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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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GMO bans are trendy — and irresponsible

5/18/2015 9:41:00 AM
Grandstanding businesses like Chipotle are setting a bad branding precedent. >> Read More
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Planting the Seeds for Smart Corporate Policy

5/15/2015 10:28:00 AM
Companies need to hear from farmers and ranchers on how policies could affect our ability to grow affordable food.  >> Read More
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Wool and Animal Welfare, The UGLY Truth

5/7/2015 4:00:00 AM

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in the world of sheep shearing, and why it is so important for ranchers to tell the REAL truth.   

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MSGA Addresses Policy Focus and Priorities during Legislative Session

4/30/2015 12:05:00 PM
Three overarching policy areas were paramount to Montana Stockgrowers during the 2015 Montana State Legislature and there is still work to be done. >> Read More
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Who Really Owns Your Tractor?

4/22/2015 12:08:00 PM

You may have bought and paid for that tractor, but according to John Deere you don’t actually own the tractor.  You just get to drive it.

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Soil Health Offers Hope 80 Years after Dust Bowl

4/20/2015 11:06:00 AM
Eighty years after the Dust Bowl, we are determined to help keep America’s farm and ranch lands productive and resilient. >> Read More
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Farmers and Ranchers Are Tired of EPA Doubletalk

4/16/2015 8:10:00 AM
EPA claims that it’s simplifying regulations and making them easier to follow, but the fine print tells another story. >> Read More
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No Fast Track Authority for Free Trade

4/1/2015 6:00:00 AM

NFU Guest Column: “The Free Trade Lemmings in Washington Are Perilously Close to the Cliff”

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