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Breezy Hill Farm Update Apr. 14, 2019

Posted 4/14/2019 9:47pm by Art Ozias.


  • I got a call from one of my Dirt Hog farmers.  If you're interested let me know if you want a whole or half.  They will be processed at Gilbert's.  
  • Calving continues and thankfully our timing has been great.  We even dodged forecasted snow this morning.  Looks like the weather will be great for the remaining calves.  Having calves in Jan and Feb just makes no sense.
  • The ground beef list is growing.  We will be delivering freezer beef orders this week.  We have five to deliver to eleven different customers.  One will be to Warsaw. Mo.  That's a first.  We will stop by Morgan County Seeds on the way home to stock up on garden supplies.  
  • How many of you have thought about that horse video I included last week?  If that were my horse, back in the day, it would have taken off for the barn.   I would have run away from that cow and walked home.  How did they train that horse???
  • Wow, the martin houses are full.  I have a few more gourds and I guess I'll add them later.


  • Ever wonder how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could continue to support the use of glyphosate—even after 17 of the world’s best scientists at the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that the key active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller is a “probable human carcinogen”?

new study published this week in Environmental Sciences Europe answers that question. As it turns out, the EPA based its conclusions on unpublished industry studies—99 percent of which found that glyphosate doesn’t damage your DNA.

The scientists at WHO’s International Agency on Cancer Research (IARC), on the other hand, relied on non-industry, published, peer-reviewed studies—and 74 percent of those found that glyphosate does damage DNA.

Gee, wonder how that happened? Could Monsanto lobbyists have had something to do with which studies the EPA used, and which ones it ignored?

Make sure you read the entire article. This is an amazing interview.



  • Most growing environmental and health problems can be traced back to modern food production, including malnutrition, promotion of foodborne illnesses and drug-resistant bacterial infections, diminishing water supplies, and air, soil and water pollution

  • The answer to all of these problems hinges on the widespread implementation of regenerative agriculture and biodynamic farming

  • Reasons to support regenerative agriculture include the fact that it promotes optimal nutrition and health, rebuilds topsoil, protects water sources and minimizes irrigation, prevents environmental pollution and restores damaged ecosystems

  • Food from animals raised on regenerative farms also minimize the risks of foodborne illnesses and drug-resistant diseases

  • Certifications to look for, denoting the highest quality foods grown according to regenerative principles, include Demeter (biodynamic certification) and the American Grassfed Association (AGA) certification

Tests reveal the nutrient content of foods has dramatically declined since the introduction of mechanized farming in 1925. As just one example, research by August Dunning, chief science officer and co-owner of Eco Organics, reveals that to receive the amount of iron you used to get from one apple in 1950, by 1998 you had to eat 26 apples; today you have to eat 36, and this is a direct consequence of industrial farming techniques and use of chemicals that destroy soil quality by killing essential microbes.


Link to Environmental talk.


Art Ozias

(660) 656-3409