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USDA Yardstick Can’t Measure Weight of COVID Impact on Bison

Suppose you wanted to buy a pen of calves but needed to know the weights. “No problem,” the owner replies. “In fact, why don’t you weigh them yourself right now? Use this,” he adds, as he hands you a yardstick. Ludicrous, right? That’s not too far removed from the situation bison producers are facing as
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What’s In Your Burger?

Plant-based protein. It’s all the rage in the world of food these days.  News media business pages are filled with stories of plant-based protein startups gaining shelf space in grocery stores. Old-line meat companies are rolling out new lines of “plant-based” protein. A legion of exhibitors at the Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim,
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Earth Day: Enjoy a Glimpse; Appreciate the Big Picture

On Saturday, I was fortunate to capture some video clips of a bison mom helping her newborn calf learn to cross a deep ravine as I was helping move the animals to a new pasture at the ranch where we keep our herd. I posted the clips on Facebook, mentioning how privileged I was to
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COVID-19 – Facing the Storm

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit every corner of our country like a brutal winter blizzard. Blizzards are nothing new for bison…or for the ranchers who take care of them. Bison meat processors and marketers are on the front lines of navigating through the shifting market dynamics right now. While their food service customers have disappeared,
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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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