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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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Tara Firma Farms

Joel Salatin: The Promise Of Regenerative Farming

It may well be our only long-term food solution
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 8:03 AM

Front man for the sustainable/regenerative farming movement, Joel Salatin, returns to the podcast this week.

Next month on April 23rd, he'll be joining Adam, the folks from Singing Frogs Farm, permaculturalist Toby Hemenway, and Robb Wolf at a speaking event in northern California. He'll be speaking on the power that's in our hands to make much smarter choices regarding the food systems we depend on. » Read more

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Farmland LP

A Weekend On The Farm

An excellent investment of time (and money)
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 10:55 AM
If you've been a reader of PeakProsperity.com for more than a few months, you've likely heard us talk about Farmland LP. It's a fund that purchases over-farmed, depleted conventional farmland (at a discounted price), and then spends years nursing the land back to organic status using sustainable farming methods.
 
As an investor, I have the opportunity to tour any of the fund's 5 farm properties, which are located in southern Oregon and central California. So that just what I did this past weekend when the Farmland team held its first annual investor gathering at its newest (and largest) property in Stockton, CA.
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Daily Digest 5/30 - Wine Country Faces Fiscal Crisis, Drought Emaciates Cattle In NM

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:49 AM
  • Back to Basics – Gold, Silver, and the Economy
  • "Major Shocks Will Become The Norm From Now On"
  • US targets digital currency in huge fraud probe
  • OECD: Europe's Recession Threatens Entire Global Economy
  • ‘A disaster in slow motion’: Wine country latest California region to face fiscal crisis
  • How Islamist militancy threatens Africa
  • China's dead pig scandal ushers in hard times for fishermen and hog farmers
  • Portland, Maine Doctor Forgoes Insurance To Provide Affordable Care To Community
  • GMO lose Europe – victory for environmental organisations
  • Weather disasters increasing, insurance industry warns
  • GM salmon can breed with wild fish and pass on genes
  • Oops: Europe’s green mandates have resulted in more imported coal and wood consumption
  • Harper government nixed reviews for some oil sands projects following warnings of water disruption
  • Corn Growers Turn to Pesticides After Genetically Modified Seeds Fail
  • In China, 'cancer villages' a reality of life
  • Officials: NM ranch had 1,000 emaciated cattle
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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

What Should I Do?

5 Uses for Livestock Panels

More than just fencing, a flexible building material.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 7:13 PM

Livestock panels are a heavy gauge galvanized welded wire fencing material.  They are also commonly called "cattle","hog", or “sheep” panels.  They are almost a must have on any new farm or homestead.  They make the acquisition of livestock a much easier process and are an affordable option for smaller spaces. 

Their rigidness and ability to take abuse makes them idea for goats, pigs and other animals that have a tendency to stand on or lean against your fencing.   » Read more