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First Aired - 02/17/2010 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Jack & Heather talk to Brigid Sweeney of Animal Welfare Approved about standards and third party certification. For more information check www.animalwelfareapproved.org
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First Aired - 09/28/2009 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Marla Camp talks about the importance of humane and traditional farming practices. Marla is joined with author Lisa Hamilton, Animal Welfare Approved program director Andrew Gunther and rancher Hugh Fitzsimons.
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unconventional farmers re-defining farming in America, farmers' stories, writing, photography, agricultural roles, community, 10th generation rancher, water resources, convert to organic farming, challenges, spent the winter of 1974 reading all about organic, literature, North Dakota, greed taking over the countryside, go big or get out, cooperative crop pools, changing the system, La Farge Wisconsin, Organic Valley, commodities, distribution, farmers market model works on a small scale, dairy farmers need to take back the power of pricing, Harry Lewis of Sulphur Springs Texas, conventional agriculture is more machine based, Virgil Trujillo of Abiquiu New Mexico, David Theresa and Dan Podoll of Fullerton North Dakota, relationships with the land and animals, NYC book tour week of September 28th 2009, www.lisamhamilton.com, Savoy, e-mail marla@edibleaustin.com for a free copy of Lisa's new book, Lisa Hamilton author of: Deeply Rooted,
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Thunderheart Bison Shape Ranch, Texas, Hugh Fitzsimons, built an onsite abattoir, Hugh is the first rancher in Texas to be approved by the Animal Welfare Approved, how Hugh got into raising bison, Hugh was most interested in raising an indiginous animal to his land, bovine species, reducing the stress of slaughtering bison for meat production, bison are social animals, they live in pods, all animals are related and kept in an in tact unit, a secure family like social structure, feeding corn is cutting corners, Hugh's cooking tip is in line with how he raises his bison: low and slow, using all parts of the animal, hides are almost indestructible, www.thunderheartbison.com, bison hides are so strong that they were exported from the US to make belts for steam engines during the times of the industrial revolution, bison is a sacred animal to the native people in the US, Hugh is trying to keep this dignity alive, certified grass fed,

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First Aired - 06/30/2011 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Farm Report, Erin is joined by Debbie Ball of Eagle Bridge Custom Meat & Smokehouse. Tune in to get a behind the scenes look at slaughter, butchering and processing. Debbie explains what life on the farm is like and what obstacles need to be overcome before getting the livestock processed and sold. This episode was sponsored by Camp Bacon.


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