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There was a very nice article about Joel Salatin (made famous to many in The Ominvore’s Dilemma). There are lots of nice articles about Joel, but what made this one news-worthy to me is that it was picked up in the daily news feed of BEEF magazine. BEEF is a mainstream beef industry publication.
The beef industry, as does much of mainstream agriculture, often takes an atagonistic position relative to us “alternative production” types. I found it encouraging that BEEF posted the article. One of the things that frustrates me as a agriculturalist is this “either-or” tension between farmers growing for the local market and farmers growing for larger, more mainstream outlets. Even though we raise registered Angus and Red Angus breeding stock, for sale to mainstream producers, we have on occasion been accused of “damaging the beef industry” because we also sell pasture-raised beef locally.
Kudos to BEEF magazine. I’ll be interested in watching the comments.