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    Don Tyson likes to fly a lot.

    Did you see the news blurb in yesterday's USA Today entitled, "Flying into the sunset?" Interesting comments about Don Tyson. "Some executives retain rights to company-paid personal flights (in public companies) after they retire. Under a consulting agreement that calls for a maximum 20 hours...
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    U.S. Beef Production in the Future

    The population in the U.S. and in the world is going to continue to grow. If per capita beef consumption just stays the same as today as the population increases, then more total pounds of beef must be produced and processed. Do you believe that total beef production will be increased enough...
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    U.S. Beef Production in the Future

    The population in the U.S. and in the world is going to continue to grow. If per capita beef consumption just stays the same as today as the population grows, more total pounds of beef must be produced and processed. Do you believe that total beef production will be increased in the U.S.? If...
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    Questions for Montana and Wyoming about MT and WY

    Howdy! I've been reading in USA Today a lot recently (including today) about how OLD! the population is becoming in Montana and Wyoming compared to most other states. (Is "Oldtimer" really old?) :???: :???: Ha! They say you are in the top 10 oldest states with most of the group being on...
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    Wonder why there's no R-CALF-type org on the Texas border?

    I wonder why there is no R-CALF-type organization headquartered in South Texas with the mission of closing and keeping closed the Mexican border? Maybe no one has thought about it yet. What if NAFTA and CAFTA expands and includes a SAFTA (South American Free Trade Agreement)? Brazil's beef...
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    Starving cattle in FL now being mentioned in Schiavo case

    Once again, please tell me it isn't true! Last Saturday I reported in this chat room about the lady in Kentucky who had 80+ head of cattle that starved to death. Now she is in big trouble, and the beef industry got another black eye. This morning, on a talk radio station, people were using...
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    Another gunshot to the foot of the beef industry

    Tell me isn't true! Please! USA Today "Kentucky: Tollesboro - Dorena Hord, 61, faces 86 counts of animal cruelty for allegedly allowing her cattle to starve to death. Someone called the sheriff's department last week to report seeing dead cows on her farm off Kentucky 12-37. Lewis County...
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    What's the real story on Oregon ranchers and midd schoolers?

    USA Today just reported, "Portland - Students at a Portland middle school upset some ranchers in eastern Oregon after they testified at a public hearing in favor of Oregon's plan to reintroduce wolves to the state. Ranchers generally oppose the plan. Teacher Jan Zuckerman said her students...
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    Texas has BIG plans because of NAFTA

    In case you haven't heard, "Texas is set to supersize highways. Group picked to build first leg of $185B mega-corridor." "The state's goal: relieve some of the nation's worst traffic congestion, fed by Texas' booming population and the exchange of goods with Mexico that has been accelerated...
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    Wyoming cowboys, help!!!!! Bad law in Cheyenne in the works

    Hey! Y'all have got to do something up there before it's too late if it's not already! Here's a report on something that could be a very bad precedent if it passes. It could start a war all over the country!!!!! USA Today - Across The USA - "Wyoming: Cheyenne - A proposal before the City...
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    Cow Has Triplet Calves In Nebraska

    USA Today reported today in the Nebraska section of the Across the USA page, "Kearney - A Nebraska family farm has three new additions. One of cattle producer Tom Trampe's cows recently gave birth to triplets, a phenomenon experts say happens about once in every 100,000 births. Even Trampe...
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    Yahoo just reported that Chris LeDoux died today

    Yahoo has reported today that Chris LeDoux died today at 56 years of age in Casper, Wyoming due to complications from the liver cancer that was recently diagnosed. Sad day for me, and I'm sure for many of you. I feel privileged that I was able to see him in concert a couple of times. A real...
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    NM State Senate Votes To Start Border War With Texas

    The Las Cruces Sun-News just reported that the NM State Senate in Santa Fe "voted Tuesday to sue Texas for the return of land in a move that the bill's sponsor, Sen. Shannon Robinson, D-Albuquerque, likened to a 'slap fight' between neighbors. Robinson said there are 603,485 acres of land along...
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    What does it take to be a real cowboy?

    Hi folks! What does it take to be a real cowboy? I have my own ideas about this, but I'd like to hear some of yours. I grew up in Texas working cattle a lot as well as other things, and I like to think I am a cowboy. However, I went to college, and I got two degrees. After that I only...
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    Mexico is quietly taking Canada's place

    Hi folks! Here is some information from today's Las Cruces (NM) Sun-News. "Beef Imports - According to the New Mexico Border Authority, 194,000 cattle from Mexico have been imported into the U.S. from October through the end of February. At New Mexico ports of entry, particularly the Union...
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