Posted by Nate Rafn
According to U.S. Recall News, each of Oregon's five representatives in Congress voted in favor- David Wu (D), Greg Walden (R), Earl Blumenauer (D), Peter DeFazio (D), Kurt Schrader (D).
For a summary of this law and its far-reaching implications, read this article by Dr. Susan Berry.
"Amidst the hustle and bustle of the “lame duck” Congress, another law was passed that didn’t quite get the same media coverage as the Bush tax extension “package,” the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the new START treaty. The Food Safety Modernization Act was not steeped in the same level of popular controversy as these other pieces of legislation. Nevertheless, its passage may affect our daily lives even more than these, and in a rather stealth manner." [Read More]
To learn more about the possible impact on farmers in Oregon, read my article for Salem Weekly.
"Critics of Senate Bill 510 (S.510), the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, believe new regulations will put small farms out of business." [Read More]
by Nate Rafn Goats are fascinating animals. They have a varied diet, which includes plants that other livestock refuse to eat. Goats wi...
by Nate Rafn Honeybees play a vital role, both in nature and in agriculture. They are responsible for pollinating many of our fruit and v...
by Nate Rafn Episode 73 takes us to some interesting places. First, we visit Heritage Farms Northwest and listen to a symphony of snorts...
by Nate Rafn I often hear from people who are looking for a reliable source of high quality, local pork. Oregon is home to dozens of pigs...
A recent article from The Seattle Times highlighted a Seattle resident who captures and eats squirrels from her own back yard. [Read Full A...
Nate poses next to a 20-foot-wide grain-harvesting machine with Jesus Alonso, shop supervisor with Staunton Farms.
by T.C. Savage May 13 is National Fruit Cocktail Day, so it seems appropriate to offer a recipe using the once-ubiquitous fruit blend. Th...
Posted by Nate Rafn Have you ever wondered about the true quality of organic eggs at the grocery store? The Cornucopia Institute, based ...