My View From The Country

Gas Is Still A Better Value Than Drinking Water

We all want to maximize our profits and reap the rewards of our hard work. Oil companies cut costs for years and now they're reaping their rewards.

Some perspective: a pint of water costs $1.15/pint in a store. At 8 pints/gal., and $1.15/pint, U.S. consumers are paying $9.20/gal. of water at retail. This illustrates how gasoline is still a better value than water.

R-CALF needs to remember we need the Albertans in Canada. The province sits on a huge amount of oil. Protectionism doesn't work. Syd Bates Texas Cross B Ranch Merit, TX

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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