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World's Top New Testament Scholar - Christians Need To Read The Gospels Through Ancient Jewish Eyes

I’ve written here about New Testament scholar N.T. Wright and his most recent book, <i>The Day the Revolution Began</i>. The book was published recently and is now being made available in an online course format. The book (and the course) will bring insights to even the most seasoned student of the …

Theology

Your organic cotton t-shirt might be worse for the environment than regular cotton

The word “organic” is a powerful marketing tool. In clothing—just as in food—brands love to tout their use of organic agricultural products to show they’re doing their part to fight the industry’s outsized environmental footprint. They know consumers want products they believe are better for them …

Agriculture

Fancy Welsh cows treated to Fitbits & kale

Fitbits for cows? We thought we'd herd it all.<p>Monitoring moo-vements<p>A herd of Welsh Black cows at the Glynllifon campus of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor (near …

Cows

A herd of genetically modified Tuberculosis-resistant cows could be our first antibiotic-free livestock

Precise gene editing, the stuff of science fiction, has been a reality since 2015. That was when CRISPR-Cas9 came in full force to the scientific field after decades of research. The technology allows scientists to go in and essentially nip and tuck genes from one organism to another to enhance …

Genetics

I run my farm on my mobile phone

In Summary<p>Dr Koros has invested in a simple software that tracks all the happenings on his farm from breeding, feeding to paying workers salaries, …

Forestry

Dozens of cows killed in Gatineau barn fire

Forty-seven cows are dead after fire ripped through a barn on a Gatineau dairy farm early Wednesday morning.<p>Firefighters got the call at 12:24 and …

Breeding cows that can defend themselves against jaguars

RANCHERS in Colombia’s Meta department can be vengeful folk. From time to time jaguars emerge from a clump of forest, streak across the savannah and …

Cows Have a New Enemy: Drones

Terrifying livestock with flying robots is a thing now, and in Utah it may soon become a crime.<p>Cows don’t like drones. They’re loud, low-flying, …

Drones

Man fined for threatening cows with gun

A man who waved a loaded revolver at a herd of cows, and threatened to shoot them unless they got off his land, has been fined for violating firearms …

Cows

Here’s How to Tell When It’s time to Let the Cows Out

It’s the time of year when we’re all chomping at the bit to head out to green pasture. We can see the grass coming up, we’re tired of feeding hay and …

Michigan State University

Burying Their Cattle, Ranchers Call Wildfires ‘Our Hurricane Katrina’

ASHLAND, Kan. — Death comes with raising cattle: coyotes, blizzards and the inevitable trip to the slaughterhouse and dinner plate. But after 30 years of ranching, Mark and Mary Kaltenbach were not ready for what met them after a wildfire charred their land and more than one million acres of …

Wildfires

The Future Farmers of America Are Robots

Robots are already doing the dirty work of getting the most from every seed.<p>Life as an agricultural researcher means planting and monitoring row …

Kenyan farmers battle drought with growing appetite for baby corn

A growing number of farmers in Kenya are switching to growing baby corn – an immature ear harvested early and eaten whole - as a way around …

Agriculture

Navigating the Water Crisis

Water is our most precious natural resource — and also one of our most threatened. Here’s how agriculture is working to protect it.<p><b>The challenge</b><p>The simple truth is that the crops that nourish and clothe us need water to grow. Of all the water on Earth, just 0.7 percent is available for …

University of California

<b>As agriculture and food production achieve greater high-tech heights and resources such as water become more scarce, the country will increasingly depend on innovative solutions from its brightest minds.</b><p>A new initiative at UC Merced aims to poise today’s students at the leading edge of the nexus of …

UC Berkeley

Column: Investing in nature is a better way to meet Florida's needs

We all depend on healthy lands and waters in Florida for jobs, food, security and prosperity. In turn, these irreplaceable natural resources depend …

Tampa Bay

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 21, 2017, as National Agriculture Day

America’s farmers and ranchers help feed the world, fuel our Nation’s economy, and lead global markets in output and productivity. The efficiency of …

Readers weigh in on California's farmworker shortage, claim interest in field jobs

Readers are usually not shy about offering their opinions on a topic like immigration. So it was when we published a story Friday that featured farmers who say they can't lure American-born workers into the fields, even with $16-an-hour wages and hefty benefits.<p>The article, which drew more than …

Fair Trade

Egg Makers Are Freaked Out By The Cage-Free Future

The majority of the US egg supply will become cage-free within a decade, but the egg industry says the economics don't make sense.<p>One of the most dramatic changes in the American food production system is now underway in the egg industry.<p>A wave of big restaurants and grocers have committed to …

Agriculture

Who Is Sonny Perdue? 10 Things You Need to Know About Trump's Agriculture Secretary.

The former Georgia governor has a background in agriculture.<p>Donald Trump's agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, was confirmed April 24, 2017, and he will have a wide reach in his role. The Department of Agriculture isn't flashy, but it's huge, with close to 100,000 employees and an annual budget of …

Heartland farmers that helped elect Trump are now pushing him to avoid a trade war with Mexico

The value of exports at risk is based on a Reuters analysis of a tariff list which Mexico used in a trucking dispute six years ago and which Mexican officials have said could serve as a model if President Trump sets new barriers to Mexican goods.<p>Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon …

We need to protect the world's soil before it's too late

Book Excerpt: The Ground Beneath Us<p><i>The following is an excerpt from The Ground Beneath Us by Paul Bogard.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that American society could possibly collapse because of a lack of soil. And it’s true that we in the States are blessed to live in a country so rich in this life-giving …

Farming

Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

A dive into the thriving black market of John Deere tractor hacking.<p>To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America's heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that's cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid …

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Christian persecution seen in more locations across the globe, new report shows

In the past year, the persecution of Christians has not only increased, but it has also spread to more corners of the globe – with incidents occurring on every continent, according to a new report.<p>The advocacy group Open Doors USA recently released the latest edition of its annual World Watch List, …

Christians in the Crosshairs: Iran’s Oddly Selective Crackdown on Christians

Iran tolerates some Christians but not others—and converting from Islam can cost you your life.<p><i>In this season of celebration and contemplation, we</i> …

Religion

A Complete Guide on When to Go to Disney World

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is a top vacation destination, whether you’re traveling with kids or not. For many, the question isn’t if to …

Walt Disney Company

Speak Truth to Trump

Evangelicals, of all people, should not be silent about Donald Trump's blatant immorality. As a non-profit journalistic organization, Christianity …

Christianity