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Apr 21, 2017
Pete CrowEthan Lane and Marci Schlup, who run the Public Lands Council (PLC), stopped by our offices last week for a visit to fill us in on all the news going on in the public lands arena in Washi
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Apr 7, 2017
Pete CrowTrade has been the talk of the past few weeks, especially meat trade out of Brazil. It appears that Brazil has some image problems to straighten out after their inspection fiasco. Many co
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Mar 31, 2017
Pete CrowWhen was the last time you saw cattle markets rise with growing production? That’s what we’re seeing today. Selling more beef for more money is a rare sight in the beef industry. Mark
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Mar 24, 2017
Raw beef is ground into a bowl. While Brazil does ship relatively small volumes beef to the U.S., none of it was implicated in the ongoing scandal. Most of the beef the U.S. receives from Brazil goes
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Mar 17, 2017
A gray wolf.Photo courtesy of the National Park ServiceWolves are back in the news, and this time it’s California. Imagine that. A couple weeks ago the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) filed a sui
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Mar 10, 2017
Pete CrowNon-governmental organizations (NGOs) seem to be the bane of our political existence in agriculture these days. There is some kind of NGO supporting just about any cause your heart desire
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Mar 3, 2017
Pete CrowThe District court of Nevada dealt the final death blow in the long-running Wayne Hage grazing dispute and once again reinforced who owns the federal lands in the West. Last week Chief Ju
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Feb 17, 2017
Pete CrowIt seems that it’s time for everyone to take a deep breath and settle down on Trump’s talk on trade; at this point it’s just talk. Trashing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was a
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Feb 10, 2017
Pete CrowImagine 9,300 cattle industry supporters in one place. Nashville, TN, was a busy place last week at the annual Cattle Industry Convention hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Associa
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Jan 27, 2017
Trump is doing just what he said he would do. Last week, he took the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I don’t know the exact details of the deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries, but I
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Jan 20, 2017
Pete CrowIt looks like agriculture and the livestock industry are going to have a very favorable presidential administration for a while. President Donald Trump announced that Sonny Perdue will be
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Jan 13, 2017
Pete CrowBy the time you receive this issue of WLJ, Donald Trump will be just days away from being sworn in as our 45th president, and we can say goodbye to Barack Obama, who appears to be activel
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Dec 16, 2016
Pete CrowI suppose we had fair warning that we were going to get new Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) changes, otherwise known as the Farmer’s Fair Practices Rules
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Dec 9, 2016
Pete CrowMany state cattlemen’s associations have been holding their annual policy meetings in the past few weeks. I attended California’s and Nevada’s meetings and found everyone in pretty
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Dec 2, 2016
Pete CrowThe cattle markets are back and cash fed cattle trade is leading the way. Last Wednesday Superior’s Fed Cattle Exchange sold cattle between $110 and $114, setting the stage for the bulk
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Nov 25, 2016
Pete CrowJust a week after the election and the House of Representatives was back at it. On Nov. 15 the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held hearings on two bills—Rep. Mark
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Nov 18, 2016
All financial markets seem to like President-elect Donald Trump. Stock markets found new highs and the cattle markets also found stronger prices. It’s pretty clear that most folks think Trump w
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Nov 11, 2016
Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH. Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic license. Use does not suggest endorsement. Original image was
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Nov 4, 2016
This week the elections will be over and we’ll have a new President of the United States, and life will go on. These past few weeks have been full of so much electoral static and noise that my h


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