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 Before you strive to be better, determine if it’s right to start with http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-strive-be-better-determine-if-it-s-right-start <div class="node-body blog-body">When considering your business model and whether or not it will be valid in the future, it is often easier or at least safer to do things as they have always been done. </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/you-strive-be-better-determine-if-it-s-right-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-strive-be-better-determine-if-it-s-right-start#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:32:00 +0000 92831 at http://beefmagazine.com WOTUS: What would our founding fathers say? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/wotus-what-would-our-founding-fathers-say <div class="node-body blog-body">The Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule has created much angst and confusion in cattle country. And the rule itself is just the beginning. If the rule is upheld as written, it is about more than just EPA having jurisdiction over every drop of water on your land. </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/wotus-what-would-our-founding-fathers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/wotus-what-would-our-founding-fathers-say#comments Regulation Government My View From The Country Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:32:00 +0000 92821 at http://beefmagazine.com When China growls, everyone gets heartburn http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-china-growls-everyone-gets-heartburn <div class="node-body blog-body">The global marketplace is in the jitters. The cattle futures market, taking its lead from other jittery markets, has been in a free-fall the past two weeks. </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/when-china-growls-everyone-gets-heartburn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-china-growls-everyone-gets-heartburn#comments Cattle Markets Government My View From The Country Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:39:00 +0000 92601 at http://beefmagazine.com The great desk conspiracy: How a tom cat initiated my office clean up http://beefmagazine.com/blog/great-desk-conspiracy-how-tom-cat-initiated-my-office-clean <div class="node-body blog-body">Sometimes it takes extraordinary events to force an office cleanup. But the maleficence of a tom cat did the trick for this Cow-Calf Weekly editor. </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/great-desk-conspiracy-how-tom-cat-initiated-my-office-clean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/great-desk-conspiracy-how-tom-cat-initiated-my-office-clean#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:36:00 +0000 92591 at http://beefmagazine.com Is tradition holding your ranching operation back? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/tradition-holding-your-ranching-operation-back <div class="node-body blog-body">Most traditions are valid and useful. But don’t be afraid to cull those that aren’t. </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/tradition-holding-your-ranching-operation-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/tradition-holding-your-ranching-operation-back#comments Ranch Management Business My View From The Country Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:22:00 +0000 92391 at http://beefmagazine.com Move over, Al Gore. Here comes Obama http://beefmagazine.com/blog/move-over-al-gore-here-comes-obama <div class="node-body blog-body">President Obama is already planning for his post-president retirement years. So, while the beef business as a whole has been looking forward to a post-Obama political situation, don’t expect him to simply fade away into retirement.</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/move-over-al-gore-here-comes-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/move-over-al-gore-here-comes-obama#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:22:00 +0000 92401 at http://beefmagazine.com Election 2016 begins; the political establishment on both sides should take heed http://beefmagazine.com/blog/election-2016-begins-political-establishment-both-sides-should-take-heed <div class="node-body blog-body">While most think it will be another Bush vs. Clinton race, those outside the political establishment are keeping things interesting. </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/election-2016-begins-political-establishment-both-sides-should-take-heed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/election-2016-begins-political-establishment-both-sides-should-take-heed#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:16:00 +0000 92231 at http://beefmagazine.com Don’t let bad habits hold back your productivity http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-let-bad-habits-hold-back-your-productivity <div class="node-body blog-body">Many are aware that habits, both bad and good, can have an impact on productivity. But understanding just how deeply habits affect day-to-day operations and long-term profitability is a good start on making the changes necessary to carry you and your business forward.</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/don-t-let-bad-habits-hold-back-your-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-let-bad-habits-hold-back-your-productivity#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:16:00 +0000 92241 at http://beefmagazine.com When does praying for the “right” thing the wrong thing to do? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-does-praying-right-thing-wrong-thing-do <div class="node-body blog-body">It is easy to pray for strength and guidance, but when it comes to things like praying for rain or some other sort of blessing, it’s hard to fight the feeling that we shouldn’t be so selfish. </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/when-does-praying-right-thing-wrong-thing-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-does-praying-right-thing-wrong-thing-do#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:44:00 +0000 91961 at http://beefmagazine.com Obama’s energy plan – It’s all about power http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-energy-plan-it-s-all-about-power <div class="node-body blog-body">Even though the global warming-climate change argument has been debunked, Obama still used it as a reason to advocate for a change in energy policy. But is it really about the environment? </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/obama-s-energy-plan-it-s-all-about-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-energy-plan-it-s-all-about-power#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:56:00 +0000 91951 at http://beefmagazine.com