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Thought of the Week

“It is impossible to be anti-hunger and anti-technology.” -Julie Borlaug, Global Anti-hunger Advocate Advertisements

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American Wool in the Military

As the single largest domestic buyer of American wool, it is important that the United States Military understands all that wool has to offer when it comes to outfitting American soldiers, airmen and women and sailors. The American Sheep Industry … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“We wouldn’t have a beef industry without rangeland.” –Gretchen Hyde, Idaho Rangeland Commission

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Thought of the Week

Grazing is a tool. It doesn’t take away, but enhances our environment. Grazing is beneficial to our rangelands. -Gretchen Hyde, Idaho Rangeland Commission  

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Thought of the Week

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Farmers & Ranchers Are…

We know that farmers and ranchers are many things – hardworking, self motivated, family oriented, living on the land.  There’s more, though, and here is a short list:  Farmers and ranchers are innovative.  They attend meetings to learn new practices, … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future.  Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. -Noam Chomsky

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One Fifth

Believe it or not, agriculture makes up 1/5 of our economy! A nationwide economic impact study recently released found that 20.4% of the nation’s economy is linked, either directly or indirectly, to the food and agriculture sectors.  More than one … Continue reading

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Buy Good Beef!

We have heard the term “hanging beef,” or “aged beef” when we go to the butcher’s counter.  What does this mean?  Hanging or aging beef is an extensive culinary process, and worth it! Dry aged beef is more expensive than … Continue reading

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The Activist Italian Farmer

Here’s an interesting something for you.  The European Union court has ruled in favor of an Italian activist farmer who has defied his nation’s law by planting genetically modified corn. Italy had prosecuted Giorgio Fidenato for cultivating the corn on … Continue reading

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