My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en Now it’s my turn to spread a little rain envy http://beefmagazine.com/blog/now-it-s-my-turn-spread-little-rain-envy <div class="node-body blog-body">After suffering from rain envy for more than a decade, this spring’s ample moisture has brought on a different emotion—rain guilt.</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/now-it-s-my-turn-spread-little-rain-envy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/now-it-s-my-turn-spread-little-rain-envy#comments Pasture Range My View From The Country Thu, 21 May 2015 14:14:00 +0000 89471 at http://beefmagazine.com The slow demise of COOL and how it’s hurt the beef industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/slow-demise-cool-and-how-it-s-hurt-beef-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">With the U.S. now out of options in defending COOL, will Congress have the time and the spine to repeal it? </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/slow-demise-cool-and-how-it-s-hurt-beef-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/slow-demise-cool-and-how-it-s-hurt-beef-industry#comments Regulation My View From The Country Thu, 21 May 2015 14:13:00 +0000 89461 at http://beefmagazine.com How a high school graduation changed my perception of America’s educational system http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-high-school-graduation-changed-my-perception-america-s-educational-system <div class="node-body blog-body">America’s education system, like America itself, has changed and evolved. Are those changes best serving our future?</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/how-high-school-graduation-changed-my-perception-america-s-educational-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-high-school-graduation-changed-my-perception-america-s-educational-system#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 14 May 2015 16:06:00 +0000 89261 at http://beefmagazine.com Marginal thinking: We can’t move forward if we’re focused on the past http://beefmagazine.com/blog/marginal-thinking-we-can-t-move-forward-if-we-re-focused-past <div class="node-body blog-body">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. </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/marginal-thinking-we-can-t-move-forward-if-we-re-focused-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/marginal-thinking-we-can-t-move-forward-if-we-re-focused-past#comments Ranch Management Cattle Marketing My View From The Country Thu, 14 May 2015 15:39:00 +0000 89251 at http://beefmagazine.com Why Kansas policy proposals should scare anyone in agriculture http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-kansas-policy-proposals-should-scare-anyone-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">In spite of the fact that a good portion of the country can be considered politically “red,” the blue urban areas dominate the political landscape. Even in red states, the effort to over-regulate agriculture is a threat.</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/why-kansas-policy-proposals-should-scare-anyone-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-kansas-policy-proposals-should-scare-anyone-agriculture#comments Regulation Business Government My View From The Country Thu, 07 May 2015 14:50:00 +0000 88991 at http://beefmagazine.com Planting 2015: Corn planting moves along, now let it rain! http://beefmagazine.com/blog/planting-2015-corn-planting-moves-along-now-let-it-rain <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</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/planting-2015-corn-planting-moves-along-now-let-it-rain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/planting-2015-corn-planting-moves-along-now-let-it-rain#comments Cattle Feed Prices Business My View From The Country Thu, 07 May 2015 14:50:00 +0000 89001 at http://beefmagazine.com We’re missing the lesson provided by the Baltimore riots http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-re-missing-lesson-provided-baltimore-riots <div class="node-body blog-body">The lesson provided by the Baltimore riots is that government is inherently inefficient, and tends toward abusive power if left unchecked.</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-re-missing-lesson-provided-baltimore-riots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-re-missing-lesson-provided-baltimore-riots#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:03:00 +0000 88881 at http://beefmagazine.com Why do good decisions tend to occur in bad economic times? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-do-good-decisions-tend-occur-bad-economic-times <div class="node-body blog-body">The only thing for certain is that, with high prices and/or growing economy, cow herds and the government will expand.</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/why-do-good-decisions-tend-occur-bad-economic-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-do-good-decisions-tend-occur-bad-economic-times#comments Ranch Management Business My View From The Country Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:54:00 +0000 88871 at http://beefmagazine.com 2016 election season underway; don’t expect anything from Congress http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2016-election-season-underway-don-t-expect-anything-congress <div class="node-body blog-body">We’ve entered that legislative stage where nearly everything is just posturing for the elections in 2016. Don't get your hopes up for any big legislative changes.</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/2016-election-season-underway-don-t-expect-anything-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2016-election-season-underway-don-t-expect-anything-congress#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:35:00 +0000 88721 at http://beefmagazine.com Why are beef producers always focused on the negative? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-are-beef-producers-always-focused-negative <div class="node-body blog-body">I can’t help but wonder if the beef industry wouldn’t be better served by managing for positive outcomes rather than avoiding negative ones.</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/why-are-beef-producers-always-focused-negative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-are-beef-producers-always-focused-negative#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:56:00 +0000 88711 at http://beefmagazine.com A spirited debate between the bulls & the bears on the market and moisture http://beefmagazine.com/blog/spirited-debate-between-bulls-bears-market-and-moisture <div class="node-body blog-body">Over time, I suppose everything evens out, but I have to admit that the bulls seem to enjoy the ride a whole lot more than the bears. </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/spirited-debate-between-bulls-bears-market-and-moisture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/spirited-debate-between-bulls-bears-market-and-moisture#comments Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:40:00 +0000 88531 at http://beefmagazine.com Why every parent wishes they could turn back time http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-every-parent-wishes-they-could-turn-back-time <div class="node-body blog-body">The only thing I know for certain is that kids grow up too fast, and everyone I talk to wishes they would have taken the time to enjoy the moments just a little more. </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/why-every-parent-wishes-they-could-turn-back-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-every-parent-wishes-they-could-turn-back-time#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:38:00 +0000 88521 at http://beefmagazine.com Who is the best leader for the beef industry? We all are http://beefmagazine.com/blog/who-best-leader-beef-industry-we-all-are <div class="node-body blog-body">We’ll never persuade the elites, but we can inspire and communicate with those who work every single day in the beef industry to make a living for their families.</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/who-best-leader-beef-industry-we-all-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/who-best-leader-beef-industry-we-all-are#comments Cattle Industry Structure People Business My View From The Country Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:36:00 +0000 88341 at http://beefmagazine.com Beat the rancher’s curse; stop assuming people can read your mind http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beat-rancher-s-curse-stop-assuming-people-can-read-your-mind <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s a lot easier today to overcome the rancher’s curse than in the old days. After all, texts and emails allow us to build up to that actual two-way conversation. </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/beat-rancher-s-curse-stop-assuming-people-can-read-your-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beat-rancher-s-curse-stop-assuming-people-can-read-your-mind#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:36:00 +0000 88351 at http://beefmagazine.com It’s not scalable or practical, yet the food movement marches on http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-not-scalable-or-practical-yet-food-movement-marches <div class="node-body blog-body">For the food movement to achieve its aims, modern agriculture must cease to exist. </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/it-s-not-scalable-or-practical-yet-food-movement-marches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-not-scalable-or-practical-yet-food-movement-marches#comments Beef Quality Beef Demand Beef Advocacy My View From The Country Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:19:00 +0000 88081 at http://beefmagazine.com