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  • Sep 21, 2012

    EPA’s Power Continues to Grow 6

    Many cattleman, along with those in other sectors of the American economy, have long been alarmed at the frightening growth of EPA’s powers. But while EPA is the largest example of that trend, it isn’t the only one. It will continue as long as our elected representatives abdicate their responsibility to govern....More
  • Jun 13, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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