A massive threat to the US food supply could be hiding beneath the fur of an imported dog. Heartwater is a rickettsial disease that threatens protein food supplies by infecting and killing cattle and other ruminants.
Insects responsible for pollinating human food crops are declining due to modern farming, activists say. Such claims are wrong, says the Genetic Literacy Project, and any insect declines are likely due to urbanization.
No one really expects a 21st Century governor or ag commissioner to know how to milk a cow or castrate a calf. But is it too much to ask that they understand food doesn’t just come from the grocery store?
"Cattle production is an essential part of our daily lives," writes TSCRA president Robert E. McKnight, Jr. "I am proud to be part of an industry that works to care for the people, livestock and land of this country."