Fresh Views on Farming
On our blog we tackle hard issues that are important to all of us as citizens of our country that range from food to farming to family. We give you a clearer understanding of what we do, what we care about and how it affects how you feed your family.
Check out the blog every couple of weeks to see what’s new in sustainable agriculture, food safety and quality, life on our farm, recipes, and more!
It’s been a very hectic month of August so far. We were able to get away for three days to the Ozarks as a family and had a blast.
The vibe around the farm right now is “growing wild”. In just a few short weeks the speed of transformation from brown seeds to green grass and flowers all over the farm is nothing short of miraculous.
There is, in my opinion, a widespread misconception in the general public that mistreatment of animals is a commonplace occurrence. Although we would argue that our farm is the best place to raise an animal anywhere, period, it’s about time someone set the record straight on this whole subject.
Grace and I were out “riding line” on the four-wheeler last weekend (that’s cowboy talk for checking fences), and we saw something astounding. We must have had 20 rabbits jump out in front of us over the course of the trip.
In the blog, Chef Formicella talks about his experience in educating himself about things like biomass use, feed efficiencies, and how greenhouse gas emissions can affect livestock systems. In short, a lot of what we at Heartland have to think about on a day-to-day basis.
Most people look at Heartland and see a rural farm, meant for raising animals and growing crops. When my family looks at Heartland, we see our home.
New York Times columnist Mark Bittman wrote about the role of small holder, sustainable agriculture in feeding a growing world. While I don’t necessarily agree with all that Bittman periodically writes about, including how he seems to broadly class all meat as “bad,” he makes some great points about overcoming world hunger in this piece.
I recently read an article from a popular newspaper purporting to understand modern agriculture and how crops and livestock are raised in this country. It was interesting in that the author, admittedly having only been to a farm a couple of times, seemed to claim complete mastery of animal agriculture and was quite certain that nearly all animals are raised in the same manner.
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We’ve just gotten an order a short time ago but the ground beef was very good, the pork sausage was great. Looking forward to enjoying the rest of our order!!
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