Hollywood’s Wake-Up Call Might Sound Like a Duck

December 28, 2013

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Yesterday, TV execs announced that Phil Robertson has been reinstated in the hit A&E show Duck Dynasty. The patriarch of the beloved redneck family was suspended on December 18 after controversial remarks about homosexuality he made in an interview with GQ magazine were published. The public’s outpouring of support for Phil — and his family’s […]

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Obamacare Leaves Rural America Behind

December 27, 2013

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So far, rural Americans have been decidedly cold-shouldered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The president’s signature piece of legislation precludes residents of the nation’s less populated counties, offering few options and almost none that are affordable. USA Today reports, More than half of the counties in 34 states using the federal health insurance exchange […]

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Ranch Beat – June 1, 2013

June 1, 2013

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Top News U.S. BSE Risk status upgrade encourages beef industry (Capital Press) USDA funds research initiatives to study effects of weather, climate on beef and dairy cattle (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal) NM rancher allowed to sell allegedly starving herd from drought-stricken ranch to Texas buyer (The Republic) Johnson wants FCC action on dropped calls (Aberdeen […]

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Ranch News Today – May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

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Top Stories Indonesia Eases Quotas on Beef From Australia (New York Times) Feds Postpone Plans to Delist Wolves Indefinitely (Care2) Rural America Sees Population Drop (Electric Co-op Today) USDA Seeks Applications to Finance Construction and Rehabilitation of Rural Rental Housing (The Vindicator) Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, to Speak at National Press Club, June […]

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Ranch News Today – May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

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Top News House members launch Endangered Species Act (ESA) Working Group (Western Farm Press) Drought Increases Use of Drugs to Make Meatier Cattle (Laboratory Equipment) Law gives USDA limited rule in regulating biotech crops (Capital Press) 2 Eastern Livestock Officials Sentenced to Prison (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) Stories by State ARIZONA: BLM contesting water grant for Arizona […]

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Ranch News – May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

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Top News White House says more farm subsidy cuts needed (San Jose Mercury News) Agriculture Department to study how climate change affects cows (Washington Examiner) Week ahead: House set to approve construction of Keystone XL pipeline (The Hill) Stories by State ALABAMA: Gun rights bill passes last hurdle in Alabama Legislature (Anniston Star) CALIFORNIA: Horsemen’s […]

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Ranch Beat – May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

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Top News USDA Announces final call for 2012 Census of Agriculture (Drovers CattleNetwork) Cow Slaughter Rates Affecting Beef Production (BEEF) South Texas ranchers tell Sen. Cornyn border is not secure (ValleyCentral.com) Grants for Farm and Rural Business Development Announced (WOWT) Fresh cruelty claims rock live animal export trade (ABC News) Stories by State COLORADO: Rancher worries leak could pollute well water (Summit […]

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