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Apr 01, 2015

Are you ready for the next drought?

For much of the Great Plains, as well as other parts of cattle country, the drought isn’t over. Are you ready the Big Dry, second stanza?....More
Mar 24, 2015

Sage grouse stew—The pot boils again over iconic bird3

Since its listing in 2010, the greater sage grouse has been a wildlife species of intense interest in the 11 states in the West where it lives. Two....More
Mar 18, 2015

Is EPA looking to steal the sizzle from backyard barbecues?

EPA-funded California research will look at limiting emissions that result from backyard grilling of meat....More
U.S. beef
Mar 11, 2015

Japanese taste for beef is changing; good news for U.S. producers?1

Japan’s taste for beef is changing. How will that affect U.S. beef exports long-term?....More
big round bales
Mar 04, 2015

BEEF reader survey shows interesting regional hay practices

Exclusive BEEF reader survey shows regional practices in hay making and hay feeding....More
Feb 24, 2015

Megatrends in agriculture—how will they affect your ranch?

The times, they are a’changing. But then again, they always have been, especially in agriculture. What are the megatrends in agriculture and how will....More
Feb 18, 2015

2 important trade issues on the front burner for U.S. beef

Trade promotion authority and a resolution to the West Coast shipping impasse need to be resolved in order to bolster U.S. beef’s trade picture....More
Humane care
Feb 11, 2015

Have we lost the battle on animal welfare?

The discussion between beef producers and beef consumers about animal welfare continues to escalate....More
High quality ribeye
Feb 02, 2015

Increase in U.S. packing capacity is good news for the beef business

The news of late has been positive for beef producers. From start-ups in the Midwest to competing plans for more capacity in the Northwest, packing....More
Holstgein steers
Jan 27, 2015

The black and white on black-and-white cattle

Prophetic 1979 article shows that perhaps not much has changed in 35 years....More
Jan 20, 2015

Wobbly global economy adds some angst to the U.S. cattle market

"Tight supplies will continue to pressure (support) cattle and beef supplies and may well lead yet to new record prices, but markets in 2015 are more....More
Jan 14, 2015

U.S. meat, food groups anxiously await dietary committee recommendations

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is charged by the government with developing recommendations for the 2015 update of Dietary Guidelines for....More
Angus calf
Jan 06, 2015

Oldies but goodies were the most popular BEEF magazine reads in 2014

Here’s the lineup of the most popular articles from BEEF....More
Dec 31, 2014

2014 – It was truly a year to remember

Here are BEEF editors’ picks of the top 10 industry happenings of 2014, with a bonus 10 thrown in....More
Surprise, Santa
Dec 23, 2014

We wish you a Merry Christmas3

Today is Christmas, a time for family, for gifts and food. It’s also a time to remember the greatest gift of all, the birth of Jesus. The editors of....More
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Joe Roybal

Joe is a native of South Dakota and a graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in journalism. He worked as a daily newspaper reporter and photographer before doing a six-year stint...

Burt Rutherford

Burt has nearly 30 years’ experience communicating about beef industry issues. A Colorado native and graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in agricultural journalism, he now...
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