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It’s Groundhog Day for Yellowstone Bison

News broke late last week that a federal judge had ordered U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to reconsider its 2015 decision not to grant endangered species status to the bison herds in Yellowstone National Park. It’s fitting that I heard this news on Groundhog Day. After all, this story seems to be on a continuous
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The Perils Of Becoming A Cog

I’ve been thinking about cogs lately. There’s a reason. Cogs are important in many machines. They help make things run smoothly. And, when cogs break, the machine grinds to a stop. Cogs are generally hidden. And, in many cases, they are easily interchangeable. In a sense, they have come to epitomize the faceless, nameless elements
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There’s Strength in the Herd

Bison are herd animals, So too, I’m beginning to think, are their owners. Conventional wisdom holds that bison producers are a fiercely independent bunch.  I don’t deny that. Getting into the bison business—particularly in the early days…only a few years back—was the equivalent of venturing into the agricultural wilderness. Being the topic of discussion at
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