Grazing the Net
Greg Henderson and Friends
Our editors spend some time roaming the web looking for stuff cattle people and others in agriculture might find useful or entertaining.
Farmland Tells Your Story
Nov 01, 2013
You need to watch this trailer! And, you need to forward the link to as many people as you can because all of America should see this documentary. Farmland is due out next spring by Oscar-winning filmmaker James Moll, who says, "While making Farmland, I found myself immersed in a community of some of the most hardworking, passionate people I've ever met. This film isn't just about what it's like to be a farmer; it's about a way of life. It's also about a subject that affects our lives daily."
Here’s the trailer that provides a glimpse into "Farmland."
How to Retire Daylight Savings Time
You'll be an hour late for church Sunday morning if you don't turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. Twice each year, we hear numerous complaints about Daylight Savings Time and the disruptions caused by the practice. We have long thought a compromise of moving the clock half an hour and leaving it there year-round was a good idea. But we've found an idea we like even better, courtesy of Allison Schrager, who proposes we not only eliminate Daylight Savings Time, but take it a step further.
In Search of New York’s Lost Cow Tunnels
Hard to imagine now, but livestock were once slaughtered and processed in New York. The invention of the refrigerated rail car in 1880, however, made Chicago the nation's meat packer, and most of New York's slaughtering operations ceased. What hasn't gone away is the legend of the cow tunnels, supposedly built under Twelfth Avenue so the animals could move from their pens along the Hudson River to the slaughterhouses without interrupting traffic on the busy streets. Here's one reporter's story of New York's lost, forgotten or perhaps just mythical subterranean meat infrastructure.
Oklahoma Pig Hunters Take to the Air
Feral hogs are a growing nuisance in much of the U.S., and especially in Texas where the state has allowed hunters to use the aid of helicopters to find and shoot the critters. Now, Oklahoma lawmakers have approved legislation to also allow hog hunting from the air. One aviation company offers packages to hog hunters, but it adds up to some pretty expensive bacon. Prices start at $2,150 per person, which includes guns, ammo, dinner, breakfast and two hours in the air shooting hogs.