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  • Jul 25, 2013

    Farm Bill Debate Mimics The Division In America 4

    The differences between the two political camps are real and substantive, and they revolve around the role of government and to what degree the free market should be allowed to operate....More
  • trust the american people and farmers
    Jul 16, 2013

    Whom To Trust? How About The American People? 3

    Whom do you trust? We should trust American values and morals, as most people are genuinely good and trying to do the right thing....More
  • horse slaughter may resume in U.S.
    Jul 11, 2013

    Horse Slaughter Set To Resume, Or Is It? 92

    While prospective plants are indicating they will soon be ready to resume horse slaughter, it may be premature to say that the industry has indeed returned to the U.S....More
  • estate tas repeal
    Jul 11, 2013

    Do You Support A Repeal Of The Death Tax? 22

    On June 19, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) re-introduced a bill to permanently repeal the federal estate tax....More
  • immigration reform politics
    Jun 27, 2013

    Immigration Reform Looking Like a Possibility 2

    The importance of immigration reform is universally accepted. Unquestionably, both Democrats and Republicans agree that immigration reform is long overdue....More
  • global warming debate ramps up again by Obama admin
    Jun 27, 2013

    With The Summer Heat Comes Global Warming Assaults 9

    With the legislative branch of the federal government unwilling to address contentious issues like climate change, the president and his people have decided to bypass the legislative process and simply do it by agency fiat....More
  • Jun 25, 2013

    Is Compromise A Dead Word In D.C.? 9

    Last week, the farm bill failed to pass. Big shocker. With Democrats fighting cuts to the food stamp program and Republicans trying to cut overall costs and hang onto farm subsidies, the word compromise isn’t even in the current vernacular of our nation’s capital....More
  • governement big brother obama
    Jun 13, 2013

    Big Brother Seems To Have A Political Agenda 4

    The power and influence of government in our lives is growing at an exponential rate it seems. I’ve always believed that government power must be checked or it inherently leads to not only less freedom and independence, but outright abuse....More
  • USDA photo by Lance Cheung
    Jun 6, 2013

    Monday Junk Food Sales About To Spike In San Diego 1

    Five people on a 4-1 vote, operating without good science, eliminated 20% of the meat consumption by more than 130,000 school children in San Diego resulting in Meatless Monday in the school district....More
  • beef industry hot topics you should know
    Jun 4, 2013

    5 Feel-Good Stories About Beef This Week 2

    All too often, we focus on the negative things being said about our industry in the media. Today, I want to look at the bright side of things, so I have rounded up five positive news stories related to the beef cattle industry that are definitely worth sharing with friends and family. Here are five items you may have missed....More
  • May 30, 2013

    USDA’s COOL Rule Surprises No One, Distresses Many 6

    It appears the U.S. strategy in regard to mandatory country-of-origin labeling is to do nothing until the penalty phase begins, and then let Congress work it out. Meanwhile, what we have is a law that has failed to accomplish what was intended and has caused widespread disappointment from everyone involved....More
  • May 22, 2013

    WTO's COOL Compliance Deadline Is Thursday, May 23; How Will Washington Respond?

    NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, discusses tomorrow’s deadline for U.S. action on the WTO case against Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and what cattlemen and women can expect....More

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