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  • Oct 22, 2013
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    No Money For SD Ranchers? 52

    Will the federal government step up and help the ranchers in South Dakota who were hit by the Atlas blizzard?...More
  • Oct 18, 2013
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    What Did We Learn From The Latest Federal Budget Crisis? 6

    The Republicans were embarrassed and outmaneuvered as they debated the latest budget deal; it’s obvious they don’t know how to even be a token opposition to the policies of the Obama administration....More
  • debt ceiling debate continues, government shutdown
    Oct 10, 2013
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    Federal Budget Compromise Won’t Bring Long-Term Peace 4

    In actuality, our political system is working amazingly well, politicians are responding to the desires of their constituents, and the lack of compromise and inability to find common ground stems from the fact that a common ground doesn’t exist....More
  • Oct 8, 2013
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    Stoke Up The RFS Pressure 7

    “ … In the seven years since the policy was enacted, the RFS has failed to meet its goals of protecting the environment and reducing dependence on foreign oil. It has and is forcing Americans to pay more for fuel, and it has raised food prices around the world. And yet, ethanol lobbying groups continue to argue on behalf of the policy, armed with an array of invalid claims.”...More
  • government shudown
    Oct 3, 2013
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    The U.S. Government Shuts Down; How Sad Is That? 2

    What the government shutdown has shown me is that the prospects of fiscal responsibility and bipartisan solutions in today’s political environment are akin to peace in the Middle East....More
  • government shutdown looms closer
    Sep 30, 2013
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    What Will A Government Shutdown Do To U.S. Farm Economy?

    Will Congress manage to avoid a government shutdown? If they don't manage to pass a spending bill by midnight tonight, here's what you can expect to see change....More
  • governemnt debt lingers near
    Sep 26, 2013
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    Sometimes You Just Have To Smile To Keep From Crying 1

    It seems that today common sense often can seem to be an uncommon virtue. Take a court ruling in Connecticut, for instance, that classifies a horse as a vicious animal, or the mind-numbing political impasse in our nation’s capital....More
  • climate change in beef industry
    Aug 29, 2013
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    Global Warming – Science Is Just An Afterthought 32

    The media has been reporting that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is about to release a new report on global warning that will ratchet up the pressure on the whole global warming debate....More
  • Aug 26, 2013
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    Cattlemen Verify That Sustainability In Beef Industry Improves By 5%

    The beef checkoff funded an extensive look at all aspects of sustainability as it relates to beef production, to provide the industry with scientifically valid and bullet-proof data to back up the claim that beef production is sustainable....More
  • Aug 13, 2013
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    mCOOL Is Dragging The U.S. Beef Industry Down 3

    When the WTO ruling went against the U.S., the expectation was that mCOOL would be significantly changed. But it just kept getting worse....More
  • Aug 1, 2013
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    No Farm Bill Likely To Really Benefit Cattle Producers 4

    Ethanol has greatly improved the profitability of farming, while downgrading the profitability of the cattle industry. In the longer term, the system will likely find a new balance, and the result will be a larger farming industry, a smaller cattle industry, and higher food and energy prices....More
  • horse cloning regulation
    Aug 1, 2013
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    Cattle Industry Takes Notice Of Court Ruling On Quarter Horse Cloning 1

    An Amarillo court ruled against the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) this week in a lawsuit brought by horse owners wishing to register their cloned offspring. The question is whether breed associations have the right to make and enforce rules supported by the majority of its members....More

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