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Several agriculture-related issues have and continue to make headlines. Not all stories are true but don’t just take our word for it.

We believe it’s important to come to your own conclusions when encountering new or difficult issues. We want to share our resources with you to aid in your research. If you don’t find the answers or information you are looking for, please feel free to contact us for more information or explanation.

Be sure to check here for links to new agriculture-related issues as they make headlines.

Antibiotics In Beef

We use antibiotics to treat sick animals on our farm. Any animal treated is removed from the herd until the antibiotics have left the animal’s system. That helps ensure no animal processed for beef has antibiotics in its system. We do not like to see our animals suffer and using antibiotics to treat certain conditions allows them to recover more quickly.

More: http://www.beefusa.org/antibiotics.aspx

GMO Crop Technology

Technological advances in the agriculture industry have allowed scientists to create seeds that provide a variety of benefits to farmers and consumers. Banana and rice seeds have both been genetically modified to include life-saving vitamins in an effort to combat deadly illness that occur as a result of a lack of basic nutrients in many third-world countries.

Genetically modified seeds are used here in the U.S. to allow farmers to produce more using fewer inputs, water resources and chemicals. Crop technology allows for the continued development of seed technology to combat pests, weeds and adverse weather conditions.

More: http://www.findourcommonground.com

Animal Welfare

Our animal’s health and well-being is our top priority. We work daily and diligently to ensure they have food, water and safe conditions. During calving season – which occurs in the late winter on our farm – we take extra precautions to care for our mother cows and their newborn calves. When the temperature dips below freezing or moisture falls, we check on our animals around the clock.

Our cow’s diet is main up of crops grown on our field and distillers, a by-product of the ethanol production process. It’s an all-natural diet that is tested to meet their specific dietary needs.

http://www.fooddialogues.com/foodsource/antibiotics