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Adam Parks: How To Select & Prepare Sustainably-Raised Meats

A ranch-to-table primer
Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:15 PM

What specifically should you look for when choosing a provider to buy your meat from?

Additionally, most folks don't realize how important the butchering process is to how well meat tastes. What qualities are important to look for in a butcher?

Former rancher and current meat-repreneur, Adam Parks, joins us for this week's podcast to give practical guidance on these questions, as well as recipe and cooking tips for how to get the most out of the meats we eat. After all, if you go to the trouble to select the healthiest product and get the best butchering, you want to ensure the meals you make from it are prepared well, too. » Read more

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Daily Digest 6/5 - Portugal 'Should Leave Euro', Beef Prices At Record High

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 9:39 AM
  • EPA: The United States needs $384 billion in drinking-water infrastructure improvements
  • Argentina May Tax Revenue Rises 27.4% on Year to ARS77.8 Billion
  • Portugal 'should leave euro': best-selling economist
  • Portugal's biggest unions band together for general strike
  • Italian businessmen drop trousers to protest hounding by taxman
  • Many Probationers Go Unsupervised Because of Budget Cuts
  • Cost cutting: Spain's national police buy own bullet-proof vests
  • Chicago Public Schools new pension headache
  • Illinois Losing Rally as State Fails to Fix Pension: Muni Credit
  • China gold imports to keep growing after hitting record high
  • Disney hikes some park prices to over $90
  • Beef Prices Hitting Record High for Summer
  • Gold Imports by India Seen Falling as Central Bank Widens Curbs
  • State of Florida to increase yellow light minimums following 10 News Investigation into red-light camera intersections

The U.S. Drought Is Hitting Harder Than Most Realize

Repercussions are everywhere
Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 8:02 PM

This is an important update on the U.S. drought of 2012, the combined record-setting July land temperatures, and their impact on food prices, water availability, energy, and even U.S. GDP. 

Even though the mainstream media seems to have lost some interest in the drought, we should keep it front and center in our minds, as it has already led to sharply higher grain prices, increased gasoline costs (via the pass-through of higher ethanol costs), impeded oil and gas drilling activity in some areas (due to a lack of water), caused the shutdown of a few operating electricity plants, temporarily reduced red meat prices (but will also make them climb sharply later) as cattle are dumped on feed- and pasture-management concerns, and blocked and/or reduced shipping on the Mississippi River.  All this and there's also a strong chance that today's drought will negatively impact next year's winter wheat harvest, unless a lot of rain starts falling soon. » Read more