United Grain Growers Limited Bharat Gutta 1. UGC estimated that it would need C$150 million to carry out its strategic plans over the coming two years. Will its internal resources provide reliable funding for this program? How much external funding might it need? The company needs to spend C$150 million, which covers the installation of high-throughput elevators (7 or 8 more at $9 million each) and the upgrades of 15 elevators at $3 million each. The rest of the money is needed for the funding of the expansion of Crop Protection Services and Livestock services division.
Bovine Welfare In the Dairy, Beef, and Rodeo Industry In the US today cattle are part of everyday culture. With more than 93 million cattle in the dairy and beef industry, and tens of thousands in the rodeo business, cattle are definitely a huge part. Lately, there has been
The Massachusetts colony has a very cold climate. In the summers the highs are around low 80’s degrees because of the cool ocean water coming to the shores. The Massachusetts area is considered to be of Continental climate due to the colder temperatures. The hottest month is usually in July
Do you ever look and all the puppies in a pet store and think, where did all these puppies come from? Well, the answer is: puppy mills. Puppy mills may sound like a cute, fun, happy place, but if you think that, you are wrong; it’s the opposite. Puppy mills should be made illegal because puppies and dogs are overbred, underfed, and tortured under the horrible conditions they are in. If you don’t know what a puppy mill is, it is an establishment that overbreeds, tortures, and underfeeds dogs and puppies. Puppy mills overbreed dogs, but that’s not all. Multiple dogs are put into tiny cages they hardly fit in and the dogs are underfed and starved. These puppies and dogs are “raised” in horrible conditions, and then are “shipped” to pet stores that may be near you.
Puppy mills are a worldwide commercial breeding operation. The most common places that you will run into a puppy mill is by buying a dog from a pet store, newspaper ad, online, or even in a public area including a flea market. Puppy mills began after World War II because of the horrific war. When the farmers crops became a failure and were not bringing profit to the town. People started to worry and decided to breed pure bred dogs and sell them as they would of called it the new cash crops.
A poll conducted by the ASPCA revealed that 94% of Americans believe that production animals, specifically those raised for food, deserve to live a comfortable life free of cruelty and neglect. Despite this belief, many factory farm animals are abused and neglected in such ways that, if witnessed by consumers, would not be accepted. Over 99% of the United State’s farm animals live on factory farms that use them for means of profit, many of them violating the Animal Welfare Act and other laws put in place to protect the humane treatment of animals (ASPCA). This abuse is not limited to any specific type of farm animal. Although different animals are used for different purposes, they all share a common suffering and a need for humane care.
ay There are many different great places to live in the United States. Each region of the US is very different from the others. My favorite region is the Midwest. I like the Midwest for many reasons, but mainly because it contains my hometown.
If you’re looking for things to do in Canton, TX this fall, look no further than YesterLand Farm. YesterLand Farm, just 10 miles away from Canton’s famous First Monday Trade Days, started out as a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm in 2000 but over the years has become a family-friendly playground that is a throwback to the good old days when parents and kids could have fun together in a safe, wholesome atmosphere.
At Penn State, I feel I would make a name for myself. This name might be known to the entire 46,000 students on campuse, but in the classes I am taking and the professors I talk to they would know me for a student who has the drive to take the next step and want more. Through my high school experiences I believe that if I can take advantage of what a high school has to offer, then I can certainly take advantage of all of what Penn State offers. It will be here where I truly form what kind of person I am and through all the activities and intership opportunities offered, I feel that this will be a great place to gather all the opportunities I can in order to not only succeed at Penn State, but also after in the real world.
Hobby Farms Rising in Popularity Hobby farms are on the rise, thanks to the growing popularity of terms such as “organic”, “free-range” and “sustainable farming”, to name a few. People are getting more health-conscious by the day, and are becoming more selective when it comes to buying fresh vegetables, meat and poultry.
Richlands Farmer's Day in Richlands, NC, is a festival the small town hosts annually. Many vendors, food trucks, and tractors line the field. I have always wanted to bring my children, and moving to the town allowed me to do so. Within sight, I drive over a small grass field which makes up the parking lot. Grass has now turned to dirt from the many tire tracks. Richlands Farmer's Day is a perfect place for a family day outing.
Gene Baur has written two successful informative books including descriptions of Farm Sanctuary, rescue stories, vegan recipes, and the truth behind factory farming. Farm Sanctuary provides one to three month internships for those interested in learning how to raise animals humanely. The Watkins-Glen Farm Sanctuary offers three cabins available to rent for vacationing guests with modern amenities. Each sanctuary location offers space to rent for special occasions such as weddings or birthday parties and all events include a one hour tour of the property (farm Sanctuary). Gene Baur quotes visitors of Farm Sanctuary calling it, “the happiest place on earth.” Farm Sanctuary also hosts over one hundred education events each year often with celebrity appearances from individuals like Martha Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, Alec Baldwin, Mary Tyler Moore, Emily Deschanel, Chevy Chase and many more (Baur, Stone xi). Farm Sanctuary’s website, farmsanctuary.org also includes ample learning tools about factory farming and the effects on each species. One can also find guidelines on how to care for farm animals. The Farm Sanctuary website also includes links where one can easily contact state and federal legislation regarding agricultural farming issues. Links found on farmsanctuary.org offer contact with large companies, such as Costco who purchase from inhumane factory farms (farm Sanctuary). Farm sanctuary
The definition of what America is, and furthermore what an American is, has been eternally elusive. However, it can be reasonably said that the vision of America rests upon freedom of expression, the right to property, and self-determination. These ideas are explored in one European’s examination of American agricultural society in the late 18th century. Letters from an American Farmer by J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur illustrates the gilded nature of the early vision of America; one that appears to be simplistic and based in freedom, but lies on a foundation of oppression and greed.
It was once stated, “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” In other words, take care of your own life. Forbear from seeking aid. Many people have immigrated to the United States in search of the American Dream by themselves, pursuing a place to call home, a stable job, and a happy life. In Letters from an American Farmer, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur attempts to persuade the Europeans that America is unequivocally the land of opportunity worth moving to by causing them to feel empathy and by having them procure the logical conclusion on their own.
Penn State has always been my dream college to attend, two of my family members attended this college and graduated with their dreams accomplished. Following in their footsteps I will be as successful as they were academically and more. I have an exciting, hard-working, dedicated and motivated personality that will never stop me from accomplishing my goals while also exceeding them. When I was in elementary school I never knew what I wanted be and jumped from the ideas of being a fairy-tale princess, a flying magical hero and more. The older I became the more I realized that life was around the corner, I entered my freshman year eager to find my path and start becoming the person I will need to be in thirty years. My first year in highschool