We’ve said it before: it all starts with the land. It is more important than ever for America’s ranchers to manage land in a way that is beneficial to livestock, wildlife, and the public well-being. Working behind the scenes to fortify and protect our natural...

Chances of tuning in to agriculture-related media programs these days and hearing talk of advocacy are high. As we highlighted in a previous post, legislative concerns are on the forefronts of many producers’ minds, not to mention complex international trade agreements, shifting consumer demand, and...

Perhaps no other “commodity” captures the attention of consumers quite like coffee. A coffee trader might argue that coffee isn’t a commodity at all, rather a product that should be celebrated for its many varieties and subtle differences. Like wine experts, coffee industry veterans are steeped in...

IF YOU GIVE A COW A COOKIE…   If you’ve ever raised livestock or helped a friend fill a deer feeder, chances are you’ve bought or handled feed. Once you’ve fumbled with the top of the bag for a few seconds trying to decide which side of...

Walk into any coffee shop, cotton gin, or feed store in rural America, and you are likely to hear local farmers and ranchers discussing the current political climate in their state capitals and in Washington, D.C. As our food production systems have become more complicated,...