Food Producers from Coast to Coast Struggle to Keep Up
Rick Roden, who with his parents runs Bob-N-Cin Farm north of Milwaukee, demonstrates the Bedding Recovery Unit (BRU) which composts manure and recovers undigested straw to be used in bedding for the dairy cows that provide the raw materials. The machine separates, dries and treats the fibers in an aerobic process, resulting in a “self-contained cycle on the farm that reduces manure management costs” and is said to improve cow comfort.
Andre Biscaro works for the University of California Cooperative Extension, serving Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.
Bill Spiegel works for the Kansas Wheat Association, where he is the communications director. He is also a fourth-generation Kansas farmer who went to Kansas State University.