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Wildlife Among the Petri Dishes

A couple of news articles caught my attention in recent weeks. First was a story headlined, “Plant Based Diets Crucial to Saving Global Wildlife.” A few days later, my newsfeed carried a story on the assertion by Bill Gates that eating lab-grown meat was an important step to addressing climate change and protecting biodiversity. Then,
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Navigating Choppy Waters

Last year began with more than 600 bison ranchers, marketers and enthusiasts gathering in Denver, CO to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Bison Association. There was a lot to celebrate: The bison business had enjoyed a decade-long run of steadily increasing market prices and producer profitability. The cooperation between the National Bison Association,
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The Little Industry That Could

Guest Blog By Ken Klemm   I think I can, I think I can.  I think I can, I think I can.  I know I can, I know I can!  So goes the signature lines from the classic children’s storybook, The Little Engine That Could. We in the bison industry are a LOT like that
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Reading the COVID Assistance Tea Leaves

It’s been a little over a week since producers and organizations that were excluded from the initial round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program were able to file comments with USDA requesting that they be covered in the second round of assistance. NBA Assistant Director Jim Matheson and I have fielded numerous emails and phone
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Turning on a Dime

One aspect of bison that never ceases to amaze me is their ability to turn on a dime. A bison running full speed will plant a front hoof in the ground, spin, and run full speed in another direction. Mother Nature perfected that ability to equip them to escape threats when able, and to face
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