Check out the major stories from Drovers CattleNetwork during the week of August 24-28.

Consumer Reports study confuses serious safety issues, potentially misleading consumers about beef safety

A Consumer Reports study released yesterday includes misleading information that could increase consumer confusion about food safety heading into the Labor Day weekend, say beef safety experts.

Ground meat and exotic game meats, particularly those ordered from online retailers, sometimes are mislabeled and contain different animal species according to two recent food-science studies from Chapman University in California.

Presidential candidates to share visions for rural America on RFD-TV

Presidential candidates will outline their visions for rural America during RFD-TV News' Rural Town Hall series.

Federal court ruling in North Dakota blocks implementation "Waters of the United States" rule

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Philip Ellis statement regarding Federal Court ruling in North Dakota that will Block EPA and the Army Corps' “Waters of the United States” rule.

Jolley: American contraband

He woke up early. It was 4:00 AM and he was hungry. In the darkness, a light rain was falling. He got dressed quietly so he wouldn't awaken his wife. "Almost cold enough for the first snow of the season, " he thought.

Ranch succession-planning series: Work right, not a birth right

From part two our our four-part ranch succession-planning series. It started with grit. A caravan of five families in covered wagons making their way from northeast Kansas to the southwest part of the state in 1885, fighting for dreams to start a new life with the Homestead Act of 1862. In that caravan was Henry Clay Gardiner, a man determined to build a better life for his family.

U.S. court places hold on federal water protection rule

A U.S. court on Thursday blocked a federal clean water rule from going into effect in certain states until a legal challenge has been resolved, handing a victory to states and business groups that have strongly opposed the regulation.

Show Mom Diaries: You're my people

"That’s the thing about show moms and the friendships formed between us. We "get" each other. We understand each other in ways those outside of the show world simply cannot."

Drovers favorite color cattle dog is...

This Wednesday, August 26 was #NationalDogDay and Drovers CattleNetwork got to hear from our readers which color cattle dog they preferred, red or blue?