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Aug 22, 2008

This Market Is On Solid Footing

With all the talk about corn and energy prices, there’s been a lot of focus on the negatives in the marketplace. To be sure, the structural changes in....More
Aug 18, 2008

Plum Island Replacment Facility Headed To Mississippi?

Ever since the department of Homeland Security announced its intentions to create a new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility and move it from Plum....More
Aug 18, 2008

Losing Is Often The Next Best Thing To Winning

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week denied the petition filed by the State of Texas to reduce the Renewable Fuels Standard for....More
Aug 18, 2008

Nebraska Beef, Ltd Expands E. Coli Recall

The new total for Omaha-based Nebraska Beef Ltd.’s product recall is 1.36 million lbs., up from the 1.2 million lbs. originally announced Aug. 8. The....More
Aug 18, 2008

Will Beef Demand Withstand The Election?

It could be argued that the current recession is a media creation, but the latest round of economic indicators were not positive....More
Jun 16, 2008

Corn Hits $7; Ethanol Apologists Grow More Shrill

The corn market trended higher this week with December corn flirting with the $7/bu. level this week. In addition, USDA lowered its expected yield by....More
Jun 13, 2008

Grandma Had Good Advice For Political Strategists

One of my grandmother’s favorite admonishments to me and my brother was that “criticizing another’s garden doesn’t keep weeds out of your own.” My....More
Jun 13, 2008

The Seedstock Industry Has Lost A Little Confidence

Few would describe the U.S. beef industry as overly optimistic these days. After all, the prodigious and deep change wracking the beef economy has....More
Jun 13, 2008

Happy Father’s Day!

We were all sitting around last week talking about our dads and how, growing up, we all loved and respected our dads but never wanted to cross the....More
Jun 01, 2008

This election could devastate us

Don't get excited, I won't give my opinion of the candidates or look at how they stand on issues important to the cattle industry and agriculture in....More
May 16, 2008

The Horse Ban & The Law Of Unintended Consequences

The banning of horse slaughter in the U.S. was one of those emotional ideas everyone agreed with initially and that rather handily passed into law....More
May 01, 2008

Three keys to growing demand

The beef industry has long understood that from a demand standpoint, the mission is quite simple. We need to increase the number of customers, the....More
Feb 01, 2008

Should we just accept and adapt?

Accept and adapt has certainly been the rallying cry of leading management gurus regarding the government-created ethanol boom. These experts have a....More
Jan 17, 2008

It's Stock Show Time In Denver

Football has the Super Bowl, soccer has the World Cup, and baseball has its World Series. For the seedstock and show industries, it's the National....More
Jan 01, 2008

I don't get it, but I understand it

I don't get it, but I understand it, is a phrase worthy of legendary baseball sage and manager Yogi Berra. But that brilliant piece of wisdom was....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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