Top 3 Myths About Ag Pesticides in Food

This is a MUST READ – there are many myths, misconceptions, and mistakes in popular understanding of chemicals in our food supply.  Much of what you hear or read is fear-mongering, and over-uses incorrect terms to create the targeted response.

This article clarifies terms (most important phrase:  “the dose makes the poison”) and debunks popular misconceptions.

Top 3 Myths About Pesticides in Your Food, from Ag Daily

 

Farm Work and Dedication

Please read this terrific Washington Post column by Purdue President (and former Indiana Governor) Mitch Daniels.  

In Farm Children, I See Virtues That One Sees Too Rarely, These Days.

I don’t claim that people (and young people) who live in urban environments are devoid of hard work and virtue, but – speaking from personal experience – the characteristics described in the article seem to be more highly concentrated in rural communities.

My son was 20 at the time this picture was taken, and an experienced farmer

IRS Extends Farmer Deadline

With HOURS to spare, the IRS posted that penalties for non-payment of estimated tax will NOT be assessed on farmers who wait until April 15 to file and pay taxes.

Normally, farmers (due to their variable and unpredictable income) do not have to pay estimated taxes (as self-employed individuals) if they file and pay all taxes due by MARCH 1.

LINK: IRS waives estimated tax penalty for farmers, fishermen who file returns and pay tax by April 15

Rest easy, friends. There is still time.

*Note: This might not apply to your STATE tax return

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I don’t necessarily agree with the list or the ranking, but I cannot argue that it’s a very broad-reaching list and very much worth exploring.

PG rating for language (comes from Gizmodo, and they like the salty stuff).

Technology Ranked – From Gizmodo Paleofuture