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Our Traveling Tent Revival

Working on behalf of the nation’s bison ranchers sometimes seems a bit like being a tent revival preacher. I returned home on Sunday after joining members of the Kansas Buffalo Association for their annual consignment sale and membership meeting. Meanwhile, NBA Assistant Director Jim Matheson was in Ogden, UT last weekend to provide an update
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Time for Some Deep Breathing Exercises

Angst…it’s not just for teenagers anymore. There’s a fair bit of that floating around the bison business these days. Carcass prices—which tested the stratosphere for eight years—have dropped back to earthly levels in the past six months.  Early auction reports haven’t been terrible, but they haven’t been anything to tell the grand-kids about, either.   
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Let’s Keep the Romance in the Pasture

Time for a pop quiz, folks. There are roughly nine million Holstein dairy cattle in the United States. The bison population in the U.S. stands at about 200,000 animals, having rebounded from the time about 130 years ago when only about 700 were left alive. Here’s the question: Which species has more genetic diversity? Need
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Let’s Process This for a Minute

Perhaps you saw this in the news a couple of weeks ago: New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks. When I saw variations of this headline spill in through my news feeds, I immediately did my 1980’s best Valley Girl imitation…”Like, duh.” I assume that the lead researcher in this study
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A Head Above the Capitol Herd

Almost every day is fun when you have the privilege of representing bison ranchers from across the United States. Yesterday was one that I’ll remember for a long, long time. I was joined by NBA members Mortz Espy of South Dakota and Donnis Baggett of Texas, along with South Dakota taxidermist Gary English as we
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