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John Nalivka
Nalivka: A Market To Trade Water Rights? I’m Skeptical!

Nevada is exploring the idea of “water banking,” which, in short, is the creation of a market to sell and/or buy water rights. We should all be skeptical of hedge funds trading water rights independent of the land.

Dr. Brooke Miller - U.S. Cattlemen's Association
Cattle Producers Asked, the USCA Set Forth to Deliver

U.S. Cattlemen's Association president Dr. Brooke Miller offers his organization's view of the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021, introduced in the Senate on March 3, 2021.

Greg Henderson
PAUSE Act A Radical Threat To Ranching

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has effectively hung a “welcome” sign out encouraging radical activist groups to make mischief in his state and torment ranchers. The first salvo is called the PAUSE Act.

Jennifer Shike
When You Are Waist-Deep in Alligators

Why do you do what you do? If you are anything like me, I bet you’ve stopped to take a deep look in the past year at how you spend your days. Pandemic living has definitely made me ask more questions.

Hannah Thompson-Weeman
Stand Up For Animal Ag: Policies Loom That Could Impact Your Farm

Attempting to use the legislative process to make things more difficult for animal agriculture is far from a new tactic for animal rights activist organizations, but things seem to be heating up in this area. 

Greg Henderson
Nalivka: Margin Outlook for Cow-Calf Producers

Most industry analysts expect cow-calf operations will see positive margins in 2021 and over the next two or three years. That optimistic view is based on expectations for smaller cattle supplies going forward.

John Nalivka
Nalivka: Building Demand And Managing Risk

Proposed legislation that is perceived to make markets work better and solve a problem often has the opposite effect, argues Sterling Marketing president John Nalivka.

Greg Henderson
Colorado's MeatOut Day Promotes A Big Lie

Colorado Governor Jared Polis angered ranchers when he declared March 20 as MeatOut Day in his state, further promoting misinformation about cows and climate change.