All posts by Chris Gill

Ranching, wildlife management, finance, oil & gas, real estate development and management.

What Foods Are Banned in Europe but Not Banned in the U.S.?

What Foods Are Banned in Europe but Not Banned in the U.S.?

The Europeans are far more conscious of food safety and quality than the United States. Whatever our criticisms of their system, they are far ahead of us in this respect.

The Insect Apocalypse Is Here

The Insect Apocalypse Is Here

The widespread use of agricultural chemicals – fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics – is doing increasing damage to nature. The implications are ominous.

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“Conserving” Wild Bison?

“Conserving” Wild Bison?

The conflict between private landowners and the bison and elk living in Yellowstone National Park exists because the Yellowstone herds are infected with brucellosis. Brucellosis is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes spontaneous abortions

6 Reasons Why The Practice of Silvopasture Will Help Save Modern Farming

6 Reasons Why The Practice of Silvopasture Will Help Save Modern Farming

Silvopasture (in Latin, silva means forest) is the practice of combining woodland (trees) and the grazing of domesticated animals in a mutually beneficial way. Specific silvopasture benefits are discussed below.

Montreal Turns to Coyote Hazing After 19 People Are Bitten

Montreal Turns to Coyote Hazing After 19 People Are Bitten

Beginning in the late 1800s, government-funded eradication programs eliminated most wolves in the United States. This policy was based on a complete failure to understand the importance of predators in natural systems. Many unintended consequences

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Watch This Wolf Go Fishing
Can Cows Help Mitigate Climate Change? Yes, They Can!

Can Cows Help Mitigate Climate Change? Yes, They Can!

Livestock and other so-called “invasive exotic” animals can replace missing wild animals’ beneficial effects on plants when they are managed to copy natural grazing patterns. These and other innovations of restoration agriculture practices are discussed

Female Ranchers Are Reclaiming the American West

Female Ranchers Are Reclaiming the American West

Here is an inspirational report about the growing leadership of women in ranching. Our mechanized era has eliminated women’s disadvantage in terms of strength. With the removal of this handicap, women’s nurturing instincts and intuitive

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Living Soil Film

Living Soil Film

This 60-minute documentary features innovative farmers and soil health experts from throughout the U.S. Our soils support 95 percent of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as

22 Out of 25 Burger Chains Get F For Antibiotics in Beef Supply

22 Out of 25 Burger Chains Get F For Antibiotics in Beef Supply

More than 70 percent of all antibiotics used in the U.S. are fed to confined livestock—cattle, pigs and chickens—and by some estimates, about 75 percent of those antibiotics are passed through to humans.