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Friday, December 7,2012

Touring Washington

by Pete Crow - Publisher
While there is no shortage of water in the Columbia Basin, this country wouldn’t be much if it wasn’t for the massive irrigation projects associated with the Columbia River and the network of dams that service the area with hydroelectric power and water.

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Friday, November 23,2012

Out of cattle, out of feed

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It sure seems that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has missed the entire point in granting the livestock and food industries a waiver regarding the government’s production mandates for ethanol outlined in the Renewable Fuels Standard’s legislation.

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Friday, November 16,2012

Post-election blues

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The election is over, thank God! Each general election seems to be a more enduring process every time. Or perhaps I pay too much attention to them? But, Obama won another four years and, like it or not, we will have to adjust and learn to tolerate.

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Friday, November 9,2012

A step in the wrong direction

by Pete Crow - Publisher
One of the emails on my computer Wednesday after the election read, “Obama wins, Financials Dive.” The DOW index dropped 303 points the day after the election. I took it as a confirmation that investors have little confidence in the president’s fiscal policies.

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Friday, October 19,2012

Winter feed planning

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Snow is starting to fly and winter is just around the corner. By now, most of you all should have your winter feed secured so you can keep that valuable cow herd intact. It’s going to be tough if you haven’t got your plan figured out.

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Friday, October 5,2012

Transparency

by Pete Crow - Publisher
In the latest Beef Quality Audit that the Beef Board and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) produced, they learned that we haven’t done a good job communicating beef production methods. The audit said we need to be more transparent to our customers so they have complete confidence in beef products.

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Friday, September 28,2012

Micro managing America

by Pete Crow - Publisher
I heard today on the radio that 25 percent of the young people in this country are not eligible for the armed services. Twenty-five percent wouldn’t pass basic boot camp because they are physically unable, according to the report. We sure are hearing a lot about obesity these days in the news and it seems the meddlers.

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Friday, September 21,2012

COMMENTS

Who's getting slimed now?

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It seems that responsible news reporting is becoming a thing of the past. You expect to see bias news junk on the web in various blogs, but the large national news organizations like NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and FOX news have a responsibility to get the story right, simply because they consid.

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Friday, September 14,2012

COMMENTS

Sustainable

by Pete Crow - Publisher
There’s that word again, sustainable, which has a different meaning to everyone. The Sustainable Beef Resource Center (SBRC) just released its interpretation of sustainable, which seems more like a justification for beef industry growth promotants to enhance.

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Friday, September 7,2012

Comments

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Japan banned U.S. beef products just after our first BSE case back in 2003. They took until 2005 to start importing beef from cattle under 21 months.

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