Cow-calf commentary: Getting back in shape

Toward the end of last summer I developed a bone infection in my left ankle.... more


Time for tax reform

Each year, Tax Day is an unpleasant reality check on how complicated and outdated our tax code has become. Tax reform is next on our legislative agenda, and we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lessen the burden on American families and businesse... more


Ensuring a strong future for agriculture

Nebraska has a lot to celebrate during National Ag Week. Thanks to the hard work and innovative practices of our farmers and ranchers, the Third District is the top-producing agriculture district in the country.... more

Newborn calves and the energy hard deck

A couple of days ago we had a calf born and he very nearly hit the energy Hard Deck. It shouldn’t have happened. Mama was a healthy cow, the calf had a normal birth, the air temperature was in the 40’s. ... more

Cow-Calf Commentary: Calving stuff

The other day I spent a lot of time looking for and not finding a calf.... more

Cow-calf commentary: February calves

Calving in February... more