From Des Moines, Iowa and The Youth Development Event of 2020 as families have gathered to show pigs and network with others from around the nation. We talk 4H, Extension, Kentucky basketball and Chicken Pox.
John Bolin thought he was doing the right thing after retiring from law enforcement by conducting investigations for animals rights NGO's. Well after 3 years he could see he was doing the wrong thing. He comes clean today as he reflects on the path of investigation he took then.
Some call it progress, others call is losing track of your communities history and heritage. Today we walk through horse racing from AKSARBEN to present in Nebraska and really the bigger picture nationally.
The Unites States of America has a $26 trillion national debt. Instead of trying to really downsize government they all just keep voting to spend, spend spend more. The Government currently owns 1 in 3 acres in the U.S. they should manage what they have not look to buy more.
“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” said one of the Allies leaders with the USA in WWII. This is a wonderful walk to memory lane for the United States of America by Gordon Cone retired history teacher. More to come from this gem.
After 21 years worth of teaching in the public school system Brandi Reeves she is not inspiring others to enter the teaching field. In addition both of these resilient women are inspiration to all mankind to overcome any obstacle that may attempt to get in our way.
Aaron does a fantastic job in schools with 2, 3 and 4th grade students bringing hands on education about these that grow and feed us. Of course that is after he tells us that 40% of farm income in 2018 was in the form of a government payment. WOW.
Andrew is wound up with what he has learned about a terrible piece in FarmingUK about farming. Blayne is excited about a new timely program to develop more skilled meat cutters and Marty gives a tribute to a true cowboy.
After dealing with mental illness for 45 years Brett (The Stickman) found health and wisdom. This is a must listen to story and it is quite hard to believe, other than the very detailed description he provides us.
Once it again it is Jenny Schweigert to the rescue as she brings the delightful Bethany Bieber to the discussion. We end up spending a lot of time talking about the importance of Heritage breeds of livestock the challenge yet importance of them.
You know what, this is a great visit with Tiffany Noth today because people have tons of questions about food but really don't know where to start. We get a great start on it here today. OH and do you know about the Flat Iron Steak.
These two remarkable ladies have learned to live quality lifestyles with Crohn's disease. Today point blank Sonya Goins says she wasn't going to sit on the couch wallowing in her own misery, she is resilient.
Hugh McCampbell is a retired DVM and Veteran of the U.S. Army. Today on this version of Across the Pond with Andrew Henderson we cover every aspect of Hugh's life including his current competition in the Senior Olympics.
Dr. Jean Lonie is one of 6 American Scholars in the United States and the Vice President of Nuffield Scholars International USA. The opportunity to network around the world with folks who all share the same passion for farming is second to none. Today with Jean we "struggle bus" through the history and details of it all.
The margin spread between cattlemen and consumer has never been wider, so what do we do about that? Today Ethan Lane representing NCBA joins to bring his perspective on a wide variety of issues affecting beef producers.
Forrest Films on the Loos June 3, 2020 playing now on Netflix The Stand at Paxton County today we are joined by lead actor Tanner Thomason and Director Brett Hedlund taking about the making of this movie.
John Bolin 17 year veteran of LEO really gives us a heartfelt thought about the news of the day in the lack of respect a few officers display with the public. How does that create a target on the backs of all LEO's?
I don't think it matters what state you live in, I think this discussion is relevant to getting the truth from the campaigner. Beth and Terry Henderson are pulling on their farming roots to gain traction.
Today as Andrew Henderson joins Rural Route Radio with no prior knowledge of the trumped up criminal conviction of Tommy it will be interesting to get the perspective of a fresh set of eyes and ears to his case.
How can a sitting President use the FBI to target political foes? More importantly how can that not be reported properly? Today in this special report Lee Smith explains what led up to him researching and writing the book about the corruption uncovered by Rep Devin Nunes past Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
How important is the label? If is says USDA on it anywhere does the U.S. consumer expect to be automatic Product of the USA? Are you willing to listen to facts and change your mind? So many question on a topic that never dies.
Farming in NW Alabama Anna and her father think that farmers are "getting screwed" and so they went to work producing finished products with their cotton like bed sheets. Now it appears her best work in being done in the "Gin office."
Continuing to identify folks in food production who are finding way to be price makers not price takers. Harris-Robinette Beef is doing just that in North Carolina and clearly today sees the need for mCOOL.
First off this was, yes I said was a fabulous discussion about the emergence of a $8 billion global business in harvesting seaweed by the women of Tanzania but technology failed us. Now it is a great presentation plus a bit of Q&A with my buddy Andrew and the Across the Pond feature this week.
Normally 4.000 individuals from every corner of the globe interested in food production are gathered in Lexington, KY for The ONE conference. This year as a sign of the times it is occurring with your high speed internet. Join us daily break it all down.
Brett Edwards has authored "Sacred Land, The NEO-Western Crime Novel" that is available today. We have a great discussion about life in America today and in particular Brett's involvement in the production the great movie "American Sniper."
Quincy Vidrine is LSU AgCenter Area Nutrition Agent for Rapides Parrish joins to share some of the humorous discussions that happen when folks are talking about home food preservation again. I am not sure though she took me calling her "low hanging fruit" the correct way.
With our weekly check in from Across the Pond Andrew Henderson share with us some very interesting perspectives as they develop in the UK from a food production and demand scenario. Additionally with Ben Barcovtch from PA we assess exactly how PA food production has always been more like the UK. Is that too broad of a brush to paint?
"The Stand at Paxton County" in my mind is a must see Forrest Films movie currently on NETFLIX. The writing, directing, producing and acting absolutely captures the essence of the division in America today. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8362228/
Taking a look at the world through the economic eye and the value of state currency is the real topic today with Hank Vogler. You can always expect a fresh look at every situation when Hank is at the table.
Janet Thompson from Boone County, MO walks us through how our education system does not teach kids grit. True Grit is not just the name the best western movie of all time is the modeling we as adults should display for our children daily.
Gregg Schumacher owns the oldest fur company in the Unites States dating back to 1895. From 2005-2007 his fur retail shop in Portland, OR was the target of animal rights extremist. Today he is working to expose their true agenda and cease their funding. "Never partner with people you don't want to own you." Gregg Schumacher.
On this Rural Route Radio Kim Bremmer and Brian Thompson join to bring us up to speed about life midst the chaos. In the process we stumble on what I believe the greatest untold story behind the shut down really is.
As always Andrew Henderson from UK brings another quality individual in Alistair Driver editor of Pig World publication. Today we compare notes on the differences and the UK pig farmer is doing well. WHY the difference?
Forrest Films has released the movie The Stand at Paxton County inspired by the true story of Dassinger Ranch in North Dakota. Every single day, someone in the U.S. is targeted because they own animals and this film released on Netflix shows how it works.
Hank Vogler moved from Oregon to Nevada ranch because of water. Of course he left Oregon because the Government mismanaged water and caused flooding. Now the Nevada folks are trying to take his water, and he lives in the driest state in the Union.
Elliot Dennis Economist from UNL has taken an 18 year look at the price paid to producers, packers and retailers in the beef business. I am not sure how many will be surprised but I think it should drive our discussion quite a bit more frequently.
Despite what you learned in school history books the Irish potato famine was caused the Crown instead of a plight on the potato. Today in the United States we have a serious disruption in the food business and it seems to be Government caused not COVID-19. Andrew Henderson and I compare notes Across the Pond.
We are unquestionably living in historic times. With that massive amount of food being wasted what will availability be like at the retail level. If you visit with those who survived the Great Depression great times were ahead. Question being who is going to survive?
Indeed the need for food through Food Pantries and SNAP is accelerating by the day. So I pose two solutions to the bottleneck issue when it comes to food availability, not sure Diane thinks it will work. Please you share your solutions?
Did you know that the U.S. dairy check-off is just short of $400 million annually? With that kind of cash why is dairy consumption significantly under what it should be? Today retired automobile financial manager Joe Arens from Michigan lays it all out for us.
Small business's particularly in Rural America are on the brink of a financial disaster. At this time we all seem to really be understanding the importance of a strong leader as a Governor. Today we share a word of wisdom for officials at the local level.
Robert Farnam of High Country Cattle Supply in Brush, CO is not wanting to part with his pull type ground driven bar mower but is offering 3 horse drawn corn slides to anyone willing to restore them. In addition his family tree has many interesting forks in history road.
Today on Rural Route the first half we take about how absurd Big Brother is continuing to look out for our health, so they say. But the second half of this discussion really dives into the real sheep scenario and why we are where we are. Many lessons to be learned here in my mind.
Dr. Olivia Rudolphi is equine veterinarian and currently the President of the Illinois State Veterinary Association we discuss the health and well-being of horses working in cities like Chicago. The push is to ban this essential aspect of Chicago this week. Your action requested.
Clearly this is an unprecedented time in American Agriculture. The only comparison can be the era of The Great Depression, so where do we go from here? Dr. Glynn Tonsor brings us a very rooted approach to the situation.
Dr. Nathan Bryan in the world leading authority on nitrite and nitrate leading to nitric oxide production in the human body. If you do not have adequate level of nitric oxide and blood flow is restricted you will have health challenges. Learn how to avoid those.
Today Hank Vogler shares with us he has been informed that his best wool crop ever may need to be buried in the earth because there is no place for it to go. In addition we talk about the unbelievably reality of a #Famine.
There has been a big buzz that cattle delouser will indeed kill COVID-19 and today on Loos Tales Dr. Meredyth Jones addresses the topic. Her assessment is that used at the level needed in the human body to kill the virus, it will first kill the human. Don't do it.
Who in today's world will take the time, 6 generations that is, to develop something that matters. I think far too often we are wired to receive instant gratification and hopefully we can find some of the old school resiliency we once had.
This short broadcast will bring about a great awareness to the dumping on British farmers that occurred in the retail space by the controlling EU food ownership. We need consumers globally to be aware and ask more question about who, where and how their food was produced.
This will be the third time that Wayne Hsiung and myself have had a debate on Facebook live about the merits of animal agriculture. I attempt to clearly verify that the consumption of food animals does lead to healthier planet and human body.
This week my UK friend Andrew Henderson and Ag Inspirations Kim Bremmer compare notes on the struggles with farmers on each side of the pond. We find they are identical and we also know that within 30 days farmers are subject to leave the business if something doesn't change.
What is it really like herding sheep in the Western Big Range country of Nevada? Hank has the first band of sheep shorn and lambing is just about to start. What has the introduction of Australian Merino genetics done for Hank in his sheep flock?
Nina Teicholz wrote the book The Big Fat Surprise and is Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition. Today she point blank shares with us the bias attempt to keep American's unhealthy by hiding real science about protein and fat consumption. https://www.nutritioncoalition.us/
Nina Teicholz authored the book "The Big Fat Surprise" and has exposed the falsehoods of the past 40 years worth of unhealthy dietary advice. Today she is Executive Director of the Nutrition Coalition and trying to get the Dietary Guidelines to follow advice of rigorous science. Why is that not happening? We dive in today.
Today we major problems with our current food system and beef packers make record margins and cattlemen are ailing. Dairymen have been struggling for years and now told to sell cows and dump milk. The picture is very ugly and needs a reset, NOW.
Rodger Savory has conducted consulting in 63 countries around the world. He thinks about all living in a holistic way. Today we clearly walk through how we have strayed from what is best for community and human health.
A conversation way overdue with my friend Bob Golden from Fresno, CA joins me for a fun historical content discussion about life today. We do a bit of time traveling yet recognize all the history is about teaching about where we are today.
The Kinkaider Brewing Company based in Broken Bow, NE has a story not only behind how it gets its name but also each beer they brew and sell. Andrew has tons of questions and we cover the gamete from Kinkaid Act to grinding thousands of pounds of habanero peppers to put in beer. The Kinkaid Act of 1904 is a U.S. statute that amended the 1862 Homestead Act so that one section of public domain land could be acquired free of charge, apart from a modest filing fee. It applied specifically to 37 counties in northwest Nebraska, in the general area of the Nebraska Sandhills.
Tuesday March 31, 2020 we celebrate the life of one of the kindest men I have ever met. Leroy Vollmer was never to busy to stop and have a visit. He pretended like he was learning so much, he was a sponge but he had so much wisdom to share. My life is enhanced because was such a dear friend for so long.
Hank Vogler runs sheep and cattle on Federal Lands in Nevada. Last week as he was driving 1700 miles gathering food to feed his men he accidentally got involved in a local man hunt for whackjob who killed a State Trooper.
As the COVID-19 virus will one day run its course we will need to rebuild the world economy. Trade and marketing will be the avenue to get that done and Web at Nottingham Cheese Shop has quite the variety in house, over 200 hundred cheeses including grassy, herby ewe's milk cheese.
Adam Andrzejewski Founder and CEO of OpenTheBooks.com has full details of the obese spending in the name of Coronavirus Protection. From jet fuel to the National Endowment of the Arts and National Public Radio they are all standing to gain millions. The Republic needs your voice now.
Today we need to recognize the efforts of healthcare workers who put their personal health on the line to help others. Currently represents 14% of all workers in the U.S. and will need 8.1 million new workers in the next 6 years.
Dwight Moudy from Elkhart, IN spends everyday in schools educating kids about Cowboy Ethics. One of the great myths about the Cowboy Culture is what the true risk was trailing cattle in the huge cattle drive era. Who are you willing to cross a river with?
Sen Murdock has sponsored a bill in OK that would give preference to OK products produced in Oklahoma. What are the real challenges in developing a truly sustainable local meat, milk and egg production infrastructure?
This discussion clearly revolves around the basic Cowboy Ethics that truly shaped our nation. Today Dwight Moudy and myself discuss how COVID-19 will or will not change the educational structure but also how great movies like The Cowboys provide great teaching opportunities.
Rural Route Radio Mar 24, 2020 Across the Pond with Andrew Henderson UK tells us they are seeking 100 new milkmen for home delivery and China mandates citizens increase milk consumption for immune health. To watch a video broadcast https://youtu.be/hwr-rIJ_t-U
Sam L. Smith has been giving a talent from God to entertain and educate folks through songs. This young man from Mt Sterling, KY has participated in the National FFA Talent competition for the past two years and now has written his first song which will undoubtedly touch millions of lives. Listen to the song on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yag6kCKaqFE
Today Mark Miller shows what a true Patriot he is for the middle of the USA. He shares with us the relationship with Brook Berringer that led to the writing and production of The Nebraska Song. This is just one of the conversations that when it over you will say, glad I spent the time.
Diane Sullivan is Champion of Food Affordability from the Boston, MA area. Today we check in to get the pulse of those who call Urban America home and how they are coping with current COVID-19 situation.
Is this just truly a distraction from something? Where is the silver lining in the storm? We actually cover a lot of great ground in this discussion including this day in history Mar 18, 1766 the British Government Repealed the Stamp Act.
Beef is the absolute best source of heme iron and the world's citizens are iron deficient. I hope you not part of the vegan religion and choose to make yourself vulnerable to disease and problematic healing because you don't understand that.
Today we launch the maiden voyage of Across the Pond on Rural Route Radio. It is time we ramp up proper communication globally and Andrew Henderson from the UK is the perfect Bloke to do that with. Today we give the history of Middle East, Africa, Libya and what Ghee actually is. Abbie El Beshri is truly a living hero for his selfless act in liberating the Libya citizens after 42 years of oppression.
Meat on a stick is not a new concept, nor is it unique to any one area. Some say that as soon as the mythological Greek Titan Prometheus gave fire to the nations, they simultaneously learned to cook meat on a skewer, but each in their own way. Truth be told, meat on a stick has been found all over the world for centuries, a simple and ancient dish of nomads and herdsmen.
So how does the current state of affairs effect your thought process of Constitutional Convention? Primarily is term limits the greatest challenge we face? We must protect the Electoral College. And how do we cope with restrictions in being a small business? All of this and much more today with Hank Vogler.
Today we are thinking about a whole other set of challenges but maybe this conversation with a platoon from Vietnam and the challenges they faced protecting our freedom will help you get your mind on something other than COVID-19. This is certainly a very special Red Shirt Friday tribute and I am honored to be in their presence.
Interesting to note officials believe the Spanish Flu virus that killed 50 million worldwide in 1918 actually began in Haskell County, KS. Not sure whether wild pigs or migrating Sandhill Cranes regardless 1918 was very interesting and devastating year in the world. Today on Loos Tales we share the commonalities of both.
How can we prevent as much "waste" as possible from landfills? Furthermore if you can use cardboard and butcher scraps to improve soil health why wouldn't you? Today's discussion is tremendous at looking how farmers are the solution.
Okay so we may actually go down several rabbit holes in this conversation but Seth Doulton never waivers on the importance of agriculture in California and his work shows it every day. That and he looks so styling while doing it driving his infamous BEEFBOX.
The 32nd Nebraska Governor's Conference on Agriculture has concluded today in Kearney, NE and the assistant director of ag Amelia Breinig joins Loos Tales with the latest on all the happenings in Nebraska Agriculture. From hops to trade we cover it all.
Obviously the pressure to be Carbon Cool is being felt my farmers and food processors in the UK. On this edition Stuart Maclennen explains how they are fulling those demands and taking it one step further in providing energy as well.