90-Mile View: Howard Blender

Jan 23, 2013

There are few images of the West as iconic as cattle and few people as optimistic as a cattle rancher.  Just ask Howard Blender.

Following in his father's footsteps, Blender has been raising cattle in the Flint Hills of Chase County, Kansas for most of his 63 years.  Today he talks with Steve Kraske about life on the tall grass prairie: decreasing water, increasing feed prices, a Farm Bill still not formulated, and how he maintains that optimism in the face of it all.