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Apr 23, 2015

2016 election season underway; don’t expect anything from Congress

We’ve entered that legislative stage where nearly everything is just posturing for the elections in 2016. Don't get your hopes up for any big legislative changes....More
Apr 25, 2015

3 must-read beef headlines to kick off your Monday morning

This week’s roundup of positive beef headlines includes five myths debunked, a former vegetarian praising the sustainability of beef cattle production, and how cattle might be the cure for Ebola. Check out these must-read beef headlines this morning....More
Apr 22, 2015

Another Earth Day, and America yawns1

Americans are much more aware of their role in a clean environment today, and most act to do their part. However, I think most of us would appreciate a drop in the level of alarmism emanating from some quarters....More
Mar 30, 2015

Beef producers, consumers must find common ground on production ethics

As food producers, we can’t say to consumers: “Growing food is a noble cause, but it’s none of your business how we do it.’” Here's why cattle producers and consumers must find middle ground....More
Mar 30, 2015

Don’t bid away future profits by overpaying for cows

The market price of breeding females is responding to last fall’s high calf prices. Ranchers must be careful not to bid away all the future profit in their added beef cows....More
Apr 20, 2015

Cattle aren’t the water guzzlers they’re made out to be10

Steve Kay showcases how beef’s water usage is actually improving, plus, some useful trivia to help you the next time this environmental discussion comes up....More
Apr 06, 2015

6 steps to low-input cow herd feeding

Burke Teichert prefers a “low input” feeding approach, in which producers are willing to take the rough edges off the natural environment. Here are his six steps to low-input production....More
Mar 30, 2015

A pickup in the ditch says everything about the rural lifestyle1

Anyone who has experienced serious injury or illness in a loved one can appreciate the highs and lows, and how dark things can be in the middle of it all. Here's a story of how a pickup in a ditch serves as a constant reminder for one rancher....More

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