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Lesser Prairie Chicken Puts Ranchers and Government On Same Side Of Endangered Species Act Commented on: 1 year ago (May 5, 2013)

Excellent points, especially about the need to reform the Endangered Species Act. However, political realities are such that it's not likely to happen.

So here's the salient question: what...

USDA Issues Proposed Rule On COOL Commented on: 1 year ago (March 12, 2013)

This is a really good point. And it sets up a conundrum for those who believe that MCOOL is a good thing, but oppose mandatory animal ID. I realize that mandatory animal ID, in the strictest sense...

Lack of Demand Spark Stalls Cattle Prices Commented on: 1 year ago (March 10, 2013)

While government policy doesn't directly set beef prices, or cattle prices either, government policy has a huge effect indirectly, as we're seeing with the fallout from policies that encourage...

Commercial Cattleman Builds Back His Herd Using DNA Marker Technology Commented on: 1 year ago (March 1, 2013)

It appears the commenters above have definite opinions about the use of DNA technology in cattle selection. And that’s fine. However, as Ty Watkins points out, the technology is only one tool you...

Political Debate Moves From Absurd To Sad Commented on: 1 year ago (March 1, 2013)

According to USDA Market News reporter Ed Czerwien, there is more beef stored in boxes than the cold storage report indicates. That's because beef held in storage less than 30 days doesn't get...

Consistency and Food Safety Are Foodservice Issues Commented on: 2 years ago (August 10, 2012)

Indeed, we all should have learned that we must be totally transparent as an industry. That transparency cannot be halfway. If we tell consumers what we do and why we do it, we will maintain and...

EPA Flyovers Raise Questions, Concerns Commented on: 2 years ago (June 8, 2012)

Several sources indicated that drones were used for the flyovers. If it was a Cessna, I apologize for the error. However, if it was indeed a low-flying Cessna, how is it that nobody noticed?

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Kochia – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Commented on: 2 years ago (May 30, 2012)

The plant that the two sources we used for the article refer to is Kochia scoparia. For more information on scoparia, go to...

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