A terrific article about the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and the 25-year study which documents the environmental benefit of the wolves.
Shoutout to Brianna Schroeder for a great summary of the Indiana Supreme Court case Himsel v Himsel, decided on February 21, 2020. Please check out her well-written and very readable article via the link, below:
This is a case involving the Indiana Right to Farm Act, and particularly, the Indiana Supreme Court makes clear that modern agriculture practices – including contemporary livestock farming – is consistent with historic agriculture use. Quoting from the article:
“The farmers and the amici argued—and the Court agreed—that the Act preserves farmland by protecting farmers against nuisance lawsuits even if the modern farm arrives after the neighbors built their homes in the area. The change from cropland to livestock farming is not a statutorily “significant change” that would remove the Act’s protections. The farm was used for agricultural purposes in general at least as early as 1941, and neighbors’ non-farming land use began well after 1941. The neighbors knowingly built their homes in an agricultural area. That was enough for the Act to apply. The Court also rejected neighbors’ attempt to “repackage” their nuisance claim as one for “trespass” or “negligent siting.” ”
The Indiana Supreme Court ruled on several other principles of law which support the Indiana Right to Farm Act in general, and as applies to this case.
All farmers should (continue to) be considerate and compassionate toward residential neighbors, However, residential neighbors need to be aware of modern farming practices, now, and in the future.
Unfortunately, the community and state effects of COVID have changed the way the Indiana State Fair will be presented for 2020. We will not see the traditional state fair with activities, concerts, and wall-to-wall people enjoying 4H exhibits, shows, food, concerts, and the midway, but there will be 4H livestock and exhibits honoring the agriculture and youth focus of the Indiana State Fair.
Read the press release here: 2020_Indiana_State_Fair_Cancellation_Release.FINAL
Fascinating series of images – slide your cursor from side to side to morph between photos taking during WWII and today’s view of the same location. Never forget.
Because Lawlatte. History of coffee from the very beginning. What it is and how it shaped society and the high human and environmental cost.
Did you know that the UK was a coffee nation before it was a tea nation? That fun fact and a lot of other interesting tidbits are found in the video.
Click on the link to download Governor Holcolmb’s 5-Step plan to reopen Indiana.
Informative video on the history of YouTube. If you watch YouTube, you should watch this video (from Digital Trends, as posted on (you guessed it) YouTube).