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 Greatest bull market in the U.S. economy is the beef business http://beefmagazine.com/blog/greatest-bull-market-us-economy-beef-business <div class="node-body blog-body">Comparing year-to-year averages, almost any class of cattle is up 25% over last year, with the majority up 30-50%. </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/greatest-bull-market-us-economy-beef-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/greatest-bull-market-us-economy-beef-business#comments Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:33:00 +0000 83411 at http://beefmagazine.com What’s the greatest Christmas gift of all? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-greatest-christmas-gift-all <div class="node-body blog-body">I think it is one of the unique and truly great things about agriculture that at the busiest and most challenging times we tend to gather around our faith and our families. Christmas allows us to reset our focus on family and faith.</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/what-s-greatest-christmas-gift-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-greatest-christmas-gift-all#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:31:00 +0000 83401 at http://beefmagazine.com Life was good when our only worry was herd expansion http://beefmagazine.com/blog/life-was-good-when-our-only-worry-was-herd-expansion <div class="node-body blog-body">However, I couldn’t help but ask myself, if I were a betting man, which do I believe poses the biggest risk, and which do I believe is more likely to occur first – increased cattle numbers, a global recession, a U.S. debt failure, or a geopolitical crisis.</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/life-was-good-when-our-only-worry-was-herd-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/life-was-good-when-our-only-worry-was-herd-expansion#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:02:00 +0000 83201 at http://beefmagazine.com Street protesters: Be mad at the government, not police http://beefmagazine.com/blog/street-protesters-be-mad-government-not-police <div class="node-body blog-body">The challenge for any society is to have enough government to allow freedom and progress to exist, but to also limit government so that freedom and progress are not taken away.</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/street-protesters-be-mad-government-not-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/street-protesters-be-mad-government-not-police#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:02:00 +0000 83211 at http://beefmagazine.com Why portion size isn’t a major issue for the beef industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-portion-size-isn-t-major-issue-beef-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef processing and retail system will continue to innovate and deal with larger cuts of meats.</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-portion-size-isn-t-major-issue-beef-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-portion-size-isn-t-major-issue-beef-industry#comments Beef Demand Sustainability My View From The Country Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:13:00 +0000 82991 at http://beefmagazine.com Agriculture can’t allow outsiders to define sustainability http://beefmagazine.com/blog/agriculture-can-t-allow-outsiders-define-sustainability <div class="node-body blog-body">Everyone is 100% for sustainable agriculture, but there is wide disagreement on what that looks like and how it will be measured and verified.</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/agriculture-can-t-allow-outsiders-define-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/agriculture-can-t-allow-outsiders-define-sustainability#comments Beef Quality Business Sustainability My View From The Country Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:11:00 +0000 82971 at http://beefmagazine.com Thanking Loved Ones & Those Who Sacrificed To Make It All Possible http://beefmagazine.com/blog/thanking-loved-ones-those-who-sacrificed-make-it-all-possible <div class="node-body blog-body">Most of us find it easy to be thankful for our family, friends, faith and life in this great nation. And it’s good to express gratitude for these gifts and contemplate their importance, particularly on Thanksgiving Day, because it’s so easy to take them for granted</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/thanking-loved-ones-those-who-sacrificed-make-it-all-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/thanking-loved-ones-those-who-sacrificed-make-it-all-possible#comments Business My View From The Country Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:47:00 +0000 82641 at http://beefmagazine.com Immigration Reform Continues To Be A Political Football http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-continues-be-political-football <div class="node-body blog-body">What’s ironic about the politics of immigration reform is that both the right and the left benefit from not doing anything and keeping the issue alive.</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/immigration-reform-continues-be-political-football" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-continues-be-political-football#comments Government My View From The Country Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:47:00 +0000 82651 at http://beefmagazine.com NFU “Clarifies” Its Beef Checkoff Position, Hangs Vilsack Out To Dry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nfu-clarifies-its-beef-checkoff-position-hangs-vilsack-out-dry <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef business is scratching its collective head this week, following an apparent reversal in the National Farmer’s Union stance on creating a second, government-run beef checkoff.</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/nfu-clarifies-its-beef-checkoff-position-hangs-vilsack-out-dry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nfu-clarifies-its-beef-checkoff-position-hangs-vilsack-out-dry#comments Cattle Industry Structure Business My View From The Country Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:30:00 +0000 82331 at http://beefmagazine.com 10 Lessons I Want To Share With My Teenage Son http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-lessons-i-want-share-my-teenage-son <div class="node-body blog-body">Parenting children is one of the toughest jobs anyone can have. With a son who’s a senior in high school, BEEF columnist Troy Marshall reflects on the advice he’d like to pass along.</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/10-lessons-i-want-share-my-teenage-son" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-lessons-i-want-share-my-teenage-son#comments People My View From The Country Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:48:00 +0000 82341 at http://beefmagazine.com