Just five days after NCBA’s voluntary framework to increase market transparency was sent out, a group of 17 state cattlemen’s associations sent off a letter to Congress supporting their legislative ideas for a fix.
Cattle markets are a subject that are cussed and discussed all over the country by farmers and ranchers. There have been numerous efforts this year alone to try and address this issue and drive some share of the profits from beef sales back down the line.
Regardless of your politics, there are some things either already in place or being contemplated by the new Congress and administration that directly bear on the beef business.
The proceedings in a distant courthouse in Hawaii might not normally be the central focus of most private property owners, but recent actions at one can only be viewed as the beginning of an effort to crush the voices of rural America, state and local governments and Indian Tribes.
I thank Mr. J. Kemp for comments (letter to the editor WLJ April 2) on my article “Resource Science: Unintended consequences” (WLJ March 15), and I appreciate the information he provides on past presidential administrations’ efforts to control illegal immigration.
Many people over the years have had aspirations to start a new beef processing venture. It is worth noting, therefore, that of the new plants that went from drawing board to reality in the past 20 years, more failed than succeeded.
I am writing in reference to an article by Dr. Matthew Cronin that appeared in the March 15 edition of the Western Livestock Journal. Dr. Cronin’s assertion that “liberals also support open borders and illegal immigration…” is false, intellectually dishonest, and unproductive to the narrative.
Inflation has been running at well below a 2 percent annual rate yet inflation fears are vexing financial markets. Are the markets right to be worried? Should farmers and ranchers be?
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) recently declared March 20 as “MeatOut Day,” encouraging Coloradans to eat a meatless diet. As Westerners, we cannot sit idly by as the governor perpetuates falsehoods about animal agriculture and undermines an industry that employs more than 170,000 of his constituents and generates billions of dollars for his state’s economy. We need to fight back.