My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en When China growls, everyone gets heartburn http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-china-growls-everyone-gets-heartburn <div class="node-body blog-body">The global marketplace is in the jitters. The cattle futures market, taking its lead from other jittery markets, has been in a free-fall the past two weeks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-china-growls-everyone-gets-heartburn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-china-growls-everyone-gets-heartburn#comments Cattle Markets Government My View From The Country Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:39:00 +0000 92601 at http://beefmagazine.com The great desk conspiracy: How a tom cat initiated my office clean up http://beefmagazine.com/blog/great-desk-conspiracy-how-tom-cat-initiated-my-office-clean <div class="node-body blog-body">Sometimes it takes extraordinary events to force an office cleanup. But the maleficence of a tom cat did the trick for this Cow-Calf Weekly editor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/great-desk-conspiracy-how-tom-cat-initiated-my-office-clean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/great-desk-conspiracy-how-tom-cat-initiated-my-office-clean#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:36:00 +0000 92591 at http://beefmagazine.com Is tradition holding your ranching operation back? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/tradition-holding-your-ranching-operation-back <div class="node-body blog-body">Most traditions are valid and useful. But don’t be afraid to cull those that aren’t. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/tradition-holding-your-ranching-operation-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/tradition-holding-your-ranching-operation-back#comments Ranch Management Business My View From The Country Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:22:00 +0000 92391 at http://beefmagazine.com Move over, Al Gore. Here comes Obama http://beefmagazine.com/blog/move-over-al-gore-here-comes-obama <div class="node-body blog-body">President Obama is already planning for his post-president retirement years. So, while the beef business as a whole has been looking forward to a post-Obama political situation, don’t expect him to simply fade away into retirement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/move-over-al-gore-here-comes-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/move-over-al-gore-here-comes-obama#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:22:00 +0000 92401 at http://beefmagazine.com Election 2016 begins; the political establishment on both sides should take heed http://beefmagazine.com/blog/election-2016-begins-political-establishment-both-sides-should-take-heed <div class="node-body blog-body">While most think it will be another Bush vs. Clinton race, those outside the political establishment are keeping things interesting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/election-2016-begins-political-establishment-both-sides-should-take-heed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/election-2016-begins-political-establishment-both-sides-should-take-heed#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:16:00 +0000 92231 at http://beefmagazine.com Don’t let bad habits hold back your productivity http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-let-bad-habits-hold-back-your-productivity <div class="node-body blog-body">Many are aware that habits, both bad and good, can have an impact on productivity. But understanding just how deeply habits affect day-to-day operations and long-term profitability is a good start on making the changes necessary to carry you and your business forward.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-let-bad-habits-hold-back-your-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-let-bad-habits-hold-back-your-productivity#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:16:00 +0000 92241 at http://beefmagazine.com When does praying for the “right” thing the wrong thing to do? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-does-praying-right-thing-wrong-thing-do <div class="node-body blog-body">It is easy to pray for strength and guidance, but when it comes to things like praying for rain or some other sort of blessing, it’s hard to fight the feeling that we shouldn’t be so selfish. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-does-praying-right-thing-wrong-thing-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-does-praying-right-thing-wrong-thing-do#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:44:00 +0000 91961 at http://beefmagazine.com Obama’s energy plan – It’s all about power http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-energy-plan-it-s-all-about-power <div class="node-body blog-body">Even though the global warming-climate change argument has been debunked, Obama still used it as a reason to advocate for a change in energy policy. But is it really about the environment? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-energy-plan-it-s-all-about-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-energy-plan-it-s-all-about-power#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:56:00 +0000 91951 at http://beefmagazine.com When working with family isn’t all that great http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-working-family-isn-t-all-great <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the greatest aspects about living on a ranch is working side by side with your family. And occasionally, one of the worst aspects about ranching is working side by side with your family. Those are the times that offer a growth opportunity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-working-family-isn-t-all-great" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-working-family-isn-t-all-great#comments People My View From The Country Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:16:00 +0000 91731 at http://beefmagazine.com Why stop with food? I am going to champion my own movement http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-stop-food-i-am-going-champion-my-own-movement <div class="node-body blog-body">Everyone cares about food. It fuels our bodies and many of us eat three times a day or more. So why can’t we use the playbook of the anti-agriculture activists to create a false movement of our own? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-stop-food-i-am-going-champion-my-own-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-stop-food-i-am-going-champion-my-own-movement#comments Beef Quality Animal Activists My View From The Country Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:23:00 +0000 91691 at http://beefmagazine.com Sustainability: The beef industry is leading from the front http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sustainability-beef-industry-leading-front <div class="node-body blog-body">It is likely that no industry embodies sustainability more than the cattle industry. Thus, it only makes sense that we engage in and help shape what most everyone considers to be a major emphasis moving forward—sustainability. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sustainability-beef-industry-leading-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sustainability-beef-industry-leading-front#comments Beef Quality Pasture Range Sustainability Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:05:00 +0000 91521 at http://beefmagazine.com Free trade agreements: Beneficial arrangements or political chicanery? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/free-trade-agreements-beneficial-arrangements-or-political-chicanery <div class="node-body blog-body">Does free trade really benefit beef producers and do free trade agreements get the beef industry the access it needs and wants in foreign markets? Or is free trade an ideal that doesn’t exist and are trade agreements simply a tool for political gain?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/free-trade-agreements-beneficial-arrangements-or-political-chicanery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/free-trade-agreements-beneficial-arrangements-or-political-chicanery#comments Beef Exports Government My View From The Country Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:05:00 +0000 91531 at http://beefmagazine.com You can have it all with genomics, but what do you really need? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-have-it-all-genomics-what-do-you-really-need <div class="node-body blog-body">At one point, we believed that animal breeding might become all science, but as the science has improved, the need for the “art” side of animal breeding has grown.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-have-it-all-genomics-what-do-you-really-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-have-it-all-genomics-what-do-you-really-need#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Genetics My View From The Country Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:48:00 +0000 91281 at http://beefmagazine.com Imagine the perfect operation. Is that your ranch? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/imagine-perfect-operation-your-ranch <div class="node-body blog-body">we all need to ask the question, “What does our perfect ranch look like?” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/imagine-perfect-operation-your-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/imagine-perfect-operation-your-ranch#comments Ranch Management Business My View From The Country Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:48:00 +0000 91291 at http://beefmagazine.com Searching for a reason to be bearish? Look beyond the cattle market fundamentals http://beefmagazine.com/blog/searching-reason-be-bearish-look-beyond-cattle-market-fundamentals <div class="node-body blog-body">When things are this good, as they are in today's cattle market, we have to find a reason for it to move lower. What are the major factors at play?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/searching-reason-be-bearish-look-beyond-cattle-market-fundamentals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/searching-reason-be-bearish-look-beyond-cattle-market-fundamentals#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:35:00 +0000 91111 at http://beefmagazine.com