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Agri View: Talk Continues on Effects of the Wall

Everett Griner talks about how the wall will affect agriculture in today’s Agri View.       Well, talk continues about the wall. What is it going to cost? Estimates range from 8 billion to 25 billion dollars. Whatever the cost, constructing that wall is not the only thing that generates financial repercussions. Trade, especially farm trade. Sale of farm …

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Agri View: Big Farm, Small Farm

Everett Griner talks about the difference between a big farm, small farm, and a medium sized farm in America in today’s Agri View.     Big farm, small farm. What is the difference? Well if the gross annual income is 350 thousand dollars per year or less, that is a small farm. In 2015, 42 percent were small farms. Here …

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Healthy Preparation of Mushrooms

  Cathy Isom explores the healthiest way to eat a mushroom. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   When it comes to mushrooms they can be consumed either cooked, or raw, depending on your preference. However, a study done by Spanish researchers shows that cooking mushrooms in the microwave, or grilling them, are the best processes to maintain …

food cost

Agri View: Food Cost Drops in 2016

    Everett Griner talks about food cost dropping in 2016 in today’s Agri View.       More than one agency keeps a tab on what we in America pay for food we consume. The Consumer Price Index is the most accepted source for yearly spending. For instance, we paid less for the foods consumed at home in 2016 …

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Agri View: Food Challenge to Feed the World

  Everett Griner talks about feeding a growing world becoming a challenge in today’s Agri View.   Food security is defined as enough food to feed the world. It isn’t a problem today although millions are undernourished. They eat, but not enough. And, not the proper foods. In thirty-three years world population is forecast to reach nine and one-half billion …

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Agri View: Food Labels Confuse People

Everett Griner talks about food labels and why they are so confusing in today’s Agri View.       Consumers all over the world want to know what goes into the food they buy. Those same consumers are confused about some of the things they read. Over 80 percent of those surveyed thought organic meant no pesticides. Most said they …

pesticide residue

Agri View: Pesticide Residue Free Food

  Everett Griner talks about the pesticide residue on our food and what, if anything, is being done to cut down on it in today’s Agri View.   Who doesn’t like fresh strawberries? Here is something you will not like. If they are conventionally grown, you are getting a taste pesticide residue with every bite. Yes. U.S. agriculture uses almost …

climate change

Agri View: Big Difference in Climate Change

  Everett Griner talks about how some people look at climate change differently in today’s Agri View.   Here is an interesting feature that I have knowledge about. It is about climate change and the reason some people see it differently. Including farmers. You see, there is a difference between climate and weather. The feature I just read points out …