As an elected leader of an agricultural grassroots lobbying organization, the task of the leadership is to find as much credible information about a topic before taking a position on an issue. That's easier said than done, especially when those who are entrusted with the task of researching for data are themselves manipulating the data to serve their purposes.
Now we know why that data was not only hard to come by, but what information we were able to access was not entirely convincing. It's unfortunate that this alledged massaging of data has been done by researchers, the very ones that should be trusted to carry out their work with complete integrity.
As this story unfolds, hopefully, we will be closer to the truth about climate change and its actual impact on our environment than we ever have been.
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Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The harvest crew at Penner Farms were hosts for a Nigerian trade team, during wheat harvest. In the U.S. for a short time, the team members were attending a milling science and baking short course at Kansas State's International Grains Program, located on the Northern edge of the university campus.
Here's a few pictures of the trade team, taken by Benjamin Penner and Jason Aldefer while Ben was giving rides to team members on the combine.