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Celebrate Sheep – and Books, Too

10/1/2015 2:28:00 PM
A neighbor caught my attention a couple of years ago when he said “You know, Lisa, if you would fix your fence, you wouldn’t have anything to write about.” >> Read More
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Currency Manipulation: The New “Best Gimmick” for Skirting Trade Agreements

9/26/2015 6:00:00 AM
Currency manipulation has become our trade competitors’ favorite ‘best gimmick’ for skirting these massive trade deals as soon as they sign them. >> Read More
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NFU Guest Commentary: Cooperatives Are the Organization’s North Star

9/25/2015 9:41:00 AM
“At NFU, cooperatives are not just considered a smart business idea; they are actually a founding principle that goes right to the heart of who we are and where we came from as an organization,”  >> Read More
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Hitting the Brick Wall

9/24/2015 2:24:00 PM

The late-summer/early fall cattle market is the most ruinous period seen since the first half of 2004 when the shockwave of BSE violently ripped country equity.

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USDA Proposes Allowing Fresh Beef Imports from Africa

9/20/2015 6:00:00 AM
USDA Searches Globe for Cheap Beef While Congress Works to Ensure it Remains Undifferentiated in the U.S. Market >> Read More
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USDA, DOI, and OMB Urge Congress to Fix the Fire Budget

9/15/2015 2:24:00 PM

"Restoring resilient forests helps to protect against future fire outbreaks and is vital to minimizing long-term costs to lives, private and public properties, and to struggling rural economies."

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NFU Supports CRP Enhancements

9/11/2015 12:29:00 PM
 “The CRP program not only benefits the environment, but it also adds substantially to U.S. and international food security by safeguarding land that can be used in emergency circumstances.” >> Read More
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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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