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relating to the old cow in the herd
May 23, 2013

As I Get Older, I Relate Better To My Old Cows2

It recently dawned on me that our lives aren’t much different from that of a cow. We just typically get a little more longevity....More
ranch mistakes learning
May 16, 2013

Someone Has To Put The Experts’ Advice To Work1

I was worried that relying on experts would put me out of a job, but I think I’ve found my role at last. Somebody has to integrate and figure out how....More
washington scandal with IRS, CIA
May 16, 2013

To Get Things Done, Washington Needs Scandals & Crises

The key to any crisis or scandal, whether real or manufactured, is not the actual event or subject. It is what actions government is able to push....More
cattle prices and beef demand
May 16, 2013

Industry Sees Record Wholesale Beef Prices, But Not Profits1

Even more important than the lack of profitability in the beef industry is the concern over beef demand. Economists continue to warn the industry....More
crop irrigation in danger in Colorado
May 09, 2013

Colorado Ag Faces Devastating Energy Cost Hike3

It was one of those high-minded bills intended to encourage renewable energy. Instead it essentially calls for more than doubling over the next 20....More
May 09, 2013

Thank You, Moms Everywhere!

I’m sure I can speak for a lot of guys who will celebrate this Mother’s Day thanking God for providing us with such a great mother, and such a great....More
springtime on the ranch
May 09, 2013

Man, You Just Have To Love Spring!

What’s better than throwing your leg over a horse that is feeling a little fresh and excited to get to work? And with a full season of promise ahead....More
oil production on beef pasture
May 02, 2013

Of Pipelines, Polar Bears and Power Grabs3

The Keystone XL pipeline project has become a controversial flashpoint as advocates for jobs and economic growth square off with a myriad of....More
corn planting
May 02, 2013

Not Time To Panic About Corn Planting – Yet!

Markets are driven by fear and greed, and ag markets of late have been characterized by extreme volatility that seems completely removed from the....More
May 02, 2013

Weather Playing Tricks On Consumers And Cattlemen Alike

It looks like another year of crazy weather, and the result is a whipsaw for cattlemen. Cool weather, particularly on the East Coast, is keeping....More
ranch employee management
Apr 25, 2013

Tips To Become A Better Manager & Motivator On Your Ranch2

Everyone loves positive feedback, and good coaches and bosses praise great effort and good results. But good coaches also identify weaknesses and....More
Apr 25, 2013

April Snowstorms Bring May Drought Relief

It’s way too early to say any long-term trends are firmly entrenched. I may look back at this week as merely an anomaly, but it sure has been fun to....More
Is Political Compromise possible in DC?
Apr 23, 2013

What Ever Happened To Political Compromise?4

Perhaps it’s a symptom of the times we live in, but pragmatism and compromise aren’t accepted practices anymore. The result is that either little of....More
agriculture impacted by public policy beef demand
Apr 18, 2013

Agriculture Is At The Vortex Of The Universe2

There are very few agendas out there that don’t regard agriculture as a key player in either the solution or the problem. That means that our....More
cattle prices in commodity market
Apr 18, 2013

Beef Industry Must Move Beyond Commodity Mindset

The overwhelming hindrance to achieving the goal of capitalizing on the true value of cattle has been, and continues to be, the commodity mindset....More

Troy Marshall

Troy Marshall is a multi-generational rancher who grew up in Wheatland, WY, and obtained an Equine Science/Animal Science degree from Colorado State University where he competed on both the livestock...
What's My View From The Country?

As a fulltime rancher, opinion contributor Troy Marshall brings a unique perspective on how consumer and political trends affect livestock production.

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