My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed As a fulltime rancher, opinion contributor Troy Marshall brings a unique perspective on how consumer and political trends affect livestock production. en Corn or cattle? Neither look good, but at least corn farmers know why http://beefmagazine.com/blog/corn-or-cattle-neither-look-good-least-corn-farmers-know-why <div class="node-body blog-body">The good and bad news for the grain market is that we know what it will take to raise prices. The good and bad news for the cattle market is that nobody knows how to fix it. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/corn-or-cattle-neither-look-good-least-corn-farmers-know-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/corn-or-cattle-neither-look-good-least-corn-farmers-know-why#comments Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:26:00 +0000 105471 at http://beefmagazine.com Simple choices? Not in this election http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simple-choices-not-election <div class="node-body blog-body">In a world that teaches there is no right or wrong, the cattle business stands as a testament to the fallacy of that notion. That’s what makes the current crop of presidential candidates, and the choice between them, so frustrating. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simple-choices-not-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simple-choices-not-election#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:01:00 +0000 105171 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>iStock photo</p> We can’t make sense out of a nonsensical world http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-can-t-make-sense-out-nonsensical-world <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s frustrating trying to make sense out of a nonsensical world. But that doesn’t stop this BEEF columnist from trying. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-can-t-make-sense-out-nonsensical-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-can-t-make-sense-out-nonsensical-world#comments Business Government My View From The Country Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:42:00 +0000 104911 at http://beefmagazine.com Here’s what I like about ranchers: we’re winners, not whiners http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-what-i-about-ranchers-we-re-winners-not-whiners <div class="node-body blog-body">Sure, we complain about the weather, the markets, the government and other things we can’t control. But ranching requires a special attitude of optimism. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-what-i-about-ranchers-we-re-winners-not-whiners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-what-i-about-ranchers-we-re-winners-not-whiners#comments People My View From The Country Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:51:00 +0000 104631 at http://beefmagazine.com Ranching isn’t all about business, it’s about raising a family too http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranching-isn-t-all-about-business-it-s-about-raising-family-too <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s a lot of beauty in running a ranch. One is watching your kids grow up to be caring, useful adults. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranching-isn-t-all-about-business-it-s-about-raising-family-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranching-isn-t-all-about-business-it-s-about-raising-family-too#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:46:00 +0000 104401 at http://beefmagazine.com Is this my last column disputing global warming? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-last-column-disputing-global-warming <div class="node-body blog-body">The political correctness movement has stopped short of using the legal system against popular views. That time is over, and with it our freedoms. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-last-column-disputing-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-last-column-disputing-global-warming#comments Environment My View From The Country Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:25:00 +0000 104301 at http://beefmagazine.com Failing to see the upside of failure http://beefmagazine.com/blog/failing-see-upside-failure <div class="node-body blog-body">BEEF columnist Troy Marshall has experienced some monumental setbacks on his ranch, but he has yet to accept failure. Do managers need to celebrate failure as much as they need to overcome it? </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/failing-see-upside-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/failing-see-upside-failure#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:02:00 +0000 104191 at http://beefmagazine.com This presidential election is surreal in some of the most real ways imaginable http://beefmagazine.com/blog/presidential-election-surreal-some-most-real-ways-imaginable <div class="node-body blog-body">This presidential election boils down to a personality contest between two of the most negatively perceived candidates in modern history. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/presidential-election-surreal-some-most-real-ways-imaginable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/presidential-election-surreal-some-most-real-ways-imaginable#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:09:00 +0000 103971 at http://beefmagazine.com Answer this: What market do you want to win in? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/answer-what-market-do-you-want-win <div class="node-body blog-body">As producers, we have to decide first where we are going to compete and then what it will take to compete in that arena. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/answer-what-market-do-you-want-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/answer-what-market-do-you-want-win#comments Ranch Management Cattle Marketing My View From The Country Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:21:00 +0000 103731 at http://beefmagazine.com Will your vote be for the candidate of choice or the lesser of two evils? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-your-vote-be-candidate-choice-or-lesser-two-evils <div class="node-body blog-body">With historically high negatives for both candidates, there is a tendency for people to just want to sit this one out, or simply vote for who they believe is the lesser of the two evils and leave it at that. Unfortunately, regardless of how you opinion falls, we can’t afford to sit this one out. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-your-vote-be-candidate-choice-or-lesser-two-evils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-your-vote-be-candidate-choice-or-lesser-two-evils#comments Business Government My View From The Country Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:38:00 +0000 103461 at http://beefmagazine.com