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 NFU “Clarifies” Its Beef Checkoff Position, Hangs Vilsack Out To Dry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nfu-clarifies-its-beef-checkoff-position-hangs-vilsack-out-dry <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef business is scratching its collective head this week, following an apparent reversal in the National Farmer’s Union stance on creating a second, government-run beef checkoff.</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/nfu-clarifies-its-beef-checkoff-position-hangs-vilsack-out-dry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nfu-clarifies-its-beef-checkoff-position-hangs-vilsack-out-dry#comments Cattle Industry Structure Business My View From The Country Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:30:00 +0000 82331 at http://beefmagazine.com 10 Lessons I Want To Share With My Teenage Son http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-lessons-i-want-share-my-teenage-son <div class="node-body blog-body">Parenting children is one of the toughest jobs anyone can have. With a son who’s a senior in high school, BEEF columnist Troy Marshall reflects on the advice he’d like to pass along.</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/10-lessons-i-want-share-my-teenage-son" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-lessons-i-want-share-my-teenage-son#comments People My View From The Country Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:48:00 +0000 82341 at http://beefmagazine.com The Demise Of The American Angus Association Is Overstated http://beefmagazine.com/blog/demise-american-angus-association-overstated <div class="node-body blog-body">At the American Angus Association’s annual convention last week, the organization and membership made it clear that any divisions are much smaller than the common vision and goals.</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/demise-american-angus-association-overstated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/demise-american-angus-association-overstated#comments Cattle Industry Structure Business My View From The Country Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:55:00 +0000 82281 at http://beefmagazine.com USDA Playing Politics With The National Beef Checkoff http://beefmagazine.com/blog/usda-playing-politics-national-beef-checkoff <div class="node-body blog-body">Most cattlemen favor less government control and more producer control. Does anyone seriously believe that would happen if a government agency creates a new beef checkoff? </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/usda-playing-politics-national-beef-checkoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/usda-playing-politics-national-beef-checkoff#comments Cattle Industry Structure Business Cattle Markets Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:24:00 +0000 82111 at http://beefmagazine.com Cattle Market Has Proved The Folly Of Being Anti-Trade http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-market-has-proved-folly-being-anti-trade <div class="node-body blog-body">At this point, even advocates of mandatory country-of-origin labeling are beginning to recognize that the law has done little but cost the U.S. beef industry money.</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/cattle-market-has-proved-folly-being-anti-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-market-has-proved-folly-being-anti-trade#comments Cattle Industry Structure Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:04:00 +0000 82101 at http://beefmagazine.com Midterm Elections Are Over; Now Things Heat Up For 2016 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/midterm-elections-are-over-now-things-heat-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">The Republicans’ gains on Tuesday night's midterm election are probably not all that surprising. The GOP now has the responsibility of actually trying to accomplish something.</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/midterm-elections-are-over-now-things-heat-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/midterm-elections-are-over-now-things-heat-2016#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:14:00 +0000 81861 at http://beefmagazine.com Competition In Beef Genetic Improvement Will Only Increase http://beefmagazine.com/blog/competition-beef-genetic-improvement-will-only-increase <div class="node-body blog-body">The theme is to innovate and adapt or find yourself and your cattle breeding program quickly becoming irrelevant.</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/competition-beef-genetic-improvement-will-only-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/competition-beef-genetic-improvement-will-only-increase#comments Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:14:00 +0000 81871 at http://beefmagazine.com The Ugly Side Of Elections Is On Display This Year http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ugly-side-elections-display-year <div class="node-body blog-body">In Colorado, we have races for U.S. Senate and the governorship that are very much tossups as we go into the final weekend. The fact that these are close races goes beyond the fact that Colorado has become a swing state, however. </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/ugly-side-elections-display-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ugly-side-elections-display-year#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:06:00 +0000 81581 at http://beefmagazine.com Record Cattle Prices Have Become Ho-Hum Events http://beefmagazine.com/blog/record-cattle-prices-have-become-ho-hum-events <div class="node-body blog-body">Cattle market reports are so good that it appears that those in the cow-calf industry have probably been too willing of sellers.</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/record-cattle-prices-have-become-ho-hum-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/record-cattle-prices-have-become-ho-hum-events#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:06:00 +0000 81591 at http://beefmagazine.com Politics, Power & Greed Driving The Checkoff Controversy http://beefmagazine.com/blog/politics-power-greed-driving-checkoff-controversy <div class="node-body blog-body">The great irony in the current controversy involving the beef checkoff is that there are real and substantive issues with the program. As always, government’s response to excessive regulation and oversight is to take more control and usurp more power from constituents.</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/politics-power-greed-driving-checkoff-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/politics-power-greed-driving-checkoff-controversy#comments Cattle Industry Structure My View From The Country Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:14:00 +0000 81301 at http://beefmagazine.com