Apr 15, 2015

Energy outlook shows promise for good grilling demand

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
Apr 22, 2015

Another Earth Day, and America yawns 1

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
Apr 16, 2015

A spirited debate between the bulls & the bears on the market and moisture 1

Over time, I suppose everything evens out, but I have to admit that the bulls seem to enjoy the ride a whole lot more than the bears....More
Apr 16, 2015

Meat Market Update | Rib and loin continue tremendous rally

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
Apr 6, 2015

6 steps to low-input cow herd feeding

Burke Teichert prefers a “low input” feeding approach, in which producers are willing to take the rough edges off the natural environment. Here are his six steps to low-input production....More
Apr 15, 2015

3 articles that highlight the media's coverage of agriculture's water usage 8

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
Apr 8, 2015

Hay & forage growers anxiously await Mother Nature’s spring play

The 2015 haying season is upon us, and growers anxiously await Mother Nature’s spring verdict....More
Mar 30, 2015

A pickup in the ditch says everything about the rural lifestyle 1

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

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