Black Farmer’s Antibiotic-Free Meat Products Now Available in Grocery Stores and Online

Ricky Dollison, farmer and owner of of Warrior Creek Premium Meats

Need a bunch more cats like him…. I know a few…

 

Meet Ricky Dollison, a fourth-generation African American farmer who is the owner of Dollison Farms located in Poulan, Georgia. He is also the owner of a company called Warrior Creek Premium Meats that produces responsibly raised, antibiotic-free bacon, sausage, ground beef, ribeye steaks, pork tenderloins, and chicken leg quarters.

The family-owned and operated business also produces a multitude of leafy greens, peanuts, cotton, soybeans, and corn for their livestock. They also raise cattle and their signature swine, “The Georgia Dolli”, in which their premium sausage, country cut bacon, and ham are derived.

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America’s Fraudulent Organics Industry: 40% of All Organic Food Tested Positive for Prohibited Pesticides

Not surprised someone would lie about growing organic to get over…. it was inevitable with the lack of integrity in AmeriKKKa….

We thought the problem was limited to fraudulent overseas suppliers; but fake organics are also grown in the US, and the USDA is clueless. Action Alert!

A Missouri farmer has been charged with ripping off food companies and consumers by falsely marketing more than $140 million worth of corn, soybeans, and wheat as organic. Continue reading

Black farmers were deliberately sold ‘fake seeds’ in scheme to steal their land: report

These YTs ain’t shit…. anything to grab some land from us…. but they been doin ish like this for decades..

Black farmers in the Mid-South region surrounding Memphis used science to uncover a multi-million scheme to put them out of business and steal their farmland, WMC News reported Tuesday. Continue reading

Eddie Slaughter explains how the Pigford settlements perpetuate fraud on the US taxpayer

Damn shame….but I’m not surprised…

Farmer Eddie Slaughter spoke at CPAC in Washington DC on Feb 10, and explained how as a black farmer, the USDA discriminated against him and other farmers, and how the Pigford settlement that was originally supposed to restore his lost land has ended up perpetuating his persecution while defraud the US taxpayers to the tune of more than $1 billion so far.

via Eddie Slaughter explains how the Pigford settlements perpetuate fraud on the US taxpayer – YouTube

Urban Farmer, Will Allen Grows One Million Pounds of Food in the Dead of WinterREALfarmacy.com

I can’t wait to start my own garden…. might not be this big but it’s gonna be nice!

On just 3 acres they are producing 1,000,000 pounds of food each year! How are they doing this?
-10,000 fish
-300-500 yards worm compost
-3 acres of land in green houses
-Growing all year using heat from compost piles
-Using vertical space
A packed greenhouse produces a crop value of $5 Square Foot! ($200,000/acre).

Now, just to be clear I am not growing power or Will Allen. Also, a pound of plant or fish product is not the same thing as edible food unless you process all parts of them for food. i.e. eating the fish bones and using plant stalks in stews. Generally, nations that are well fed throw away most of the plant and eat only the best parts thus lowing the yield of food.

Growing power depends on and runs on the HUGE amounts of compost they make from food waste that is taken from the city. With out this compost there would be no heat for the greenhouses and no fuel for the plants to grow. Its a great thing to divert this from the landfill and provide cheap food for the community.

My personal experience is that growing 7 pounds of food per square foot in a year is not that hard to do especially if you grow year around. You have to select plants that produce a lot of food in a small space which means you may not get a nutritionally complete diet if that’s all you grow. Also layering of growth to use all space is important.

I personally use a 12 foot diameter round pond 2.5 feet deep to grow annually 300+ pounds of fish in an aquaponic system and the bulk of my produce is grown using the biointensive method, in the ground, which is watered from the nitrogen rich fish water. My typical yield is between 6 and 9 pounds of food per square foot per year. This does require that I grow over winter which most people do not do.

I find that growing in fall and winter months I actually get more production over fall and winter because there are NO bug problems! The crops do mature much slower, but they will mature! Think of it this way, the standard planted row may have 2 or 3 rows of veggies. Bio intensive will plant 12 rows; thats already 4 times the produce. Now add in onions, for example, that grow vertically above sweet potato vines, this increases production a lot. Now add to that 4 harvest per year vs the standard one season growing season. Now you have 4x more productivity. This brings us to 4×4 or 16 times the productivity of the standard growing methods.

If you add to that hanging pots to add more growing space you have again increased productivity. I personally have not used vertical space in that way. A snap shot of my experience is growing one sweet potato per 1.5′ x 1.5′ area (2.25 square feet.) This one plant produces on average 12 pounds of root per plant and in that space I grow 4 to 6 leeks adding a pond of produce.

Now, the vines grow all over the place, and I tie some up, are not confined to that 2.25 square feet of soil space. From each plant you can easily average 3 pounds of delicious edible leaves as you pick them over the growing season. At this point alone I am averaging 16 pounds of eatable food in 2.25 square feet or 16/2.25 about 7 pounds of food per square foot.

Now that is in ONE GROWING SEASON. As I also grow fava beans, wheat, and fodder greens for two more seasons so my yelid is averaging 8 to 10 pounds in a year. IF I did this on 3 acres of growing space, excluding foot paths and green house walls etc. then my production would be 8 pounds per square foot * 43560 feet acre * 3 = 1,045,440 pounds of food. It is possible to get even more by choosing the right crops and getting 4 harvest per year. I have settled on 4000 square feet of growing space per person for providing pretty much all the food a person needs. I suggest anyone starting out begin with a very small garden and do it well. Something like a 5′ by 20′ growing bed would be the most you would start with.

SUGGESTED READING:
backyardaquaponics.com/forum
Food Now by bountiful gardens
One Mexican Diet by bountiful gardens
Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman
Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman
Green Learning

via Urban Farmer, Will Allen Grows One Million Pounds of Food in the Dead of WinterREALfarmacy.com | Healthy News and Information.

US Cops Raid Native American Reservation, Destroy their Medicine and Eradicate Entire Industry.

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Dunno why they got that fake-Native Italian dude’s pic on here… but the government shutting down the masses from medicating themselves and starting their own business.
<blockquote>The Pinoleville Pomo Nation made headlines earlier this year when they announced that they will be growing medical marijuana on their reservation.

Aided by a Kansas company called FoxBarry that helps Native American tribes develop for-profit ventures, and United Cannabis, a Colorado company that develops strains of pot, the Pinoleville Pomo Nation set out to make history.

Although the partnership with FoxBarry and United Cannabis would be short lived, the Pinoleville marijuana farm was well on its way to being the first large-scale medical pot cultivation and distribution enterprise on tribal land in California.

The new operation, on their sovereign land, would benefit those in need as well as create jobs and revenue for the downtrodden tribe. It was a win-win.

However, this mutually beneficial endeavor would be short-lived thanks to tyrants whose job it is to attack people for growing and selling a plant to willing customers.
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On Tuesday, courageous deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office invaded the sovereign nation and trespassed on native land to destroy everything that this tribe has built.

According to the Press Democrat:

Deputies eradicated some 400 pot plants from an outdoor location. At another location, they began dismantling a “highly sophisticated” chemical laboratory where honey oil — a sticky, concentrated pot product used to make edible medicine— was being manufactured under the auspices of the Pinoleville Pomo Nation, said Sheriff’s Capt. Greg Van Patten. More than 100 pounds of trimmed and drying marijuana also was found inside the laboratory building, a former car dealership on North State Street.

The tribal leaders immediately denounced the raid, stating that their operation was legal.

“I think what they’re doing is not right,” said Nori Baldridge, the tribe’s director of economic development. “This is sovereign land, and this is a sovereign nation,” she said.

“We were shocked,” said Mike Canales, president of the tribe’s business board.

Canales rightfully contests the legal basis for the raid as the Sheriff’s department does not have any authority over the tribal land or its people.

Van Patten attempted to justify his tyrannical invasion of the tribe’s sovereign land by claiming their operation violated some arbitrary limit of 25 pot plants per parcel. However, they later determined that the tribe did not violate the policy, so Van Patten backpedaled, claiming that the raid was justified due to the “sheer size” of the grow operation.

Van Patten also attempted to justify their trespass, destruction, and theft of property by stating that the tribe using this operation as a source of income also violates state law. Attempting to use your own sovereign land to pull yourself out of the depths of poverty by growing a plant — is criminal activity according to these tyrants.

The tribe’s fight is not over though. Canales says that it is only a setback on the operation, and they intend to fight the crackdown. He implied that it was political and that the warrants contained false information, such as claiming the garden guards were armed.

This raid highlights the insanity of the war on drugs. The double standard set forth by the state in regards to punishing people for cultivating marijuana, while at the same time curtseying to the pharmaceutical companies is staggering.

In America, your sovereign property can be raided by a small army if you attempt to raise yourself out of poverty by growing a plant. However, if you are the Sackler family, the makers of OxyContin, which is responsible for more deaths per year than heroin and cocaine combined, you get to rub elbows with the elite.

Fed up yet? We are. Help to spread this information by sharing this article in hopes that we may wake up enough people to the horrors of the drug war. Only through a lesser ignorance will reason and logic prevail.</blockquote>
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Black Farmers Shut Out Of $10 Billion Medical Marijuana Industry

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Just another way for YT to make money and shut up black folks….

National support for legalizing marijuana has been growing rapidly. Now legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia for medical use and four states – Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska – and DC for recreational use, cannabis is big business. Independent analysts have valued the legal industry at $3 billion and rising to $10 billion when including ancillary trades and services. Cassandra Farrington, the co-founder and chief executive of Marijuana Business Media, puts the industry’s workforce at 60,000.

Others sates are expected to follow suit over the next couple of years, putting an end to cannabis prohibition. With the industry concentrating on making cannabis more of a mainstream and sellable product, a growing crop of businesses are expected to profit from the cultivation and distribution of marijuana.
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