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Archive for Month: June 2017


What’s the Greatest Risk Cities Face?

Donald Trump has called America’s inner cities “crime infested,” “almost at an all-time low” and “more dangerous than some of the war zones,” even as violent crime in America has been declining for decades. Which isn’t to say that our cities don’t still face serious problems. But what are they really? […]


Editorial: To Clean Up Our Water, Go ‘Nuts’ Like This Iowa Farmer

Seth Watkins has impressive Iowa agriculture bona fides: He’s a fourth-generation farmer. He raises 600 cows and tends 3,200 acres east of Clarinda in southwest Iowa. His grandmother, Jessie Field Shambaugh, founded 4-H. Yet some Iowans have called him “nuts” for sowing grass where he could plant more corn, he […]


Morning Agriculture: Conaway Agrees to a Number — Trump Tweets About Sugar

CONAWAY AGREES TO A NUMBER: House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway has come to an agreement with House Budget Chairman Diane Black on how much his committee will cut from the farm and nutrition programs under his purview, POLITICO’s Sarah Ferris reported late Thursday…. For Full Article…


Morning Agriculture: House Budget Drama Exposes Farm Bill Fault Lines — Senators Urge Ag Focus in NAFTA Talks

HOUSE BUDGET DRAMA EXPOSES FARM BILL FAULT LINES: It’s only 2017, but the right flank of the Republican party is already firing away at the farm bill. The House Budget Committee’s push to craft and pass a budget — something that’s procedurally crucial if the GOP wants to do tax reform […]


The Bill Pickett Rodeo: 33 Years of the Greatest Show on Dirt

The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo celebrates and honor Black Cowboys and Cowgirls and their contributions to building the west. We highlight the irrefutable global appeal of Black Cowboys and Cowgirls in the West and the stories behind a sub-culture that is still strong today. BPIR also serves as a cultural […]