This week on the Farm Report host Erin Fairbanks talks with Ken Jaffe of Slope Farms Beef. Located in the hilly landscape of Catskills, Jeff and his wife Linda pasture raise a herd of all grass-fed cattle. Learn about how production in upstate New York has transitioned over the years from dairy production to cattle (there’s so much grass!) and why hydrofracking would be in fact quite destructive of the local economy. This important episode is sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

“I would be out of business if fracking gets into our area. . .from a business point of view my wholesale customers aren’t going to be buying meat where there is fracking in close proximity.”

–Ken Jaffe on The Farm Report