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Dec 29, 2006

Best Wishes For A Peaceful And Fulfilling 2007

One of the more touching vignettes I've ever read appeared just before Christmas in my hometown paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In a regularly....More
Dec 27, 2006

Pondering The True Meaning Of Christmas

Thanks to you all for allowing us to come into your homes each and every week, and we wish you a wonderful holiday season. When I was younger, I....More
Dec 27, 2006

Merry Christmas Wishes

As I pass through airports, I see a fair number of soldiers on their way home, or away from home to a service destination. When I can, I try to greet....More
Dec 27, 2006

Growing Old Or Growing Soft?

Last week, I addressed an industry meeting during which a speaker talked of the value of being profit-driven and that every decision should be made....More
Dec 27, 2006

Connecting With Our Ancestors

As I write this, we're experiencing one of the most severe snowstorms in Colorado in more than a decade -- 16 in. of snow, 30 mph winds, and roads....More
Dec 17, 2006

Can We Learn Something From The Auto Industry?

I've always thought coaches and business leaders are fed a raw deal, with everything focused on the now rather than the future. In both cases, while....More
Dec 01, 2006

The Fiasco That Is The South Korean Agreement

No, I'm not talking about world events in geopolitics, I'm talking about the global fiasco influencing the U.S. cattle industry -- the re-....More
Nov 27, 2006

Worry About The Important Stuff

I suppose someone can make the case that national ID, or even country-of-origin labeling, can save your operation in the case of a disease outbreak....More
Nov 27, 2006

Fear and Greed, And Supply and Demand

After three years of record-breaking, bin-busting corn harvests, corn prices have defied all conventional wisdom by skyrocketing. Bred females have....More
Nov 22, 2006

Fear and Greed, And Supply and Demand

After three years of record-breaking, bin-busting corn harvests, corn prices have defied all conventional wisdom by skyrocketing....More
Nov 21, 2006

Random Thoughts On Cattle & The Corn Rally

There are a lot of facts surrounding ethanol that aren't facts at all. One, however, has appeared in several industry articles, so let's assume that....More
Nov 21, 2006

Nurture Your True Dreams

As children, we all entertain dreams. It might have been to be a professional football player, a world champion cowboy, or a gold medal skater. Many....More
Nov 13, 2006

So Long Cheap Feed?

"The era of cheap feed is probably over for years to come," says Chris Hurt, Purdue University Extension economist. In the Oct. 23 "Weekly Outlook,"....More
Nov 10, 2006

Animal Rights Initiatives A Little Scary

The most publicized animal rights issue this fall was proposition 204 in Arizona which prohibited veal crates for calves and gestation crates for pigs....More
Nov 03, 2006

Drought Has A Spiritual Connection To It

We've all seen how even the most secular of men will turn to prayer in times of drought. Those of us in ag have to accept the fact man isn't entirely....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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