• Josh Flint

    The Day I Wowed My Wife With Crock-Pot Pulled Pork

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     by Josh Flint
     on February 28, 2013

    Like many American families, we have a love affair with the Crock-Pot. Our love for the Crock-Pot grew even larger this year when we discovered Reynolds’ Slow Cooker Liners. Toss a liner in there and cleanup is an absolute cinch. Anyone who’s scrubbed on a stoneware pot knows that’s a pretty big deal. Anyhow, a couple weeks ago, I was perusing the aisles of the Illinois Pork Producer Associations’ Pork Expo when I stumbled on a cooking pamphlet, made possible by the…

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    Why Laws Against Undercover Animal Videos Are Worthless

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     by Josh Flint
     on February 20, 2013

    More and more states are enacting laws that prohibit employees from taking undercover videos of livestock operations. Sounds like a win for ag, right? Well, sort of, says Joe Miller, general counsel for Rose Acre Farms, the second largest producer of eggs in the U.S. Unfortunately, the laws only allow aggrieved farms to push back against the actual employee who took the video. So getting to the animal rights group who uses the video for their benefit is extremely difficult. (Miller spoke…

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    Why God Made a Farmer Transcends Agriculture

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     by Josh Flint
     on February 5, 2013

    God indeed made a farmer. Except, in my case, he didn't. It didn't make the advertisement any less special. Dodge Ram's ad was exemplary because it transcends farming, while reminding the world why it's such a noble profession. Some folks didn't care for the mix of old and new machinery throughout the commercial. I'd argue it reminds viewers that farming has always been an honest, hard life, and it still is. I get to spend a good deal of time on many Illinois…

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