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Jun 23, 2006

Japan Officials Criticize Call For Punitive Tariffs

Shoichi Nakagawa, Japan's Ag, Forestry and Fisheries minister, today termed the bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week that calls for imposing....More
Jun 23, 2006

Japanese Market Reopening Finalized, Again

As has been the case with every announcement coming out of Japan since December 2003, the most prudent strategy is to not get too excited until....More
Jun 23, 2006

Japan And Korea Trade Issues Coming To A Head

Japan ended its consumer education meetings this week. And, while there were a lot of concerns raised by Japanese activists, it appears the Japanese....More
Jun 23, 2006

Creekstone's Testing Gambit Is A Good PR Move

Creekstone has become the darling of the anti-packer, anti-USDA, anti-cattlemen crowd -- simply by defying USDA. The initial confrontation was over....More
Jun 23, 2006

Controlling Prairie Dogs And Other Industry Varmints

Some of you may not have a lot of personal experience with prairie dogs, but they multiply at rates that would make a rabbit blush. Amazingly there....More
Jun 23, 2006

Good Corn Conditions Look Promising For Fall Calf Prices

The corn market has fallen sharply the last two weeks, a good sign for stronger fall feeder-cattle prices....More
Jun 16, 2006

The Great Market Rally, Or Was It?

Everyone seems to be buzzing about the improbable market rally in the latter half of May and first part of June. There's an incredulous air that the....More
May 30, 2006

Take Some Time To Thank Our Veterans

There are few things as moving to me as viewing a national cemetery. Seeing those rows upon rows of white crosses, seemingly standing at attention,....More
May 27, 2006

Aussie Predictions Shed Light On U.S. Beef Situation

The past five years have been extraordinary for the Australian beef industry. Peak prices were probably set in mid-2005, with the prosperity....More
May 27, 2006

A Few Words About That "Attitude Thing"

I'm one of the truly fortunate people. I actually love what I do for a living - working with the land, cattle and horses. Our family is healthy. I....More
May 27, 2006

Take Some Time To Thank Our Veterans

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce....More
May 25, 2006

Pasture Starts Season Further Back

Timely rains across the Southern Plains earlier this month lifted spirits and bought some producers more time to weigh their options, but it's still....More
May 25, 2006

No Betting On The Come... For Now

"The last few years, time has usually saved you if you're a margin operator (feeder or stocker), now it will be against you," says Derrell Peel,....More
May 19, 2006

Will Reopening Of The Japan Market Be Good News?

Japanese officials were busy this week paving the way for reopening their borders to U.S. beef. Seemingly they want the issue resolved before their....More
May 15, 2006

U.S. Still Number-One In World Competitiveness

The U.S. retained the No.-1 spot in the annual "Rankings of the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2006." Released this week by the IMD business school....More
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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...
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