My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed As a fulltime rancher, opinion contributor Troy Marshall brings a unique perspective on how consumer and political trends affect livestock production. en 2016 election season underway; don’t expect anything from Congress http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2016-election-season-underway-don-t-expect-anything-congress <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</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/2016-election-season-underway-don-t-expect-anything-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2016-election-season-underway-don-t-expect-anything-congress#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:35:00 +0000 88721 at http://beefmagazine.com Why are beef producers always focused on the negative? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-are-beef-producers-always-focused-negative <div class="node-body blog-body">I can’t help but wonder if the beef industry wouldn’t be better served by managing for positive outcomes rather than avoiding negative ones.</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-are-beef-producers-always-focused-negative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-are-beef-producers-always-focused-negative#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:56:00 +0000 88711 at http://beefmagazine.com A spirited debate between the bulls & the bears on the market and moisture http://beefmagazine.com/blog/spirited-debate-between-bulls-bears-market-and-moisture <div class="node-body blog-body">Over time, I suppose everything evens out, but I have to admit that the bulls seem to enjoy the ride a whole lot more than the bears. </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/spirited-debate-between-bulls-bears-market-and-moisture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/spirited-debate-between-bulls-bears-market-and-moisture#comments Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:40:00 +0000 88531 at http://beefmagazine.com Why every parent wishes they could turn back time http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-every-parent-wishes-they-could-turn-back-time <div class="node-body blog-body">The only thing I know for certain is that kids grow up too fast, and everyone I talk to wishes they would have taken the time to enjoy the moments just a little more. </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-every-parent-wishes-they-could-turn-back-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-every-parent-wishes-they-could-turn-back-time#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:38:00 +0000 88521 at http://beefmagazine.com Who is the best leader for the beef industry? We all are http://beefmagazine.com/blog/who-best-leader-beef-industry-we-all-are <div class="node-body blog-body">We’ll never persuade the elites, but we can inspire and communicate with those who work every single day in the beef industry to make a living for their families.</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/who-best-leader-beef-industry-we-all-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/who-best-leader-beef-industry-we-all-are#comments Cattle Industry Structure People Business My View From The Country Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:36:00 +0000 88341 at http://beefmagazine.com Beat the rancher’s curse; stop assuming people can read your mind http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beat-rancher-s-curse-stop-assuming-people-can-read-your-mind <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s a lot easier today to overcome the rancher’s curse than in the old days. After all, texts and emails allow us to build up to that actual two-way conversation. </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/beat-rancher-s-curse-stop-assuming-people-can-read-your-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beat-rancher-s-curse-stop-assuming-people-can-read-your-mind#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:36:00 +0000 88351 at http://beefmagazine.com It’s not scalable or practical, yet the food movement marches on http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-not-scalable-or-practical-yet-food-movement-marches <div class="node-body blog-body">For the food movement to achieve its aims, modern agriculture must cease to exist. </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/it-s-not-scalable-or-practical-yet-food-movement-marches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-not-scalable-or-practical-yet-food-movement-marches#comments Beef Quality Beef Demand Beef Advocacy My View From The Country Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:19:00 +0000 88081 at http://beefmagazine.com It's time for a beef movement! Let's sell the sizzle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/its-time-beef-movement-lets-sell-sizzle <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef industry has the right story and the facts are on our side, but I think we lack the allure of a movement. It's time to stat selling the sizzle!</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/its-time-beef-movement-lets-sell-sizzle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/its-time-beef-movement-lets-sell-sizzle#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Quality My View From The Country Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:16:00 +0000 88071 at http://beefmagazine.com Here’s what cow-calf producers can learn from grain farmers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-what-cow-calf-producers-can-learn-grain-farmers <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s no doubt, times are good. But grain producers saw a similar high and their story didn’t end well. Should we take a lesson from them and prepare for more normal margins in the future?</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/here-s-what-cow-calf-producers-can-learn-grain-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-what-cow-calf-producers-can-learn-grain-farmers#comments Ranch Management Business Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:50:00 +0000 87841 at http://beefmagazine.com Battle over dietary guidelines is all about politics, not science http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battle-over-dietary-guidelines-all-about-politics-not-science <div class="node-body blog-body">The DGAC’s move away from nutrition and science in in order to advance a philosophy and agenda under the great “sustainability” umbrella sent shock waves throughout our industry and the scientific community in general.</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/battle-over-dietary-guidelines-all-about-politics-not-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battle-over-dietary-guidelines-all-about-politics-not-science#comments Beef Quality Government My View From The Country Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:49:00 +0000 87831 at http://beefmagazine.com