Thanksgiving

The American Farm Bureau Federation announced recently that the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for ten will cost just under $50.00, or about $5.00 per person.

Thanksgiving fact

I’m thankful for the relatively inexpensive cost of food in America and that I get to spend Thanksgiving at home with my family. What are you thankful for?

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Thank a Farmer

As I’ve mentioned before, there are many different kinds of agriculture. Organic, conventional, antibiotic-free, grain farms, livestock farms, small farms, medium-sized farms, and large farms. And the majority (97% nationally) are family farms. It’s really up to the farmer to choose what is best for his or her farm, and the final decision of what to produce and how to produce it is largely based off of their personal values and experience and the marketability of the product(s) in their area.

Part of Panera’s EZChicken campaign

If you’ve been following any social media pertaining to agriculture, you’ve probably heard a lot about Panera’s new marketing of their antibiotic-free chicken. They’ve begun a new Twitter campaign through EZChicken, which depicts a chicken taking the easy route instead of doing the hard work. Continue reading