Wed, 3 April 2013
064 Puppy on the farm, April Fools Farming, Pastured Chicken Pricing and the Monsanto Protection Act
Our farming updates this week include several things. Like the new animal on the farm, our new Border Terrier puppy Cricket. The Brother to Watson. (get it?). Kelli shares her adventures from last week while Andy was away on business and the "while traveling" farm emergency she had to manage. We complain about the fact it's early April and there's still snow on the ground. We also have a discussion around pricing your products (pastured meats and other naturally farmed goods) and making sure you ask what you should be getting. A little farm marketing advice about how discounting your brand isn't a good idea.
If you haven't check us out on Facebook, Twitter or our web site... the fact is we are NOT raising Ostriches or Gators... that was an April Fools joke.
The "In the News" segment we talk about the big uproar in the media about the fact that dairy producers want to add sweeteners to their milk and be held to the same labeling standards as the rest of the beverage industry (gasp). Then we turn our attention to the "Monsanto Protection Act" and not so much about how it will impact food safety but rather from a bigger picture of how government behaving like this isn't necessarily in the best interest of it's citizens.
"Monsanto Protection Act" primer - http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/the-monsanto-protection-act-only-in-america/