• Josh Flint

    Ethanol and Chicken Square Off in Pre-Super Bowl Showdown

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     by Josh Flint
     on January 24, 2013

    Just in time for the Super Bowl, we’ve got folks in ag arguing over a chicken wing shortage. Fox News ran a story yesterday that featured a quote from Bill Roenigk, chief economist and market analyst for the National Chicken Council. In essence, Roenigk said chicken supply is down because of high feed prices. Feed prices were up because of the drought and the RFS mandate. Growth Energy wasted no time in responding with a football-themed news release defending the RFS. Reading…

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    Changing Consumer Opinions, One Mom at a Time

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     by Josh Flint
     on January 14, 2013

    I’ve written numerous blogs and articles on the topic. I’ve sent Tweets and engaged friends in Facebook discussions. And, yet, my efforts to explain animal agriculture and condemn HSUS' secret agenda seem to go largely unnoticed. I’m sure many in ag feel the same way. Just when I’m sick of the whole topic, someone like Amy Hansmann says something that makes it all worth it. “Treating animals humanely is not the same as treating them like…

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    When Borrowing Becomes Commandeering

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     by Josh Flint
     on January 8, 2013

    Commandeer: officially take possession of something, typically for military purposes. It's a word Hollywood loves to use. The hero lost his car in the heat of the chase? No problem, flash a badge and gun at the closest citizen and shout, "Police officer, I'm commandeering your vehicle." It's an exotic word, but I'd wager many of us are familiar with it in a little different sense. Specifically, I'm talking about "borrowing" tools. Even more…

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