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Achieving Food Freedom

I am concerned about food security, not just for myself and my family but for my community and country as well. Over the last year and a half, this covid endemic has brought to light, the many pit falls of our just in time, production, processing, and delivery system. Consumers are slaves to the whims […]

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Scorched Earth: Creating the Fire Break

With the torrent of changes that are happening it can be easy for one to become pessimistic. I urge you not to, for that is when it is truly too late. There is still plenty that we can do to create a fire break against these scorched earth policies. The first is simply to be […]

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Scorched Earth: The Theft of Generational Land Ownership

The Biden administration is suggesting certain changes to the tax code that will end the concept of generational land ownership and be the final killing blow to the already struggling family farm. The three main changes are the removal of the “step up” basis, dropping the tax exempt amount from 11.8 million down to one […]

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Scorched Earth: An Attack on Animal Agriculture

There is an all out war on animal agriculture and our ability to provide wholesome affordable animal proteins to our families and communities. Patrick Brown, the CEO of Impossible Foods, a company that makes genetically engineered plant based meat has said “I want to put the animal agriculture industry out of business. It’s that simple.” […]

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Scorched Earth: Stalinistic Matrix

“We are going to create a more digital, traceable and safer food system.” says Frank Yiannis, the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner of the office of food policy and response. He also said they will implement this through the record keeping clause of the FSMA. So what are some of the aspects of this New Era of […]

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Scorched Earth: Current Regulations

In October of 2019 the FDA held a public meeting to discuss A New Era of Smarter Food Safety. Many ideas, concepts and agendas were introduced but for this article, I want to focus on just one. How implementation would be regulated. The meeting opened with remarks from Frank Yiannas, a food safety expert serving […]

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Scorched Earth: The Destruction of The Food System

There has been a torrent of proposed ideas and policy changes, that if implemented, would not only incinerate family farms, they would destroy our food system and bring about the greatest famine this country has ever seen. This is an introduction to this series, Scorched Earth, where we will take an up close and personal […]

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Animal Husbandry: An Investment

When adding livestock of any kind, there are some major concepts to consider and implement. I look at our livestock as a long term investment. As such, I have a few strategies I use to ensure a return on my investment of blood, sweat, tears, and money. The first is the why. Be sure the […]

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Cloth Diapers on a Budget

Im not sure why it took me so long to figure it out, but we decided to cloth daiper with our final baby. Actually I wanted to with baby number 3, but then our well pipe froze up. After a winter of no running water, all I wanted was convenience. But when I started searching […]

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Making Flock Blocks

This time of year everyone needs a pick me up. Something that’s packed full of energy, is filling and nutritious but feels like a cheat day. Even our livestock need this comfort food and for our chickens, it’s all about flock blocks. So what is a flock block? It’s basically a form of suet cake […]