3 ways pork producers learn how to properly care for our pigs

This post is inspired by one of the most common questions I get when I’m sharing my farm story. At almost every event, panel or online chat, someone asks me what makes me an expert on how to properly care … Continue reading

Investigating Agriculture from Farm to Fork

As a part of the Fleischaker-Greene Scholars program, 11 Western Kentucky University journalism students spent their spring semester investigating agriculture. The hours were long, the issues were complex and the end result was Farm to Fork: an online magazine that … Continue reading

Teaching the truth about H1N1 with Block & Bridle pork chops

About once a month, Western Kentucky University students’ walk to class is interrupted from its usual serenity with a loud cry from halfway across campus: “PORK CHOP!!! GET YOUR PORK CHOPS!!!” The freshmen are usually shocked and confused by the … Continue reading

Hurting American farmers isn’t enough, COOL takes a stab at Canada’s too

In theory, it was a great idea: print the country of origin on all meat products and perishable agricultural commodities.¬† They even came up with a catchy acronym: COOL (Country of Origin¬†Labeling).¬† Consumer lobbyists were happy, politicians were happy, and … Continue reading