Getter Done Gals


Tuesday, July 3, 2018


Kristie Docheff & Roni Sylvester July 2017
Recently, a tweeter asked about the plight (suicide) of dairy farmers. Even though I milked 40 cows every morning and night, from the time I was 13 through 16 years of age, and have lived learning 57 years since, I still don't understand the dairy industry. So I asked a couple dairy farmer friends to give their overview.
Kristie Docheff spoke up! 

I've known Kristie and her husband Jim, for 20 years. More importantly then being great Ag producers and Aggie (They're avid C.S.U. supporters!), they've done a terrific job raising 3 truly capable children!
We're grateful for Kristie's damn good answer!  
Roni Bell Sylvester 

By Kristie Dixon Docheff 

We, as agricultural, see our country very different than most.
We are stewards of this great land that some feel belongs to the Native Americans. 
We nurture it, we tend to our soils, we preserve our water. 
Daily, we make sure it is here for the next generation, who will also bring the best product possible to our consumers. 
We are 4th generation dairy farmers. Our son returned as the 5th generation and his children will be the 6th. 
The dairy industry has seen 4 years of very low  - below break even - milk prices.  
Our industry is really struggling. They send out suicide hot line numbers with our milk checks now. Back east I hear there are about 2 suicides a week.
There are only 40,000 dairy farmers in the far too high of a percentage.
Three years of milk price was in Obama’s can’t wholly blame Trump.
What Trump is trying to do with NAFTA is make it fair for us.
We have a 270% tariff on any dairy products going to Canada...but Canada dumps all their Class 7 skim milk on us tariff free. They are gluttoning our market with a product we can’t use; so it costs us as it displaces US produced milk.
The government in Canada subsidizes their price to keep it high by buying its milk and then dumping it on the US market.
We live in a country that loves high fat products. So the skim is useless to us - but we still have to take it. Very unfair part of the NAFTA agreement.
I know a lot of the dairy industry groups are concerned about Trump’s actions of pulling out of the NAFTA agreement...But we need to give it a chance to play out because obviously, at four years below break even, the way it was is not working for industry either.
Our industry’s profitability relies heavily on exports - primarily to China and the European Union as well as Mexico.
While everyone believes the system wasn’t broken and President Trump is breaking it...4 consecutive years below break even leads me to believe maybe it was/is slightly broken and we need to give this new business approach a shot.
I’m so sorry to hear about suicides, but our industry has a lot of its own issues that President Trump has nothing to do with. Like the fact there is no control over the ramped growth in dairy expansions and new dairies.
While the Colorado market, through Dairy Farmers of America, has put a moratorium on any new dairies coming in and shipping to the co-op until 2025, many other markets across the country have done nothing to control their milk production.
So while it may be easy and fashionable for one to blame all their problems on President Trump, we need to look at our own industry and correct our issues right here in America.
Every time production control management is brought up, everybody seems to go bat shit crazy over the thought of it.
Bet you didn’t expect such a long answer (or maybe you did since you know me and my passion for our industry) but this is my 2 cent answer.
It is all OK in our world because what we do best is feed the world. 
We may not travel it...but we will damn sure feed it.
Thank you for asking.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Dear Honorable Legislators, 

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Andrea Hutchison, Kimmi Lewis, Roni Bell Sylvester 2016 

Should I Stay Or Should I Go
By Andrea Hutchison 

"Should I stay or Should I go?" That 70's tune kept floating around in my head Friday as I drove home from our state capitol. Should I stay home from now on, hole up not leave the ranch? Should I stop fighting for each and every American cattle producer's liberty? I found out Friday it might be a dangerous thing to keep it up.
The Oklahoma beef placard bill, a bill which would force retailers to identify our U.S. beef- distinguish it from foreign imported beef which some-maybe all- of the four multinational beef packers that remain are bringing into the U.S.mixing their product with our awesome American Beef, and labeling it "Product of U.S" well it got a number! That means this bill which was introduced by concerned citizens, consumers and producers is moving forward into the rules committee here at our Oklahoma capitol. Other states around the country are introducing similar bills, we are being forced to do this because NCBA/ Farm Bureau and other Ag groups supposedly on the "cattlemen's side" helped repeal the Country of Origin Labeling standards...go figure? This action has ruined many U.S. cattle producers. So these placard bills have a lot of us producers very excited. It's a win win for both producers and consumers. It protects our businesses, our livelihoods, our rural communities.- Oklahoma and much of our nation was built on cattle, for centuries it has created the fabric of our nation.- and it allows the consumer to know where their beef comes from.
But there are some people that don't share our excitement. They want to keep American cattle producers on the path of vertical integration. Vertically integrating the beef industry will destroy many grassroots cattle producers just like it did the hog and chicken farmers who now serve as surfs upon their land. it will remove producers from their land...that's the plan.
Back to the scary encounter. I made the trip to the capitol Friday to visit with my legislators. I pulled into a full parking lot and had to park a good distance out, as I gathered papers together, put different shoes on, combed my hair, painted my nails, and put lipstick on- I was so behind on a multiple mound of tasks that I wasn't all put together when I arrived..When I was nearly ready to exit I noticed a white Mercedes, tall top van, no windows, pull up behind me, The guy looked like he had a badge on and I thought, "oh no I'm going to get in trouble.was I parking in a no parking spot? But he backed into an empty slot behind me facing my vehicle. Relieved he was only parking I continued to gather my stuff and exit my suburban trying to appear half way presentable. By that time the man in the van was ahead of me. I remember thinking that he wasn't really dressed to go to visit his legislators, he had a heavy industrial looking jacket on. Maybe he was an employee working on the structure as it is under construction,I remember thinking. After walking from the far south side to the entrance I entered the security area, put my items on the conveyor belt and I walked thru the metal detector. As soon as I walked thru security, the guy was waiting for me just a few feet ahead on the other side.
He swung around with a big smile, asked about the papers I had, said something about liking brochures, wanted to shake my hand, and asked if he could have one. I explained they were about farming and ranching -that he might not be interested, but he, replied enthusiastically, "I'm a farmer, I'm an organic citrus farmer from California, I use your manure on my organic crops." As he held the brochure in his hand- I did give him one, I questioned him, 'So you're an organic citrus farmer , and you work for Lincoln Electric? ...this was the wording on the badge I thought I'd seen earlier on his coat. He smiled and muttered nervously something about being cold here in Oklahoma. I quickly took my brochure back telling him I remembered I had only enough for my legislators and was going to need all of them.
He tried to coax me to let him have it and I said you can look us up on line (which made no sense) and I hurried to the bathroom on the other end. When I came out he was taking pictures of the legislators placards down the hall. I quickly went back to security and told them I was very uncomfortable with this man. They said, "the one you were with? I told them I was not with him and they discussed among themselves that he had tried to go around security. They asked if I was OK, I said I want to go do what I had come to do, that I wasn't scared but just concerned. So I went to my legislators offices which took about five minutes as they weren't in. My visit in the capitol wasn't very long- 25 minutes maybe. I returned to the security desk and asked if the man had left yet. They said he hadn't exited that door but he could have gone out another way. One of the OHP's asked if he could walk me back to the car and I accepted. When we got to my suburban he walked around the van, took the tag number and as he was walking back in front said, "Ma'm , get in your vehicle and leave hurry" and I said, "what/" he said, "he's coming". He told me to leave again, and I told him I wasn't leaving and moved closer to the OHP. I said I'm not leaving until he's gone. The guy said, defensively, "I don't know that women"
I stuck with that OHP like glue until I filed a report with the head OHP. I shared with him that our bill might be causing some hard feelings among some very bad people. He agreed, gave me the the California tag number told me to be aware of my surroundings. I was shaky most of the way home.
So...."Should I stay or should I go?" I know for certain without a doubt that we are fighting a spiritual battle.. Those wanting control have always wanted control, they've been around for thousands of years all throughout history trying to take it. Am I scared? No, just more aware of the evil. My faith is in Him and I have a host of angels watching over me and a powerful group of prayer warriors. I contacted several of them afterwards- they prayed for me while I was driving and one said, " I keep this scripture in my car,
Psalm 121:7-8 The Lord will keep you from all harm—He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going...
I serve a powerful God, He is in control, not Jason Clay with the WWF, nor JBS' cartel, nor the others maneuvering the Global and US Roundtables for Sustainable Beef upon America's farms and ranches.
I'm staying...

Monday, June 5, 2017


By Jeanette Finicum
An edited repost of Jeanette Finicum's FB post regards Kathy Griffin's press conference:
What ? Now "Kathy Griffin" claims she is a victim?
My husband (LaVoy Finicum) was killed exercising his 1st Amendment right.
Then the Media killed him again printing lies; and continues to do so where the other patriots are concerned.
But the Liberal left Media will jump to your defense and make you their crying victim darling.
There are real people in America suffering, Kathy.  You lost your job for being tasteless. There have been many before you on the right who uttered an allegedly politically incorrect word, or joke, and were fired. Lost their careers. Why are you now so different? Advertisers in this country have a right to choose who they want to support on both sides of the political spectrum. This is disgusting!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


By Valery Orr
Enabling = giving someone the authority or means to do something; permit, allow, equip
Voting for Hillary
= enables a turn to an extreme liberal U S Supreme Court that has generational consequences - Justices are seated for life/retirement & could serve 30-40 years - 2,3, possibly 4 Justices will be replaced in the next Administration. Hillary believes a Justice's job/decision is dependent on the her beliefs/society, not the U S Constitution.
=enables and continuing and... expanding Obamacare.
=enables the biggest tax increases in U S history - personal and business.
=enables increased regulations on small business.
=enables without vetting entry to the U S, unlimited immigration, open borders, dissolving borders, a 550% increase goal.
=enables dishonesty and deception at the highest levels - private servers, deleted emails - staff taking the 5th to protect and avoid prosecution.
=enables a dysfunctional corrupt government.
=enables an attack and no tolerance on certain groups - Evangelicals, conservatives, any who disagree.
=enables a depletion of U S military.
=enables the potential and probability of another Bengahzi - 4 dead Americans - U S Ambassador asked for increased support/help over 600 times, it was denied, Hillary was Secretary of State.
=enables a cut in Social Security.
=enables a cut in Medicare.
=enables no economic growth.
=enables and increasing an 800 Billion trade deficit.
=enables a move to global government.
=enables the idea that climate change is the biggest threat America faces.
=enables coal miners to lose jobs.
=enables the U S to be dependent on foreign energy instead of working towards energy independence.
=enables the Clinton Foundation to continue accepting donations from foreign countries, some of which are no friend to America.
=enables a 30 year career politician who has never worked in the private sector to continue making decisions for private citizens.
Hillary enabled Bill while holding elected offices to sexually assault numerous women - Bill, while President of the United States, was impeached because he lied under oath, and Hillary blamed and attacked these victims - a war was waged on these women.
Enabling, being a co-dependent to dysfunction, requires a major intervention.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Respectfully submitted, Alan Korwin, Author Gun Laws of America
Here it is, folks, and it is bad news. The framework for legislation is always laid, and the Democrats have the votes to pass anything they want to impose upon us. They really do not believe you need anything more than a brick to defend your home and family. Look at the list and see how many you own. Remember, it is registration, then confiscation. It has happened in the UK, in Australia, in Europe, in China, and what they have found is that for some reason the criminals do not turn in their weapons, but will know that you did.

Remember, the first step in establishing a dictatorship is to disarm the citizens.
Gun-ban list proposed. Slipping below the radar (or under the short-term memory cap), the Democrats have already leaked a gun-ban list, even under the Bush administration when they knew full well it had no chance of passage (HR 1022, 110th Congress). It serves as a framework for the new list the Brady’s plan to introduce shortly. I have an outline of the Brady’s current plans and targets of opportunity. It’s horrific. They’re going after the courts, regulatory agencies, firearms dealers and statutes in an all out effort to restrict we the people. They’ve made little mention of criminals. Now more than ever, attention to the entire Bill of Rights is critical. Gun bans will impact our freedoms under search and seizure, due process, confiscated property, states’ rights, free speech, right to assemble and more, in addition to the Second Amendment. The Democrats current gun-ban-list proposal (final list will be worse):
Rifles (or copies or duplicates):
M1 Carbine,
Sturm Ruger Mini-14,
Bushmaster XM15,
Armalite M15,
Thompson 1927,
Thompson M1;
NHM 90,
NHM 91,
SA 85,
SA 93,
Olympic Arms PCR;
Calico Liberty ,
Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov SVU, Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or FNC, Hi-Point20Carbine, HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, HK-PSG-1, Thompson 1927 Commando, Kel-Tec Sub Rifle; Saiga, SAR-8, SAR-4800, SKS with detachable magazine, SLG 95, SLR 95 or 96, Steyr AU, Tavor, Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle ( Galatz ).
Pistols (or copies or duplicates):
Calico M-110,
MAC-11, or MPA3,
Olympic Arms OA,
TEC-22 Scorpion, or AB-10,
Shotguns (or copies or duplicates):
Armscor 30 BG,
SPAS 12 or LAW 12,
Striker 12,
Streetsweeper. Catch-all category (for anything missed or new designs):
A semiautomatic rifle that accepts a detachable magazine and has:
(i) a folding or telescoping stock,
(ii) a threaded barrel,
(iii) a pistol grip (which includes ANYTHING that can serve as a grip, see below),
(iv) a forward grip; or a barrel shroud.
Any semiautomatic rifle with a fixed magazine that can accept more than
10 rounds (except tubular magazine .22 rim fire rifles).
A semiautomatic pistol that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine, and has:
(i) a second pistol grip,
(ii) a threaded barrel,
(iii) a barrel shroud or
(iv) can accept a detachable magazine outside of the pistol grip, and
(v) a semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
A semiautomatic shotgun with:
(i) a folding or telescoping stock,
(ii) a pistol grip (see definition below),
(iii) the ability to accept a detachable magazine or a fixed magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds, and
(iv) a shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
Frames or receivers for the above are included, along with conversion kits.
Attorney General gets carte blanche to ban guns at will: Under the proposal, the U.S. Attorney General can add any “semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the Attorney General.”
Note that Obama’s pick for this office, Eric Holder, wrote a brief in the Heller case supporting the position that you have no right to have a working firearm in your own home. In making this determination, the bill says, “there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a firearm procured for use by the United States military or any law enforcement agency is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, and shall not be determined to be particularly suitable for sporting purposes solely because the firearm is suitable for use in a sporting event.” In plain English this means that ANY firearm ever obtained by federal officers or the military is not suitable for the public.
The last part is particularly clever, stating that a firearm doesn’t have a sporting purpose just because it can be used for sporting purpose — is that devious or what? And of course, “sporting purpose” is a rights infringement with no constitutional or historical support whatsoever, invented by domestic enemies of the right to keep and bear arms to further their cause of disarming the innocent.
Respectfully submitted, Alan Korwin, Author Gun Laws of America Forward or send to every gun owner you know…

Friday, June 22, 2012


By Julie Carter Summers mark a myriad of events in people's lives, ranging from Disneyland vacations to weekend boating and fishing at the lake. Family reunions fit in there somewhere and any of the sane ones that attend leave wondering, "What was I thinking?" Family reunions are where a whole bunch of kinfolk, many of whom never liked each other much, get together for a day or two and try to act like they are happy to be in the family. Then they spend most of that time avoiding the ones they didn't like in the first place. Every family has its own "special people," and usually they can be described with the phrase -- "Somebody needs to get the net after that entire bunch." Family reunions can be fodder for a sitcom script and I use an actual reunion for an example. The family clan runs the gamut of all kinds of crazy. The cousin that is a politician mistook the rest of the kinfolk for voters. He told stories and jokes nonstop as part of his campaign contribution plot. His motto -- "Any story worth telling is worth adding a little something to." The family dictator, also known as the one who organized the event in a resort town one state over from where they all lived, instructed a cousin that he was in charge of the Sunday morning breakfast. Her list was for him to get 80 eggs, 5 pounds of sausage and 5 pounds of bacon. When two family members didn’t show at the event, she cut the number to four dozen eggs with the same sausage and bacon. No one was quite sure who it was that didn’t make it, but they knew they must be egg-eating dudes. The fact that the organizer was a schoolteacher made this math somewhat concerning but then someone recalled she was allowed to teach only special-ed students. Uncle Mike was a big winner at the horse races and told the clan he would treat them all to a drink at the casino. "You know, when you hit it big at the races, a feller can do a lot of things," he said. "How much did you win, Mike?" "Twenty-three dollars," he answered. The old uncle, who is 84, has a young steady girlfriend of Latin descent, and he spent the weekend giving tango lessons on a spontaneous basis. A whispered warning passed from cousin to cousin advising them to not ask the old guy about his love life unless you were prepared to hear more than you wanted about sex at 84. A Friday night trip to the casino buffet was highlighted by one cowboy landing passed out on a stack of clean glasses in the pantry while a security guard babysat him until his wife was located. Although classified pretty much as hillbillies through and through, there were a few that made every attempt at being civilized, even just for the weekend. One woman proudly spent $62 on a pedicure, foot massage, had little daisies painted on her toes and her skin twinkled from the sparkles in the lotion that was applied. Another lost 11 cents playing the penny slots and whined about it for two days. The cousin who also peddled trinkets worked throughout the event using the family connections to lighten his inventory. Another group hit the high-dollar t-shirt stores and tourist bauble vendors for some name recognition braggin’- rights knick knacks. By the end of the weekend, the kinfolk were sufficiently reacquainted. It was quietly suggested that the next reunion might be held somewhere exotic enough that it would force a financial sorting of the attendees. There is a hard and fast rule for any event. You can invite your friends, but your relatives just show up.