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 40 mph winds and 14 inches of snow is Mother Nature’s wakeup call http://beefmagazine.com/blog/40-mph-winds-and-14-inches-snow-mother-nature-s-wakeup-call <div class="node-body blog-body">Nothing is better than working side-by-side with Mother Nature when she is agreeable, but nothing is crueler than when she is not. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/40-mph-winds-and-14-inches-snow-mother-nature-s-wakeup-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/40-mph-winds-and-14-inches-snow-mother-nature-s-wakeup-call#comments Business Pasture Range My View From The Country Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:26:00 +0000 97781 at http://beefmagazine.com We won’t solve our market woes in San Diego, but we aren’t shying away from them, either http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-won-t-solve-our-market-woes-san-diego-we-aren-t-shying-away-them-either <div class="node-body blog-body">We won’t solve all our problems this week in San Diego, but we will take positives steps in the right direction. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-won-t-solve-our-market-woes-san-diego-we-aren-t-shying-away-them-either" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-won-t-solve-our-market-woes-san-diego-we-aren-t-shying-away-them-either#comments Cattle Industry Structure People Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:06:00 +0000 97551 at http://beefmagazine.com Get ready for an interesting year in the cattle business http://beefmagazine.com/blog/get-ready-interesting-year-cattle-business <div class="node-body blog-body">2016 is shaping up to be a year that will keep us all on our toes. From the cattle market to the ballot box, this year’s storylines will find their own place in history. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/get-ready-interesting-year-cattle-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/get-ready-interesting-year-cattle-business#comments Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:11:00 +0000 97371 at http://beefmagazine.com Has the cattle market found the bottom? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/has-cattle-market-found-bottom <div class="node-body blog-body">Predicting the cattle market is fraught with uncertainty, but it looks like things are getting better. Have we finally found the bottom?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/has-cattle-market-found-bottom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/has-cattle-market-found-bottom#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:10:00 +0000 97361 at http://beefmagazine.com A rancher’s thoughts on Chipotle and the Oregon standoff http://beefmagazine.com/blog/rancher-s-thoughts-chipotle-and-oregon-standoff <div class="node-body blog-body">We do love bad news. That means, in light of this week’s headlines, the industry’s first priority has to be to avoid negative publicity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/rancher-s-thoughts-chipotle-and-oregon-standoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/rancher-s-thoughts-chipotle-and-oregon-standoff#comments Business Pasture Range My View From The Country Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:04:00 +0000 97041 at http://beefmagazine.com Where’s the new NCBA CEO? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/where-s-new-ncba-ceo <div class="node-body blog-body">NCBA’s leadership should be commended for not taking the easy road but rather taking their time in selecting their new CEO. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/where-s-new-ncba-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/where-s-new-ncba-ceo#comments Cattle Industry Structure My View From The Country Tue, 29 Dec 2015 19:20:00 +0000 96781 at http://beefmagazine.com Let’s just say it: Ranch women prove equality of the sexes is a myth http://beefmagazine.com/blog/let-s-just-say-it-ranch-women-prove-equality-sexes-myth <div class="node-body blog-body">Political correctness aside, it needs to be said—men and women are not equal. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/let-s-just-say-it-ranch-women-prove-equality-sexes-myth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/let-s-just-say-it-ranch-women-prove-equality-sexes-myth#comments Business My View From The Country Mon, 21 Dec 2015 19:03:00 +0000 96451 at http://beefmagazine.com Climate change agreement falls short of any significant impact http://beefmagazine.com/blog/climate-change-agreement-falls-short-any-significant-impact <div class="node-body blog-body">The COP 21 climate conference was a huge success in terms of political maneuvering, but falls short when it comes to substance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/climate-change-agreement-falls-short-any-significant-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/climate-change-agreement-falls-short-any-significant-impact#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 17 Dec 2015 21:35:00 +0000 96351 at http://beefmagazine.com COOL: Let’s pick up the pieces and move on http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cool-let-s-pick-pieces-and-move <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef industry has a tendency to spend more time explaining why negative events occur, instead of working to ensure these mistakes are not repeated over and over again. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cool-let-s-pick-pieces-and-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cool-let-s-pick-pieces-and-move#comments Business Government My View From The Country Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:24:00 +0000 96131 at http://beefmagazine.com Thoughts on sports, a lame duck and climate change http://beefmagazine.com/blog/thoughts-sports-lame-duck-and-climate-change <div class="node-body blog-body">The great irony of political correctness is you can’t hold leaders responsible for their actions as long as they continue to say the right thing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/thoughts-sports-lame-duck-and-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/thoughts-sports-lame-duck-and-climate-change#comments Environment Government My View From The Country Thu, 03 Dec 2015 16:35:00 +0000 95871 at http://beefmagazine.com