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The Times
Greater London, England Dec 9 1890
The Ghost Dance
 In one of the dances’ an unfortunate Indian, who had enjoyed the coveted vision, when he. had recovered consciousness cried as if his heart would break. He had seen the "Messiah," who told him to return to earth because he had not brought along his wife and child. The child had died two years before and the impossibility of obeying the command put him into the most complete despair. In a telegram from Pine Ridge it is related that in a recent dance one of the warriors was to go into a trance for four days, and then return to life as a buffalo. The tribe was then to kill the buffalo, and every Indian who did not eat a piece would turn into a dog. The buck who was to be transformed into the buffalo and thus be eaten is said to have offered himself a willing sacrifice. These untutored Indians are full of superstitions and believe anything “medicine man" tells them. At the Cheyenne Agency recently one of these prophets announced that on the previous day he had been visited by several persons who had been a long time dead, and who brought him a piece of buffalo meat. The Indians love buffalo meat, but have seen none of it for several years. The prophet told them he would feed them with the buffalo meat that had been brought to him. .The following night a circle was formed, and the prophet stepped into the centre with a dish full of cooked meat. There was a dance, and then one after another the dancers filed up and each was given a piece of the meat. Although they were many, and the pieces few, yet there were enough to go round. The "medicine man" was a magician and up in all the tricks of sleight of hand, yet he attributed it all to the coming of the red man's "Messiah." The craze seems to have spread throughout the Western plains, and the "ghost dance" goes on in a hundred places, the Sioux having carried it even over the northern border into Canada. (end)

The Ghost Dance was a late addition to Native American belief systems, appearing around 1890. It was believed that the ritual dance would help restore the old way of life before the arrival of the Europeans. The dance promised the return of the buffalo and communication with the spirits of the dead. Although the Ghost Dance was peaceful, army authorities outlawed its performance.

National Bison Day Set for November 2


Bison seized in animal cruelty case leave Washington for new home
A group of bison who were seized in an animal cruelty case have left Washington for a new home. Workers with Center Valley Animal Rescue in ...


Utah woman says bison flipped her into air, broke her ankle
Washington Times
When she looked up, the bison was hovering over her. The 22-year-old woman screamed as the large, shaggy animal sniffed her and dug in its ...

The best photos from Tribune photographers
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
A lone bison grazes near Antelope Island State Park on Sept. 19, 2019. State officials have called for 10 miles of fencing to prevent bison and wild sheep from reaching the mainland and catching disease.
Annual bison roundup on Antelope Island is scheduled for Oct. 26
Deseret News
ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK — Members of the public are invited to watch volunteer wranglers round up bison during the annual fall event on ...
This Controversial Company's Recent Blowup Is a Sign of What's Coming
A bison attacked Bourgeous at Utah's Antelope Island State Park in early June. He suffered ... All this talk about bison is my way of saying... This whole ...
102 large animals illegally poached in Utah since August, wildlife officials say
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah wildlife conservation officials say 102 large ... the 102 poached animals included deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, bison and ...
Applications for prized hunting permits now open
Daily Herald
SALT LAKE CITY—Sportsman permits are among Utah's most prized ... Bull Moose, Desert bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, Bison, ...


Small Towns Fight Back Against APR, Foreign Influence
Small towns across Montana are rising up against the American Prairie ... ranchers from the land is by combating local ordinances covering bison.
Guest view: Agriculture and conservation work best together
Montana Standard
It's no coincidence Montana's two largest industries are agriculture and ... American Prairie Reserve is committed to the future of agriculture in Montana. ... That's why we scaled back our original application to expand bison grazing ...

Raising bison: Dixon rancher fulfilling lifelong dream
Helena Independent Record
Sullivan has been raising bison and selling meat since 2002 as Montana Buffalo Gals. The name is an ode to his wife and daughter. Bison ranching ...

The Next Yellowstone: How Big Money Is Building A New Kind Of National Park
KUER 90.1
Wolves, grizzly bears, thousands of genetically-pure, wild bison. .... “Bison are considered livestock by the state of Montana,” Kinka explains. “Unlike ..
Guest opinion: Central Montana's bison-cattle range war
Billings Gazette
APR, trying to offset opposition, recently announced it would scale back its request to graze bison and remove grazing fences on nearly 225,000 acres ...
Huge nature reserve shrinks bison plan after pushback
Massive herds of migrating bison once passed through the area before the ....



Bison arrive at their new Ottawa County home
Miami News Record
QUAPAW — More than 30 bison that have been roaming the Grand Canyon National Park's northern reaches have just joined a herd here in Ottawa .
Feasting bison evade refuge sale
The Lawton Constitution
Each year biologists gather refuge bison for population and genetic management purposes. A portion of this capture is donated to tribal partners and a ...
Diehards endure wind, cold at bison sale
The Lawton Constitution
Diehard bison fans who braved the elements could pick up some real ... Heck, 60 third graders from Oklahoma City's Westminster School weren't even ...
National Bison Day to be celebrated at Oklahoma City Zoo
The zoo has its own bison, 18-year-old Mary Ann, plus sisters Yarrow and Verbena, both 11 months old. Guests can learn about Mary Ann and the ...


Bison round-up scheduled at Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Valley News Live
(KFYR)- Rangers at Theodore Roosevelt National Park say they plan to conduct a bison roundup in the South Unit next week in order to thin the herd.
200 bison at Theodore Roosevelt National Park headed for new homes
Bismarck Tribune
About 200 bison from the herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park will go to new homes with American Indian tribes, zoos or museums after a ...
Winter storm poses danger for cattle across North Dakota
Crops aren't the only commodity weathering out in the storm. Ranchers were in scramble mode Monday and Tuesday to shore up shelter for cattle ...



"Major Bison" wanders to Teton Village
JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK) - There will be a new attraction in Teton Village. "Major Bison," the large, bright red bison sculpture that stood along the ...
Wyoming wildlife officials introduce draft elk feeding plan
NBC Montana
Wyoming wildlife officials have introduced a detailed plan for review to scale back elk and bison feeding days by 50%. Photo: NBC Montana.



Sabroseanse (lick your chops)
Bison hunts by the Hispano people took place after the fall harvest in ... Thickened with roux (guisado), chile became salsa de chile colorado, a red ...


Using past extinctions to drive future conservation
EurekAlert (press release)
The authors note that "bison (Bison priscus), wapiti (Cervus canadensis), and moose (Alces alces), increased in abundance before and during Late Pleistocene human colonization of Alaska and Yukon Territory in North America.".


Zoo News: Work continues on bison exhibit
Great Bend Tribune
The long-anticipated return of bison to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is still months away, but signs of progress can be seen at the site of the future ...
'I could see the personality and expression on their faces': How one artist found inspiration in the ...The Collegian
The bison and beauty of the plains inspired Hongtu during a trip to ... Hongtu's series on the Kansas bison is transfused with his experiences in China ...
Konza Prairie research program prepares to enter 40th year
K-State Collegian
... preserve owned and kept by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State. ... staff each have different specializations — from water, to fire, to bison.


Bison Roundup at Fort Niobrara ends up with minimal surplus animals
Ainsworth Star-Journal
From September 23-25, 20 people worked the bison at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Nearly 400 animals went through the chute to have ...
Niobrara ranch among tourism award winners
Norfolk Daily News
John Ricks, Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director, said ... were able to ride in covered wagons to hand feed and pet the elk and bison.


The founder of the Discovery Channel is selling his 8700-acre Colorado ranch for $279 million ...
Pulse Nigeria
John Hendricks, the founder of Discovery Channel, listed his Colorado ... That $149 million listing included horse and bison pastures, an airstrip and ...anyone?
'What's that?': Adams Natural Meats opens store and ranch in Evergreen
The Denver Channel
Adams Natural Meats opens store and ranch in Evergreen ... Brook in Evergreen, is an all-natural bison ranch that sells bison and beef products.


Bringing back the bison
ECM Publishers
Since then, the zoo has helped with testing to ensure the animals in the Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd are genetically pure and tracking the ...

State lawmakers get mini cultural, historical lesson at Prairie Island
River Towns
PRAIRIE ISLAND -- Lawmakers from the Minnesota House spent three ... school groups visit the site to learn about bison and Mdewakanton culture.


Future health of Badlands National Park Bison herd saved through large donation
Forty-three miles of new fence was installed along with cattle guards, to expand the bison grazing area to 80,193 acres, which will contribute to the ...

Amid a May snowfall, a bison cow and calf capture a photographer's attention
Minneapolis Star Tribune
THE Traveler: Chuck Kartak of North Branch, Minn. The scene: A May snowfall shrouds a bison cow and calf in South Dakota's Custer State Park.

Bison movements tracked by collars and satellites at Wind Cave
Rapid City Journal
Bison movements tracked by collars and satellites at Wind Cave .... and sent to Nature Conservancy preserves in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas.
WATCH: Bison released into Badlands National Park
According to a release, WWF is working to establish five bison herds of at least 1,000 individuals each in the Northern Great ...... CLERMONT, Ky.
Custer State Park to hold annual bison auction
Rapid City Journal
The 2019 Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction will be held on ... has a larger quantity of animals to offer this year,” said Chad Kremer, bison herd .... to a permitted landfill when non-commercial or commercial meat processing ...


Bison transferred to Texas ranch
Peninsula Daily News
Center Valley Animal Rescue of Quilcene obtained ownership of the eight bison at the center of the animal cruelty trial that begins today, and director ...


Apply now for 2020 spring hunts
Sonoran News
The deadline to apply for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear hunts is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Oct. 8. Beginning with the 2020 spring ...
Practice proper tagging of Arizona's big game animals
The proper method for tagging a javelina in Arizona is shown above. A tag must ... 5) Bison/buffalo must be tagged through the gambrel of the hind leg.
AZGFD to celebrate National Bison Day on Nov. 2
Your Valley
Bison are synonymous with the great west, but not many people realize that Arizona is home to them. To increase awareness and provide information ...


Buffalo Rock bison may soon get a new companion
Buffalo Rock State Park may be getting a new bison (
to serve as a companion to Pebbles, the 14-year-old resident bison of the park.) around the first week of November. The Illinois Department is working with the United State ...

American bison Holly (left) died after suffering from a serious illness, leaving her daughter Pebbles (right) as the only bison at Buffalo Rock State Park. She may have a new companion as soon as the first week of November, according to a state official.

National Bison Day - Bison Crawl
Kankakee Daily Journal
At Midewin, we will begin and end National Bison Day with two very special Ribbon-Cuttings: Illinois & Michigan Canal Corridor Map Table and ...


Fall Fest at Diamond P GrassRoots Bison Ranch
Idaho State Journal
MCCAMMON — The Diamond P GrassRoots Bison Ranch, 5801 S. Old Highway 91, McCammon, is hosting Fall Fest events from Oct. 18, 19, 25 and ...


Helen is back in the news in a great way

Massive Bison Cares For Every Animal On The Farm
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BISON ON THE EDGE: Scientists, Indigenous Peoples Gather to Develop Roadmap for Rewilding ...Newswise (press release)
The 2019 ABS 'Bison on the Edge' conference will explore the ways in which bison exist on the periphery of wildlife conservation. The conference will ...


Programs At Prairie Heritage Center To Focus On Pumpkins, Bison
Sutherland, Iowa — Two programs are coming up at the Prairie Heritage Center near Sutherland. One of them deals with spears, pumpkins, and ...
Fruit, pumpkins needed for Fontana animals
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
... The staff at Fontana Nature reserve are looking for people with excess apples and pears to feed the skunk, raccoons, fox, coyote and bison.
National Bison Day conversation at UP Railroad Museum Saturday
The Daily Nonpareil
National Bison Day conversation at UP Railroad Museum Saturday ... Now, small populations of bison live in national parks, refuges and on Tribal and ...


Where the rare white buffalo roam
Athens NEWS
The small herd of 14 bison – nine of them with coats in varying colors of ... after being contacted by Lindstrom, she decided to move the herd to Ohio.


Bison Burger's Hit Fast Food Outlet In Saskatchewan
He says it's the first time that Bison has been offered at fast food restaurants in Saskatchewan, adding it's great exposure for the industry.
Yukon Share program accepting wild meat donations for Whitehorse Food Bank
Yukon Share program accepting wild meat donations for Whitehorse Food ... This is the third year the program is accepting donations of bison and ...

Bison producers hunt for wagon trek painting
Western Producer
Twenty “artist's proof” editions were made of The Last Great Buffalo Wagon Trek as well as 200 limited edition prints, but Bison Producers of Alberta 
has lost track of the original.
It’s a bit of a bison mystery. An original oil painting created after a wagon trek held in 2000, in conjunction with the International Bison Conference, has gone missing.
First Nature Farms emphasizes importance of going organic
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune
It also produces beef, bison, turkeys and chickens. The farm has preserved its natural biodiversity with 85 per cent of the property made up of forests, ...
New hands-on program aims to teach Saskatchewan students about bison
The Saskatoon Teacher's Federation (STF) and Wanuskewin Heritage Park are creating a new program to teach students more about bison and their ...
Fish and Wildlife looking for witnesses after bison shot by poachers in northern Alberta
Alberta Fish and Wildlife said that while some meat was taken from the rear hip, front shoulder and back strap of the animal, the majority of it was left to ...


Europe's most beautiful places
Here are 20 of Europe's most beautiful places to inspire your travels: .... Bordering Belarus, it has the largest population of European bison in the world ...


Bison rewilding programme in Romania enjoys new success
Emerging Europe
Four bison were released into the Tarcu Mountains of Romania last month, where they will join more than 50 free-roaming bison already in the ...


Bison are back in Bulgaria as first calf is born in the wild for 800 years
The return of the bison has been pioneered by a conservation organisation called Rewilding Europe, which is reintroducing long-lost animals such as ...


A Multigenerational Fight for Tribal Recognition Is Almost Over
The Nation
Bison populations had collapsed a decade earlier, and the community was without a land base. ... Earlier that year, E.D. Weed, US District Attorney for Montana, had written a letter to US Secretary of State William Wharton alleging ...

Bison arrive at their new Ottawa County home
Miami News Record
QUAPAW — More than 30 bison that have been roaming the Grand Canyon National Park's northern reaches have just joined a herd here in Ottawa .

First Nations announces commitment to continue ecological stewardship work
News Maven
... country and are working to revitalize wildlife and bison that are instrumental ... Chippewa Cree Tribe Carbon Credits Project (CCTCCP) in Montana.
Cabin in Crazy Mountains worries Crow tribal members
Billings Gazette
Cabin in Crazy Mountains worries Crow tribal members ... It was Plenty Coups who foretold the disappearance of bison, the coming of Euro-American ...
Coeur d'Alene Casino earns national honor
The Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel was honored as “Tribal Destination of ... Tribe and its history through hands-on tours and experiences like a bison ranch tour, guided hikes and canoe trips and tours of the Steptoe Battle site.
Celebrating Native American Day
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Although the term “buffalo” is now scientifically classified as a “bison,” the word buffalo is ... I am grateful for the rich heritage of the South Dakota tribes.
Standing Rock Reflections: What Is Progress?
Mountain Journal
Mountain Journal's poet in residence Lois Red Elk says the stories of her ... rather than facing slaughter due to prejudice against bison in Montana.
More Native American tribes join Buffalo Treaty
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
His tribe manages a herd of about 60 bison now, and he was one of the ... of 55 bull bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeast Montana.
8 Native American Entrepreneurs
Small Business Trends
... with the United States Army for control over parts of Montana and Wyoming. ... For example, products include frozen bison steaks, bison burgers, bison dogs, ... It is a popular company among Native Americans as bison has been a ...
Utah Indigenous Peoples Day dinner will showcase ancient superfood
Salt Lake Tribune
Guests at Utah's Third Annual Indigenous Dinner won't be served a typical ... The menu for the Oct. 14 event includes bison, raised by the Ute Indian ...
Someone You Should Know: Bison From TRNP Donated To Three Affiliated Tribes, Standing Rock ...KX NEWS
Not so long ago, bison owned the North Dakota prairie — but over-hunting in the 1800s reduced the population from tens of millions to fewer than a ...
CSKT green bison hunter vests available
Char-Koosta News
POLSON — Tribal Council approved the purchase of green hunter safety vests to be provided, free of cost to CSKT bison hunters for the 2019-2020 ...
Lecture series examines the animal kingdom
Arizona Daily Wildcat
MacLean lectured about his canine research as the director of Arizona ... The connections of bison with Native Americans have existed for a ...
Study: Mass slaughter of buffalo caused lasting economic and social shocks for tribes including ...
Bemidji Pioneer
The reversal of fortunes: “Historically, bison-reliant societies were among the .... “Bison meat is really lean, which is actually a challenge,” she said.
Northern Arapaho Tribe Welcomes First Buffalo Herd
Wyoming Public Media
They had travelled more than 500 miles from the federally-run National Bison Range in Western Montana. Seeing the animals settle into their new ...
Arapaho School students celebrate Wind River bison release with song (VIDEO)
Oil City News
Wyoming Public Media reports that the release of 10 bison is a first for the Northern Arapahoe Tribe, with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe managing a ...
Why Sitting Bull Chose This Destination After Whupping Custer (And You Should Too) Daily Beast
Pleased with the civil Canadian greeting and abundant bison he settled his Lakota ... The bison were gone after four years—felled by hide hunters and .... I crested the butte and looked south to Montana from where Sitting Bull had ...
R-CALF USA files suit to stop mandatory electronic tags
Tri-State Livestock News
The individual plaintiffs in this case are Tracy and Donna Hunt, cattle ranchers from Newcastle, Wyoming, and Kenny and Roxie Fox, cattle ranchers ...
USDA faces lawsuit over animal identification mandate
High Plains Journal
The New Civil Liberties Alliance recently filed a complaint with the District Court of Wyoming against the United States ... obtain a premises identification number for bison and cattle moving across state lines because these agencies ...
Producers Reminded of new Livestock Loss Payment Requirements
Tri-State Livestock News
Montana's Livestock Loss Board pays livestock owners for verified livestock losses ... SB 133 was passed during Montana's 2019 legislative session and ... swine, poultry, bees, llamas, alpacas, bison, domestic ungulates, ostriches, .
Oklahoma Cattlemen: Local ranchers get reprieve from bill
Shawnee News Star
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) requirement was to have RFID (Radio Frequency identification) ear tags on all cattle and bison ...

DVM & Business
Zoological Association of America Annual Conference heading to Alabama
This year's event takes place in Montgomery, Alabama from 15-18 ... over 800 exotic animals including zebra, giraffe, camels, bison, watusi and sable.
Using past extinctions to drive future conservation
EurekAlert (press release)
The authors note that "bison (Bison priscus), wapiti (Cervus canadensis), and moose (Alces alces), increased in abundance before and during Late Pleistocene human colonization of Alaska and Yukon Territory in North America.".
Community, archaeologists dig at Courthouse Rock
Scottsbluff Star Herald
The largest bones came from bison and included a humerus and ribs. ... Johnson said he could be wrong, but he felt it was unlikely that bison would ...
5 almost-secret Arizona historical landmarks and why you should see them
The Clovis culture lived at the end of the last Ice Age and survived by hunting big game like mammoths, saber-tooth cats and bison using nothing but ...
Thousands-year-old buffalo bones returned for study
The Capital Journal
They found bison, mountain lion, deer, elk and a range of smaller animal ... After excavation, the bones were taken to the Illinois State Museum in ...
Teaming up for global grasslands
... such as the bison of North America's prairies or the zebras and giraffes of the ... Boughton says, “Our Florida dataset showed similar patterns to the ...

Data Suggests Less “Climate Crisis” Than the Eco-Activists Would Have You Believe
legal Insurrection (blog)
To begin with, the American bison (i.e., buffalo) were on the verge of actual extinction. Now ... Those will be the first bison in that area in about 150 years. ... contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington, ...
Endangered Frontier: The destruction of thawing permafrost
"This is what permafrost in Fairbanks in Interior Alaska looks like underground," Larsen said as ... Steppe bison," Larsen said pointing at animal bones.


​2012 - The U.S. Senate passed first National Bison Day Resolution

The Senate passed its first resolution honoring National Bison Day, which was also supported by various tribal groups, Wildlife Conservation Society and various bison ranchers.

This is how abandoning the herd can make you successful. When storms brew out of western Colorado, cows turn east to outrun them. The only problem is that cows are notoriously slow. They plod along in vain, trying to outrun the clouds and rain. Unfortunately, the storm soon overtakes them and they are soaked beneath the pelting sheets of rain.

Bison Meat

USDA Monthly Market Report
Bison Burger's Hit Fast Food Outlet In Saskatchewan
He says it's the first time that Bison has been offered at fast food restaurants in Saskatchewan, adding it's great exposure for the industry.

Roasted pumpkin and smoked maple vegetable risotto with braised bison short rib
The Loop (blog)
Cure meat 12 - 24 hours before braising (wash cure off before browning). Place small layer of oil across flat top or tilt skillet and turn to 350 degrees.
Grassfed Meat Market to Discern Steadfast Expansion During 2018 to 2028
Trading Herald
A grassfed label is dominantly applied for the meat of cow, and it can also be applied for Bison, Goat, and lambs. Grassfed meat has higher nutrient ...
How meat medals at Natural Grocers
Meat & Poultry
These standards apply to a variety of meat and seafood items on offer at Natural Grocers such as bison, beef, yak, wild boar, elk, venison, lamb, pork, ...
Affordable lab-produced meat: The technology, plus other details
Daily Trust (press release)
Arguably the quality of the meat from cows that graze on the field is far ... take the local resources for themselves, leaving little to none for the bison.
Internet sensation Grandma Joy, 89, is on a quest to visit every US national park with her grandson
Toronto Star
“We've had beautiful epic moments like being trapped in a bison herd for four hours ... “Oh my word! ... On getting caught in the middle of a bison herd:.
MSU undergraduate helps Yellowstone facility reduce energy use
Helena Independent Record
Behind the rustic log exteriors, however, a high-tech project is underway as Montana State University helps the Lamar Buffalo Ranch become more ...
Opinion: Yellowstone bison on brink of extinction due to habitat loss
The Reveille, LSU's student newspaper
The National Park Service works with other federal, state and tribal agencies to manage and develop policies for bison. Yellowstone has a slaughter ...
Yellowstone Neighbors Sue Park Service Over Bison Hunting
Bloomberg Law
Allowing hunters to shoot Yellowstone bison in a narrow gulch just over the ... Attorneys: Baker & Hostetler LLP and Jared Pettinato in Washington ...
Bison on the mountain
MultiBriefs Exclusive (blog)
Seeing bison at Yellowstone National Park was not surprising. ... the high country and bison in the Henry Mountains and Book Cliffs in Utah and other ...
Winter Bison Hunt Unnecessarily Risky: Yellowstone Neighbors
Yellowstone Insider
A winter bison hunt outside the Yellowstone National Park boundaries in a ... It's estimated that over 11,000 bison have been killed by hunters in this ... closing off Beattie Gulch to state hunts, although tribal hunts would continue.

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Pet Food Companies Urged to Become Partners in Restoration

Pet food manufacturers, retailers and suppliers attending a sustainability conference in Boulder on Thursday were urged to join with bison marketers as Partners in Bison Restoration.

NBA Executive Director Dave Carter provided a TED-style talk to the 175 people attending the Pet Sustainability Coalition’s annual Impact Unleashed conference, a gathering which encourages pet product companies to improve their environmental and social practices in all phases of their business. Carter’s talk focused on the important role that companion animals, and their owners can play in helping restore bison herds across North America.

The NBA sponsored an evening social at the conference on Wednesday evening, and attendees enjoyed a Thursday luncheon with tender tips donated by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats.

The NBA’s participation in Impact Unleashed was underwritten by the association’s Growth Fund.

A Note from NBA President, Dick Gehring
From The President's Report from the Tuesday NBA Board Teleconference
"Last month has been a busy time for all. Especially Dave and Jim. Hats off for another successful venture to Capitol Hill. This year was exceptionally successful from my perspective. We continue to receive smiles when we walk into the rooms, see familiar faces, and comments or questions like, What’s on your mind this year in a tone that indicates they are already engaged before we speak. As all of you know that hasn’t happened by accident. 

We saw many positive responses, on the labeling issue and others. We also planted some seeds that I hope to bird dog and see to fruition that can mean value added to our members and dollars to our coffers. Thanks to all of you that were on the trip and to those we tagged to be there. It is so important to continue the good work and present our best foot forward. 

We have a lot more coming at us in the future so we can’t let off the gas. We need to begin to formulate a plan for fake meat and other items. As much as the labeling issue has had the ability to damage our industry, fake meat has the ability to cripple us. We can’t take this lightly. 
Hunting for bison just got easier with new mobile app
Farm Forum
With the Buysome Bison app, they can connect with a local rancher and know exactly where their bison meat is raised." "And, Buysome Bison even ...

2020 Gold Trophy Show and Sale Now Taking Consignments

The NBA is pleased to announce that consignments have opened for the 2020 Gold Trophy Show and Sale. Please consign animals online quickly and securely at the NBA website here, or go to to download an entry form. The deadline to consign is December 13, 2019.



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