Ranchers and agriculture advocates are fighting back in response to Colorado governor Jared Polis' declared "Meat Out Day" for March 20, which encourages state residents to skip meat for a day.
“When you just have got a calf out of a cow, that’s a pretty special thing to be a part of,” Jake says. From his pickup truck, he can see the lights of four other ranch headquarters, all of them in the thick of calving. When his work in Montana is done, Jake will head
“Most ranchers don’t want to make themselves a public figure. They don’t want to talk, they just want to get their work done and have people leave them alone. I ended up kind of breaking the mold because I feel so strongly about the value of grazing.”
“I’m just here for a little while. Someone needs to farm this ground. A thousand years from now, people are going to be living here. I need to take care of it today.”
Back from 300 days on the road meeting U.S. ranchers, we asked NCBA president Kevin Kester for his insights on the state of the industry and the future of ranching.