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Milestones

My wife has her alarm set to play NPR (National Public Radio) in the mornings.  A couple days ago, I caught the tail end of an interview with a poultry farmer.  I only heard a little but I was curious to hear what I had missed.  I pulled up the NPR website and found that they had done poultry articles two days in a row.  I try to refrain from political and policy comments in this forum and instead let you all reach your own conclusions. Here are the links to the two articles:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/19/276981085/is-tyson-foods-chicken-empire-a-meat-racket

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/20/279040721/the-system-that-supplies-our-chickens-pits-farmer-against-farmer

I have had a little trouble with links lately.  If they don’t work, please let me know.

I think that the comment section below each article is worth reading also.  Both the articles and the comments show that there are still a lot of people that do not understand where their food comes from.  There are comments that are more in the ‘you shouldn’t be eating meat anyhow’ line.  It gets back to perception is reality.  It is up to all of us involved in production agriculture to be agvocates, to spread the word about the good things we do and efforts to make our business greener and more sustainable every day.  I was once told that feeding the world is a noble pursuit.  I believe it.  I hope you do.  If you do, convince someone else.

The blog has passed a milestone.  Today marked the 2500th view of the blog.  These views have come from 54 different countries.  Through the blog, I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of new people, growers, producers and farmers from across the United States and Europe.  I am very thankful to each of you who have reached out to contact me.  Thank you all very much.

Please feel free to email me or leave a comment.  Thanks again,

Dave

mccreery@uark.edu

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