Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Daggett provides hard evidence that herbivory can benefit grazed plants, with particular reference to cattle grazing in the arid US. Reproduced with permission of Range Magazine, which first published this article in its Summer 1997 issue.
Brain trust: Local scientist, world-renowned expert reflects on half century of work with TSEs
"After a half century of being on the cutting edge of transmissible brain disease research, retired Hamilton pathologist Dr. Bill Hadlow knows when the public is being mislead about diseases such as mad cow disease." First published in the Ravalli Republic (Montana), and reproduced with permission.
Equal Access to Justice Act : Environmental lawsuits rake in billions for lawyers
"CHEYENNE: During harsh economic times, rancher Karen Budd-Falen reached the breaking point on a day last fall," writes Putnam in his blog for Idaho Farm Bureau News. "Falen had read about a huge court settlement the Federal Government paid out to a non-profit environmental group and after talking to the ranchers in the Western Legacy Alliance, it set her off."
"Big Meat" and Big Government. Subsidies and regs are the culprits
"Ranchers are a fairly independent bunch. We don't like overweening authority and prefer to fend for ourselves. We also find few things more objectionable than sitting endlessly indoors. Nevertheless, 2,000 of us did just that a few months ago in the ballroom of Colorado State University. If the setting wasn't exactly invigorating, the topic was even less so: understanding why the family-scale cattle industry is going broke and why either Big Meat or Big Government is helping it down the drain." First published by The Freeman Online, and reproduced with permission.
Eat beef if you care about conservation
"Three generations of Thompsons ranch near Carnduff, in southeastern Saskatchewan, and epitomize the generosity, kindliness and rugged independence of ranchers everywhere. His 'little ranch' description belies the 6,070 hectares and 1,000 cows that comprise the Thompsons' T 4 Ranches Ltd." First published in the Calgary Herald, and reproduced with permission.