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Trent Loos

 

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 trent@loostales.com.


Better living through chemistry

By Trent Loos Honestly I fail to understand the movement that appears to be gaining steam against chemicals. In particular, I am talking about the chemicals used for modern food production. Chemicals that improve the

 




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NOV 17, 2014 —Crock-Pot festival in Kentucky

By Trent Loos Crock-Pot weekend has just concluded for Team Loos in Louisville, Kentucky, at the 41st annual North American International Livestock Exposition. As a testament to the true family atmosphere of this event, [Read More]



NOV 10, 2014 —Cut fat from government, not diet

By Trent Loos If I were to tell you the nation’s leading beef ambassador is a Berkeley-raised, former vegetarian mother who now lives in New York City, you might accuse me of spending too much time in Colorado. Ho [Read More]



NOV 3, 2014 —Truly riding for the brand

By Trent Loos How many people living today are willing to die for a cause? We used to call it “riding for the brand,” and it is still alive and well today. Grant Gerber, a true patriot from Elko, Nevada, just proved that. Gerb [Read More]



OCT 27, 2014 —One great final ride

By Trent Loos With all of the discussion about “sustainably produced” products, what better example do we need than to look at the horse sector on how the lack of profit negates its sustainability? Truly the health of the horse is dependen [Read More]



OCT 20, 2014 —Obama's commitment to fighting Ebola falls short

By Trent Loos I have this personal commitment to go to the source and ask questions before I go public with my opinion, so let me be straight up. This time, I am asking the public fir [Read More]



OCT 13, 2014 —Stealing home

By Kelli Loos Editor’s note: Trent’s wife, Kelli, is filling in for him on Loos Tales this week, as he is traveling. What is it that gives us the confidence to step out of our comfort zone? It think it boils down to three things—passion, experience and [Read More]



OCT 6, 2014 —I don't want 'beef sustainability' anymore

By Trent Loos In an era where companies and organizations have had the ability to hijack terms and concepts, none is more concerning than what is happening in the name of food “sustainability.” M [Read More]



SEP 29, 2014 —The real farm glue

By Trent Loos For years now I have been spouting off that I need to write a book about how U.S. agriculture would not be what it is today or what it will be in the future without farm women. Once again my bride selflessly stepped up to the pla [Read More]



SEP 22, 2014 —I am not flocking you

By Trent Loos The only thing worse than misleading the public about modern farming methods is doing so in the name of helping farmers. I am talking about Farm Aid, which may have started with good intentions but today is fleecing the pub [Read More]



SEP 15, 2014 —Life without a limb is limitless


SEP 8, 2014 —Commitment to rural state fairs remains timeless


SEP 1, 2014 —'Sailing away' with the food facts


AUG 25, 2014 —Show animals are food animals


AUG 18, 2014 —Kerry prefers starving kids


AUG 11, 2014 —More than manure stinks here


AUG 4, 2014 —What's the problem?


JUL 28, 2014 —Head in the sand, not your hand in the air


JUL 21, 2014 —How you going?


JUL 14, 2014 —Another Cattle Drive era is needed


JUL 7, 2014 —Independence Day 2014 enlightenment


JUN 30, 2014 —It is all in the gather


JUN 23, 2014 —Don't turn tail and run


JUN 16, 2014 —He is in the Serenity Garden


JUN 9, 2014 —Obama keeping us in the dark


JUN 2, 2014 —Start smart with breakfast


MAY 26, 2014 —Farmers unite


MAY 19, 2014 —The consumers are hungry


MAY 12, 2014 —Drought of common sense


MAY 5, 2014 —The cost of education


APR 28, 2014 —Still trading life for liberty


APR 21, 2014 —I stand with Cliven Bundy


APR 14, 2014 —The Temple is crumbling


MAR 31, 2014 —On the strut now


MAR 24, 2014 —Nothing a little hunger won't fix


MAR 17, 2014 —Real reform not rhetoric


MAR 10, 2014 —PED virus? What is that?


MAR 3, 2014 —Full fat is only way to go


FEB 24, 2014 —Massive chemicals or not


FEB 17, 2014 —Show pigs collide with commercial pigs


FEB 10, 2014 —How to avoid hunger and human oppression


FEB 3, 2014 —Planet and human health are top priority


JAN 27, 2014 —Horse cents versus common sense


JAN 20, 2014 —Tyson Foods desires to be European


JAN 13, 2014 —Animal ownership is at risk


JAN 6, 2014 —Has the time come to avoid MEAT?


DEC 30, 2013 —2014 must be about preventing erosion


DEC 23, 2013 —A year of 'Why?' ahead


DEC 16, 2013 —Get your voice back


DEC 2, 2013 —Thankful for American entrepreneurialism


NOV 25, 2013 —Wheels greased, ready to travel


NOV 11, 2013 —Fewer greenhouse gases is an additional perk


NOV 4, 2013 —Chicken conquers the world


OCT 28, 2013 —Too smart for our own good


OCT 21, 2013 —A storm with a silver lining?


OCT 14, 2013 —Another potato famine


OCT 7, 2013 —The European Union challenge


SEP 30, 2013 —Fighting for love of country


SEP 23, 2013 —What we do to improve life for you


SEP 16, 2013 —Not in my backyard, revisited


SEP 9, 2013 —Put the time in where it counts


SEP 2, 2013 —Going to the dogs?


AUG 26, 2013 —Destructive hoarding of horses and trees


AUG 19, 2013 —Don't clown around in the Show Me State


AUG 12, 2013 —Pardon for a pig


AUG 5, 2013 —Saddle up--storms a brewin'


JUL 22, 2013 —Their inconvenience is our gain


JUL 15, 2013 —Butt out


JUL 8, 2013 —New birth of freedom


JUL 1, 2013 —This is being a United States citizen


JUN 24, 2013 —Beef demand: It was for dinner


JUN 17, 2013 —Have your bacon and eat it too


JUN 10, 2013 —Gentlemen, start your engines


JUN 3, 2013 —Turn your genes on


MAY 27, 2013 —Like it or not, you need to have facts


MAY 20, 2013 —We don't want Carrie on the team


MAY 13, 2013 —States' rights: Use them or lose them


MAY 6, 2013 —Carrie Underwood shows hypocrisy


APR 29, 2013 —Horse sense leads to common sense


APR 22, 2013 —Getting any moisture?


APR 15, 2013 —You and your planet's health


APR 8, 2013 —Nodding your head doesn't help


APR 1, 2013 —Simple nutrition is the key


MAR 25, 2013 —Old saying must be worn out


MAR 18, 2013 —See the world, then come home


MAR 4, 2013 —Keep your eye on the ball


FEB 25, 2013 —Feeding the masses


FEB 18, 2013 —Now who is the expert in sustainability?


FEB 11, 2013 —Animal rights activist gives us the stage


FEB 4, 2013 —Just do it


JAN 28, 2013 —Stockmanship for 'two-leggeds'


JAN 21, 2013 —Hopes and aspirations


JAN 14, 2013 —The Keystone State is outshining the rest


JAN 7, 2013 —New Year's dose of real life


DEC 31, 2012 —Blood, sweat and tears


DEC 24, 2012 —Faith, friends and fortitude


DEC 17, 2012 —Family farms of all sizes are the answer


DEC 10, 2012 —Ships are sailing


DEC 3, 2012 —Are you ready to play defense, again?


NOV 26, 2012 —A real Thanksgiving


NOV 19, 2012 —Tell it like it is


NOV 12, 2012 —Houston E. Mull rides again


NOV 5, 2012 —Champions are valuable


OCT 29, 2012 —The law is the law


OCT 22, 2012 —The final pink-out


OCT 15, 2012 —To make the best better


OCT 8, 2012 —Another Uncle Sam pork delivery


OCT 1, 2012 —What will you do?


SEP 24, 2012 —The fight against the path to starvation


SEP 17, 2012 —Come to the Missouri fish fry


SEP 10, 2012 —Score way off the grid


SEP 3, 2012 —Climbing, gently, onto my soapbox


AUG 27, 2012 —School nutrition for dummies


AUG 20, 2012 —Where's the bread?


AUG 6, 2012 —Go for the gold


JUL 23, 2012 —No enemy like yourself


JUL 16, 2012 —I found the real villain


JUL 9, 2012 —They are sexy and don't know it


JUL 2, 2012 —Farming with social engineering


JUN 25, 2012 —It always rains again


JUN 18, 2012 —Sara Sell's helping hand


JUN 11, 2012 —Today is same as yesterday on a colony


JUN 4, 2012 —Who says?


MAY 28, 2012 —There is a job for you


MAY 21, 2012 —Lady Gaga brings the beef


MAY 14, 2012 —Speaking up for ourselves


MAY 7, 2012 —Calluses located in the wrong spot


APR 30, 2012 —All beef, no bull


APR 23, 2012 —That was then and this is now


APR 16, 2012 —Living in the trenches for horses


APR 9, 2012 —Mouse helping the pig and person


APR 2, 2012 —One huge step backward for mankind


MAR 26, 2012 —The world is bright outside the cave


MAR 19, 2012 —History is the only science we need


MAR 12, 2012 —I'll take my breakfast burrito with American pork


MAR 5, 2012 —Acting like a kid--A good thing?


FEB 27, 2012 —What would Jack Daniel do?


FEB 20, 2012 —Building strength through starvation


FEB 13, 2012 —Enjoying the benefits of beef


FEB 6, 2012 —Who really needs schooling?


JAN 30, 2012 —The largest non-story of the year


JAN 23, 2012 —Defining precision agriculture


JAN 16, 2012 —Shining stars among us


JAN 9, 2012 —Keep the lights on


JAN 2, 2012 —Where's the beef, revisited


DEC 26, 2011 —'Twas the week before Christmas


DEC 19, 2011 —My journey home to better health


DEC 5, 2011 —Moles must be rooted out


NOV 28, 2011 —Thankful--No bull about it


NOV 21, 2011 —One step closer


NOV 14, 2011 —Too much corn--Cut back now


NOV 7, 2011 —It is bacteria versus people


OCT 31, 2011 —Vehicle of character


OCT 24, 2011 —Maybe just a little old-fashioned


OCT 17, 2011 —Sequester something


OCT 10, 2011 —Finding your own way


OCT 3, 2011 —People need pride and profit


SEP 26, 2011 —Hopefully the mend will begin


SEP 19, 2011 —The biggest touchdown


SEP 12, 2011 —Not only the horses passed by


SEP 5, 2011 —Pride, passion and people


AUG 29, 2011 —Fence mending is not enough


AUG 22, 2011 —Lost somewhere in the forest


AUG 15, 2011 —Don't count on the rabbit's foot


AUG 8, 2011 —What are they smokin'?


AUG 1, 2011 —Be a real champion



JUL 25, 2011 —The gut check still coming


JUL 18, 2011 —Strategy, not knee-jerk reactions


JUL 11, 2011 —Is reality an option?


JUL 4, 2011 —That girl is a cowboy


JUN 27, 2011 —Keep your mind in the middle


JUN 20, 2011 —Look in the mirror


JUN 13, 2011 —Don't confuse me with facts


JUN 6, 2011 —Where are you headed?


MAY 30, 2011 —Creating no news is goal


MAY 23, 2011 —Marketing something old, not new


MAY 16, 2011 —Achieve High Ground for all


MAY 9, 2011 —True passions displayed


MAY 2, 2011 —I'll have the veal cutlet


APR 25, 2011 —Urban girl turned country


APR 18, 2011 —Leachman holding onto the glory days


APR 11, 2011 —Get on board or get out of the way


MAR 28, 2011 —Are you paying attention?


MAR 21, 2011 —The race is on


MAR 14, 2011 —Man's best friends


FEB 28, 2011 —Celebration of successes


FEB 21, 2011 —The family unit


FEB 14, 2011 —It's not a job, it's our calling


FEB 7, 2011 —Leaders not customers


JAN 31, 2011 —No Marine or dairymen left behind


JAN 24, 2011 —The most essential industry


JAN 17, 2011 —Personal property: Use it or lose it


JAN 10, 2011 —Love the country hillbilly


JAN 3, 2011 —Here is my point


DEC 27, 2010 —Your emotion needed now


DEC 20, 2010 —North Star still lighting path


DEC 13, 2010 —Don't let the food swim away


DEC 6, 2010 —The reason is clear


NOV 29, 2010 —Another time of thanks


NOV 22, 2010 —Happening for a reason


NOV 15, 2010 —Living heroes


NOV 8, 2010 —Dads, lads and lassies


NOV 1, 2010 —Let your pride show


OCT 25, 2010 —Sounding yet another alarm


OCT 18, 2010 —The equestrian games offer lessons


OCT 11, 2010 —The oxygen benefit of livestock


SEP 27, 2010 —I have a small beef


SEP 20, 2010 —I say enough already


SEP 13, 2010 —You fried what on a stick?


SEP 6, 2010 —Who is on the big screen now?


AUG 30, 2010 —Local schmocal


AUG 23, 2010 —Big Brother's big feet


AUG 16, 2010 —Grill this


AUG 9, 2010 —Where is the backbone?


AUG 2, 2010 —Learning by doing


JUL 26, 2010 —For the great discovery


JUL 19, 2010 —Lead the movement again


JUL 12, 2010 —For the people


JUL 5, 2010 —The fight for independence again


JUN 28, 2010 —Hanging your head


JUN 21, 2010 —Smelling roses in the pig barn


JUN 14, 2010 —Give cancer the boot


JUN 7, 2010 —A great Memorial service


MAY 31, 2010 —Again, I say thank you


MAY 24, 2010 —I'll take those odds


MAY 17, 2010 —Who hears the barking dogs?


MAY 10, 2010 —Oil from our soil


MAY 3, 2010 —In the spirit of Robert Krentz


APR 26, 2010 —Behind the scenes, out in the field


APR 19, 2010 —Move over, hijackers


APR 12, 2010 —Too much of what they know isn't so


APR 5, 2010 —Let your feet do the talking


MAR 29, 2010 —The posse is forming


MAR 22, 2010 —Getting what you expect


MAR 15, 2010 —Disarm the arsenal


MAR 8, 2010 —The night walk


MAR 1, 2010 —I choose free country over city


FEB 22, 2010 —The bumper sticker


FEB 15, 2010 —Trent, is that you?


FEB 8, 2010 —Increase the investment


FEB 1, 2010 —Uncle Sam needs a really big truck


JAN 25, 2010 —Critical habitat for human species


JAN 18, 2010 —Choosing up sides


JAN 11, 2010 —More weight in the wagon


JAN 4, 2010 —Message sent


DEC 28, 2009 —Fueling the flame


DEC 21, 2009 —Time to reflect


DEC 14, 2009 —Snow daze!


DEC 7, 2009 —Hutterites provide a different form of renewable energy


NOV 30, 2009 —Jamestown then and now


NOV 23, 2009 —Explaining the reason


NOV 16, 2009 —That's a keeper


NOV 9, 2009 —Mentors for youth needed


NOV 2, 2009 —Follow your nose


OCT 26, 2009 —A glut of lies


OCT 19, 2009 —Feed the starving trees


OCT 12, 2009 —The soldier gives us more


OCT 5, 2009 —Time for some sorting


SEP 28, 2009 —Howling mad


SEP 21, 2009 —I'm talking here at home


SEP 14, 2009 —Parents hold class


SEP 7, 2009 —I have had enough


AUG 31, 2009 —More for less


AUG 24, 2009 —Gaining a behind the scenes look


AUG 17, 2009 —Sound the bugle for success


AUG 10, 2009 —Lesson from the county fair


AUG 3, 2009 —Stand up and cheer


JUL 27, 2009 —But they are good for you


JUL 20, 2009 —Time to roll up our sleeves


JUL 13, 2009 —Message of integrity


JUL 6, 2009 —And so it was


JUN 29, 2009 —No place for shallow roots


JUN 22, 2009 —Hold back the emotion


JUN 15, 2009 —I had a ball in Nebraska


JUN 1, 2009 —History is the reason


MAY 25, 2009 —Facebook lessons


MAY 18, 2009 —A bad day


MAY 11, 2009 —Pork on a fork


MAY 4, 2009 —Smart enough to know better


APR 27, 2009 —When the dust settles


APR 20, 2009 —Bananas have no sex life


APR 13, 2009 —A steak into the future


APR 6, 2009 —When it all goes South


MAR 30, 2009 —From pasture to plate


MAR 23, 2009 —Writing on the wall


MAR 16, 2009 —Discussions for the 21st Century


MAR 9, 2009 —Laws and tattoos


MAR 2, 2009 —Hot peppers in agriculture


FEB 23, 2009 —Leader, front and center


FEB 16, 2009 —From my lips to yours


FEB 9, 2009 —Don't grease the squeaky wheel


FEB 2, 2009 —Hold the fire truck


JAN 26, 2009 —Promoting wise use


JAN 19, 2009 —Do you need to hire a nanny?


JAN 12, 2009 —Ratio maker


JAN 5, 2009 —What a waste


DEC 29, 2008 —I am ready for some global warming


DEC 22, 2008 —Born in a barn


DEC 15, 2008 —Cows pulling their load


DEC 8, 2008 —Concrete, condos and consumers


DEC 1, 2008 —Up, up and away


NOV 17, 2008 —Actions speak louder than words


NOV 10, 2008 —The silver lining of the storm


NOV 3, 2008 —Do pigs swim?


OCT 27, 2008 —Farmers, our best spokesmen


OCT 20, 2008 —It's not just the cracklings!


OCT 13, 2008 —Bail this, buddy


OCT 6, 2008 —The real recyclers


SEP 22, 2008 —The importance of a little rumination


SEP 15, 2008 —Rural America awakens like a bear


SEP 8, 2008 —Labor means work


SEP 1, 2008 —My shirt is what?


JUL 21, 2008 —Telling a Lost Sea chantey


JUL 7, 2008 —Get a bang out of this


JUN 30, 2008 —Pride of ownership


JUN 16, 2008 —Green ham and eggs


JUN 9, 2008 —And my shirt is still dry


MAY 26, 2008 —Going green?


MAY 19, 2008 —On the trail


MAY 12, 2008 —Chickens come home to roost


APR 28, 2008 —The load too heavy


APR 21, 2008 —Timeless


MAR 31, 2008 —Ending of an era


MAR 24, 2008 —Who is fooling whom?


MAR 17, 2008 —The power of a pig belly


MAR 3, 2008 —The cycle of life


FEB 25, 2008 —Stop the fallout


FEB 18, 2008 —Cows or kids


FEB 11, 2008 —A little goes a long way


FEB 4, 2008 —Today's good politician


JAN 28, 2008 —Proud to call it my home


JAN 21, 2008 —Defining the haves and have-nots


JAN 14, 2008 —Oklahoma water wars


JAN 7, 2008 —'Cause I care

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