Last November, when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) opted to keep the supply of crude oil flowing, it set off a remarkable freefall in energy prices that continues to benefit U.S. consumers....More
Americans are much more aware of their role in a clean environment today, and most act to do their part. However, I think most of us would appreciate a drop in the level of alarmism emanating from some quarters....More
The rib and loin primal cuts continue their tremendous rally and were $12-$13 dollars higher again this week. However the total volume of box beef sales has started to slip compared to previous years....More
National coverage of the ongoing drought in California seems to be stoking consumer concern about water usage in food production, with beef being singled out as a big user of water. How should the meat industry respond?...More
Anyone who has experienced serious injury or illness in a loved one can appreciate the highs and lows, and how dark things can be in the middle of it all. Here's a story of how a pickup in a ditch serves as a constant reminder for one rancher....More
Which announced presidential candidate do you prefer?
One season that never seems to end in the U.S. is campaign season. Four individuals have thus far announced their candidacy for president in 2016. This week’s online poll question is: “Which announced presidential candidate do you prefer?” Be sure to leave your thoughts on your preferred candidate in the comments section after voting.