Burt Rutherford

Marketing plans pay
Top Headlines: Rain Helps Drought, Marketing Options & Cattle Temperament Matters
Since Memorial Day weekend, rain has blessed much of the nation. That’s particularly good news for the drought areas of the Southern and Central Plains.
Yamaha Introduces 6-Passenger Viking VI Side-By-Side
Yamaha recently introduced its new and upgraded Viking VI Side-By-Side 6-Passenger Vehicle
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BEEF Survey Shows Producer Optimism Is Skyrocketing
After a sharp plunge in 2013, BEEF magazine’s annual survey of producer attitudes shows a huge leap in optimism for 2014. Get the details here.
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This Week’s News: Organic Food Doesn’t Cut Cancer, Exports Loom Large And The Checkoff Shines
While the debate over the perceived benefits of organic food will never cease, research continues to indicate that organics don’t offer any health benefit over conventionally produced food.
This Week’s Top Headlines: State Beef Checkoffs Hit A Gear and EPA Goes Rogue
More and more state beef councils and state cattlemen’s associations are looking internally to shore up the effectiveness of beef checkoff dollars.
Beef Industry Is Focused On Fighting Off Regulatory Onslaught
“I think the painful reality for us is that Congress is not going to do that much more in 2014.”
higher livestock prices strengthen rural economy
Higher Livestock Prices Strengthen Rural Economy
“The overall index for the rural mainstreet economy indicates that economic conditions of the areas of the nation highly dependent on agriculture and energy are improving."
Top Headlines Making News In The BEEF Business
It’s been a busy week in the beef business. BEEF brings you this week-ending round-up of the top headlines making news this week.
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Record Beef Prices Ahead; Will Consumers Balk? 2
Consumers are a resilient bunch, so far willing to keep beef front and center on the plate despite record-high retail prices.
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The Wheels Are In Motion For Beef Industry Expansion
Many heifers went feedyard-bound as pastures withered under an unrelenting drought.
International News: 4 Headlines That Affect You
If there was any doubt that U.S. cattlemen operate in a global market, recent headlines show how true that is. Here’s a roundup of international news that will affect you.
8 Resources To Help You Prepare For Severe Weather
As the people in Arkansas and Oklahoma can attest, severe weather can happen at any time. Here are 5 tips and links to help you prepare.
Will China Really Open To U.S. Beef?
Since the U.S. BSE fiasco in 2003, China has banned U.S. beef imports, at least officially. That stance may change this year, now that China’s central planners are realizing that the country doesn’t have the resources for it to be 100% self-sufficient in everything. That means efforts by U.S. beef producers to enter the Chinese market may finally pay off.
consumer spending on groceries decreases, beef demand stays steady
Beef Demand Holds Steady As Consumers Spend Less On Groceries
In spite of higher food prices, a recent survey indicates consumers are still willing to pay for beef.
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After Soft Start, Rural Bankers See Better Economy Ahead
After moving below growth neutral in February, the rural economy moved above the 50.0 threshold for two straight months, according to the April survey of bank CEOs in a 10-state area.

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