It’s not breaking news that the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is pretty much toast as far as U.S. approval is concerned – following promises on the presidential campaign trail and the election of Donald Trump.
That’s the message that National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Elect Craig Uden shared with producers cattle buyers at the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association’s annual convention in Watertown, yesterday.
We spoke Wednesday with South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association President Elect Larry Stomprud, of Mud Butte.
Larry recently returned from four days in cattle country in the northern Everglades of central Florida. He toured several successful working ranches – and he was there during Hurricane Matthew.
After learning about the unique challenges and management practices of the Everglades region, Larry has said he wouldn’t trade “our South Dakota cattle for theirs, but he admits that they’ve learned to breed the cattle that best fit their environment — such as Cracker cattle.