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To The Point

by Caren Cowan

A New Year …

As we embark on a new year, there is much to be positive about. Cattle prices are reaching new highs on an almost weekly basis. With the promise of moisture in the weeks and months to come, many are retaining heifers so the rebuild of the cow herd may be beginning.

A growing cow herd will begin to bring prices down but it will be years before cow numbers are back to pre-drought levels. But that is assuming that the drought is over.… Read the rest

 

To The Point

by Caren Cowan

The Flop Test

Well maybe that is a little harsh, but the following quote from the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Regulations for the Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf — a rule that expands minimum wolf numbers from 100 to 325, and expands recovery acreage from seven million acres to 98 million acres — pretty well confirms that science or even logic are not the driving factors.… Read the rest

 

To The Point

by Caren Cowan

The Flop Test

Dealing with government comes with a unique set of rules and regulations. We have learned that the U.S. Post Office is no different. One of the regulations that must be followed is the “Flop Test.”

A single issue of a newspaper or magazine must be able to be pushed five inches (or some other equally arbitrary number) over the edge of a flat surface. If the publication doesn’t fall off the surface, it has passed the Flop Test.… Read the rest