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Posted 3/22/2015 9:29pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I'm sure most saw the recall of 274,000 cases of Kraft Mac and Cheese.  Now where do you get rid of that amount of "stuff"?  My guess is it went into chicken, hog or cattle feed.  I guess they will clean it up and your fried egg will be ok.  Remember to check the label on Mac and Cheese and you may be surprised to find there is no cheese in it.
  • Here's another great one.  Monsanto settled for $350,000 for contaminating farmer's wheat in Washington state.  Their settlement included $50,000  grants to Land Grant Colleges.  Now isn't that convenient?  The fox is already in the chicken house (ref a recent Update that delineated the amounts Big Ag has "invested" in Ag Universities), so they get a access to another door  to guard our chickens.
  • Hopefully, each have watched the Brown lecture on U tube that I posted recently.  We all need to be able to counter the "feed the world" folks with examples of how sustainable agriculture is being accomplished.  Some of you may know Blake Hurst, the Farm Bureau guy, and could send him the link.  I'm not holding my breath.  They have too much invested in their failing approach and as Joel Salatin said in a recent talk, most won't even consider an alternative because of peer pressure.  Fortunately, I never worried much about peer pressure.
  • I noticed that WIC allows whole milk for infants up to age 23 months, then it's 2% or skim.  Someone must have connected somethe dots that developing brains need good fats.  Seems like I heard that a child's brain is not developed until early twenties.
  • Our green house is turning GREEN on the inside.  Debra has the benches full of young plants.  Looks like a great Spring is underway.  Grass is greening.  Cows aren't as interested in hay.
  • I found a great new book, Effortless Healing, by Joe Mercola.  I'll include the link, http://www.effortlesshealing.com/?e_cid=oc-effortlesshealing  and you can decide. 
  • I just finished Will Winter's ACREs presentation.  It is a two CD set.  Excellent if you want to learn  from a Holistic Vet.
  • Be aware of Organic Valley.  Cornucopia has caught them cheating.  It good to check out the cornucopia site occasionally, http://www.cornucopia.org/ 
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The French fries McDonald’s sells in the US are made with over a dozen different additives. The fries sold in the UK are just potatoes fried in sunflower or rapeseed oil. If McDonald’s can make a tasty French fry without preservatives, antifoaming agents, color stabilizers, TBHQ, and added flavorings for its British restaurants, why do they refuse to make them in the US? More than 3,000 food additives are used in US food production, including infant foods and foods targeted to young children; many of which are banned in other countries due to health risks     “What's ironic here is that when there's a concern about export, food producers will make sure to produce their food without toxic drugs and additives. But if the food is destined for the American market, they use them seemingly without any concern whatsoever. Why the double standard? The US claims to be a forerunner in "science-based" food and medicine, yet only in America will you find as many toxic ingredients used on a regular basis! The industry claims that the products banned in other countries really are safe to use—even if there's evidence to the contrary—and refuse to alter their business practices even in the face of public outcry. Yet they have no problem complying with cleaner food when another country says "no thanks, we just don't want to take the risk of feeding that to our people." Increasing numbers of Americans are really trying to clean up their diet and eat healthier, and knowing exactly how a food is grown or made, and what it contains, is part and parcel of making healthier choices.”   BE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!!!   http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/02/11/mcdonalds-fries-ingredients.aspx?e_cid=20150222Z1_PRSNL_MV_1&utm_source=prmrsnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mv1&utm_campaign=20150222Z1&et_cid=DM68424&et_rid=851588689      

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"Since we cannot possibly eat enough cholesterol to use for our bodies' daily functions, our bodies make their own. When we eat more foods rich in this compound, our bodies make less. If we deprive ourselves of foods high in cholesterol -- such as eggs, butter, and liver — our body revs up its cholesterol synthesis. The end result is that, for most of us, eating foods high in cholesterol has very little impact on our blood cholesterol levels. In seventy percent of the population, foods rich in cholesterol such as eggs cause only a subtle increase in cholesterol levels or none at all. In the other thirty percent, these foods do cause a rise in blood cholesterol levels. Despite this, research has never established any clear relationship between the consumption of dietary cholesterol and the risk for heart disease… Raising cholesterol levels is not necessarily a bad thing either."

You Might Be Getting Too Little Cholesterol in Your Diet

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/03/02/us-guidelines-dietary-cholesterol-limits.aspx?e_cid=20150302Z1_PRNL_art_2&utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20150302Z1&et_cid=DM69047&et_rid=859747544 

 



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 3/8/2015 9:52pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Looks like Spring is here.  I pruned my fruit trees yesterday and did six grafts.  The old applesauce tree may have some Arkansas Blacks in a few years.  
  • We are making some modifications to our cattle working facilities.  Should make life easier.
  • Hope to plant my oats for this year.  Should be warm enough this week.  
  • The Bought video, free to watch, has been extended for another week.  If you need the link, it is posted on our website under What's Up.
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Whitehouse.gov was caught freezing vaccine choice petition to prevent signatures from reaching 100,000 threshold.

 

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048806_vaccine_petition_White_House_fraud.html#ixzz3TBech3VJ     

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Just so you know where to vote with your dollars. http://www.cornucopia.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/meas92-prop105.0211.1500px.jpg   

For complete article go to this link.  http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/10/biotech-agribusinesses-spending-heavily-defeat-state-gmo-food-labeling-votes/

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Scientists theorize that the reason gluten is causing these digestive system problems is due to the excessive hybridization of wheat over the last 50 years, which has created newly modified gluten molecules that are foreign to the human digestive system compared to the ancient wheat that humans ate for several thousand years historically, and even compared to the wheat that your grandparents ate 50+ years ago.     Some of you may want to watch this video.  It’s how it can, and used to be done.  I have Brown’s ACREs presentation at the last conference.  Very Good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yPjoh9YJMk&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs 



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 3/1/2015 8:05pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Remember, if you're wanting pork or beef you need to send an email, and I can put you on my list for this year.
  • I sure hope everyone watched the eight part video I just sent Thursday night.  It may have been confusing due to the introduction concerning the  increasing vertical integration of the beef industry.  The link was at the bottom.  The video was about the vertical integration of the poultry industry as a warning to the beef producers. This lawsuit (filed by contract growers against Perdue)just happened last week.  I doubt you'll see any mention of this in the media.  If you need plans for a chicken tractor, stop by.  Raise your own.  They'll be in the freezer before they start crowing.  Your neighbor won't even know, and when you give them a nice fresh chicken, you can then tell them you raised them in your backyard.  Or get on Virginia's list.
  • How many have seen the Farxiga tv ad?  Wow, there's more side effects than info about the drug.  Such happy faces and happy music.  It even removes some of the sugar from your body.  There's a lot easier way to remove the sugar.  Oh yes, you may even see an ad from a law firm that has a class action lawsuit against the drug company.  Our FDA has sure been busy conducting safety studies. Ha.
  • Last issue of ACREs magazine had an excellent interview with Dr. Christine Jones.   

Acres USA:  Are you a cancer survivor?

Jones:  Yes, I am, which is basically why I do what I do ... .

Acres USA:  You say it's not just the toxins in our food that are the problem, but the use of biocides-chemicals that kill living organisms-which reduce the nutrient content of food.  And you attribute that nutrient reduction to the inhibition of the plant-microbial bridge.

Jones:  Spot on. If the plant -microbe bridge has been blown, it's not possible for us to obtain the trace minerals our bodies need in order to prevent cancer--and a range of other metabolic disorders.  Cancer is not a transmissible disease.  It's simply the inability our bodies to prevent abnormal cells from replicating.  To date, the response to the cancer crisis has revolved around constructing more oncology units and employing more oncologists and more research.  The big breakthrough in cancer prevention will be in changing the way we produce our food. 

  • Well stated.  We need to keep our immune systems, gut biome at peak performance.  To make sure they are on their "A" game, feed the good guys with home made kraut (it's real easy to make),  your own yogurt (not store stuff) and be sure to throw in some turmeric.  Try to minimize contact with the 80,000 chemicals, only 2-3000 have been tested.  Hold your breath when you shop the isle with the cleaning products.  A blind person can find that aisle.  Now is the time to order your garden seeds for this next year.   Debra  has our plant bench full and hasn't even started the tomatoes and peppers.
  • I finished the book, Defending Beef.  I know why they chose that title. Niman, who has a law degree, attacks all the various objections to the ruminant( the cow) with the thoroughness of a defense attorney in the court of public opinion.  I highly recommend the book.  Be sure to read chapter 8.

     

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  • Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crop System Puts Monarch Butterflies at Brink of Extinction. The KC Star published my letter to the editor a week ago Saturday, re the demise of the monarch.

    http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/02/06/monsantos-roundup-ready-crop-system-puts-monarch-butterflies-brink-extinction/
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  •     Food Sovereignty: A New Mandate for Food and Farm Policyby John Ikerd http://www.agdevjournal.com/attachments/article/511/JAFSCD-Ikerd-Food-Sovereignty-Column-February-2015.pdf   
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  • Paid by Monsanto...Check out who is paying for research at our Ag universities.

     http://farmwars.info/?p=13887&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FarmWars+%28Farm+Wars%29   

 

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  • The city of Des Moines, Iowa, located in the heart of farming country, is tired of footing the bill for cleaning up after surrounding farms. So city officials are taking their complaint to court.  On January 9, 2015, the city sent a letter to three northwest counties, announcing its intent to sue the counties for polluting central Iowa’s drinking water.  http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/02/10/clean-big-ags-mess /    
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  • The Unexpected Implications of Industry Involvement in Trans Fat Research

  • "Schleifer believes the trans fat case shows two sides of the same coin. First, it confirms that industry indeed “meddles in science in order to defend their products.” But it also demonstrates that sometimes corporations will use negative findings to “persuade themselves that a product needs to be changed.” That’s a good thing. It’s unfortunate it doesn’t happen quicker, and more often, and in more branches of industry.  I personally feel there are a number of industries that have and continue to fight tooth and nail against evidence showing their products to be very harmful. The tobacco and chemical technology industries are but two examples where you’d be hard-pressed to find any real shifts in position based on their own research."
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    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/02/22/trans-fat-research-bias.aspx?e_cid=20150222Z1_PRSNL_art_1&utm_source=prmrsnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150222Z1&et_cid=DM68424&et_rid=851588689 



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 2/26/2015 9:18pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

I don't usually send out an UPDATE during the week, but I just received this email from R-CAlf. I have belonged to this organization for several years.  They are, in my judgment, the only cattle organization who is truly dedicated to the preservation of the independent cattle industry.
I think they are sending this email and link to the video to hopefully make cattle producers aware of what and how the Big Four beef processors are planning to gain control and to vertically integrate and control the beef industry.


"

Hello All,

 

Below is a documentary that aired on Fusion cable last night.  It's about how the meatpackers have captured the chicken industry.  Dudley Butler is included in this story.  This is the model the packers are now applying in the beef industry.  Yes, the beef industry is very different from the poultry industry, but the strategy remains the same:  1. Controll access to the market; 2. Promise producers timely market access if they enter contracts; 3. When the price-discovery market is eliminated, dictate prices and terms to producers; 3. Transform the marketing contracts into production contracts to dictate what genetics are to be used and what production practices must be performed.  As the documentary reveals, the USDA is helping the packers to accomplish their goal of capturing the livestock and poultry supply chains away from independent producers.

 

This story should be spread far and wide.  "

 

http://interactive.fusion.net/cock-fight/ 

 

Contact Virginia and order your chickens.  They are raised right!!!  I steer clear of chicken on restaurant menus.  I have complained several times to Panera that they have way too many (CAFO)chicken items on their menu.

 

 

 

 

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 2/22/2015 8:33pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Finished another batch of kraut.  The new system worked just fine.  We have several of the sets available ($15).  We also have two yogurt makers ($24).
  • My letter to the Star on the monarchs was published this past Saturday.  We need to get the KC Food Circle more active in food, ag, health issues.  I'll keep trying.
  • The last hog purchase was great.  The prices have dropped a bunch.  I had a half extra, and it's going in my freezer.  I will try to get Gilbert's to experiment on some cuts that I learned from Cole Ward's presentation at the recent ACREs conference.  I'll still cure and smoke the bacons.
  • The spreadsheets (Excel) I use to track the beef cattle were not very sophisticated.  I have searched for a software program (commercial or from a university), and all were way too complicated.  I called an Ag professor at the local university and thought he would surely have a source.  He had the same response and used a self developed spread sheet.  So, I decided I'd develop my own and now have a very user friendly Excel spread sheet that calculates everything.    
  • I started reading a new book, Defending Beef, by Nicolette Hahn Niman.  I haven't finished it, but I've read enough to highly recommend it.  It's one of those books that one wishes would be in the local library.  I won't waste my time looking.   Several years ago I donated books to the local library and found  out how their system for including books works. (Most end up in their book sale.) My library is right here in our living room. 
  •  We are losing Cindy Hoedel's column in  the KC Star Magazine which is ending.  What a shame.  I looked forward each Sunday for her article.  You can find her at bit.ly/cindyhoedel and in selected feature sections of the Star.
  • http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article5555334.html       

 

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  • Over the years,  cholesterol became a household word for something you must keep as low as possible, or suffer the consequences. Today, dietary fat and cholesterol are typically still portrayed as the worst foods you can consume. This is unfortunate, as these myths are actually harming your health. 1 Cholesterol is one of the most important molecules in your body; indispensable for the building of cells and for producing stress and sex hormones, as well as vitamin D. Since the cholesterol hypothesis is false, this also means that the recommended therapies—low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, and cholesterol lowering medications—are doing more harm than good. “Press your doctor to review and assess the other often overlooked but possibly more important factors that can shed a brighter light on your unique situation – namely tests which look at hs-C-reactive protein, particle sizes of the LDL cholesterol (sometimes called NMR Lipoprofile), Lipoprotein (a) and serum fibrinogen. These measurable physical clues will help fill in a few more pieces of the puzzle, and enable you and your doctor to develop a more customized program to help manage your risk, with or without cholesterol drugs. If your doc’s not interested in looking under the medical hood, then it may be time to switch to a new mechanic.
  •  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/01/12/7-factors-cholesterol-levels.aspx?e_cid=20150112Z1_PRNL_art_1&utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150112Z1&et_cid=DM64853&et_rid=802951320   

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A corporate power grab is underway, so where's the media?

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Monsanto’s Roundup. Enough to Make You Sick.





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 2/15/2015 9:04pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Waiting for the snow tonight.  I wonder where that guy is that stopped by last summer and informed me that "you don't have anything to do, the cows do it all".  Well, in single digit temperatures and a strong wind with a tractor with no cab, it gets cold real fast feeding hay.   
  • Yesterday it was warm and I prepositioned several bales to eliminate a half mile of driving in the cold.  Still pretty cold especially driving into the wind.  
  • Last week in the Update, I shared some thoughts on the meaning of the word "science" as being used in today's debates on myriad of topics.  Part of that referred to a book review in the latest issue of Wise Traditions.  There was another review in that issue,Science for Sale, by David L. Lewis, PhD.  And this past week Farm Wars had an article by Barbara Peterson, Paid by Monsanto.  I'm providing the link to that article,  http://farmwars.info/?p=13887&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FarmWars+%28Farm+Wars%29   
  • Her article pertains to ag related research, but someone could write on the same topic for many of our disciplines, health, food etc. 

Interested in cancer? Here is the other side of the pink story. 

http://foodmatters.tv/content/top-10-cancer-documentaries-of-all-time?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FM+NL+-+February+4+2015&utm_content=FM+NL+-+February+4+2015+CID_0999ef92b372cffd6d553a0d60a85206&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor%20Email%20Marketing&utm_term=10%20favorite%20cancer%20documentaries%20of%20all%20time    

A Corporate Coup d’Etat

  http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/02/04/corporate-coup-detat/      We finally won (Feb 9,2015).  It’s hard to believe.  This has been ongoing for several years.   Washington, D.C. - In papers filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, industry opponents to the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) law dropped their longstanding case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This ends the lawsuit, American Meat Institute (AMI) et al. v. U.S. Department of Agriculture et al., originally filed in July 2013 by domestic and international meatpackers and trade groups that sought to strike-down the popular labeling law that informs consumers where the meat they purchase was born, raised, and slaughtered.  

Ice Cream Giant Announces Plans to Stop Using Milk From Cows Treated With Artificial Hormone rBST

http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/02/08/ice-cream-giant-announces-plans-stop-using-milk-cows-treated-artificial-hormone-rbst/   





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 2/8/2015 9:28pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I have included two letters I sent to the KC Star recently.  They haven't been published, so I guess I'll have to do it.  I wish they would check writer's submissions closer.  It would also be helpful to publish letters sooner that attempt to clarify a submission.  They will be at the end of this UPDATE.
  • Now that you have checked the Cornucopia web site results for yogurt, you will see why many of our customers make their own.  If you can boil water, you can make yogurt.  It is also a way to make store milk have a whole lot more value.  We still have some yogurt makers for sale.
  • I started a new batch of kraut with my new fermenting items.  They are sure easy to use.  A set costs $15.
  • Let's all take a deep breath on the latest media craze, measles.  I received the latest issue of Wise Traditions from the Weston A Price foundation and they had a book review of Anatomy of an Epidemic, by Robert Whitaker.  After reading what was done to, and is still being done to people with "mental disorders" one can only question what "good" science, or as some in the media and politics refer to as "sound" science really means.  What doctors did to patients was done based on science, as perceived to be true then.  Hopefully, we have learned that science, good, sound or otherwise is not static.  Maybe in the future, and hopefully not to distant future, we will consider that maintaining a well functioning immune system is the best way to ensure our health.  Anyone not maintaining a viable immune system with today's plethora of  processed food and the every present sea of toxic chemicals must be trusting Big Pharma. 
  • Grass fed milk is $10.30/gal at Natural Grocer's.  Ground beef is $8.49.  A pork shoulder roast is $14.29.  And an arm roast was $10.49, and it had a bone in it at least 3 inches in diameter.  Bones are great, but not at that price.

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The Bitter Truth About Sugar

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/31/bitter-truth-sugar.aspx?e_cid=20150111Z1_PRSNL_MC_1&utm_source=prmrsnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mc1&utm_campaign=20150111Z1&et_cid=DM64837&et_rid=800048714    

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Cindy Hoedel: I love red meat, rich foods and science says it’s OK

THIS WAS IN THE KC STAR’S SUNDAY MAGAZINE.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article5555334.html#storylink=cpy

 

TWO LETTERS

The “GOODNESS OF GRAPES” that occurred in a recent Letter to the Editor is because of GENETIC SELECTION thanks to a guy with the last name of Thompson.  It had absolutely nothing to do with injecting genes foreign to that plant to create a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO).  Likewise the apple that the MD gets at the grocery has been GENETICALLY SELECTED, otherwise we would still be eating apples the size of crabapples.  And bananas would be very small with large seeds.  Plant selection and plant breeding ARE NOT, I repeat ARE NOT the same as what the bio-tech industry is doing to change the genetics of a particular species by injecting it with genes from another species. I recently overheard an ignorant lady explain that GMO’s are not harmful and that, for example, if you cross an Angus cow with a Hereford you will get a genetically modified animal.  The MD stated that “we have for years eaten genetically modified organisms created by nature”.  Really, created by nature??  I think, based on this “educated” MD’s letter, he may want to get out his old text books.  Oh yes, “you should ask your health care provider if this is right for you”. No thank you.   I prefer to do my own research.      

 

 

Bloomberg business editors need to read The Meat Racket, by Christopher Leonard and they would know how the chicken business really works.  In the Jan 27 Business section of the Star, Chicken Wing Inflation needs to be fact checked.  “American farmers are giving their chickens extra feed” is erroneous in that the chicken contract growers (not  my definition of a farmer) have no control on what their millions of birds are fed. Furthermore, you can’t give a CAFO bird more to eat.  They are on full feed from day one, with lighting controlled to insure the maximum time for eating.  They are harvested at 4 to 4.5 pounds.  If kept on feed longer they will die as their bodies outgrow their organs. The feed is totally controlled by the vertical integrator, Tyson , Perdue et al..  I’d be very surprised that they adjusted their feeding formulas/rations. They are able to produce the same bird cheaper since input costs are lower.  So why is the price of wings increasing? Corporate profits are getting fat and it’s not the wings.  





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 2/3/2015 8:38pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Don't wait until you need freezer beef.  I maintain a list based on WHEN your email arrives. So plan ahead, and if you will want beef this year, you need to get your requests in.  I only have a limited supply.
  • I am also maintaining a list for pork.  Since I never know when some will become available, you need to get on that list and have patience.
  • Also, spring is coming and Virginia will be starting to plan for this year's chicken and turkey numbers.  She has secured a source for non GMO grains, so that should increase her customer base.  You will need to reserve your spot on her list.  The non GMO grains may cost a little more, so her price per pound will reflect that increase.  
  • How many of you are tired of the BP feel good commercial?  I hope my mute button holds up.  The big AG feel good commercials have disappeared for now.  
  • How many of you remember the correct way to store lettuce?  We covered that in an update.  I learned about it in Jo Robinson's book, Eating on the Wild Side.
  • I have found some great fermenting products.  We will have them available.  A set for a wide mouth jar will be $15.
  • I learned on the Dr. Mercola talk that he was the one who commissioned the Cornucopia Institute to conduct the study on the yogurt manufacturers.  If you missed that on one of my Updates, then go to their website and learn which brands are good, and which ones are actually detrimental to your health.  www.cornucopia.org 
  • I finished the seminar (ACRES) by Walt Davis, a rancher in Texas.  When shopping for freezer beef, here is a great question to ask. "When was the animal born?".  That will tell you all you need to know about the producer's animal husbandry.  Of course, there are more questions, but if you get the wrong answer to this one, be suspicious.   Yes, Breezy Hill calves at the appropriate time.(At the early greening of grass in spring - NOT in January and February)
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    The Secrets of Sugar - The Fifth Estate - CBC News

    Thanks Robert for the link.  We’ve had Dr Lustig’s presentation some time ago.  This is more about SUGAR!!!!  Hopefully, we all understand the dangers of this drug.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDaYa0AB8TQ&app=desktop   
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  • Another great short video by Geoff. http://www.geofflawton.com/fe/76555-heating-your-glasshouse?r=y  
  • And another.  http://www.geofflawton.com/fe/76230-from-monoculture-to-permaculture 
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    Time for a 180 on Cows and Climate

      https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/time-180-cows-and-climate    



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 1/25/2015 8:23pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Here is the correct address for Green Pastures, http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Home/index.cfm .  We are still adding to our list.  Need a few more to make shipping reasonable.
  • Last week we took a short trip to north eastern Kansas.  We went to St Joseph and headed west on Highway 36.  If you want to see the failure of our USDA Ag programs you will be amazed.  There is no hill too steep that our tax dollars (ag subsides) can't conquer.  The hills, and I mean pretty steep ones, have been converted to corn and soybean cropping.  Some were even not planted on the contour.  Is there any wonder that when  there is a wet spring that the Missouri river floods?  The only cattle we saw were in feedlots.  One was at the bottom of the hill right next to a good size drainage ditch/creek.  I wonder where that runoff went?   My guess is it flowed right through Kansas City in the Missouri river.  There was a CBS news segment this week on scarce briskets.  They attributed the lack of beef to the drought in Texas and California.  It's true those ranchers did reduce their herds, but the extensive conversion of grazing lands to tillage has had a huge impact on the US beef herd size.  It is evident in our local community, as well.  There is a shortage of available rentable pasture land for grazers.  As you drive along, check to see how many acreages not longer have a perimeter fence.  NO FENCE, NO CATTLE. 
  • I have three more beeves to deliver this week, and then I'm about caught up.  There may be one more before the next harvest starts in early summer.
  • I've been listening to the recent ACRES presentations. Most have been excellent.  A couple have been a bit too technical for the average listener.  We listened to Dr. Mercola's talk,  http://www.acresusa.com/dirt-for-brains  on our recent trip to Kansas.  Everyone should go to ACRES website and buy that CD.  It is just $8.  After listening you will want to share this information.   
  • Anyone that's interested in knowing that our soil can be saved/improved using practices other than the current Big Ag formula should get Gabe Brown's presentation on CD,  
  • http://www.acresusa.com/building-soils-with-cover-crops-the-5-principles-of-building-soils 
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What You Need to Know About Grass-Fed Beef   (Remember Breezy Hills beef is totally grass finished)

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/21/grass-fed-beef-production.aspx 

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New Study Finds GMO Soy Toxic to Kidneys, Liver, and Reproduction  I guess our Missouri senators have not had a chance to read this.  They both responded to me recently and see no problem with GMOs.  I guess they have a different science book.  Maybe they are using the corporate science book, How to Create Science with Enough Money,

http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/01/04/new-study-finds-gmo-soy-toxic-kidneys-liver-reproduction   

 

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The Myth of Safe Pesticides

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/28/safe-pesticides-myth.aspx?e_cid=20150104Z1_PRSNL_MC_1&utm_source=prmrsnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mc1&utm_campaign=20150104Z1&et_cid=DM64299&et_rid=791062285 

 

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Scott Faber: “No one is seeking to ban GMO crops.” W-h-a-t?

  http://farmwars.info/?p=13719        

 

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 Scientists Need to Rethink Their Beliefs About GMOs   http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/12/scientists-need-rethink-beliefs-gmos 


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 1/18/2015 8:54pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • I finished The Chain by Ted Genoways.  Very interesting read about the vertical integration of the pork industry and information is very current (how Hormel took over the pork industry and treated their workers).  This past year Tyson was given the green light to increase their chain speed (how fast animals move through processing)and it's likely to have similar results as related in The Chain with the pork industry.  I learned who was behind the AG-Gag legislation - Hormel and ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council).  Good 'ol ALEC.  I also learned that Hormel now owns Skippy.  Well, I haven't bought any of their peanut butter in years.  
  • I learned this past week (Kansas City Star)that Tyson bought Hillshire last year, and that Hillshire now owns Jimmy Dean.  I used to like Jimmy Dean's sausage, but then Sara Lee bought the Dean company and proceeded to change their agreement they had with Jimmy Dean, the founder.   I haven't bought any Jimmy Dean sausage either for quite sometime.  
  • If I lived in Colorado I'd have to make sure I didn't say anything disparaging about Tyson, Hillshire, Hormel etc or I would be violating that states Ag-Gag law.
  • We will be making a Green Pastures order very soon.  Coconut oil, Ghee, Cod Liver Oil or anything that you see on their web site, www.greenpasture.org.  

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Hormel brands. 

http://www.hormelfoods.com/Brands/Brands.aspx   or

http://www.hormelfoods.com/Brands/Brands    

 

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What will it take to get to get the attention of someone, anyone to change our destructive AG policy/practices ??? 

 

How to Regenerate Soil Using Cover Crops and Regenerative Land Management

  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/14/regenerative-land-management.aspx    You can order Gabe’s presentation at ACRE’s website.   “There's a great book by Dr. David Montgomery called Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations. Dr. Montgomery talks about how all the civilizations such as the Incas and the Romans, their rise and fall occurred because of the degradation of their soil resource. I (Dr. Mercola) had the opportunity to visit one on one with Dr. Montgomery this past year. I asked him, 'How long do we have as a nation before this occurs to us?' And without blinking an eye, he said, 'Less than 50 years.' He said, 'We cannot continue on this path of degrading our resources like we have.'... [N]o-till is a piece; cover-cropping is a piece; diversity is a piece; and livestock integration is a piece. We have to bring all of these things together."   PLEASE FORWARD THIS LINK TO YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDS.  We need more people who can “see through” the Big AG’s power point arguments they repeatedly present through their shills.  Wouldn’t it be nice if our local university was applying such research on their USDA Agronomy Plots instead of planting corn followed by soybeans.  Locally, they are clearing adjacent acreage, and I’ll bet there is even more corn and soybeans in their plans.      

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Did you know????  Weak stomach acid forces the stomach to resort to fermentation, a secondary and undesirable way to digest. This causes gas, which in turn causes pressure, which then causes heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder). It is likely that the lack of acid also means the stomach does not send a signal for the esophageal valve to close, which means that any backup will reach the throat, where it causes damage and can lead to cancer.  http://www.anh-usa.org/the-presidents-acid-reflux/ 



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