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farmland Allentown Productions has announced the subjects of the upcoming documentary, Farmland, from Oscar®-winning
filmmaker, James Moll. The feature length documentary, which is now in post-production, follows the next generation of American farmers and ranchers, all in their 20s, in various regions across the US.

Featured in the documentary is Brad Bellah, a sixth-generation cattle rancher from Throckmorton, TX. Brad stated, “I’m proud of what I do as a rancher. Participating in this documentary gave me the opportunity to share my story, which I hope shows my dedication to not only the animals on our ranch, but also to the people who eat the meat I raise.” Check out bios and photos of Brad Bellah and the other five farmers at

BlogHer Life Well Said logoAnne Burkholder, Nebraska feedyard owner, was featured on BlogHer speaking about environmental sustainability and the need for a variety of skills at the table to achieve that goal. BlogHer is a women’s blogging network with 55 million women that features content about health, food, lifestyles and much more. Read Anne’s take on Different Kinds of Smart.


March 19 is National Agriculture Day. This encompasses not only farmers, but also everyone involved in growing, processing, transporting, and preparing our food for the table. Each weekday Eatocracy features a special food holiday. These can range from raw ingredients, regional specialties, or guilty pleasures that satisfy our sweet tooth. No matter where these foods come from, they have something in common – it all started on a farm. Check out the story at

Growing_Farms_Podcast2-300x300John Suscovich at Food Marketing Solutions/FoodCyclist Farm spoke with Nebraska feedyard owner, Anne Burkholder, calling it “one of the most fun conversations about farming” he’s ever had. Looking at his farm as a business, John was able to gain perspective and inspiration from Anne following their conversation around the farming community and farming as a business. Listen to the podcast interview here, and check out Anne’s take on the interview as well.

featured-eatocracyMy family isn’t under “corporate control.” Brian Scott farms with his father and grandfather on 2,300 acres of land in northwest Indiana. They grow corn, soybeans, popcorn and wheat. Corporate relationships and the use of genetically modified products are complex and controversial issues, and Eatocracy will be presenting points of view on it from more farmers, food scientists and environmentalists in the coming weeks. Click here to read the whole story.

Meat of the Matter Are Our Modern Methods of Preserving and Cooking Meat Healthy? Evaluating someone’s health based on meat consumption alone, while ignoring other dietary choices and personal habits, does not make sense. Although humans no longer depend on meat in the same way as our ancestors, red meat remains an important global source of protein, iron and vitamin B12. Click here to read the entire story.

Surprising ways to lower cholesterol Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Registered Dietitian Patricia Bannan, author of “Eat Right When Time is Tight,” provides some natural foods to lower your cholesterol and protect your heart. Click here to read the whole story.

Opposing view: LFTB is 100% beef The American public has a right and a responsibility to be concerned about the safety, nutrition and quality of our nation’s food. It is only natural that we look to the news media and our network of friends and family to help inform our choices.Unfortunately, the debate over lean, finely textured beef (LFTB) has been grossly distorted by careless and deliberate misinformation, which has spread like wildfire.  Click here to read the  article.

Scientist: Don’t blame cows for climate change A scientist in the United States has questioned the impact meat and dairy production has on climate change, and accused the United Nations of exaggerating the link.Click here to read the entire story.

Beer mash fattening cows, trimming costs in Colorado Explosive growth in Colorado’s craft-brewing industry produces not only more beer, but more beer byproducts. That means the hamburger you eat next week may come from a steer happily fed last week with brewing leftovers. Using spent grains for livestock feed dates to the advent of beer. But with corn and other commodity prices sky high, feedyards increasingly are using brewing byproducts to help fatten cattle in preparation for slaughter.Click here to read the entire story.

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