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Commentary: Secretary Vilsack, don’t invest in a broken system

November 3, 2021 Roots of Change

By Greg Gunthorp. I own a small on-farm USDA inspected red meat and poultry slaughter and processing plant. Each year, we raise, process and market as much as a million pounds of pastured pork and poultry. As a small processor, a current and past member of USDA advisory committees, and as an industry advocate, I […]

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Interview with Michael R. Dimock by Capital Public Radio

February 1, 2018 Roots of Change

Farmers Can Put Themselves On The Map If They Complete The U.S. Agriculture Census By February 5 The USDA Census of Agriculture is a giant data-gathering effort that happens once every five years. It collects information about who’s growing what, how much and where. The census also tracks the age and gender of farmers, and whether they are veterans. (Farmers, […]

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