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
As the world turns its thoughts to the holiday season, the news affecting the beef business continues to keep the conversation hopping for cattle producers. Here’s a roundup of a few headlines that made the news.
The U.S. courts have said they’re cool with COOL. The World Trade Organization, however, is not. And that has set up the next round of debate over the U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule.
In Colorado, we have races for U.S. Senate and the governorship that are very much tossups as we go into the final weekend. The fact that these are close races goes beyond the fact that Colorado has become a swing state, however....More
Despite the trend lines unquestionably pointing toward Republican gains in the upcoming election, the degree of those gains and the control of the Senate remain very much in doubt. There’s still a month to go to the election, and that’s a lifetime in politics....More
The USDA Secretary’s planned takeover of the checkoff calls for a new checkoff to be implemented in 2016, with a referendum to be held within three years. The timeline obviously means that the intent is to implement a new program before a new administration takes over in 2016....More