The SRAP Network News Podcast is hosted by Sherri Dugger, Executive Director of SRAP (Socially Responsible Agricultural Project), and her husband Randy. Coming at you from the Dugger Family Farm in Morristown, Indiana, they will be talking about regenerative agriculture, local food systems, social and environmental justice, public health, and everything in between, including the many mobilizing efforts that Socially Responsible Agricultural Project takes on to empower communities opposing industrial agriculture throughout the U.S. Continue reading
In this interview with Suzi Weismann KPFK 90.7FM, Rob Wallace, evolutionary epidemiologist, Graham Christensen, 5th generation family farmer and founder of GC Resolve, and Meleiza Figueroa, geographer and eco-researcher/activist come together to discuss how they're working on ways communities can create mutual aid efforts -- in the absence of government response - that can be extended as we head into a second, more extended lockdown. All three are involved with the group, Pandemic Research for the People (PReP). Continue reading
In this episode with Conservation Nebraska's "The Good Life" podcast, Michaela Mast talks Regenerative Agriculture with Graham Christensen from RegeNErate Nebraska. Regenerative Agriculture is the use of holistic land management practices to improve soil quality- which has a whole host of benefits for the planet!
New Costco poultry plant controls everything from the egg to the grocery aisle. Will that help or hurt farmers?
FREMONT, Neb. — Dressed in blue coats, their hair and beards tucked under protective masks, three men quickly hang slaughtered chickens upside down on shackles, beginning a process that soon will be repeated 2 million times a week in this $450 million processing plant. Continue reading
As Costco’s new chicken processing plant in Fremont continues ramping up toward full capacity and the ability to process more than 2 million birds each week, uncertainty remains about whether any of them will ever come from Lancaster County. Continue reading
Omaha, NE — People with Green Bellevue and advocacy group GC Resolve say the local soil in Nebraska is in trouble. Sunday, the two groups came together to bring awareness to the problem and share solutions. The advocates are pushing for something called Regenerative Agriculture to put an end to bad soil. "I thought coming today I'd get a clear picture of some solutions that we need to do and I did! Very very very informative," says Alisha Shelton, who attended today's presentation. Continue reading
Graham Christensen has been an OCM member since 2016. He’s a fifth generation Nebraska family farmer. You might also know him from his passionate work with his consulting business GC Resolve and the grassroots collective of farmers, tribal members, food coops, and organizations that he co-founded, RegeNErate Nebraska. The “drive to build communities from the soil up” is at the center of all his organizing and advocacy efforts. Continue reading
Passing with a 7-2 vote the Burt County Planning Commission recommended proposed regulations to adjust the livestock feeding operation setbacks following a public hearing during its regular meeting Monday. This opens the county to the possibility of having more large animal feeding operations, including chicken operations. There have been chicken barns built in neighboring counties for Lincoln Premium Poultry, the Fremont facility processing chickens for Costco. Continue reading
This spring, Graham Christensen witnessed the worst flooding of his life. Hundreds of farmers in Nebraska saw their fields submerged in as much as four feet of water. Nebraska’s governor said the natural disaster caused the most extensive damage in the state’s 152-year history. All told, the state’s agriculture industry suffered an estimated $1 billion in losses. Continue reading
FREMONT — Costco’s rotisserie chickens are so popular that fans of the roasted fowl started their own Facebook page, a page that now has more than 17,000 followers. The cooked birds, which cost $4.99 apiece, are such a draw for the warehouse retailer that it chose Nebraska to launch its first venture in growing and processing its own chickens for its stores. Continue reading