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  • June 2020

    Four Decades of No-Till Study Proves Nature Knows Best
  • May 2020

    Rosebud Sioux Tribe Will Create the Largest Native-Owned and Managed Bison Herd in North America, Why Some Farmers Are Ditching Livestock and Growing Plants Instead, Dogs and Horses Mimic Each Other's Expressions During Play
  • April 2020

    Learn Why Biodynamic Soils are the Healthiest, Here's Why Soil Smells So Good After It Rains, Where the Bison Roam - Again?, Shifting Away from Monocultures Would Benefit Both Wildlife and People
  • March 2020

    These Wild Animals Also Practice Social Distancing to Avoid Getting Sick, How Carbon Heals the Soil, The Benefits of Bacteria in Organic Apples
  • February 2020

    The Emotional Lives of Cows, A French Novelist Explores the Inhumanity of Factory Farming, GMOs Are Killing Us: Facts You Probably Don't Know
  • January 2020

    Cows Talk to Each Other - Including about Food - Shocking New Study Says, Gilpin, PA Couple Find Their Guard Donkey to Be a 'Pet with a Job'
  • December 2019

    Invasive Earthworms are Burrowing into Boreal Forests Worldwide
  • November 2019

    Can Meat Actually Save The Planet?, Failed GM Mosquito Control Experiment May Have Strengthened Wild Bugs, How Dead Soil and Toxins Reduce Food Nutrients, Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Found on Farms Across the World
  • October 2019

    USDA Seeks to Close Organic Dairy Loophole, Why Haven't Genetically Engineered Crops Made Food Better?, What If African Swine Fever Hits the U.S.?, Gene-Edited Cattle Have a Major Screwup in Their DNA
  • September 2019

    Soil Health: The Next Agricultural Revolution, Keeping Livestock in the Yard Just Might Help Your Baby's Immune System
  • August 2019

    NDA Confirms Vesicular Stomatitis Case in Horse, Organic Farming Drives Sustainable Agriculture
  • July 2019

    Increase in the Global Demand of Organic Food: Decoding this Trend, Think That "Bleeding" Vegan Burger is Super Healthy? - Think Again., Liver Abscesses: An Elusive and Expensive Malady
  • June 2019

    Understanding Bioavailability in a Supplementation Program, Feeding Minerals: Pay Now or Pay Later, U.S. Organic Sales Pass $50 Billion Mark for First Time
  • May 2019

    Pesticide Residues Found in 70% of Produce Sold in the U.S. Even After Washing, Is Science Broken? - Major New Report Outlines Problems in Research, Here's What "Certified Organic" Actually Means, Why Farmers Must Treasure Insects, Multi-Crop Rotation Offers Benefits for Livestock and Crops, How Sentient Are Animals: Emotional Evidence Offers Clues
  • April 2019

    Mineral Needs of Cattle Throughout the Year, As Weeds Outsmart the Latest Weedkillers Farmers are Running out of Easy Options, University of Saskatchewan Scientists Investigating Effects of Sulfates on Cattle Health, Cows Deserve the Five-Star Restaurant Treatment, Vaccines Induce Bizarre Anti-Social Behavior in Sheep, The Real Difference Between Grain-Fed and Grass-Fed Beef
  • March 2019

    Why Lab-Created Milk is a Threat to Dairy Farmers, There is a lot More Going on Inside a Cow's Mind Than You May Think
  • December 2018

    Peer-Reviewed Study Looks at the Differences Between GMO Corn and Its Natural, Non-GMO Counterpart
  • October 2018

    U.S. Farmers and Government Fight Risk of African Swine Fever
  • August 2018

    Animals are Essential to Sustainable Food
  • July 2018

    Calcium is the Cornerstone to Transition Cow Success
  • June 2018

    Scientists Say: Horses are Sizing You Up in the Shadiest Way Possible
  • May 2018

    Drinking Raw Organic Milk Improves Your Health, How Many Cows Can One Person Sustainably Manage?, Using Natural Fertilizers Increases Fruit Yield and Size
  • April 2018

    A Diet Rich in Potassium and Zinc Might Be Helpful to Combat Heat Stress in Cattle, Fish Meal in Animal Feed May Contribute to Development of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
  • March 2018

    Tips for Handling Grass Tetany
  • January 2018

    Individual Animal Care on the Dairy
  • December 2017

    Alternatives to Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture
  • November 2017

    Fewer Than 9,000 Dairies in Wisconsin, Chickens: The New Family Dog?
  • October 2017

    Micronutrients are the Link to Better Harvest from Your Farm, Strong Demand for Probiotics to Replace Antibiotics in Livestock
  • September 2017

    Garlic is Worth Its Salt for Fly Control, Heat Stress Has Lasting Impacts in Dairy Cows for Years, Study: Livestock Associated MRSA Causes Serious Blood Infections in People, Unvaccinated Children Have Significantly Fewer Health Problems
  • August 2017

    Why Won't the EPA Ban this Extremely Toxic Pesticide?, How Low Is Too Low?, Foreign Ownership of American Farmland On the Rise, FDA Petitioned to Allow Interstate Sales of Raw Milk with Warnings, To Save Rural Iowa We Must Oppose Monsanto-Bayer Merger
  • July 2017

    Missouri Temporarily Bans Sale/ Use of Monsanto-Made Herbicide Dicamba, An Epidemic of Herbicide Damage in Arkansas, New Study Finds Exposure to Toxic Heavy Metals and Trace Mineral Deficiencies Linked to Autism, Can Old Herbicides Save Glyphosate?
  • June 2017

    Don't Forget About Your Cows' Mineral Needs This Grazing Season, Avoid Conventional Wisdom: Healthy Soil is the Real Key to Feeding the World, New Dairy Product Uses New Technique to Maintain Benefits of Raw Milk
  • May 2017

    Cattle Associated Antibiotics Disturb Soil Ecosystems, Vomitoxin Appearing in Stored 2016 Corn Crop, Farmers Don't Necessarily Need Pesticides to be Productive
  • April 2017

    Dogs Can Accurately Detect Cancer, GAO Says We Can't Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back on Antibiotics, Cow Whisperer Explains How to Improve Low-Stress Handling, Meeting the Soaring Demand for Organic Food
  • March 2017

    UN Experts Denounce 'Myth' Pesticides Are Necessary to Feed the World, Researchers Recommend Organic Agriculture for Human Health, Scientists Have Created Genetically Modified Cows Resistant to Tuberculosis, Is the U.S. Shifting Away from Factory Farming?
  • February 2017

    Monsanto GMO Corn Destroyed Rats' Intestines in 90 Days, U.S. Organic Acres Hit Record 4.1 Million in 2016, Safe Feeding Levels for Mycotoxin Contaminated Corn, Farm Animals Now Harbor Bacteria Resistant to a Last-Resort Antibiotic, Building Weather Ready Soils with Manure and Mulch
  • January 2017

    Management Tips for Feeding Moldy Hay, EPA Approval of Monsanto's Dicamba Will 'Massively Increase Use of Toxic Pesticides' on GMO Crops, Many GMO Studies Have Financial Conflicts of Interest
  • December 2016

    Mood and Personality Affect Decisions of Pigs, Hi-Tech, Covert Monitoring of Dairy Cattle
  • November 2016

    Six Signs of Good-Quality Horse Hay, New York Times Takes Critical Look at the False Promise of GMOs
  • October 2016

    New PAN Report Warns of Global Glyphosate Contamination, A Third of the Planet's Food Goes to Waste - Here's What We Throw Out the Most, Your Cows Are Talking: Are You Listening?, Are You Getting What You Pay for in Your Mineral?, New Report Busts Myth that GMOs are Needed to 'Feed the World'
  • September 2016

    How Modern Medicine Treats Disease Symptoms While Ignoring the Causes, The Chemical Fertilizer Industry - Monsanto's Evil Twin, Compounds Could Reduce Methane Emissions from Cattle, Unintended Consequences from Monsanto's New Xtend Herbicide
  • August 2016

    Dairy Produces Just 1.37% of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Drinking Full-Fat Milk is the Healthiest Milk Choice, Organic Farming Could Feed the World - If Only We Would Let It, Glyphosate Found in California Wines
  • July 2016

    Organic Agriculture Key to Feeding the World Sustainably, Yogurt Probiotics to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Livestock
  • June 2016

    Study: Raw Milk Can Reduce Asthma and Allergies, Horses Can Read Human Facial Expressions, Estrogen, Antibiotics Persist in Treated Dairy Farm Waste, Holistic Veterinarian Offers Tips on Free-Choice, Self-Regulating Minerals
  • May 2016

    Raw Milk's 'Explosive Growth' Comes with a Cost, Study: Monsanto's Bt Toxin Kills Human Embryo Cells, The Many Benefits of Organic Food
  • April 2016

    Trace Minerals for Pregnant Cows, How to Make Better Colostrum
  • March 2016

    North Dakota Grain Terminal is 100% Dedicated to Non-GMO Harvests, Return of Przewalski's Horse, General Mills to Label GMO Containing Products, A New Look at Mastitis Control, Kudos to Campbell Soup, EPA Suggests Changes to GM Corn Cultivation, Chocolate to Become Even Healthier: Hershey Dumps Sugar Beets Because of GM Concerns
  • February 2016

    Spain Finds No Advantage to Monsanto's GMO Corn, New Multi-Toxin GMOs Carry Serious Health and Environmental Risks, "Night Milk" - A Cure for Insomnia?, MIT Scientist: "Glyphosate is the Most Destructive Chemical in our Environment", Bacteria Resistant to ALL Drugs Shows up in Denmark, Soil Loss - An Unfolding Global Disaster
  • January 2016

    FDA Approves Use of Ractopamine Hydrochloride in Animal Feed, Corn Seed Costs Quadruple From 1995 to 2014, E. Coli Can Transfer Antibiotic Resistance to Other Bacteria, Glucosamine and Equine Joint Health, Scientist Questions Adjuvants in Roundup Formulations
  • December 2015

    Antibiotics in Animal Feed May Endanger Children- Doctors Warn, Iowa Farmer Triples Net Income by Switching from GMO Crops to Organic, Is Raw Milk Over-Regulated?, Iowa Ranks 6th in the Country for Number of Organic Farms, U.S. Farmers Enlist Old Techniques to Round Up Super Weeds, EPA Withdraws Approval of Dow's Enlist Duo
  • November 2015

    Minnesota Farmer Turns to Non-GMO Seeds, Compost Increases the Water Holding Capacity of Soils, Is the U.S. Food Supply Suffering from Pesticide Use?, As Schools Buy More Local Food, Kids Throw Less Food in the Trash, Monsanto Hid Glyphosate Toxicity Evidence for 40 Years, The Brown Revolution: Healthy Soil Makes Healthy People, USDA Launches First Non-GE/GMO Weekly Report, Now Is the Time to Be Aware of HCN in Frosted Forage, Watch for Nitrate Toxicity in Forages
  • October 2015

    Mycotoxins Confirmed in U.S. During Harvest, Score: Big Pharma - 128,000, Nutritional Supplements - 0, Harassment of Raw Milk Advocate Sparks Civil Disobedience in Canada, Bison Are Back in Illinois, Are Rising CO2 Levels Re-Greening Africa's Deserts?, Horse Owners Can Battle Flies With Wasps Not Pesticides, Study Confirms Bats' Value in Combating Crop Pests
  • September 2015

    Milk Led U.S. Organic Commodity Sales in 2014, Russia Totally Bans GMO Crops, GMO-Soy Accumulates Cancer-Causing Formaldehyde, Nutritional Value of Crops Declining, Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey, GM Bans Continue to Sweep Through Europe, GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health, Could Probiotics Replace Antibiotics in Farm Animals?
  • August 2015

    Water Quality Influences Milk Production More Than We Think, Total Disconnect: The Chasm Between Consumers and Science Widens, Kids Growing Up on Farms Become Better Workers than City Kids, New Genetic Defect Discovered in the Holstein Breed, Dietary Antagonisms May Rob Cows of Essential Minerals, Can Factory Farming Feed the World?, Probiotics Improve Dairy Cow Feed Efficiency
  • July 2015

    Inbreeding Percentage Continues to Rise in Holstein Cattle, USDA, FDA, & EPA, Directed to Update and Improve GMO Oversight, WHO Declares DDT and 2,4-D Carcinogens, Vesicular Stomatitis Again Appearing in Western States, France Bans the Sale of Glyphosate, U.S. Importing Organic Corn and Soy to Meet GMO-Free Demand, GMOs Will NOT Be Tolerated in Russia, GM Amino Acids Become Newest Biotech Creation
  • June 2015

    Pope Francis Denounces GMOs and Pesticides, First Poultry Farm Hit by Avian Flu is Back in Production, Mother's Diet Affects Genetic Expression in Offspring, Everything You Wanted to Know About Pinkeye, Laughter Really is the Best Medicine!, Extra Trace Minerals Needed for Early-lactation Cows, Bt Toxin in GM Corn No Longer Works Against Pests, Fewer Allergies in Dairy Farm Children, Farmers Report Better Animal Health with Non-GMO Feed, Oregano Keeps Poultry Healthy Without Antibiotics
  • May 2015

    MSU Organic Farming Study Finds Diverse Benefits Using Sheep, Why Grass-fed Meat is Better for Your Health, Do the Minerals in Water Really Matter to Cows?, Drug-Resistant Staph Aureus More Common in Swine Farmers, U.S. Government Lowers Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water, Why Feed Minerals Cafeteria Style?, Homeopathy: Inert or Dangerous?, GM Crop Contamination Forcing U.S. Farmers Out of Business, WHO Calls for Publication of ALL Clinical Trial Results - Not Just Favorable Ones
  • April 2015

    GMOs Cause Organ Damage Even Without Roundup, Latest FDA Antibiotic Sales Report, EPA to Require Weed-Resistance Restrictions on Glyphosate Herbicide, Biotech-Funded Studies Claim GMOs are Safe: Independent Scientists Warn Otherwise, Healing with Honey Brings Sweet Rewards, Monsanto: A legacy of contamination and cover-up that spans a century, WHO Labels Glyphosate a "Probable Human Carcinogen"
  • March 2015

    Researchers Discover Antibiotic Resistance in Texas Feedlots, Mouse Gene Helps Create Tuberculosis-Resistant Cattle, USDA Announces Funding Available for Organic Agriculture Research, Growth Projected in Pesticide Market, More People Opting for CAM (Complementary or Alternative Medicine)
  • February 2015

    The World's Most Productive Cow, Do Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease?, Why US Farmers Are Switching to Non-GMO Crops and Feed, Iodine: An Often Overlooked Key Trace Mineral, Sustainable High-Tech Organic Agriculture Can Feed the World
  • January 2015

    New Antibiotic Hailed as 'Resistant to Resistance', 'Micro-Farms' Can Enhance Our Food Supply, Glyphosate Detected in Pediatric Nutritional Formula, Organic Regulations Not Being Enforced, More Farmers Interested In Growing Non-GMO Crops, Glyphosate Feeds Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, Armyworms Winning the Arms Race with GMOs
  • December 2014

    Zoopharmacognosy? What's that?, Waukon, Iowa Veterinarian Receives Prestigious Agriculture Award, A Tragic Mistake: Horses Doomed after Given Toxic Feed, Introducing Gabriele Sutton - ABC's Equine and Canine Nutrition Consultant!, New Book Released by Richard J. Holliday, DVM - A Holistic Vet’s Prescription for a Healthy Herd
  • November 2014

    PRO BI on Sale, 35% Off for Black Friday
  • October 2014

    One Last Ride....A Tribute to Jim Helfter
  • August 2014

    Rare Virus Vesicular Stomatitis Now Spreading Rapidly, Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Texas and Colorado, 'All Natural' Label Means Absolutely Nothing
  • July 2014

    Glyphosate Found in US Mothers’ Breast Milk
  • May 2014

    Unvaccinated Children Are Healthier, According to Study
  • April 2014

    Insidious Effects of Glyphosate on Gut Bacteria
  • March 2014

    USDA Report: Genetically Engineered Crops Don’t Measure Up, Tell the USDA: "Coexistence" Isn't GE Contamination Prevention
  • February 2014

    Bt Toxins: Another Danger to our Food
  • January 2014

    Opinion: Eagles, Wind Turbines and Dream-Catchers, Dairy Industry Pushing to Hide Aspartame in Milk, Follow Up: Monsanto Protester Sofia Gatica Threatened and Beaten
  • December 2013

    Argentinians Protest Monsanto as Pesticide Usage Increases Rates of Birth Defects and Cancer
  • November 2013

    Extreme Toxicity of Roundup Destroys GM/Non-GM ‘Substantial Equivalence’ Argument
  • October 2013

    The Tide Just Might Be Turning Against Monsanto, A Case Study: Can Wind Turbines Cause Developmental Deformities in Horses?
  • September 2013

    Introducing New Products for Horses and Dogs to Assist with Glyphosate Remediation
  • August 2013

    New 16-Mineral Free Choice Starter Kit Now Available for Horses and Ruminants, Toxicology Study on Pigs Finds Adverse Effects of GM Diet, Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia
  • July 2013

    New Corn Hybrids Resist GMO Contamination, Over 800 World Scientists Agree: GM Crops are a Bio-War on Our Food, Monsanto Being Sued Over Genetic Pollution of Wheat Crops
  • June 2013

    Hungary Torches GM Corn to Eradicate GMOs from Food Supply, Subclinical Hypocalcemia: Often Unrecognized in Dairy Herds, Honoring Great Environmental Pioneers of the Past: Rachel Carson, Clinical Breakthrough Technology to Restore Health, Cattle Temperament and Immunity
  • May 2013

    GMO Corn: Little Nutrition But Lots of Toxins!, Even the New York Times is now Rejecting Monsanto GMO Science, Are Farm Kids Healthier Than City Kids?, Cafeteria-Style Research Shows Cows Prefer Water with Iron levels below 8 mg/L, Certified Naturally Grown (CNG): The Grassroots Alternative to Certified Organic, How Our Govt. Protects Us: EPA Releases Farmers' Personal Details, The World According to Monsanto: A GMO Documentary
  • April 2013

    Grazing Livestock Benefits the Environment, Worried About GMOs in our food? You ain't seen nuthin' yet!, Marshmallow: More than Just a Sweet, The Dry-Cow Opportunity, Organically-Fed Fruit Flies Found to Be Healthier, GMO Non-Labeling: How Our Government Protects Monsanto, Many Benefits of CLA in Grass-Fed Beef
  • March 2013

    7 Ways GMOs Poison Animals, Plants, and Soil, Why Our Health Depends on Treating Animals Better, Merk's Zilmax "Bulks-Up" Beef, The Appendix: A 'Safe-House' for Beneficial Gut Bacteria?, Monsanto's Roundup (Glyphosate) Linked to Parkinson's Disease, Important Barcode Information - How to Read Them, The Diagnostic Ability of Companion Animals, Is this the 'Smoking Gun' that links GM Corn to Cancer?
  • February 2013

    Are You Listening to Your Cows?, Find Out if Your Horse is in a Selenium Deficient Area, FDA Approves First-Ever Oral Botanical 'Drug', Is the New Farm Bill also the Monsanto Protection Act?, Antibiotic-Free Pork Becoming More Popular, FDA Legalizes GM Salmon for Human Food
  • January 2013

    GMO Labeling now Mandatory in India, Can Global Agriculture feed 9 Billion People?, LA-MRSA Detected in Milk from UK Dairy Cows, GMO Contamination? USDA Says 'Get Insurance', Salmonella found in Canadian Commercial Animal Feed, Glyphosate Inhibits Beneficial Gut Bacteria, Colostrum - A Valuable Commodity
  • December 2012

    Happy Holidays from ABC, Home Delivery of Milk: A Return to an Icon of a Bygone Era, Seven Ways Organic is Superior to Industrial Agriculture, Drought Still Affecting Barge Traffic on the Mississippi.
  • November 2012

    How to Avoid GM Foods at the Grocery Store, Outdoor Exposure Good for Pig Health, California's Prop 37 Defeated - Or was it?, Belinda Martineau - Scientist Supports labeling GE Food, New York Times Apologizes for Flawed Organic Food Study, Iowa Farmland Sells for Record High, How much GMO food do you eat?
  • October 2012

    Why Buy Pro Bi?, Playing in the Dirt is Good for Children, Dairy Fat Emerging as a Health Benefit, Are We the Lab Rats for Monsanto?, GMOs Increase Herbicide Use, Epidemic of Fraudulent Research Exposed, Is Monsanto's Glyphosate Destroying the Soil?, Organic Farm Sales Continue Growth, Another Monsanto Lie Exposed, Study: Chemotherapy makes cancer worse.
  • September 2012

    Our Politicians have failed us, GMOs on Trial, Do our Horses Benefit from Feeding Organic?, Selective Release of Drug Trial Results, Nature fights back against GM corn, USDA proposes reduction in poultry inspections, Soil bacteria aids in plant immunity, Legal Victory for Raw MIlk Advocates.
  • August 2012

    Another Plus for Raw Milk, Ethanol Plant Closures cause short supply of Distillers Grain, The Importance of Mineralization for Human Health, The Raw Milk Controversy, Judge sides with Organics, GMO and Monsanto news, July's milk-feed ratio lowest ever, 'Imprinting' Beef calves, Chocolate is a health food.
  • July 2012

    AMA opposes labeling of GM foods, Beehives linked to Roundup Research destroyed by IL Dept. of Agriculture, Vaccinations - good or bad?, Staph variant resistant to last line of antibiotic defense, Grassfed Beef better for People and the Environment.
  • June 2012

    The Facts on Cyanide or Sorghum Poisoning, Where does your meat come from?, Preventing Animal ID, Passions flared at USDA National Organic Standards board meeting, Chinese Herbs more effective than Western drugs for infertility, Score: 125,000 to 0, Colleges join with Pfizer Animal Health.
  • May 2012

    Cow sets record for milk production, Vaccination Mania: Prevention or Profit?, Some Farm Kids Really are Healthier than City Kids, Four Reasons to Eat Organic Grassfed Beef, Bacteria Exposure and Immunity, Organic Farming: A Small Beginning but Rapid Growth.
  • April 2012

    Buy Foods Locally for Better Health, GMO and BT News, April Special on IONS, Leading Dairy Brand launches 'Grassmilk', MOSES Conference: A Bright Spot in Agriculture, Nutrient Dense Food by Bill Roberts.
  • March 2012

    Demand for Grassfed Beef brings need for more production - A letter from Bill and Nancy Roberts, Connection with Livestock Antibiotics and Superbugs, GMO-free seed obtainable?, Synthetic Nitrogen undermining Soil Health, Missouri fighting back against anti-animal activists.
  • February 2012

    Scientists germinate an Ice-Age seed, Health Risks of Roundup and BT Toxins, Is your feed free of DON?, Another 'Black Eye' for Ethanol, Holistic Approach to Equine Practice by Dr. Joyce Harman.
  • January 2012

    Organizations accused of conspiring to pollute organics, Practical Solutions in Raising Livestock, Vitamins and Minerals for the Cowherd, Cellular (Body) Hydration, Common Sense Tips for Winter Grazing, A Toxin worse than DDT.
  • December 2011

    Holiday Specials, Merry Christmas from ABC, Help a Family in Need, Holistic Health Care for Horses.
  • November 2011

    Ask the Vet: Vitamin E, Cyber Monday/Black Friday Specials, USEF modifies NSAID rules, Judge says 'No fundamental right' to own a cow and drink its milk, Jim visits Helfter's Company Store in Ohio.
  • October 2011

    Jim's Back for Customer Service, A letter from Kendra Helfter, Livestock Requirements, Glyphosate and GMO news, 'The Most Essential Nutrient for Beef Cattle' by Bill Roberts of 12 Stones Grassland Beef.