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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
Dec 16, 2014

Immigration reform critical for beef industry

The U.S. has a very long and very sorry record of its ability to effectively deal with immigration policy. For agriculture as a whole and the beef....More
agriculture in great business place
Dec 09, 2014

It’s a great time to be in agriculture

Get ready, says one futurist, because the coming decades will be one of the most innovative and exciting times ever to be in agriculture. And cattle....More
beef intern receives FFA American Degree
Nov 28, 2014

Ag Education Is A Smart Investment For America’s Future1

Agricultural education is both a privilege and a necessity in raising today’s youth....More
elephant
Nov 25, 2014

Cattlemen Excited By Legislative Prospects In New Congress1

The November midterm election results definitely reset the federal legislative branch. In the 114th Congress, which begins Jan. 3, 2015, Republicans....More
Nov 18, 2014

Beef’s Production Efficiency Contributes To Environmental Quality1

Although scientists and agricultural producers often differ in their views of climate change, the fact is the efficiency of U.S. beef production is a....More
Choosy mothers choose beef
Nov 12, 2014

Beef Checkoff Continues To Be A Game-Changer1

he beef checkoff, through its contractors like NCBA, is the best investment that cattle producers have ever made in the long-term success and....More
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Burt Rutherford

Burt has more than 35 years of experience communicating about beef industry issues. A Colorado native and graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in agricultural journalism, he now works...

Wes Ishmael

Among the industry’s most insightful thinkers, Wes Ishmael concentrates on industry price and market perspectives for BEEF magazine. Along with his monthly “Cattle Economics” column...
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