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  • Jun 13, 2012
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    Wildlife And Cattle Can Coexist

    Ken Cearley, a former rancher and now a wildlife specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is often asked if livestock production and a wildlife enterprise such as a hunting lease can coexist on the same ranch....More
  • May 31, 2012
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    Opinion: EPA Continues To Grow More Orwellian 2

    I read George Orwell’s “1984” and Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” as a kid and pondered how scary it would be to live in such societies. The heavy-handed tactics of EPA toward law-abiding businesses makes me think I should reread those books today for a better understanding of the world as it is today....More
  • May 31, 2012
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    As Partisanship Grows, Ag Will Lose Clout

    Ag policy has largely been untouched in the past by political partisanship. But with a $16-trillion federal deficit, and the ag economy outperforming the general economy, ag policy and budgeting have the potential in the coming years to become as partisan and politically driven as any issue....More
  • Apr 13, 2012
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    A Frightful Vision Of Sustainable Prosperity 2

    Activist visionaries lay out their vision of what constitutes “sustainable prosperity for all.” It goes well beyond creating a “green” economy, as they openly talk about “degrowth” (reducing the standard of living) in developed countries, and “de-marketizing” (government seizing control) of certain sectors of the economy, including food production....More
  • Mar 30, 2012
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    Opinion: Supreme Court Gives Landowners A Victory 1

    Landowners fighting an Environmental Protection Agency exercise of jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act were given their day in court, thanks to a ruling last week by the U.S. Supreme Court. The verdict in Sackett vs. EPA, didn’t overrule EPA’s contention about wetlands but landowners now have the opportunity to challenge the pronouncement in court. This removes a tactic EPA frequently employed to bully property owners to bow to its wishes....More
  • Mar 28, 2012
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    Consider Ecological Functions To Better Manage Grazing

    I believe in “good grazing” or grazing management as a way to be more efficient and more profitable. For me, the topic is much broader than most of us consider when we think of grazing....More
  • Feb 23, 2012
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    Sustainability Has A Whole Lot Of Meanings 4

    There were a couple of big announcements recently. First, McDonald’s announced it is looking at phasing out the use of gestation stalls among its pork suppliers. And, a host of big players in the meat business – among them, JBS, Cargill, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and others – announced that they, along with groups like the World Wildlife Fund and the Nature Conservancy, were forming a non-profit organization – the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) Learn more at www.sustainablelivestock.org....More

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