Trent Loos is a sixth generation United States farmer, host of the daily radio show, Loos Tales, and founder of Faces of Agriculture, a non-profit organization putting the human element back into the production of food. Get more information at www.FacesOfAg.com, or e-mail Trent at email@example.com.
Muscles, organs, hair, nails and ligaments are all composed of protein, so it’s obvious why protein is an important part of the diet. Protein helps repair and rebuild muscle tissue that is broken down during hard exercise. Because protein is the basic building material for muscle tissue, if you strength train, or want to increase muscle size, you need to consume more protein than sedentary individuals or non-athletes.
Language in the law states: “Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas. The people of Kansas are likewise committed to defending the sovereignty of the state of Kansas as guaranteed in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. The Constitution clearly says that the role of the federal government... [Read More]
Carrie Underwood, the vegan, animal rights zealot displayed her true ignorance to the public as she was once again used as a puppet by the Humane Society of the United States. Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt has sponsored a bill that would truly provide protection to animals. A one-page document that gives animals real protection, yet Carrie Underwood felt compelled to make a post on her Twitter account encouraging her followers to please contact Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and ask him not to ... [Read More]
Norco has 122 miles of horse paths alongside every street instead of sidewalks. I am willing to bet you that the kids in Norco, Calif., are healthier than most and have fewer issues with asthma in this suburb much like all the farm kids who reap that rewards of living on a farm and breathing in a little animal manure. The very way of life chosen by the rural dwellers in the city of Norco could provide a bit of common-sense relief toward preventing everything from the common cold to possibly ... [Read More]
I am currently sitting on the campus of Colorado State University with a group of young agriculture enthusiasts, taking part in the Ag Adventure Day sponsored by the Ag Ambassador club with the goal of educating the public about our industry. One stop was at the home of my dear friend Hank Vogler and the Need More Sheep Company in North Spring Valley, Nev. Hank got an early morning phone call that he answered and as soon as he recognized who the caller was, his next question was, “Getting ... [Read More]
Meanwhile back at the ranch, we in the meat industry have our panties in a wad over calling a pig loin a pork chop instead of calling it porterhouse chop. If we don’t address the real issues, it won’t matter what we call it because we won’t be raising it because people won’t be eating it. Secondly, we need to explain that the consumption of meat improves the planet and benefits human lives. [Read More]
Valley Meats, for a full year now, has complied with all necessary requirements to begin processing unwanted horses in an effort to meet the world demand. Media outlets are now reporting that an employee of Valley Meats released a horrific video of a horse being shot. As the release of the video received national attention, Valley Meats released Sappington as an employee for failure to show proper respect to people, not horses. [Read More]
Years ago I wrote about the fact that Dr. Mark Cook from the University of Wisconsin researched the fact that the difference between whole milk and any reduced fat milk is the good fat; the CLA has been removed in 2 percent or lower fat milk. A study published in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood published a study that documents that children who drink whole milk have a lower body fat index than children who drink low fat milk. Many of the major news accounts reporting this story about ... [Read More]
It was very unprofessional to call vegans 'wacko'--we are all adults and can discuss things in an educated manner like 4-H teaches us to." What is not acceptable is when we just sit back on our horse or in our GPS-guided tractor and say, "Man, 4-H is not what it used to be." Get more information at www.FacesOfAg.com, or email Trent at firstname.lastname@example.org. [Read More]
Several weeks ago I conducted a radio interview with Lindsey Calhoun of the National FFA Foundation about the upcoming International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership (I-CAL) trip to Brazil. Every time I tell someone that I had the great opportunity to speak in Australia, they usually say, "Oh, I could live there." Editor's note: Trent Loos is a sixth generation United States farmer, host of the daily radio show, Loos Tales, and founder of Faces of Agriculture, a non-profit organization ... [Read More]