Burt Rutherford

U.S. beef in Mexico
Ouch! Canada, Mexico announce COOL retaliation figures
Canada and Mexico will seek $3.6 billion in annual country of origin labeling (COOL) retaliatory tariffs
FDA releases final Veterinary Feed Directive rule on antibiotics 1
VFD touted as way to promote judicious antibiotic use.
Exclusive BEEF Survey: U.S. cattle producers are realistically optimistic
After surging last year, BEEF magazine’s Producer Optimism Index slips in 2015.
Cattle business mourns the loss of Richard Gebhart
Oklahoma cattle producer earned respect for shooting straight.
Water issues intensify; will the livestock industry be left in the dust?
Water fights are not new to cattle producers. Will ag be left in the dust as water issues intensify? First in a three-part series.
6 Trending Headlines: RFS released & no one is happy; PLUS: Get ready to battle pinkeye
After a year delay, EPA finally released its updated Renewable Fuel Standard. And to nobody’s surprise, nobody is happy. Corn farmers say it’s too low. Livestock producers say it’s too high. What do you think?
EPA finalizes WOTUS rule
The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its controversial Waters of the U.S. rule. Reaction from the head of the creek is anything but positive.
7 tools to win the war against cattle flies
Face flies and horn flies are a constant irritation to your cattle. Here’s a list of the weapons available in your battery of tools to keep the flies at bay.
5 Trending Headlines: How did Memorial Day get started, anyway? PLUS: pasture and range conditions looking up
In between enjoying family, friends and beef on the grill, many Americans will pause to reflect on the true significance of Memorial Day. Here’s an explanation of how this national holiday first got started.
WTO rules against U.S. COOL regs 4
For the fourth time, the World Trade Organization has ruled that U.S. country of origin (COOL) regulations violate international traded laws. Canada and Mexico are now free to retaliate against the U.S.
Low-stress cattle handling is not low-pressure cattle handling
It’s important to understand what low-stress cattle handling is and what it isn’t.
Culinary students experience pasture to plate education experience
Aspiring chefs tour the beef industry from pasture to plate to learn the truth about beef.
7 Trending Headlines: Beef demand continues its torrid pace; PLUS: What’s ahead for the 2015 cattle market? 3
Concerns about how consumers will react to the high retail price of beef continue to mount. But the torrid pace of beef demand in the first quarter of the year seems to dispel those worries. Check out this and more in this week’s Trending Headlines.
avian flu hits Iowa
6 Trending Headlines: BQA certification success, PLUS: How will Avian flu impact supply & prices?
If you need any justification for all the stuff that’s accumulated in your shop, the barn, the shed and everyplace else, read on. Plus, learn about how more beef producers are jumping on the BQA bandwagon in this week’s trending headlines.
5 Trending Headlines: Gary Smith’s 10 beef industry opportunities, PLUS: National Guard to fight avian flu

From avian influenza to the future direction of the beef business, this week’s headlines will keep you up-to-date on the important and interesting news that affects you.


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