture

Social media is sweeping the nation’s agricultural community. I say community, because it has often been accurately observed that agriculture is a fairly tight-knit sector of our populace for a number of reasons. Ranging from a shared work ethic to an understanding of common challenges, concerns, and opportunities, farm and rural families have things in […]

Right Angles For Thursday Evening

Right Angles For Thursday Evening

A few things rattling around this evening that you might find interesting. In an interesting back and forth via Twitter (see my earlier column on the importance of social media to agriculture), I chatted with a “sustainable” food activist and a Canadian farmer about some anti-Monsanto comments and articles the activist posted. Naturally, as any […]

In Wayne's Own Words, Part II

In Wayne’s Own Words, Part II

Troy Hadrick, a South Dakota rancher who’s embraced the critical importance of farmers and ranchers communicating about their shared values with consumers, has a great post at his blog on HSUS. HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle provides some great insight into the organization’s mission of ending food animal production in this country.     Read Wayne’s […]