My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en 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 Producers Must Act Now To Save Their Beef Checkoff Program http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-must-act-now-save-their-beef-checkoff-program <div class="node-body blog-body">A small window remains for concerned cattlemen to act to save their national checkoff program.</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/producers-must-act-now-save-their-beef-checkoff-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-must-act-now-save-their-beef-checkoff-program#comments Cattle Industry Structure My View From The Country Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:14:00 +0000 81311 at http://beefmagazine.com The Quality Market In Beef Is Where The Action Is Today http://beefmagazine.com/blog/quality-market-beef-where-action-today <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I learned a long time ago that when people talk about market trends you had better know their bias. So in the interest of full disclosure I should say I&rsquo;m an Angus breeder; almost by default that tends to put you in the pro-marbling, pro-quality group.</p></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/quality-market-beef-where-action-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/quality-market-beef-where-action-today#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:47:00 +0000 81111 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Angus cow</p> In This Cattle Market, Old Assumptions No Longer Apply http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-market-old-assumptions-no-longer-apply <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week, the fed market set another all-time high. In earlier times, that would be a headline-worthy event, but in today&rsquo;s extraordinary market times, it&rsquo;s almost a ho-hum occurrence.</p> </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-old-assumptions-no-longer-apply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-market-old-assumptions-no-longer-apply#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:04:00 +0000 81081 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Angus steers on feed</p> My Secret To Life Is To Dream Big & Think Positive http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-secret-life-dream-big-think-positive <div class="node-body blog-body">Motivation can be influenced by outside sources, but the harsh reality is that it is largely self-determined. Thus, you can’t allow others to determine your attitude and motivation, but how do you do that when outside forces seem overwhelmingly negative? Here are a couple of points to consider.</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/my-secret-life-dream-big-think-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-secret-life-dream-big-think-positive#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:21:00 +0000 80781 at http://beefmagazine.com Whatever Happened To This Nation’s Support For Capitalism? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/whatever-happened-nation-s-support-capitalism <div class="node-body blog-body">A growing paradigm in the U.S. isn’t conducive with the capitalism that built this country.</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/whatever-happened-nation-s-support-capitalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/whatever-happened-nation-s-support-capitalism#comments Cattle Industry Structure Government My View From The Country Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:19:00 +0000 80791 at http://beefmagazine.com Pundits Betting On A Republican Senate In 2015 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/pundits-betting-republican-senate-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite the trend lines unquestionably pointing toward Republican gains in the upcoming election, the degree of those gains and the control of the Senate remain very much in doubt. There’s still a month to go to the election, and that’s a lifetime in politics.</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/pundits-betting-republican-senate-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/pundits-betting-republican-senate-2015#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:49:00 +0000 80431 at http://beefmagazine.com We Were Played: USDA Moves To Take Over The Checkoff http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-were-played-usda-moves-take-over-checkoff <div class="node-body blog-body">The USDA Secretary’s planned takeover of the checkoff calls for a new checkoff to be implemented in 2016, with a referendum to be held within three years. The timeline obviously means that the intent is to implement a new program before a new administration takes over in 2016. </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/we-were-played-usda-moves-take-over-checkoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-were-played-usda-moves-take-over-checkoff#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:33:00 +0000 80421 at http://beefmagazine.com Status Of U.S. Beef Supply Is Certain, Beef Demand Is Not http://beefmagazine.com/blog/status-us-beef-supply-certain-beef-demand-not <div class="node-body blog-body">The one beef industry certainty is a tight supply, while the main area of uncertainty is beef demand. </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/status-us-beef-supply-certain-beef-demand-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/status-us-beef-supply-certain-beef-demand-not#comments Cattle Industry Structure Beef Demand Sustainability My View From The Country Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:15:00 +0000 80231 at http://beefmagazine.com Will Middle East Events Affect The Beef Market? You Bet http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-middle-east-events-affect-beef-market-you-bet <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the market drivers for the U.S. beef industry over the coming decade will be the health and function of the global economy. What role with the rejuvenated war on terror 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/will-middle-east-events-affect-beef-market-you-bet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-middle-east-events-affect-beef-market-you-bet#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:15:00 +0000 80241 at http://beefmagazine.com Huh? Some See Industry’s Beef Quality Progress As Bad News http://beefmagazine.com/blog/huh-some-see-industry-s-beef-quality-progress-bad-news <div class="node-body blog-body">With today’s price levels, it seems that everyone is looking for a reason to make it go lower. Whatever your thoughts on beef quality changes, we can’t ignore what that improvement has meant to beef demand.</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/huh-some-see-industry-s-beef-quality-progress-bad-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/huh-some-see-industry-s-beef-quality-progress-bad-news#comments Beef Quality My View From The Country Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:33:00 +0000 79941 at http://beefmagazine.com Ray Rice Incident Underscores To Cattle Industry The Power Of Video http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ray-rice-incident-underscores-cattle-industry-power-video <div class="node-body blog-body">From a cattle industry standpoint, I think the Ray Rice incident illustrates just how much we have to change and revamp the way we get our message out to consumers.</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/ray-rice-incident-underscores-cattle-industry-power-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ray-rice-incident-underscores-cattle-industry-power-video#comments Business Beef Advocacy My View From The Country Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:26:00 +0000 79811 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>nning back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino.</p> <div class="image_title"> <dl> <dt> Credit: <a data-close-and-redirect="true" data-search-link="Photographer" href="http://www.gettyimages.com/search/2/image?artist=Rob+Carr&amp;family=editorial" id="photographer">Rob Carr</a> / Staff</dt> </dl> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Just When We Thought The Bubble Might Break, The Cattle Market Surprises Us http://beefmagazine.com/blog/just-when-we-thought-bubble-might-break-cattle-market-surprises-us <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite all the reams of data and sophisticated modeling, and the acknowledgement that fundamentals eventually determine the price, in the short term, it is often fear and greed that rule the day. </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/just-when-we-thought-bubble-might-break-cattle-market-surprises-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/just-when-we-thought-bubble-might-break-cattle-market-surprises-us#comments Ranch Management Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:48:00 +0000 79641 at http://beefmagazine.com