• Jennifer Vincent

    Eggs – No Hen Necessary

    Michigan Musings

     by Jennifer Vincent
     on March 18, 2013

    Incredible, edible eggs – in addition to our scrambled, over-easy and poached breakfast favorites, they also provide the glue that keeps our meatballs from becoming mush and our cookies from crumbling. It's irreplaceable… or is it? What if we could take the hen out of egg production? I realize that's a risky proposition for an editor of a farm publication, but when we're talking projections of about 9 billion people on this planet by 2050, it's an intriguing…

    Continue Reading


  • Jennifer Vincent

    Specialty Crop Research Void

    Michigan Musings

     by Jennifer Vincent
     on March 4, 2013

    Last year around this time I was in Nashville at the Commodity Classic listening to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack rail on how we desperately need a new farm bill. At that time there looked to be hope, as the Senate, led by Michigan's own Sen. Debbie Stabenow, was making strides to develop a program that gave farmers tools to reduce risk, increase trade opportunities, protect the environment and grow yields for both food and bio-products. Most of you know the story. The…

    Continue Reading