Headlines of the Week

U.S. House temporary funding bill includes a Farm Bill extension. Progressive Farmer

Biden admin under fire for opening borders to food imports from Paraguay potentially containing devastating disease. WFIN

Paraguay’s beef likely won’t boost tight US supplies, importers say. Reuters

U.S. cattle herd expected to shrink through 2025. Bloomberg

Native American tribes halt a $10 billion renewable energy project running through religious and cultural sites. Fortune

South Texas ranchers seek compensation for property damages amid border crisis. KGNS

Carrots are facing a boycott in California. Yahoo! News

USDA beef decision good for Montana ranchers, schools, MFU says. Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Texas A&M researchers study coronavirus in humans, cattle. AgDaily

USDA invests nearly $28M for beginning farmers and ranchers. USDA NIFA

Rancher running ghost cattle scheme loses two lawsuits against Tyson Fresh Meats. Progressive Farmer

More than 8,000 wild horses and burros found new homes in Fiscal Year 2023. USDA BLM

Most Americans oppose China-owned electric vehicle plants in U.S. Breitbart

Vilsack announces meat buying, poultry, seed rules. Tri-State Livestock News

U.S. reduces beef exports as herds shrink, prices soar. Yahoo! Finance

Judge in Alaska upholds Biden administration’s approval of the massive Willow oil-drilling project. NBC15

Appeals court: Wife may be deposed in case of rancher suspected of killing migrant. KGUN9

California Bay Area Ranchers mobile slaughterhouse folds after less than 2 years, dealing blow to local livestock industry. The Press Democrat

Local Texas ranchers talk about Proposition 1, and its potential effects on the agricultural industry. MSN

Grainger Weston, scion to a bakery empire who became a visionary Texas rancher – obituary. The UK Telegraph

Californians bet farming agave for spirits holds key to weathering drought and groundwater limits. AP

Arrest warrant issued for Ammon Bundy by Ada County judge. KMVT


  • Grant Golliher is a horse trainer, author, and speaker. He owns and operates Diamond Cross Ranch outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he hosts corporate events drawing leadership lessons from horse training. Grant was kind enough to share with us some of the lessons about leadership he teaches through training horses.

  • New hunter numbers increased in 2020, reversing a decades-long declining trend. “We haven’t seen these trends before. More millennials, more younger-generation people, more people of color, women are embracing hunter and field-to-table movements, filling their freezers with fresh meat, embracing safety and self-resiliency,” Chris Metz, the CEO of Vista Outdoors, told FOX

November Opinion

American agriculture must face its aging population problem. Lancaster Farming

NCBA weighs in on their concerns with Paraguayan beef imports starting next month. RFD-TV

Biden faces an uphill climb with rural voters. Big new spending may not help. Barrons

Artificial intelligence creates opportunities and risks in ag space. Progressive Farmer

Aging farmers have less incentive to invest in cattle expansion. Farm Week Now

Europe is a cautionary tale: America needs to control its own manufacturing. Townhall

Letter to the Editor: The most expensive mistake by the United States. The Washington Post

Lose by less: Biden tries to stanch Democratic losses in rural America. POLITICO

Biden formally announces $5 billion in funds for rural America during Northfield visit. KSTP

Large-scale farms are mostly family endeavors. Morning Ag Clips

Boozman says excessive federal regulation around lending bad for small, rural businesses. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Are ‘Good Samaritans’ a solution to cleaning up abandoned hardrock mines? Salt Lake Tribune

How an American meat broker is fueling Amazon deforestation. The San Diego Union-Tribune

Ag groups welcome appeals court reversal of chlorpyrifos ban. Brownfield Ag News

Chlorpyrifos ruling called a win for agriculture. Red River Farm Network

What the new Speaker of the House means for the cattle industry. Morning Ag Clips

November Outlook

Bearish outlook for U.S. ag exports to China. Brownfield Ag News

Agriculture experts discuss adding wood ash to home garden soil. KTRE

What a winter El Nino means for agriculture. AgInfo

Idaho wolf board contracts with ranchers for control work. Capital Press

Quick test could improve treatment decisions in cattle. Farmtario

USDA Forest Service proposes rule to facilitate carbon capture and sequestration permitting on national forest lands. USDA

Do transport rest stops put calf health at risk? Canadian Cattleman

How West Virginia’s richest resident plans to level the playing field in Appalachia. AP [VIDEO]

USDA launches local dashboard for farmers & ranchers. Elkhorn Media Group

Tribal member follows dream of owning and operating cattle ranch. Choctaw Nation


Michaela Brazil Gillies Named to COWGIRL 30 Under 30 Class of 2024


Michaela Brazil Gillies–UNWON writer, co-founder of Go West Enterprises, and co-director of You Just Can’t See Them From the Road–was named among the COWGIRL Magazine 30 Under 30 Class of 2024, presented by Wrangler. The fifth annual 30 Under 30 list seeks to identify hardworking and powerful young women who have risen to the top

Biden Administration Considers Reintroducing Grizzlies in Rural Washington

The Biden Administration is looking at a plan to introduce grizzly bears in rural Washington state, in spite of serious concerns from local residents. Under this plan, bears would be relocated every summer from grizzly-dense regions such as Yellowstone to the North Cascades ecosystem, until the population reaches a self-sustaining mass to the satisfaction of

From the Road: Sacramento International Film Festival Official Selection

We are so pleased to be named among the films shown at this year’s Sacramento International Film Festival, held in the state capital of California. You Just Can’t See Him From the Road connects urban Americans with the out-of-view stewards who feed them and steward the state’s open rangeland. Our team is grateful to the

Over 8,000 Wild Horses and Burros Adopted in 2023


8,045 wild horses and burros were rehomed in Fiscal Year 2023–the second-highest number in more than 25 years, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Of this number, 6,220 were adopted; 1,798 sold; and 27 transferred to other government agencies. Over 1 in 3 (36%) of wild horse and burro adoptions this year were facilitated

“You Just Can’t See Them From the Road” Receives an Audience Choice Award at 2023 Friday Harbor Film Festival

We were honored to be included in the on-demand documentary screening schedule for the 2023 Friday Harbor Film Festival. Audiences were able to watch and rate a collection of 50+ curated features and documentary films available on demand. You Just Can’t See Them From the Road received a second runner-up Audience Choice Award. Thank you

American Cowboys Travel to Help Israel’s Farms in the Wake of Hamas Attacks

PHOTO: A group of 10 non-Jewish cowboys and farmhands from Arkansas and Montana arrived in Israel on Monday night where they have volunteered to help out in the aftermath of the Hamas attacks. Many farms in Israel were targeted and sustained casualties in the terrorist assaults that took place on October 7. Israel’s agricultural regions

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