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Friday, December 11,2009

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Climatic politics

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It’s becoming clear as a bell that the Obama administration is carrying out a full frontal attack on the American economy and society. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is perhaps his most profound tool to inflict this damage. EPA announced last week that they would initiate

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Friday, December 11,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Based on the average price, the most valued cut was 25 pounds of ribeye roll at $126.79. However, the range of reported values was a low of $118.81 to a high of $143.77. The second greatest value was 46 pounds of boneless chuck roll that brought $84.37. The range in reported values was a low of $76.

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Friday, December 11,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Stephen Bartow Bart Strang was born on June 7, 1928, in New Hope, PA, to Stephen B. Strang and Ellen (Lathrop) Strang. Bart spent his early years in Bucks County, PA, and at the age of 8, moved with his family to Ralston Creek Ranch near Golden, CO. The remote location of the ranch necessitated home schooling for Bart and his brother Mike.

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Friday, December 4,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Dickinson State University offers a course in solving cow/calf management problems. Students are challenged to review their own and cooperating North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association producer herds and develop improvement plans in each herd..

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Friday, December 4,2009

KAYS korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
The authors did not cite meatpacking, but they could have. In 1988, the top three packers (IBP, ConAgra and Excel) shared 67.1 percent of fed steer and heifer slaughter, according to my data. Their market share climbed as high as 73.8 percent in 2001, but then declined and has remained below 70 percent ever since.

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Friday, December 4,2009

COMMENTS

Unrealistic expectations

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Food safety is a two-way street. Food processors and the public both have to take some responsibility for the safety of the food products they consume. Pathogen-free food is about as unrealistic as the government eliminating their total deficit spending. Apparently, some in Washington, D.C., don’t think consumers

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Monday, November 30,2009

COMMENTS

Credibility gap

by Pete Crow - Publisher
In a couple weeks, the world will gather in Copenhagen, Denmark, with the idea of changing the world as we know it. The politics of climate change are heating up and the fear factor is being multiplied by the proponents of climate change and greenhouse gas abatement. From what I can tell, if we don’t do something about

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Monday, November 30,2009

Chills are relative

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Cattle are built to take most weather in strideas long as they stay in their region of origin and the weather stays normal. Northern cattle with winter hair coats are comfortable with temperatures down to 20 Fahrenheit (F), unless they get wet and the wind blows.

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Monday, November 30,2009

BEEF talk

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
In reality, animal identification has been around since animals were domesticated and will continue as long as we own animals. As soon as the new family dog arrives at home, the discussion turns to naming the new pet, along with the purchase of a collar and tags.

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Friday, November 20,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
Reality has taught Congress is slow on oversight because of political pressure brought to bear if they invade the sanctuary of these groups tax-free 501(c)(3) status..

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