The demise of the grocery store: removing another link between consumer and farmer

Jeff Bezos and his multi-billion-dollar company, Amazon, made news again this week when he announced the purchase of Whole Foods, an upscale grocery store chain that specializes in organic, natural selections. Amazon has spent nearly two decades perfecting the mail-order business, allowing people, like myself, to bypass local retailers, traffic and the check-out line by … More The demise of the grocery store: removing another link between consumer and farmer

America IS Great

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made headlines for dozens of reasons but one aspect of his candidacy that has caught my attention is his ill-fitting, often awkward looking baseball cap that reads “Make America Great Again.” The message, although not alarming at first glance, plays to Trump’s message of American failure, mediocrity and his … More America IS Great

Our Time To Act

I always joke that I live in two worlds. My day job allows me to interact with corporate America and office professionals. I work behind a desk, staring at the computer, with a day planner and email notifications. During the evening and on the weekends, I move into the farming world where I’m feeding cattle, … More Our Time To Act

GMO Foods

This November California voters will decide if GMO foods will be labeled. Sadly, this is big news that has slipped my “Ag” radar but the outcome of this election could have substantial effects on the nation’s food industry. Proposition 37 would require any food derived from plants or animals with genetic material “changed in specified ways” … More GMO Foods