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May 20, 2015
blog

New campaign promotes soil health; PLUS: 5 blogs on how cattle grazing helps soil

USDA’s “Hope in Healthy Soil” campaign promotes the importance of farmers and ranchers managing the soil to help the planet and feed the world. Share the video, plus check out these five blog posts showcasing how ranchers are fantastic stewards of soil....More
May 21, 2015
blog

Family Ranch Series Part 3: Avoid these 3 mistakes when estate planning

Estate planning is a must for ranches to survive after the loss of a loved one. To avoid these three common mistakes, have a plan in place that will stand the test of time....More
May 11, 2015
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Another near-record year predicted for cow-calf producers in 2015

My advice for ranchers is to always compare their marketing alternatives to selling at weaning. To do this, you must price your calves at weaning — whether you sell them or not....More
May 21, 2015
Commentary

The slow demise of COOL and how it’s hurt the beef industry 2

With the U.S. now out of options in defending COOL, will Congress have the time and the spine to repeal it?...More
May 11, 2015
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10 opportunites ahead for beef producers 1

Gary Smith asked a group of industry leaders to identify key opportunities for beef over the next decade. See their top 10 list below....More
May 14, 2015
Commentary

How a high school graduation changed my perception of America’s educational system 1

America’s education system, like America itself, has changed and evolved. Are those changes best serving our future?...More
May 13, 2015
blog

Basic demand drivers still provide the most opportunity

Digging into the data shows more acceptance of beef industry structure, export markets....More
May 14, 2015
Commentary

Marginal thinking: We can’t move forward if we’re focused on the past 3

The fundamental flaw in marginal thinking is that it keeps us from investing in our future, and encourages us to bet that current market conditions and competition will remain the same....More
May 7, 2015
blog

Ranch managers: Are you a seeker of truth? 5

Successful ranch managers, however, have learned that real progress comes when they open their minds and become seekers of truth....More
May 7, 2015
Commentary

Planting 2015: Corn planting moves along, now let it rain! 2

One of the wonders of modern agriculture and all the technology that goes with it is how efficiently corn farmers can put seed in the ground. While it’s much too early to anticipate final yields, planting progress shows that we have less to worry about than we may think....More
May 7, 2015
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Meat Market Update | Retailers reorder after busy weeks to boost volume

The Daily Cutout has shown a tendency to be higher early in the week as retailers reorder after a busy weekend, but then dropped later in the week....More
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