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Cow-calf commentary: Challenges

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
In this day in age, it's easy to get into a rut.
The heat lay across the prairie like a smothering blanket. My thermometer read 97 degrees, but my body thought it was warmer than that. The air was still and dry and dusty and it shimmered all around me, not close up but in the distance, out near the
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WAITING IN LINE

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
I was going to do a column this week on people's pet peeves. Pet peeves, of course, are those little things in life that just drive you up a tree. Some people can't stand noisy eaters, people who chew ice or dimwits who answer their cell phones in inappropriate places. Others go ballistic over people who drive while they are
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Branded

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
Many's the time I've come home with yellow paint on my coveralls. Caterpillar yellow. Spot it a mile away! We used it to mark our cull cows. Two paint brands we'd borrowed from the sheepherders were dipped in the paint can and daubed on the cow's rump according to their condition. O for old or open. P for old and
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Keeping government accessible

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
Visiting with Nebraskans gives me the opportunity to hear their questions, concerns, feedback, and ideas. During my travels across the Third District this August, it has been refreshing to see how well-informed our fellow citizens are on the pressing issues facing our country, which is vital to strengthening our republic.
I firmly believe it is the government's responsibility to keep
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Cow-calf commentary: Bully!

Modified: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
I'm blessed to live in the wide-open spaces of the Nebraska Panhandle, and I'm a lottery winner in the sense that I'm one of the relatively few Americans who own a substantial chunk of land.
I get to not only visit nature on a daily basis, but I also control how humans tread the ground there. Our ranch exists pretty
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Coup De Grace

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
"Well, at least it isn't broken," he said as he wiped his face
With his good arm. "Although it might be a smidgen outta place.
That sucker sure did buck hard! I'm glad I was wearin' my hat
Or I'da punched right through that net wire fence and hung there like a bat!

Dadgummit! Where's the rest of
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OLYMPICS FOR THE REST OF US

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
It's fun and inspiring to watch the Olympics. No matter which sport you like, all those athletes are deserving of honor because of the sacrifice, dedication and talent they bring to their sport. But what about the rest of us? Not everyone has the talent to run, jump, swim or whatever at an Olympic level.
Did you ever
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Working together to fight overreach

Modified: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
As more red tape flows from the executive branch, I remain committed to standing up for Nebraskans against an overgrown bureaucracy.
Throughout 2016, I have written often about my legislative efforts to fight government overreach. This includes my bill to increase consumer choice at the fuel pump by allowing E15 to be sold year-round, my amendment to keep meat on
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