When it comes to human-wildlife conflicts, I am quite sure we can do better at the state and federal levels than the programs built around large-scale killing of wildlife.
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There are problems with animal agriculture that still need attention, including painful mutilation of animals without anesthesia, the rampant use of antibiotics on factory farms, and waste generated by these operations.
Today, the lukewarm reception Vilsack initially received has turned into real heat as the Obama transition team finds itself in the fire over the former Governor's appointment.
As it stands, we've got a president-elect who is putting Rev. Jeremiah Wright behind him for good so he can deliver on some campaign promises. Stay tuned... And keep the faith.
I honestly don't know what to make of the Vilsack nomination, so I asked Denise O'Brien, the organic farmer who ran for Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture in 2006, to share her invaluable Iowan insights.
In the case of corn, it takes 2,500 gallons of water to grow enough corn to produce 1 gallon of ethanol. That's right, 2,500 gallons.
Obama has pledged to make progress for animal welfare and environmental stewardship, and we hope these appointees will prove to be an excellent team to help him meet these crucial goals.
food assistance in the wake of the economic turmoil.
Both Mr. Obama and Mr. Vilsack are regarded as staunch advocates of ethanol and other bio-fuel...
DES MOINES, Iowa — President-elect Barack Obama has selected former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to become his agriculture secretary, according to Demo...
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Tom Vilsack, former governor of Iowa, was one of the first Democratic candidates to drop out of the 2008 race for the pr...
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