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Response to Gov. Polis: Impossible Burger

August 23, 2019

As a cattle producer from eastern Colorado and president of the largest producer-only cattle association in America, R-Calf USA, I was very disturbed by Gov. Jared Polis’ publicity stunt with the “Impossible Burger” and his...


Hoping for higher prices will not save you

August 22, 2019

Welcome to my column. One thing you will learn about me very quickly, I’m the guy that says what everyone is thinking but is uncomfortable saying. I do this because I truly believe that all...


Let’s take notes from Fair Oaks Farms on handling activists

April 23, 2019

No farm or company ever wants to hear that they’ve found themselves being targeted by animal rights activists. Having your commitment to animal welfare called into question can have major consequences, including dropped business relationships...





Farmers do want clean, affordable and reliable energy

March 29, 2019

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union has a rich history of assuring family farmers and ranchers have a voice and opportunities to make their life’s work of producing food and fiber better. RMFU has and continues to...


The people of Wyoming agriculture

March 22, 2019

The agriculture industry in Wyoming plays a significant role in the success of our state. From the obvious economic benefits it brings to maintaining of the open spaces we all enjoy, agriculture is one of...



Introducing ‘Can-Do Cowkids’

March 8, 2019

I’m a ranch mom to three beautiful, rambunctious cowkids — Scarlett, Thorne and Croix. When I became a mom, I realized there were very few agriculturally accurate children’s books available. More often than not, the...


Beef demand up but cattle prices down

January 25, 2019

A recent news release posted on a website bearing the Beef Checkoff logo and titled, “Beef Demand … It’s Been A Very Good Year” states that “2018 retail beef demand is 15 percent higher than...



New year, same activist tactics

January 11, 2019

It may be new year, but we at the Animal Agriculture Alliance are expecting business as usual from animal rights activists. They are likely to protest at any venue where they can garner attention and...


Mader: Garage sale

May 11, 2018

It’s that time of year for us again — moving time! It’s seems like this happens to us every other year or so. This time it’s different though — we have no idea where we...


Radke: Fake meats

May 4, 2018

Despite the loud and proud rantings of the meatless movement, just 7.3 million of the 325 million people in the United States follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle; however, an additional 22.8 million people follow...



‘How ya gonna pay for it?’

April 27, 2018

This is what I hear every time someone brings up the subject of out-of-control property taxes. Of course they are referring to how the legislature would appropriate sales and income tax revenue to pay for...


Sundling: CM Truck Beds

April 27, 2018

On the farm, I found my favorite tool when I put a steel flatbed on my 1977 C30 Chevy dually. With the stiff springs in the 1977 one ton, adding the weight of the steel...


Mader: Kiowa Creek Flood of 1935

April 20, 2018

Both of my great-grandparents were born on farms in the early 1900s shortly after their parents immigrated to the United States from Germany. They met north of Bennett, Colo., and married in the 1920s. Like...