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  • 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
  • Feb 23, 2012
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    I Am Angus | Dr. Jude Capper, Washington State University

    In this "I Am Angus" segment, produced by the American Angus Association, Dr. Jude Capper of Washington State University discusses how the U.S. beef industry has made great strides in improving efficiency but also reducing its impact on the environment. For more information, visit www.angus.org....More
  • Feb 23, 2012
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    Dan Dagget, Author & Environmentalist, Shares His Stewardship Story

    In this "I Am Angus" segment, produced by the American Angus Association, Dan Dagget discusses the important role that people and livestock play in protecting and restoring health to the world's ecosystems. For more information, visit www.angus.org or www.dandagget.com....More
  • Dec 30, 2011
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    A Mini-Controversy Brews In Nebraska

    It began this month when Nebraska’s Attorney General Jon Bruning made a controversial grant. The $100,000 grant went to a group that is a strong advocate for agriculture and is called We Support Agriculture. This group was created by the Nebraska Farm Bureau (FB)....More

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