John Goggins

Publish Date:

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

The Memorial is built down into the ground, rather than above. Photo of National September 11 Memorial Museum-New York, NY, United States.

By John Goggins

I traveled to New York last Tuesday to attend my daughter’s graduation from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville.  Bronxville is just about thirty minutes north of New York City, so we traveled to “The Big Apple”

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Duppong's Willow Creek 25th Annual "Born to Perform" Angus Bull Sale
83 Yearling Angus Bulls Averaged $5,449 Top Selling Bulls: Lot 78, WCF Next Link 7188; 3/10/17 son of

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Spickler Ranch South Annual Production Sale
112 Bulls Averaged $5,714 20 Registered Angus Open Heifers Averaged $5,538 40 Commercial Open Heifers

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Paint Rock Angus Ranch Spring Bull Sale
70 Yearling Angus Bulls Averaged $4,832 Top Selling Bulls: Lot 2 at $16,000 was Paintrock Excite 273-

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McDonnell Angus Beef Country Genetics Spring Bull Sale
Sale Average: 90 Yearling Bulls Average $4,344 Sale Highlights: Lot 789 $22,000 to Webo Angus

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Rambur Charolais & Angus 40th Annual Production Sale
Sale Averages: 66 Yearling Charolais Bulls Average $4,687 26 Yearling Angus Bulls Average $3,548

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Current News Stories

Farm Bill Flop Political Polarization Dangles the Noose Immigration and SNAP at the Root of F ailure

by Kayla Sargent


The 2018 Farm Bill was rejected by the House on Friday with a vote of 198 to 213.  All the House Democrats opposed the bill, along with 30 Republicans.  The Democrats opposed the bill due to the SNAP reforms.


The 30 Republicans were mainly members of the Freedom Caucus who demanded attention to a bill introduced by House Judiciary

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The Last Drop of the Gavel Averages Up on over 30,000 WAR Territory Bulls

by Kayla Sargent

When the gavel dropped on the last sale for WAR staff this spring, 29,382 bulls yielded  $172,208,407 with a final average of $5,861 per head.  There were also 3,032 registered females sold for a gross $8,709,879 and 11,003 commercial females totaling $19,470,821.

WAR’s four field editors covered sales in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, South

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Consulting Firm Severed Ties with Madison Food Park

by Kayla Sargent


Madison Food Park (MFP), the proposed multi-species processing facility near Great Falls, Montana, will no longer be represented by Norsman Consulting Firm of Havre, Montana.  Todd Hanson co-founder and managing partner of Norsman Consulting Firm served as the public spokesperson for MFP for more than a year, but due to “a fundamental disagreement” the firm has “severed all

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From Two Dot to West Point Montana Sisters Each Attend U.S. Military Academy

Ally and Amanda Martin, Montana ranch girls, were consecutively appointed to the prestigious U.S. Military Academy West Point, an achievement that only a select few graduates are able to accomplish. pictured are Ally and Amanda at the formal dinner during Plebe Family Weekend.

By Hannah Johlman

Every year thousands of high school students apply for one of the most prestigious educations

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