Items by Mark Dowie

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.