Ranch News Today – March 25, 2013

Posted on March 25, 2013


Top News

Congress holds the purse strings, but who holds Congress these days when it comes to farm policy: the meatpackers and Monsanto?

So it seemed last week as lawmakers sent the White House an updated budget for the Agriculture Department complete with industry-backed orders on how Secretary Tom Vilsack should run the place.

The Post-it notes from the packers were hard to miss…

A cattle raisers association said Saturday livestock rustling is rising and that its investigators recovered more than $4.4 million in livestock and equipment stolen last year in Texas and Oklahoma…

“This amendment sends a clear message to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: that it should stop wasting $2.6 million in taxpayer money enforcing these unnecessary and unreasonable fishing restrictions,” [U.S. Senator Lamar] Alexander said. “Instead, the Corps should work with the wildlife agencies in Tennessee and Kentucky to develop a sensible plan to promote public safety when water is spilling through the dam.”

Stories by State

Worth a Read