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In the sandhills of Nebraska
stands a monument of wills
Where man has staked his claim
to them blowin’, rollin’ hills

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Last month, I drove to Clover Valley, in Elko County, Nevada, to attend the funeral of an aunt, my mother’s sister. As we drove south on Highway 93, out of Idaho and into Nevada, the rugged, imposing, snowcapped Ruby Mountains came into view, powering skyward from the valley floor of the high desert country.

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Being a ranch real estate agent these days must be difficult because they must appeal to two distinct types of buyers. There are the lifestyle buyers, who couldn’t care less about a ranch’s carrying capacity, and then there are the ranchers, who have pulled the wool over their bankers’ eyes and can get financed to buy another place.

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Each year, we at Progressive Cattleman release our annual beef statistics poster. And each year, the data tells a different story about the work of our cattlemen and the U.S. industry. Here are a few of the highlights worth remembering in the 2017 version.

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Spelling was not my strongest subject in elementary school (to be honest, it still isn’t), but thankfully spell check is as common as the cold nowadays. Whether it was your forte or not, some schools had an annual spelling bee to determine who the queen (or king) bee was.

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It was in the early part of the 20th century, when much of America remained a rugged outpost of undeveloped territory, that President Theodore Roosevelt decided to put an end to pot hunters raiding Native American treasures and artifacts.

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