Archive | June, 2010

Vilsack's Says Production Agriculture is Unsustainable

Vilsack’s Says Production Agriculture is Unsustainable

Secretary Vilsack Still Doesn’t Get It… This week the Secretary of Agriculture hosted his highly touted “National Summit on Rural America,” what I’ve been describing as a USDA “field trip” to Missouri. Vilsack loaded up his top brass and hosted their own echo chamber on what’s wrong with Rural America, and how this USDA Administration is […]

HSUS Contradicts Itself on Conklin Issue

HSUS Contradicts Itself on Conklin Issue

Less than a week after HSUS’ Factory Farm Campaign Director Paul Shapiro told me personally that the mutli-million dollar animal rights juggernaut would NOT use footage from the Mercy for Animals “undercover video” at Conklin Dairy in its campaign for a ballot measure on animal housing this fall, the organization has clearly reneged on that […]

Director Boggs on HSUS/Mercy for Animals

Director Boggs on HSUS/Mercy for Animals

Ohio is fortunate to have a strong Director of Agriculture in Robert Boggs. Director Boggs spoke with AgWeb.comEditor Greg Vincent earlier today about his reaction to the video released by Mercy For Animals depicting animal cruelty on a Plain City dairy. Director Boggs, after deploring the abuses shown in the widely distributed YouTube clip, was asked about how […]

This Week's Column: Farmers Hate Animal Abuse

This Week’s Column: Farmers Hate Animal Abuse

Earlier this week, radical animal rights activist group Mercy for Animals (MFA) released an “undercover” video of animal abuses at a dairy near Plain City, Ohio. I watched the video. I was… well, to preserve the decorum of civil discourse, I’ll simply say I was highly inflamed by what I saw on the tape.   […]