Monthly Archives: April 2015

Grazing Series Part 4: 7 resources for pasture management in times of drought

Is a serious drought looming, and are you ready for one? In the fourth installment of our April Grazing Series, we revisit seven BEEF magazine resources for managing pastures in times of dry conditions. Sigh…why do they have to make such … Continue reading

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Another Earth Day, and America yawns

Of course, it’s not about the environment at all; it’s about politics, power and profit…Of course, consumers aren’t stupid; nor do they particularly trust the prospect of an over-reaching government bureaucracy. They’ve heard the steady string of outlandish predictions of … Continue reading

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The Free Market is Solving the GMO Problem

This story is a marvelous example of consumer preferences encouraging producers to change their behavior, without any government intervention. Markets work – when we let them. I hate to be one to say “I told you so” but I did. … Continue reading

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Earth Day: 22 Ways to Think about the Climate-Change Debate

This is one of the best and most reasoned articles I have seen on the subject in a long time. — jtl, 419 by Max Borders via the Freeman Reasonable people can disagree about the nature and extent of climate … Continue reading

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Oregon Transfer of Public Lands Resolution

The movement is growing. We must keep plugging along. — jtl One of the states that has started to come on board with the Transfer of Public Lands is the state of Oregon. They, like all other western states, have … Continue reading

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El Capote Cabin

 The first of the colorful characters to lay claim to El Capote Cabin was a captain in the American Revolution from Avignon, France, Joseph (later changed to José) de la Baume, eldest son of a French count. I don’t think … Continue reading

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4 Earth Day blogs worth reading today

Earth Day is April 22, and this commemorative day offers a great opportunity to highlight how farmers and ranchers are stewards of the land. Granted, private owners sometimes abuse their resources. But, more often than not, that is out of … Continue reading

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Following Congressional Pressure, U.S. Forest Service Withdraws Overreaching Groundwater Directive

“I will remain vigilant against any further attempts to override state water laws and extort private water rights”  At least they throw us a small bone every once in awhile. But, if we intend to survive, we must remain eternally … Continue reading

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Principles Lay Foundation for Healthy Soils

​​​​​In schools they teach that soil is not a living organism, it’s not an ecosystem, it’s a growing medium,” says Ray Archuleta. “There’s no respect for it, that it’s alive, and I think that’s one of the most pervasive and … Continue reading

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We’re All Welfare Queens Now

 …the issue is more complicated than it seems… Feeding people was only one side of the equation back in 1939. The other side was to help farmers sell “surplus” food. That’s why, even today, the U.S. Agriculture Department administers food … Continue reading

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