2012 was a pretty big year for me. I graduated law school, passed the Michigan bar exam, and landed my first job as a lawyer.
I also started this blog.
Thank you to everyone that has followed my posts, become a fan on Facebook, a follower on Twitter, and shared my stuff with your friends and family. I absolutely love doing this and I’m so excited when other people like it too.
In honor of the new year, I’m sharing the top 5 most “clicked” posts of 2012. Did your favorite make the cut?
1. The Estate Tax 101. The estate or death tax is set to increase dramatically in 2013, which will disproportionately hit family farms the hardest. In this post, I broke down exactly how the tax works, what the differences will be, and how this will impact farmers.
2. The Truth About Monsanto’s New Sweet Corn. This was one of the early posts I wrote. The information here was added to and supported over the next few months, but nonetheless, this post makes number 2. In it, I describe the Monsanto’s new GMO sweet corn, the senseless scare tactics by opponents, and why the product is perfectly safe.
3. Scientists Defend GMOs as Safe. GMOs were a big topic this past summer, mainly due to the California ballot proposal that would have mandated labeling for them. When scientists came out defending GMOs, it threw a wrench in the pro-labeling efforts. If they’re safe, why do we need to label them? The truth is, labeling was meant to scare people about something that wasn’t dangerous. Thankfully, reason and sense won out in California and the ballot proposal was soundly defeated.
4. Penn & Teller Bust Organic Myths. I almost didn’t post the video because of the vulgar language (good ol’ country girl right here…), but I’m glad I did. People loved it. The video is funny, smart, and to the point. Certainly a must see and share.
5. ND’s Proposal 5 (Hint: HSUS Wrote It). Over in North Dakota there was a little, seemingly harmless, ballot proposal that was making big waves before the election. HSUS, an animal rights group that is set to destroy American animal agriculture, was supporting the bill. It seemed like no big deal, but under the surface it was. This article acted as an introduction to the bill and (hopefully) a resource to share with voters.
There you have it! The top 5 posts of 2012. I already have some exciting new stuff planned for 2013 and I can’t wait to share it with you!