By Gary Truitt
Original article from Hoosier Ag Today
Last week I wrote about how agriculture needs to draw a line in the sand and stand up against certain forces bent on its destruction. I got a few e-mails in support of that position, most thanking me for standing up for agriculture. But folks, I am not the one who needs to stand up — you are. In my opinion, the response of many large farm organizations to the attacks from HSUS and others has been a bit on the timid side. We have relied on facts, science, and engaging in "dialogues" on food and agriculture issues. Meanwhile, those on the other side have resorted to lawsuits, intimidation, voter referendums, misleading television commercials, and even lobbying and legislation. There has emerged, however, an organization that is taking a much more aggressive and effective strategy when dealing with anti-agriculture activist groups.
Corona, CA (September 30, 2011) - Lucas Oil Products, Inc - the fastest growing Oil products company in the world announced today that it has purchased control of cable TV Network MAVTV as part of its ongoing expansion program. Lucas Oil will make a significant financial investment in MAVTV and has plans underway to improve both the quality of the programming and the value of the Network.
Forrest Lucas grew up in Ramsey, Ind. and went on to become a multi-millionaire with his Lucas Oil Products, Inc. Lucas, who founded the business -- which makes a variety of lubrication oils for vehicles from race cars to trucks -- also bought the naming rights to the recently opened Lucas Oil Field where the Indianapolis Colts play their home games. Lucas operates two plants: one in California and the other in Corydon, Ind.
Brownsburg, Indiana (April 12, 2011) – The worlds of agriculture and motorsports will once again merge together through NHRA Nitro Funny Car team, Brian Thiel Racing. Continuing the campaign to promote agriculture and food production, Thiel will debut a Lucas Cattle Company themed Nitro Funny Car at the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 4Wide Nationals, April 14th - April 17th at the NHRA zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, NC.