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  • Aug 13, 2013
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    mCOOL Is Dragging The U.S. Beef Industry Down 3

    When the WTO ruling went against the U.S., the expectation was that mCOOL would be significantly changed. But it just kept getting worse....More
  • horse cloning regulation
    Aug 1, 2013
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    Cattle Industry Takes Notice Of Court Ruling On Quarter Horse Cloning 1

    An Amarillo court ruled against the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) this week in a lawsuit brought by horse owners wishing to register their cloned offspring. The question is whether breed associations have the right to make and enforce rules supported by the majority of its members....More
  • estate tas repeal
    Jul 11, 2013
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    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
  • Jun 25, 2013
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    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
  • May 30, 2013
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    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
  • crop irrigation in danger in Colorado
    May 9, 2013
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    Colorado Ag Faces Devastating Energy Cost Hike 3

    It was one of those high-minded bills intended to encourage renewable energy. Instead it essentially calls for more than doubling over the next 20 years the percentage of energy that Colorado rural cooperatives would have to acquire from renewable sources. What are our legislators thinking?...More
  • food labels that consumers care about
    May 1, 2013
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    Here’s A Food Label That Consumers Care About 1

    Imagine this: a labeling program that consumers care about, and one that promises to help market more beef rather than hinder it, like COOL does....More
  • Carrie Underwood ag gag bill response
    Apr 25, 2013
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    Carrie Underwood Gets Political On Tennessee Ag Gag Bill 62

    Carrie Underwood, country music star, vegan and HSUS supporter, is lobbying against Tennessee HB 1191/SB1248, The Livestock Cruelty Prevention Act....More

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