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Breezy Hill Update Jul 2, 2016

Posted 7/2/2016 10:31pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Have you noticed how much wild garlic is along the road sides this year??  Is Mother Nature wanting to correct her health.  We have a lot of unhealthy soil.  Too many chemicals and too much uncovered ground.  Oh yes, it's mostly covered now, but in three months it will be brown with no carbon sequestration occurring. We have an interesting experiment in the local area.  There is a piece of ground near that has a portion with too much slope to allow cultivation without terracing.  Solution?  Plant a combination of cover crops last year, spray kill them this spring and this provides enough litter on the surface to allow the planting of soybeans.  Since soybeans tend to loosen the soil significantly, it will interesting to see the next step.  Oh well, the guy with the tractor gets another 6 acres of hill ground to plant.  
  • We have a ground beef animal going in on Jul 5.  Depending on the yield, we should have enough to fill everyone's request. Pick up will be Jul 16.  I will know how many pounds I have on Jul 14.  WATCH YOUR EMAILS THAT WEEK.   THERE MAYBE SOME LAST MINUTE EMAILS.
  • Freezer beef is progressing.  Remember, this year we require a $100 deposit to get your name on the list.
  • We are all caught up on our Dirt Hog list.  That last hog was a Berkshire cross.  They have great meat. 
  • I'm including a lot this week on GMO labeling as next week may be a very DARK week.  Even our local new newspaper editor has drunk the "kool-aid".  You can tell by  the his words he uses.  They are the same talking points used by and promulgated by the  corporations against labeling.  The local paper even had a lengthy editorial written by the president of the Missouri Farm Bureau.  I remember the words of a prominent ag writer who cautioned,"just remember the Farm Bureau is an insurance company, first and foremost".

 

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GMOs and Glyphosate Safe?

http://www.anh-usa.org/gmos-and-glyphosate-safe/    

 

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Let freedom ring! From the green mountains of Vermont to the forests of Maine, to the rolling hills of Connecticut and the beaches of California, we have stood up these past years for one simple thing - the basic constitutional right that mothers and fathers know what’s in the food they're feeding their children and that we, as Americans, can walk into a grocery store and determine by personal, individual and sovereign choice the foods that we wish to eat. No one! Not a single corporate executive, not a gaggle of incompetent Senators, nor an army of corrupt lobbyists have the right to deceive us and our fellow citizens about the food that we should eat. No matter what they say, no matter what lies they tell, We, as citizens, have this right, not the corporations and those who would deceive us for their own personal gain. And yet while we celebrate this truly historic victory in Vermont, we could be just a few days away from seeing this law reversed by a federal compromise bill brought to the table by these very same corporate interests - a bill masquerading as a federal GMO labeling bill, that fails to deliver what 98% of the American people have asked for. Here is how your senator voted on the preliminary vote.  Did we used to say, “We have the best government that money can buy”?  Well, maybe, just maybe we have the “worst government” that money can own. Scroll down for the vote count. There were 68 “yeas” and 29 “nays”. We’ve also included the amount of money each Senator has received from agribusiness. The average agribusiness contribution for “yes” voters ($867,518) is two-and-a-half times more than the average for "no" voters ($350,877).  https://action.organicconsumers.org/content_item/oca-email?email_blast_KEY=1352333

If you live in Missouri or Kansas, check out how much Blunt and Roberts have collected.  

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Enjoy. And Think.  WHAT'S POSSIBLE: The U.N. Climate Summit Film  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vaajVtgRuI 

 

And follow with this,for solutions.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm5DxojGAEI&feature=share 

 

   





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com