Category Archives: General Advocacy

Critique of the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act

The Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act will not restore competition but rather lock in the four-packer domination by preserving the packer’s ability to use captive supplies to control the market. April 18, 2022 I wish that I could love … Continue reading

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Industrial Agriculture and Urban Sprawl – A model of growth that’s made to fail.

The world is running out of fresh water. The new documentary, DAY ZERO, is raising the alarm. The day when the water runs out is coming soon, especially to places like Colorado and the High Plains. See trailer: DAY ZERO … Continue reading

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Another Bad Idea from NCBA – The A-PLUS Act is not a solution

A-PLUS legislation allowing auction markets to invest in and/or own slaughter plants is a step backwards in local/regional food system development. April 11, 2022 It is not surprising that the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is promoting another bad idea, … Continue reading

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Rural America Deserves Better

Thanks to show organizer, Darren Dale, for the invitation to present at the Great Bend Farm Show. It was a pleasure presenting with fellow Kansan Steve Stratford. Steve is a welcome voice of reason and truth, and powerful defender of … Continue reading

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Perhaps the Biggest Folly – Ignoring the Water Crisis

In 1985, Barbara W. Tuchman wrote the book, March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam. Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by government of policies contrary to the people’s interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives. The growing dominance of … Continue reading

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