Author Archive: Pam McCord

Where’s the BEEF?

‘TEST-TUBE MEAT’ IS ON ANIMAL AG’S RADAR May 3, 2017 By Ken Anderson Filed Under: Livestock, News Defenders of animal agriculture are keeping an eye on efforts to develop cultured meat, also referred to as synthetic meat or test-tube meat. Scientists and businesses working to produce lab-created meat say they’re making progress and claim that within a few years their […]

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Dustin McClure

Meet Dustin McClure, Tosh Farms Spotlight Employee.  Dustin has worked for Tosh Farms since he was 16 years old.  He began working around the shop, helping to build feed bins, sweeping floors, and doing other task.  After high school graduation, he attended The University of Tennessee at Martin while still working part-time in the Martin […]

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Bellies Are The Star Of The Show.

What have you done lately to boost cutout values? No matter how you slice them, loins and spareribs are problems; bellies are the star, and butts, picnics and hams have basically held steady as contributors to the cutout value.  Steve Meyer | Mar 06, 2017 The value of a hog is determined, of course, by the total […]

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Scott Crouch – Tosh Employee Spotlight

Tosh Farms would like to introduce you to its spotlight employee, Scott Crouch. Scott works for the Bacon by Gosh side of Tosh as a truck driver. As far as truck driving goes, he’s tackled everything from hogs to manure to ingredients. He has worked for Tosh for over a year now and has enjoyed […]

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Where Have All The Farmers Gone?

U.S. Farm Count Fell by 8,000 Last Year USAgNet – 02/20/2017 The number of farms in the United States for 2016 is estimated at 2.06 million, down 8,000 farms from the year prior. The USDA reports that total land in farms, at 911 million acres, also decreased by 1 million acres from 2015. The average […]

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Is There A Fly In My Soup?

“There’s a fly in my soup.” Genetically modified insects could disrupt international food trade  January 31, 2017 “There’s a fly in my soup.” This statement conjures up the image of a dead fly in a bowl of soup rather than a genetically modified insect being served up with organic vegetables. However, this is not a […]

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Genetically Modified Pigs Could Ease Organ Shortage

Researchers breed animals whose organs may be compatible with humans Story written by AMY DOCKSER MARCUS and updated Dec. 1, 2016 There are more than 120,000 people in the U.S. waiting for an organ transplant and not enough donors. The dire shortage has led some researchers to consider an unusual solution: They are breeding genetically modified […]

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Pig Poop to Electricity

North Carolina pigs will help generate electricity DECEMBER 15, 2016 3:37 PM BY JOHN MURAWSKI jmurawski@newsobserver.com A Colorado energy developer broke ground Thursday on a $100 million facility in Duplin County that the company said will be the largest of its type in the nation, and will produce natural gas out of swine waste and other […]

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