My View From The Country

25 Days To Election; Be Sure To Exercise Your Right

There are 25 days to the Nov. 7 election that will determine who controls the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Be certain to find out where your candidates stand on the important issues affecting U.S. ag. There will be many important livestock-industry and ag items considered next year by the 110th Congress, including the 2007 farm bill, ban on packer ownership of livestock, mandatory country-of-origin labeling, tax policy, and energy, just to name a few. On top of that, there are the wider, more important issues of the general economy, national security, etc. Study the issues, the candidates and make your voice heard.
-- P. Scott Shearer, Washington, D.C., correspondent

What's My View From The Country?

As a fulltime rancher, opinion contributor Troy Marshall brings a unique perspective on how consumer and political trends affect livestock production.


Troy Marshall

Troy Marshall is a multi-generational rancher who grew up in Wheatland, WY, and obtained an Equine Science/Animal Science degree from Colorado State University where he competed on both the livestock...

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