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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
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
Vaccinating calves
Nov 04, 2014

It’s Possible To Eradicate BVD: Should We?4

BVD is one of the most pervasive and costly diseases that cattle producers deal with....More
facts, beef, advocate, communications, Big Ag Business, journalists, misinformed
Oct 25, 2014

5 Ways An Investigative Reporter Got It Wrong About Beef Production3

I ended up applying my advocating skills for the beef industry before leaving the event....More
Oct 22, 2014

A Nebraska Cattle Feeder Stands Up For Her Industry2

I just finished up doing our November issue cover story on a remarkable woman named Anne Burkholder of Cozad, NE. For those of you who follow BEEF....More
Oct 14, 2014

Herd Rebuilding? Efficiency Matters As Much As Expansion

It’s true that there always seems to be some land available at a price, but it’s getting tougher to find what’s needed at a price that makes sense....More
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Oct 06, 2014

Connecting The Dots Of My 4-H Showing Career4

Two weeks ago at this time, I was on my way to Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H National Livestock Exposition to compete in my very last 4-H livestock show....More
Gleaner combine
Sep 29, 2014

Doing The Land Price Boogie

As corn prices have plummeted, so have land prices and equipment sales. Now that skyrocketing cattle prices have replaced skyrocketing corn prices as....More
Sep 25, 2014

Don’t Miss Out On Your Chance At A Share Of $7,0001

The one beef industry certainty is a tight supply, while the main area of uncertainty is beef demand....More
Sep 23, 2014

My Days Are Over, But I’ll Remain Forever A 4-Her4

My involvement in the 4-H program has encouraged me to personally defined ambition, perseverance, faith and hard work; and applied all of these....More

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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