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As Crop Prices Drop, Producer Resiliency and Farm Programs to Be Tested

9/3/2015 1:18:00 PM
While there is always anxiety and hardship that come with lower prices, there is an additional layer of anxiety resulting from new federal programs under the 2014 Farm Bill. >> Read More
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Top 10 Reasons Independent U.S. Cattle Producers Support Mandatory COOL

8/26/2015 10:35:00 AM

Despite polls indicating overwhelming support for COOL, Congress has spent it's time working to either repeal COOL or to weaken it with a voluntary program.

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Will Ractopamine Be the Next 'Pink Slime'?

8/24/2015 11:57:00 AM

Recent news articles about the beta-agonists, Ractopamine, imply that it's been secretly used by hog farmers and isn't proven safe to consumers.  Is that the full story?

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Ranchers: Grazing could have Impacted size of Soda Fire

8/20/2015 1:12:00 PM

Some ranchers believe the wildfires this summer would not have grown so big if more grazing had been allowed across the rangeland.  

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Federal Negligence Leads to Catastrophic Wildfires Across the West

8/17/2015 1:29:00 PM

The mismanagement of federally-owned forests and rangelands has created great economic hardship and danger for ranchers that depend upon the land.

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Monsanto Scientist: What I Would Have Said if They Had Asked

8/14/2015 12:40:00 PM
Monsanto scientist explains what she would have shared with Harper’s magazine on their “Weed Whackers” article about Monsanto, glyphosate, GMOs and the Monarch butterfly. >> Read More
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R-CALF USA: NFU Is Irresponsibly Misrepresenting the Voluntary COOL Bill

8/10/2015 8:02:00 AM

R-CALF and the National Farmers Union are at odds on the solution forward with COOL and the WTO

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Congress, Farm Groups Fall Prey to Canada and Mexico's Great COOL Hoax

8/5/2015 10:41:00 AM

Mexico and Canada based their damage claim on the unrealistic and unsupported prophecy that if COOL were repealed, each country would experience massive growth in exports.

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Join the Conversation on Bio/Agro Security

7/31/2015 3:12:00 PM

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is currently under construction right in the middle of cow country in Manhattan, KS and a new website encourages an open discussion.  

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Processing American Chicken In China: Smart Business Or Ruthless Profiteering?

7/27/2015 6:21:00 AM

Meat processing is a highly automated process. Add transportation time and costs, and profits from the trade are likely to be limited or eliminated.  So why?

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Senate Repeal of COOL Is Payback to Powerful Meatpacking Industry

7/23/2015 4:19:00 PM
The meatpackers stated in their legal pleadings, "In short, beef is beef, whether the cattle were born in Montana, Manitoba, or Mazatlán." >> Read More
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Should Washington End Agriculture Subsidies?---MSU Professor says Yes.

7/14/2015 7:43:00 AM
An MSU Economics professor makes the case for letting farmers stand on their own, while an extension agricultural economist explains why farm subsidies should be preserved. >> Read More
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Requiring Individual Animal ID is a Trap

7/8/2015 11:00:00 AM
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef's push to electronically identify every cow on American farms and ranches is simply a trap for consumers and producers. >> Read More
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Animal Abuse should be Reported not Recorded

7/7/2015 1:43:00 PM

Animal activists claim their mission is to stop animal abuse, and yet they allow it to continue because it makes, for their purposes, “good TV”.

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Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business

7/2/2015 3:42:00 PM

Passing Leadership To The Next Generation Is Tricky 


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Opinion As Fact: When Our Media Loses Its Filter

6/24/2015 9:34:00 AM
How does politically-motivated opinion posing as factual news affect our farmers, particularly when used as a public scare tactic in the GMO war.   >> Read More
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Sage Grouse: A Cash Cow for Federal Agencies

6/17/2015 9:39:00 AM
Agency habitat management policies for Greater Sage Grouse require astonishing and unnecessary regulatory costs across the 11 states. >> Read More
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A Wreck Waiting to Happen

6/11/2015 8:57:00 AM

Group Says Research On Live FMD Virus Soon To Take Place In Manhattan, Kansas, Is A Wreck Waiting To Happen

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WOTUS Creates More Confusion, Not Less

6/9/2015 3:39:00 PM

According to the National Association of Wheat Growers, Waters of the US ruling does not provide a clear understanding of what is or is not under the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction.

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Women in Ag: Time to Own the Title

5/29/2015 10:55:00 AM
Women make up 30 percent of principal farm operators nationwide and still have a difficult time owning the title "farmer" or "rancher".   >> Read More
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