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The Dance Steps of Genomics Part I: Understanding Genomic Prediction
Whenever I hear the words “two-step” my mind goes back to my teenage years when I danced with cute girls at the county fair. But, in this article we will be discussing a different type of two-step. There are two common methods,………………..

The Dance Steps of Genomics Part II: Using Genomics in Your Herd
Genomics: We hear this word frequently in the beef industry. But, how do we actually use this technology? More importantly, how do we use this technology to be more profitable?………………….

Mainstreaming Deviancy

We hear a lot about the importance for cattle to fit all phases of the industry.  Cow/calf, Stocker, Feeder, Packer.  ( Oops, The stocker phase supposedly has no place in the industry any longer. The black sheep of the industry. ) The problem will always be the attempt to put it all in a single animal.  A foray into futility where the occasional deviant who……….

 

Private Property

The right to own and improve upon property is a fundamental freedom and integral to our American way of life . When it is taken away our society will collapse and yet there are those among us  who believe that the existence of too much freedom is harmful to their dreams of a socialist utopia .  At the top of the list of things to eliminate for these individuals is private property.
Unfortunately , these people don’t just exist on the fringes of society.  They now sit in places of power within our government . They also infest academia from your kid’s kindergarten teacher right up to the halls of our most esteemed centers of supposed higher learning.
If individuals of common sense aren’t  continually vigilant and proactive, the day may come when the family farm no longer exists to hand down to your children.
The Private Property page is dedicated to pointing out the attempted or successful confiscation of private property rights and also overly burdensome regulation

EPA Wants It All 

By Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D.
As described in the Summer 2014 story in RANGE, “The
United EPA of America,” the Environmental Protection
Agency is attempting to expand its jurisdiction from “navigable
waters of the U.S.” as defined in the Clean Water Act to every
mud puddle. The new jurisdiction would include intermittent
streams, puddles and wetlands. Since our story was published there
has been increasing opposition to the expansion of jurisdiction because
it would extend EPA authority over almost every acre and citizen
in America……………………………………………

EPA Threatens Wyoming Man With Huge Fines Over Stock Pond 

By Todd Beamon of Newsmax
A Wyoming welder faces as much as $75,000 a day in fines for building a stock pond on his farm that the Environmental Protection Agency says violates the federal Clean Water Act……………………

 

‘We Were Busy Then’
By Steve Holleman of American Thinker

I don’t know about Nero and Rome, and I don’t play the fiddle, but I too have been busy doing things. The past decade has been an awakening for some of us, but the damage we allowed during the previous decades does not relieve us of the guilt we bear for our negligence.
The decline of The United States of America is no longer in its infancy. Barack Obama calls it the “fundamental transformation,” but by whatever term you may prefer for the post hope and change lie, it is now a reality. Yes, it crept on us… but we were busy.

Agenda 21
Since the 90’s, the United Nations’ Agenda 21 has been implemented nation wide at the federal, state and local levels, with very few people even being aware of it.  It is dangerous because it destroys the most important civil liberty we have—private property rights. . . . . . . .

The Adair Case
One of the most devastating government “takings” in the history of the U.S. is in progress in Klamath County, Oregon.  This movement to get farmers and ranchers off their privately owned lands has been brewing for many years but came to a head after a sequence of events this spring and summer shut off long-time water rights and deprived landowners of their ability to irrigate or water their livestock. . . . . . . .

Recommended Reading

Texas Cattle Barons: Their Families, Land and Legacy by Elmer Kelton

 

Miscellaneous

The Story Of Roy Benavidez
Quote ”I did this as a way to honor all those who have struggled to come back from serving our country in times of war. The most interesting part for me was something I didn’t find out until after I created this photoplay, was that this was Roy’s second tour. He had been so gravely wounded, by stepping on a landmine, on his first tour that he was drummed out of the Army after returning. Roy built his body back up and returned to the service after proving himself fit and joined the elite Green Beret’s and went back to Vietnam for a second tour for which he received the Medal of Honor”…………