Tailgate Talk

 
Tailgate Talk

By Sara Brown and Greg Henderson

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What A Day: So Much for a Clean Combine

This combine’s tracks couldn’t prevent it from getting buried in muck! Amazingly, the only damage done was a dent in the lower step and another bottle of soap.

If you’ve had one of those days—or captured someone else’s—we’d love to share it with our readers. Email high-resolution images to whataday@farmjournal.com or mail prints to What A Day!, Farm Journal, P.O. Box 958, Mexico, MO 65265. Photos for publication will be selected on a first-come basis.


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Double Naught Drone Dud

We’re sure Mark Devries is too young to remember Jethro Bodine from the Beverly Hillbillies. Yet, Devries does an admirable job imitating Jethro’s character as a Double Naught Spy with an “undercover video” captured via drone at one of Smithfield Foods’ hog facilities in North Carolina. The drone captures video of ... a well-maintained hog facility. Now, one might suspect “sophisticated international playboys” who fill the ranks of Double Naught Spies would do a little more homework on their targets. Or, at least be open to a little feedback from those who have actually scraped hog manure off their boots. Nope. Smithfield’s attempt to comment on the video was blocked. Hmm ... sounds like a call for “agvocates” like you to join the discussion and post a comment. We just can’t get this image out of our heads of Jed Clampett shaking his head as Jethro expands the boundaries of stupidity. For a link to the video, visit www.BeefToday.com/Grazing_the_Net.


Stat Rack

Each year, the average American consumes:

58.1 lb. Chicken

56 lb. Beef

44 lb. Pork

13 lb. Turkey

22 gal. Milk

13.4 lb. Ice cream

32.8 lb. Cheese

23 Half-pints of yogurt

246 Eggs

 

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