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Posted 1/29/2017 9:08pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • The sausage effort turned out very well.  We were able to keep the price per pound to just $1.75.  We had more on our list than we got from the one hog.  We have moved those names to the next list.  An email was sent to those getting sausage, and I have posted under RECIPES on our website how to seasony your own sausage.  I saw the pork being ground at Gilbert's, and it looked really good.  
  • We just finished updating our website.  Added pictures and some new content.  Check it out, www.breezy-hill-farm.com 
  • The ground beef animals are going in this week, and pick up will be Feb 18, at noon at the farm.  I think we will have enough for everyone on my list.  I'll know on Feb 15 the exact amount.  I will be sending out an email that week to get everyone to confirm that they can make that pick up date.  Again it is only $5/#.

 

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Here is some more information on the dangers of GMOs.
://www.nationofchange.org/2017/01/13/monsanto-minions-poisoning-us-can-defend/   

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which was supposed to finish its 15-year review of glyphosate more than a year ago, and rule on whether to reregister it or ban it, is still twiddling its thumbs. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration won’t test foods for glyphosate residue. Meanwhile, in the EU, where the European Commission has also failed to act, citizens are taking matters into their own hands—by launching a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) inviting the Commission “to propose to Member States a ban on glyphosate, to reform the pesticide approval procedure, and to set EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use.”

A new study published Monday in Scientific Reports, an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature, has shown that the glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats at very low doses.

The new peer-reviewed study led by Dr. Michael Antoniou at King’s College London using cutting edge profiling methods describes the molecular composition of the livers of female rats administered with an extremely low dose of Roundup weed-killer over a 2-year period. The dose of glyphosate from the Roundup administered was thousands of times below what is permitted by regulators worldwide. The study revealed that these animals suffered from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).



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Nice you tube on agriculture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laG0lS8ChYI#action=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

Posted 1/22/2017 8:48pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • For those of you who purchased the recent "dirt" hogs, be sure to call Gilbert's tomorrow to give them your instructions for processing.  They will be processing your pork starting early next week.  These hogs were 5 cents per pound less than the last.  Sure glad that guy who called me complaining of the price for the hog being less than the processing didn't get one of these.  I wonder if he has had a "dirt" hog pork chop yet?
  • We still have about 100 pounds of ground beef available.  The processing date is scheduled for Feb 23.  If interested send me your request.  Someone called me this past week and requested 20 pounds and I failed to right it down.  So, if you called, call again or send me an email with your request.
  • I am taking three beeves to the processor tomorrow.  Those on the list for freezer beef will be getting an email tomorrow with the weights and costs.  Be sure to check your emails tomorrow.
  • Those who requested the ground pork will be getting an email at the end of this next week.  I will have the total amount available and hopefully everyone will get their amount.  It looks like I will be able to keep the $1.75/lb price.  I'll know for sure once we have the total amounts.  Pick up will be at the farm on Saturday February 4 at 12 noon.
  • I have posted under recipes on our web site various options for making your own sausage.  Check it out.
  • My how times are changing.  Terra has three different flavors of KOMBUCHA on tap.  It's not been very long ago that I couldn't spell Kombucha.  We still have baby SCOBY's available for free.  Our favorite flavor is ginger and lime.
  • I just finished watching this utube presentation, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=389vNLA0Ya0&feature=em-subs_digest .  It  was easy to watch during the football game, as not much was happening, and who needs to hear two guys talking for two hours.

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The Dilemma: too Much Time in the Tub

You've probably been there  —  not much to do, plenty of time on your hands, achy bones and the splendid notion that a nice, relaxing bath might be the ticket.

After several minutes of bliss (about a half hour, they say), you happen to notice something that would be slightly alarming if it hadn't happened so many times before, starting when you were a kid with your snorkel gear and rubber ducks floating around with you: pruny fingers and equally pruny toes. Wrinkly digits.

Here's the scientific basis for this odd phenomenon. For whatever reason, the digits in question are more prone to wrinkling than other areas of your body. It's called "glabrous" skin, meaning hairless. It's thicker than the skin found on other parts of your body, which is good whenever you touch something that's too hot.

When water seeps into glabrous skin, electrical charges are sent to your nerve endings — more precisely, the sympathetic nervous system, says Dr. Sarina Elmariah, a dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital to STAT. In response, the nerves send a message to your blood vessels that it's time to constrict, or tighten.

When water starts to permeate into your skin, it's thought that the upper layers of your fingertips start to swell. Simultaneously, the nerves in your fingertips (or toe tips) start the constriction process, which scientifically is known as vasoconstriction —  the narrowing of blood vessels.

"That creates a negative pressure that essentially pulls down the upper layers of the skin, leading to this wrinkling or 'undulating' pattern," explains STAT reporter Megan Thielking.


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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says every year around 2 million people in the U.S. contract a bacterial infection that antibiotics can’t fix,  and 23,000 die as a direct result, added:

“Nearly one-third of all prescriptions for antibiotics are unneeded, or incorrectly prescribed by doctors, which is part of the problem … 47 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are given every year in the United States.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/01/11/antibiotics-meat-supply-skyrocketing.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20170111Z1&et_cid=DM130767&et_rid=1837019864





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

Posted 1/16/2017 7:01pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We have half a hog available.  I need to know by tomorrow evening. 


Why Farmed Fish Are Best Avoided

At first glance, farmed fish may seem like a good idea to help protect wild seafood populations from overfishing. In reality, the industry is plagued with many of the same problems surrounding land-based concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), including pollution, disease, toxicity and inferior nutritional quality.

Many farmed fish are fed genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy, which is a completely unnatural diet for marine life. Others are fed fishmeal, which is known to accumulate industrial chemicals like PCBs and dioxins.

According to toxicology researcher Jerome Ruzzin, farmed salmon is one of the most toxic foods on the market — five times more toxic than any other food product tested.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/01/07/us-seafood-consumption.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170107Z1&et_cid=DM130165&et_rid=1831333335



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

Posted 1/14/2017 4:46pm by Art Ozias.
               BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • DIRT HOG ALERT.  I have three names on my list for the next "dirt" hog.  One of sources stopped by today and he has 5 available.  They will be five cents per pound  less than the last ones.  Just don't call be me an complain that they are not costing enough.  Let me know by tomorrow evening if you want some great pork.
  • We also have two beeves available.  The price for 2017 for freezer will be $4/lb.  This reflects a decrease to maintain our price to be in line with our local grocery.  We decided when we started selling directly to customers we would always set our price to be just as much, as is being charged at our local grocery. Their ground beef is presently $4.99/lb.  Ours has some shrinkage due to dry aging, and the sixty-two cents per pound processing.

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Action Plan for 2017 — and the Rest of Your Life

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/01/01/10-healthy-lifestyle-strategies-for-2017.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170101Z1&et_cid=DM130152&et_rid=1820461631

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Sure hope you can access this. This has been know for sometime. Just more proof!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/31/business/scientists-loved-and-loathed-by-syngenta-an-agrochemical-giant.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

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Victory! European Union Bans Amalgam Fillings for Children and Pregnant or Nursing Women

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/12/27/european-union-bans-amalgam-fillings.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ms1&utm_campaign=20170108Z1&et_cid=DM130745&et_rid=1832241657

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We have been making beet kvas for several years. Here is a recipe. A number of beet kvass recipes can be found online. Here's one from BeetsandBones.com:14

Ingredient list:

•2 large raw organic beets, cut into 1-inch cubes. Do not grate them, as this will release too much sugar.

You do not need to peel the beets if they're organic, unless you really want to, as the skin contains many bacteria that drive the fermentation. If using conventionally grown beets, peeling may be advisable to avoid pesticide residues

•3 tablespoons of sauerkraut juice or pickle juice

•Filtered water, spring water or distilled water, freshly squeezed beet juice, or a combination of beet juice and pure water.

Tap water tainted by chlorine or other chemicals will not work, as the chemicals will prevent fermentation and cause rotting instead. If using tap water, be sure to boil it first and let it cool before using

•Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of natural unrefined salt, such as sea salt, or my personal favorite, Himalayan salt. The salt helps prevent bad bacteria from forming, but too much will make the drink unpalatable



http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/12/26/fermented-beets-benefits.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mv1&utm_campaign=20170108Z1&et_cid=DM130745&et_rid=1832241657

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Research spanning many decades shows excess sugar damages your health, yet the sugar industry successfully buried the evidence and misdirected the public with faux science.

According to the sugar industry, sugar is harmless and may even be an important part of a healthy diet. To this day, they're promoting the myth that saturated fat is to blame for weight gain and ill health, not sugar, along with the thoroughly debunked calories-in, calories-out (energy balance) theory.

Fortunately, the truth is emerging and taking hold, and some great books have been written exposing the history and extent of the cover-ups. Two examples are science journalist Gary Taubes' book, "The Case Against Sugar," and Marion Nestle, Ph.D.'s, "Soda Politics."

BE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW!!!!

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/01/04/industry-funded-study-questions-validity-sugar-guidelines.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170104Z1&et_cid=DM130174&et_rid=1826083346

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We still have a few of the fermentation kits. We also will include a half gallon jar. We have several now that we are not milking. We use Dr. Mercola's bacteria.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05lVOmj1Pqg#action=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

Posted 12/18/2016 8:21pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Our next pick up day for ground beef is this Friday, Dec 23 at 12 pm.  Emails have been sent out to notify those on my list that are in line to get their requests.  Some have not responded, so I have sent additional emails.  I will be doing that gradually, until I get the final amount on what's available this Wednesday.  So, if you have not received an email, be watching Wednesday evening.  I may have some available.  It will be short notice so please respond promptly.

 

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Projections suggest that within the next 25 years, half of all children will be autistic. There is no way a culture can survive with half of the population being in the autistic spectrum. We're looking at the collapse of society if the rise in autism isn't stopped or reversed, and that means addressing ALL known factors.

 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/12/04/cdc-fraud-misinformation-manipulation.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mc1&utm_campaign=20161211Z1&et_cid=DM128261&et_rid=1791247685

 

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Prairie Strips system reduces fertilizer runoff, cleanup costs

 

 

 

“On the front end, Americans pay billions subsidizing farming practices that cause water pollution and public health problems, and we spend billions more on the back end to clean up the mess we’ve created. But groundbreaking work in the heart of the Corn Belt shows there’s a better way to invest public money that can lead to a healthier food supply and clean water, and boost farm economies,” Mulik said. This year U.S. taxpayers funneled $5 billion into subsidies for the crop insurance program. The report calls on the federal government to reduce crop subsidies, increase funding for sustainable farming practices and provide technical assistance to farmers to adopt the alternative methods. The UCS study documents: · This year farmers increased corn and soybean plantings, despite the fact that the crops are expected to lose money because of dramatic price drops. As a result, the farmers are expected to receive nearly $14 billion in crop insurance payouts – the most since 2006. About 25 percent of the nation’s net farm income in 2016 is expected to come from federal insurance subsidies and insurance payouts. · The Federal Crop Insurance Program is anticipated to cost taxpayers a total of $22 billion from 2016 to 2018, and cost estimates keep rising. · The cost of removing nitrates from U.S. drinking water exceeds $4.8 billion a year. The agriculture industry covers about $1.7 billion of those costs. · The tourism industry loses nearly $1 billion each year, mostly from losses in fishing and boating activities because of nutrient-polluted water bodies. Fiscal conservative groups agree the crop insurance program must be reformed. “The federal government is wasting billions of taxpayer dollars being funneled into programs that limit farmers’ choices, encourage farming on unproductive land and promote damaging farming practices,” said Josh Sewell, senior policy analyst with Taxpayers for Common Sense. “Commodity crop subsidies encourage farmers to plant on land that they know will lose money on every acre because a paycheck is guaranteed no matter the outcome,” said Watkins. “Farmers who’ve been working for generations on the land bring a wealth of experience and insight into producing healthy food and preserving clean water and productive soil, but we need better support from the federal government to do it.

 

So is there a difference between welfare, government subsidies, grants, corporate subsidies and those TIF's???

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Customer Comments.  Thanks!!!

Art, I want to thank you for the book the third plate, it was an in depth look at what is true: we are what we eat and what feeds it. I am at the bottom of the list but will take up to 20 pounds of your fantastic ground. And we love the half side. 

 

Sent from my LG G3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



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

Posted 12/5/2016 10:58pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • It's been about two weeks since we stopped regularly milking.  We have been able to transfer most of our former customers to another local source.  We have now a family milk cow.  If we need milk, we pen up the calf the day before and milk that next day.  That is going to be very welcomed this week as the temperatures are forecasted to drop and milking in an unheated barn is not much fun.  Thanks again to all our former milk customers.
  • We found another Dirt Hog source.  I visited his farm/place this past weekend and trust me they are the real deal.  It was like going back in a time machine.  We bought 16.  I needed eight and another neighbor who also sells grass finished beef and has a customer clientele wanted eight.  All on my list have been contacted.  Be sure to call Gilbert's to give them processing instructions.
  • The ground beef pickup will be Dec 23 here at the farm at 12 o'clock.  As soon as I get the total amount available I will email those on my list.  I know I will not have enough to satisfy everyone, and some will have to wait until the next harvest in Feb.

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End Pharma Liability Shield Endangering Public Health and Human Rights

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/11/17/vaccine-liability-protection.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20161117Z1&et_cid=DM125902&et_rid=1759181102

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The Biotech Bullies Will Rule the New FDA and EPA

https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/biotech-bullies-will-rule-new-fda-and-epa

 




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

Posted 11/27/2016 7:23pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We are still maintaining a list for freezer beef for next year.  Also, our Dirt Hog list continues to grow.  Hogs are really a good price now.
  • We will be making a Green Pastures order this week.  If interested send an email. 
  • Thanksgiving was excellent.  A large part thanks to Virginia for raising a free range turkey.  If you didn't get one this year, put it on your calendar for next year.

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How Soda Companies Influence Policy Through Ties With Public Health Organizations

 

Deep in the article are some interesting political connections.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/10/26/soda-sugar-public-health.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mc1&utm_campaign=20161106Z1&et_cid=DM125137&et_rid=1740177746

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How we got to this point by David Gregory. http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/we-never-voted-for-corporate-rule-20161019?utm_source=YTW&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20161021

 

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Growing, Preparing and Storing Your Leafy Greens

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/10/24/growing-leafy-greens.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20161024Z1&et_cid=DM123728&et_rid=1724999778

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Can light affect your health? In this interview, Dr. Alexander Wunsch, a world class expert on photobiology, shares the hidden dangers of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting that most people are completely unaware of. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/10/23/near-infrared-led-lighting.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20161023Z1&et_cid=DM123698&et_rid=1721127552

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One of the primary roles of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to review the safety and efficacy of new drugs before approving them for the U.S. market.

Clearly an objective, unbiased review is needed for this system to work, but a new study published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggests conflicts of interest are rampant.

A much-used revolving door exists between the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry, which is putting Americans' health at jeopardy for the sake of the drug industry's (and individuals') monetary pursuits.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/10/11/fda-big-pharma.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ms1&utm_campaign=20161023Z1&et_cid=DM123698&et_rid=1721127552

 

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Glyphosate On Your Plate: America’s Food Crisis

http://farmwars.info/?p=15181&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FarmWars+%28Farm+Wars%29

 

 





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

Posted 11/20/2016 8:03pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Hope All Have a Happy and Pleasant Thanksgiving!!
  • The era of Breezy Hill providing the best A2 Guernsey and Brown Swiss raw milk has finally come to the end.  When we started over ten years ago, producers were being raided by state inspector or state health personnel.  It was necessary to not even publish that you had raw milk for sale.  Instead, we only published that we had some milk cows, no mention of milk.  The state was monitoring anything published .  There were arrests and trials  in hopes of curtailing people's access to raw milk.  My how things have changed.  To be sure, one has to be careful as there are still laws that have to be followed.  We have certainly enjoyed our commitment to the many customers we have had during this time.  We've had many Milk Customer Lists with phone numbers.  They have come into our lives and we have enjoyed all the conversations.  All great customers.  If we are not at home, the sign on the door says it all, come in and get your milk and eggs.  Make change if necessary and put your money in an envelope and sign your name.  Thanks again to all who have enjoyed our great A2 milk and eggs.
  • I talked to another local supplier last week and they have some extra milk.  He said they would be happy to have our customers referred to them.  I asked if our customers would need more than they presently could supply.  His response was, "I guess we would have to buy another cow".  I discussed the topic of A2 milk and he was not aware of the benefits of A2.  He was very interested, and I would suggest that if you do get milk from Heritage Dairy, north of Warrensburg, that you request/inquire if their cows have been tested for A2 genetics.  It is not something that can be accomplished quickly, but if enough customers request it they can start selecting for that trait.
  • The name of the dairy is Heritage Dairy, 399 NE 134 Hwy, Warrensburg, Mo.  Phone number is 660-441-2093. Tell them Art referred you to them.  They use a surge milker, stainless ,just as we do.  
  • The next ground beef pickup will be in December.  We may have to have two dates due to Christmas.  Normally, we would have pickup ten days after processing.  That would make it Dec 24.  I don't think that will work, so we could have pick up Dec 23 or Dec 28, or both.  If you are on the list cast your vote for your preferred date.

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Factory farming practices are under scrutiny again in N.C. after disastrous hurricane floods   I have been wondering about this and I finally found this.  I kept thinking it might make it to the nightly news, ha, ha.  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/16/factory-farming-practices-are-under-scrutiny-again-in-n-c-after-disastrous-hurricane-floods/  

 

 

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    Here’s why I belong to R-Calf and not the National Cattlemen’s Association.  R-CALF USA: Dominant Meatpackers Are Now Too Big to Regulate   Billings, Mont. - According to R-CALF USA, antitrust and competition enforcement agencies have failed miserably to prevent multinational meatpackers from manipulating cattle prices and controlling the cattle and beef markets, resulting in financial harm to both cattle producers and beef consumers.   "No other conclusion can be drawn from the circumstances unfolding in our cattle market except that the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture), DOJ (U.S. Department of Justice) and the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) have all failed to regulate the meatpackers and the cattle markets to prevent antitrust violations and anticompetitive practices," said R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard.   Last week's average cash cattle price was about $1,425 for a 1,300 pound fed steer. This value is $418 less than the same time last year.   According to the USDA the production cost for these cattle is $1,565 per animal, meaning cattle feeders lost $140 for each fed animal sold last week to the meatpackers. The highly concentrated meatpackers are purchasing and slaughtering about 600,000 cattle each week. Thus, last week the meatpackers acquired their cattle needs for $84 million less than the cattle producers' cost of production.   Since November 2014, multinational meatpackers have been procuring their cattle needs from U.S. cattle producers at prices that averaged $181 per head per month below the cost of production. If this is true, then those meatpackers are making gangbuster profits.   They are, according to the CME Group that stated this year's packer margins "could easily surpass 2015's level by more than 30% and set a new 20-year high beef packer margin."   This means lower prices paid to cattle producers do not result in lower beef prices for consumers.   Indeed, consumer beef prices during the first half of 2016 averaged about $0.20 more per pound than they did throughout 2014, a year when cattle prices were more than $300 per head above 2016 prices.   Bullard said federal regulators know the marketplace is broken and that multinational meatpackers are engaged in abusive, anticompetitive cattle procurement practices. But, he said, federal regulators are afraid to do anything about it.   "Through their years of inaction, the USDA, DOJ and CFTC fostered the unprecedented concentration of the meatpacking industry that is now too big for them to regulate," Bullard asserted.     "Secretary Vilsack and then Attorney General Holder both committed to taking steps to improve competition in our cattle industry during their much promoted 2010 joint workshop extravaganzas, but neither has done anything during the past five years to fulfill those commitments. "In fact, Secretary Vilsack actually recommended that Congress repeal country of origin labeling (COOL), which stripped from U.S. cattle producers their competitive edge in the domestic beef market and empowered meatpackers to substitute domestic production with undifferentiated, imported beef. "Even the CFTC knows that like the cash cattle market that is now too thin to function as a price-discovery tool, the multinational meatpackers have driven a majority of bona fide hedgers out of the cattle futures market. This is allowing the dominant meatpackers to turn the futures market on its head with just a couple of hundred orders, yet the CFTC remains in a trance-like state of inaction. "Our cattle industry is in dire need of leadership from federal regulators to restore transparency in the cattle market and stop the abusive cattle procurement practices by the dominant meatpackers. Until that leadership emerges, the CFTC should shut down the cattle futures market that is now being exploited by the dominant meatpackers with impunity," Bullard concluded.

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The Dirty Underbelly of the Dairy Industry

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/09/06/dairy-industry.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160906Z1&et_cid=DM118050&et_rid=1650737477    





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

Posted 11/13/2016 7:07pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We are terminating our milking at the end of this month.  We have several customers who have been drinking our A2 raw milk for over ten years.  We have had many customers during this time.  This past year we started to reduce our milking herd and transferred many customers to other nearby sources.   We were fortunate to find a local college student to help with the milking this fall.  It was necessary, as I was and am still having an issue with the muscles in my right leg and my hip.  Winter and cold weather takes its toll on milk production so this is the opportune time to stop.  We will be milking until the end of November and will be trying to locate some possible sources for our remaining customers.  Thanks to all you have supported and enjoyed our raw milk and its benefits.
  • Our next ground beef will be in December.  If you have not emailed me and asked to be on the list, be sure to email me if you're interested.  It will be $5/lb. We reduced the price ($5.25) to match the local grocery price.  At five dollars this is still half the price at Natural Grocery and the like.
  • Also, we have a new source for pork and will be returning to Gilbert's for processing.  We have had mixed reviews on the processing at Nadler's.

 

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Not much hope here.  Looks like the same story with lot of the same authors.  Most of these are members of the swamp.  http://agview.net/articles/features/2016-08-16-trump-campaign-announces-agricultural-advisory-committee  

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 “Even before Ag secretary Earl Butz said farmers need to “get big or get out” in the early 1970s, our food and farm policy has favored large industrial interests. A handful of influential players, from Monsanto to Cargill to Walmart, have enjoyed the spoils—very lax regulations and the ability to literally buy up their competition. This has led to policies that have created bigger and badder factory farms, for example, or made it harder for farmers to get a fair price for their products.” http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/three-massive-mergers-millions-for-one-bank-and-a-disaster-for-food-water-and-climate-20161020?utm_source=YTW&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20161021      

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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) were produced from the 1930s through the 1970s. Their high burning temperature made them a sought-after chemical for use as fire retardants and insulators, primarily in electronic devices although also in plastics, flooring and other industrial products. After an estimated 1.5 billion pounds of PCBs were manufactured in the U.S. — the majority by Monsanto — it was revealed that they’re incredibly toxic and persistent in the environment. They were finally banned in 1979 after their carcinogenic potential and ability to accumulate in the environment were revealed. However, their toxicity was known to Monsanto long before that, perhaps as early as the 1950s and likely by 1970.  PCBs have also been linked to infertility and reproductive and endocrine damage along with neurological effects, including damage to learning and memory. They’re known neurodevelopmental toxins and a recent study has also found an association with autism. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/09/06/monsanto-pcb-autism.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20160906Z1&et_cid=DM118050&et_rid=1650737477    




 

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

Posted 11/6/2016 7:05pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Two more days and it's over or maybe just beginning.
  • We all get to vote with our forks and fingers several times a day, but only get to get that "I voted" sticker when we have an election.
  • There is one amendment on the Missouri ballot that needs some background and maybe you'll  reconsider its merit.  It is the conservation amendment.  Voters are being asked to extend for another 10 years a sales tax to generate money for state parks and conservation.  I've no problem with the parks part, it is the conservation part that is my concern.  First, note which organizations,  among others, are supporting the amendment,  farm bureau, corn growers and soybean growers associations.  Why? Well as I've reported in several past updates, there has been many acres of upland grass acreage terraced and converted to commodity crops, corn and soybeans.  The grass acreage, if not already stabilized, could have benefited perhaps with terracing, but to terrace and then start cropping only accelerates soil erosion.  As I have stated, terracing on crop land is designed to remove water and along with the water goes stirred up soil.  Don't believe me? Check your local streams after a 1-2 inch rain.  If the water is clear, send me a picture.  If it's brown, watch as the liquid dust bowl makes it's way to the delta in the Gulf of Mexico.   Yes, I will vote no.  It will pass since most people are not aware of the unintended consequences.  We should defeat it and have the legislatures redo it and make it just for the parks.  Why subsidize cheap food??
  • Finished picking our fall green beans.  Wow,  raising beans for a fall crop is much easier that spring cropping.
  • Weaned  our calves this past week in accordance with the almanac.  So far, so good.

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Boycott the System

It is time for disobedience. It is time to boycott the system. Stop aiding their stranglehold on our food by supporting regenerative agriculture, grass-fed and organic farming instead. Buy local. Even better, get to know your farmers and buy directly from them. We have to end the subsidizing of overproduction of junk food ingredients like corn and soy, which feed this degenerative, consolidated system and promotes waste, pollution and ill health.

Where to Find Healthy Food

In these times, it's really important to realize that how and where you buy your food matters. Not just for your own health, but for the health of your local community and the world at large as well. Regenerative farming can only flourish if there's enough demand for their products. Conversely, the industrial system can only survive as long as people keep buying theirs. While many grocery stores now carry organic foods, it's preferable to source yours from local growers whenever possible, as much of the organic food sold in grocery stores is imported. Check out the article to find the websites where you can find locally produced real food.     Fifty years ago studies were beginning to implicate sugar as a cause of heart disease. In response, the sugar industry paid scientists to shift the blame to fat, according to an expose recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Because of the manipulated and corrupted research, the public has erroneously attributed heart disease to fat rather than sugar all these years. Needless to say, the revelation underscores the immense harm that can ensue when research is funded by industry. http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/busted-sugar-industry-paid-big-bucks-cover-health-risks?utm_source=LITN%20Newsletter&utm_medium=NL_10_14_16&utm_content=N/A&utm_campaign=10_14_16    

 

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Yes there is an elephant in the room.  We try to include articles on food.  Here is one  “food for thought”.  http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/the-elephant-in-the-room-what-trump-clinton-and-even-stein-wont-mention-20161005?utm_source=YTW&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20161021 





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