Check out this article on sustainable cattle ranching in the American West from the Christian Science Monitor.  Heartening in light of the drought and the impact the damage to the corn crop is going to do food prices.  If we can wean off our dependence on corn to feed cattle, that is a step in the right direction for oh so many reasons. The fact that managed grazing is actually increasing the productivity of the land, particularly in arid regions with little summer rainfall, is a big takeway: this is not just hippy/hobby ranching, it’s good business and good stewardship at the same time. I like good news.