In spite of the fact that a good portion of the country can be considered politically “red,” the blue urban areas dominate the political landscape. Even in red states, the effort to over-regulate agriculture is a threat....More
From avian influenza to the future direction of the beef business, this week’s headlines will keep you up-to-date on the important and interesting news that affects you.
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Americans are much more aware of their role in a clean environment today, and most act to do their part. However, I think most of us would appreciate a drop in the level of alarmism emanating from some quarters....More
A growing body of evidence suggests that supplementing cows during pregnancy offers benefits far beyond just cow body condition. And things are happening in a land far away from your pastures that may change the beef business for the good.
The DGAC’s move away from nutrition and science in in order to advance a philosophy and agenda under the great “sustainability” umbrella sent shock waves throughout our industry and the scientific community in general....More
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s recommendation to avoid red meat is based on outdated nutritional science and an erroneous assumption that beef production isn’t environmentally friendly....More
Much of the national news media is abuzz this week about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server and email address during her service as U.S. Secretary of State. Some say this breach of transparency by the presumptive Democrat nominee for president will hurt her chances if she decides to run in 2016. This week’s online poll is: “Will Hillary Clinton’s private email setup hurt her election chances in 2016?” Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments voting....More
The Society for Range Management (SRM) and ranchers and range professionals who participate in SRM are doing wonderful things with grazing to improve rangeland and plant biodiversity. The problem is that the public does not know anything about it...More
President Obama recently said the long-term threat of climate change far outweighs that of terrorism. This week’s online poll asks: “Is climate change or terrorism our greatest long-term threat?” Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting....More
The 113th session of Congress, which concluded at the end of 2014, was generally regarded as a lesson in dysfunctional government. However, for ranchers grazing cattle on federal lands in the West, there was some good news....More
Congress is currently wrangling over who should control the Internet -- the federal government or the private market. What do you think? Today’s blog looks at both sides of the debate and asks you to be the judge....More