Toilet to Tap to Farm to Your Dinning Table!

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Farmers in the Monterey Bay area of California have been feeding their artichoke plants with recycled urban wastewater.

But population growth and other factors, including climate change, are dictating that California and other dry states become more efficient in their use of water.  Read More

No more artichokes for me! Could this be why we’re having so many foods recalled? Are you looking forward to the future of Obama’s “Green plans”?

W.Va. Farmers Aim at Growing Muslim Market

In a room where farmers in camouflage baseball caps and John Deere jackets mix with women in head scarves, Larry Gardner is scolding himself for forgetting Ramadan last year.
 
After 30 years raising lambs, the Waverly farmer is learning something new about the business. There’s a growing demand in West Virginia for sheep and goats from Muslim residents tired of traveling hundreds of miles for meats prepared in accordance with their faith’s dietary requirements.
About 60 people — farmers, grocery store owners, an imam and a rabbi — met recently for a seminar on getting West Virginia meat onto the tables of Muslims, which included a crash course on halal.
 
Meaning “lawful” or “permitted,” halal encompasses far more than food. But in dietary matters, it establishes which animals can be eaten and how they must be slaughtered — conscious, upright, the throat cut and the blood drained. Read More

An interesting story on Muslims in West Virginia, I’m sure there is a few people out there that can fill us in on whats going on in that part of the country. Look like there is money to be made in raising sheep and goats for food there! Nothing wrong that I can see, just interesting!

EPA Report Say Might Tax Cow stinks (gas)

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Farmers turn up noses at what they say is EPA proposal to charge for air-polluting cows.

For farmers, this stinks: Belching and gaseous cows and hogs could start costing them money if the federal government decides to charge fees for air-polluting animals.

“This is one of the most ridiculous things the federal government has tried to do,” said Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, an outspoken opponent of the fees.

based on federal agriculture department figures, it would require farms or ranches with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs to pay an annual fee of about $175 for each dairy cow, $87.50 per head of beef cattle and $20 for each hog.

Read more at the SOURCE: ABC NEWS

The democrats need all the tax money they can get and looks like they will go any length to get more. Taxing cow stinks is really getting down and low, must less stinky! Was this another Barack Obama idea?  Will they tax by the number of stinks per hour?  So Obama and the democrats said that they would not tax the lower wage workers huh, well this animal tax is just one way that they will raise your taxes,  yes thats right by higher food prices!  Better start digging deep in the pockets because the cow stink gas tax is just the start, next will be higher fed taxes at the pump!  Are you ready for some Obama leadership?

Below is a couple links to Michelle Malkin and one of them is an open post. But the other one hits home about no money and shopping for the holidays while the lawmakers are trying to raise taxes anyway they can.

LINKS:

(1) Saturday open thread

(2) Where in the world

(3) Farm subsidies: annual bailout