Grazing the Net
Greg Henderson and Friends
Our editors spend some time roaming the web looking for stuff cattle people and others in agriculture might find useful or entertaining.
The Ag Guy: Feeder Cattle Marketing Options
Aug 20, 2013
Feeder cattle markets are in position to hold stronger. More marketing options open up for cow-calf and stocker producers. GrandLakeNews.com runs the numbers with The Ag Guy from Oklahoma and gives facts and figures for fall planning for all segments of the industry.
Not Enough Water to Go Around
Back-to-back dry years have those drinking from the Colorado River worried. The river serving some 40 million people in seven states and cities including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver and Las Vegas, has reached trigger points for drought measures, according to Amarillo Globe News. This means, for the first time ever, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will slow the flow of water from Lake Powell to Lake Mead. "We're going to slow Powell's decline. That will hasten Mead’s decline. But next year, we can adjust again." Makes excellent sense. We just hope they have enough water in Lake Mead to keep those fountains going in Vegas. Read more on how they are conserving water by pouring it from one cup to the other.
A 51st State?
The Washington Times reported that rural Coloradans will vote this fall on a referendum creating a new state: Northern Colorado. "People are looking for hope because they feel like the government is out of control," says one resident. The four counties are rural and rely on agriculture, and oil and gas production. Other options include annexing with Wyoming or redrawing Senate districts for more true representation.
Beef Lovers Rejoice!
MySA.com has a mouth-watering story on a new festival coming up. They say, "In San Antonio, a day without beef is like a day without sunshine." That’s why the city is kicking off Meatopia, a two-day festival in November celebrating all things beef. We, here at GTN, happily and hungrily approve!
No "Do You Want Fries with That?" Aug. 29
If you frequent fast-food chains, you might make other plans for Aug. 29. "Emboldened by an outpouring of support on (you guessed it) social media" fast-food workers are planning a national day of strikes Aug. 29. What do you they want? $15 an hour. And a union. The Washington Post has the greasy details. With extra pickle.
Do These Pants Make My Cow Look Fat?
Yes, it’s true. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more ridiculous over at Grist, there’s a story about cows wearing pants. And it’s not a new trend, they say. There’s even a picture.