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Category: Letters to the Editor

Charles Brashears
Cuervo, New Mexico

I am just a plain ordinary American citizen, certainly not endowded with excessive useless, education. But I certainly do not have my head stuck in the ground like an ostrich!!

First, regarding gun control and the position the National Rifle Association has taken to stand up for the rightsof law abiding citizens. The right to bear and carry arms for their protection.

Americans, please consider the following facts:

Do you really think the police can control the criminal element, if the criminals are aware that only and only the police can carry guns?

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Gilles Stockton
Grass Range, Montana

The more I have been thinking about hormones and bananas — the madder I have been getting. Obviously this country does not export bananas to Europe, but the Clinton Administration decided to take up the cause for Chiquita. Why, instead, didn´t our government move to protect sheep and cattle producers who are being hammered by a flood of imports?

Instead of initiating an anti-dumping suit (like ranchers had to do for themselves through R-Calf) against imported cattle, the government decided that Europeans are not eating enough hormones with their beef.

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Kudos

VERY nicely done, you guys. I don´t know who is doing all your web work but it is gorgeous both from the perspective of the artist´s eye and the user´s mind.  You have developed such a nice, clean style in your layout and design, which I am sure made transitioning to the web so much smoother than it might have been.

 

Ten or fifteen years ago I thought this magazine, as well as the livestock business in general,
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Leellen Koroulis
Colorado

Heads-up to 4-H and FFA families
by Leellen Koroulis customdraft@earthlink.net

This letter is offered to give a ‘heads-up’ to 4-H families and anyone who owns livestock in the state of Colorado and isn’t already aware of this issue.

The following is a statement made by Dr. Jeff Goodwin, Director of 4-H Youth Development Programs, Colorado State University, on March 28, 2007: “4-H is a program administered by the U.S.

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Jeanne Charter
Shepherd, Montana

The worm finally seems to be turning, as beef is beginning to receive renewed and well-deserved respect as a superb, nutrient-rich, health-giving food. Recent attention has focused on its conjugated linoleic fatty acid (CLA) content which serves as a valuable metabolic regulator: CLA moderates insulin levels, which in turn reduces problems with obesity and the risk of diabetes and heart disease; CLA also blocks tumor growth.

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