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  • Apr 22, 2014
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    4 Lessons We Can Learn From Bundy 27

    My family sat around the supper table this past weekend discussing the Cliven Bundy vs. the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) standoff. It’s hard to feel sorry for a guy who broke the rules as he did. After all, Bundy has evaded paying his grazing bills for 20 years and the government has expended a lot of effort and taxpayer dollars to wage court cases, not to mention what it wasted in a failed paramilitary-style move last week to try to confiscate Bundy’s cattle....More
  • Apr 17, 2014
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    Bundy Case Is A Requiem For Property Rights In America 48

    The sad reality is that private property rights no longer exist. You can hold your land until the government decides to take it. It’s just a much more real experience for people in the West....More
  • Apr 15, 2014
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    Nevada Standoff Grows From Grazing Fees To Much More 38

    The Nevada standoff was initially over unpaid grazing fees by Bundy, but the issue has grown to a significance well beyond that in many Americans’ minds....More
  • Apr 3, 2014
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    No Surprise: Injunction On Mandatory COOL Is Denied Again

    It looks to me like both sides are committed to playing their losing hands out to the very end. Call me an optimist, but I still believe there could have been a compromise earlier that would have benefited both camps....More
  • Apr 3, 2014
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    Numbers Don’t Lie, But Nobody Knows The Obamacare Numbers 10

    The whole national health care issue has become as much political as it is about health care. In fact, fixing the health care crisis in this country has become almost a distant conversation. As a result, both sides of the spectrum are vested in its success or failure, and that has become the focus instead of the results....More
  • Mar 6, 2014
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    Liability Risk Is Beginning To Flow Down The Beef Production Chain 7

    The whole topic of liability is a frustrating one for cow-calf producers. After all, a cow-calf producer has no way of controlling what happens to the product once it leaves the ranch. However, in today’s litigious world, someone is going to be sued if a problem develops. Retailers, packers, and feeders tend to be much larger enterprises; thus, they’re much more appealing targets from a trial lawyer’s viewpoint. That doesn’t mean, however, that cow-calf producers are immune from such legal action....More
  • Jan 30, 2014
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    Finally And At Last, Here Comes A Farm Bill! 8

    In the final moments of negotiation on the farm bill, the mainstream agriculture groups lost their leverage, and the activist groups dictated the outcome....More
  • Jan 19, 2014
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    It’s Time To Scrap The Unemployment Rate Metric 7

    The reason the unemployment rate continues to fall is that people are simply giving up looking for work. We simply have stopped counting the unemployed as unemployed...More
  • Jan 6, 2014
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    USDA Backtracks On Changes To School Lunch Program 3

    It looks like USDA is backtracking on its stance to limit protein in school lunch programs....More

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