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  • Mad cow threat opens the door to grassfed beef

    The writer knows ranchers who want to market the safest beef grown – grass fed – but who can’t quite make it work

  • Ranchers band together to break a monopoly on marketing

    The next thing you might hear is a phone call from that same rancher to his or her congressman asking support for a ban on packer ownership of cattle. Packers are the people at the end of the line of raising a calf; they turn cattle into steaks and hambur

  • Notes from a fence-sitter

    An environmentalist with a Wyoming ranching background tries to find common ground between greens and cowboys who both love the land.

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