BEEF Editors' Blog http://beefmagazine.com/blog/59522/feed en Megatrends in agriculture—how will they affect your ranch? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/megatrends-agriculture-how-will-they-affect-your-ranch <div class="node-body blog-body">The times, they are a’changing. But then again, they always have been, especially in agriculture. What are the megatrends in agriculture and how will those looming changes affect you?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/megatrends-agriculture-how-will-they-affect-your-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/megatrends-agriculture-how-will-they-affect-your-ranch#comments Ranch Management Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:26:00 +0000 86731 at http://beefmagazine.com 2 important trade issues on the front burner for U.S. beef http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2-important-trade-issues-front-burner-us-beef <div class="node-body blog-body">Trade promotion authority and a resolution to the West Coast shipping impasse need to be resolved in order to bolster U.S. beef’s trade picture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2-important-trade-issues-front-burner-us-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2-important-trade-issues-front-burner-us-beef#comments Beef Exports BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:52:00 +0000 86491 at http://beefmagazine.com Have we lost the battle on animal welfare? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/have-we-lost-battle-animal-welfare <div class="node-body blog-body">The discussion between beef producers and beef consumers about animal welfare continues to escalate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/have-we-lost-battle-animal-welfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/have-we-lost-battle-animal-welfare#comments Ranch Management Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:40:00 +0000 86271 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Proper and humane animal care</p> Increase in U.S. packing capacity is good news for the beef business http://beefmagazine.com/blog/increase-us-packing-capacity-good-news-beef-business <div class="node-body blog-body">The news of late has been positive for beef producers. From start-ups in the Midwest to competing plans for more capacity in the Northwest, packing plant capacity seems to be on the rebound.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/increase-us-packing-capacity-good-news-beef-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/increase-us-packing-capacity-good-news-beef-business#comments Cattle Industry Structure Processors Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:30:00 +0000 85881 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>High quality ribeye</p> The black and white on black-and-white cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/black-and-white-black-and-white-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">Prophetic 1979 article shows that perhaps not much has changed in 35 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/black-and-white-black-and-white-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/black-and-white-black-and-white-cattle#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Industry Structure Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:50:00 +0000 85701 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Holstein steers on feed</p> Wobbly global economy adds some angst to the U.S. cattle market http://beefmagazine.com/blog/wobbly-global-economy-adds-some-angst-us-cattle-market <div class="node-body blog-body">"Tight supplies will continue to pressure (support) cattle and beef supplies and may well lead yet to new record prices, but markets in 2015 are more likely to be more about maintaining current price levels than trending up,” says Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/wobbly-global-economy-adds-some-angst-us-cattle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/wobbly-global-economy-adds-some-angst-us-cattle-market#comments Business BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:22:00 +0000 85431 at http://beefmagazine.com U.S. meat, food groups anxiously await dietary committee recommendations http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-meat-food-groups-anxiously-await-dietary-committee-recommendations <div class="node-body blog-body">The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is charged by the government with developing recommendations for the 2015 update of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For the first time ever, that committee weighed the environmental impact of various foods in arriving at its recommendations. That has meat and food groups, as well as lawmakers, nervous.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-meat-food-groups-anxiously-await-dietary-committee-recommendations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-meat-food-groups-anxiously-await-dietary-committee-recommendations#comments Environment BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:15:00 +0000 85221 at http://beefmagazine.com Oldies but goodies were the most popular BEEF magazine reads in 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/oldies-goodies-were-most-popular-beef-magazine-reads-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">Here’s the lineup of the most popular articles from BEEF.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/oldies-goodies-were-most-popular-beef-magazine-reads-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/oldies-goodies-were-most-popular-beef-magazine-reads-2014#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:22:00 +0000 84951 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>BEEF readers are a discerning bunch</p> 2014 – It was truly a year to remember http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-it-was-truly-year-remember <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are BEEF editors’ picks of the top 10 industry happenings of 2014, with a bonus 10 thrown in.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-it-was-truly-year-remember" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-it-was-truly-year-remember#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Marketing Retail BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:03:00 +0000 84811 at http://beefmagazine.com We wish you a Merry Christmas http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-wish-you-merry-christmas <div class="node-body blog-body">Today is Christmas, a time for family, for gifts and food. It’s also a time to remember the greatest gift of all, the birth of Jesus. The editors of BEEF hope you enjoy this fictional short story as you reflect on the many blessings you enjoy. Merry Christmas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-wish-you-merry-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-wish-you-merry-christmas#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 24 Dec 2014 02:13:00 +0000 84651 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Caught in the act. Photo by Ania Mikol Photography</p> Immigration reform critical for beef industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-critical-beef-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">The U.S. has a very long and very sorry record of its ability to effectively deal with immigration policy. For agriculture as a whole and the beef business in particular, this long-running stalemate must be resolved to ensure an adequate labor force. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-critical-beef-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-critical-beef-industry#comments Regulation Employee Management BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:35:00 +0000 83351 at http://beefmagazine.com It’s a great time to be in agriculture http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-great-time-be-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">Get ready, says one futurist, because the coming decades will be one of the most innovative and exciting times ever to be in agriculture. And cattle producers will be at the forefront, as more people worldwide lift themselves out of poverty and consume more meat protein.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-great-time-be-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-great-time-be-agriculture#comments People Business Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:52:00 +0000 83141 at http://beefmagazine.com Ag Education Is A Smart Investment For America’s Future http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ag-education-smart-investment-america-s-future <div class="node-body blog-body">Agricultural education is both a privilege and a necessity in raising today’s youth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ag-education-smart-investment-america-s-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ag-education-smart-investment-america-s-future#comments People Industry At A Glance BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:04:00 +0000 82681 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>agricultural education, AFA, FFA, school, kids, consumers, transparency, connect</p> Cattlemen Excited By Legislative Prospects In New Congress http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattlemen-excited-legislative-prospects-new-congress <div class="node-body blog-body">The November midterm election results definitely reset the federal legislative branch. In the 114th Congress, which begins Jan. 3, 2015, Republicans will control both houses after a stunning electoral wave. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattlemen-excited-legislative-prospects-new-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattlemen-excited-legislative-prospects-new-congress#comments Regulation Environment BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:47:00 +0000 82601 at http://beefmagazine.com Beef’s Production Efficiency Contributes To Environmental Quality http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-s-production-efficiency-contributes-environmental-quality <div class="node-body blog-body">Although scientists and agricultural producers often differ in their views of climate change, the fact is the efficiency of U.S. beef production is a model for others to follow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-s-production-efficiency-contributes-environmental-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-s-production-efficiency-contributes-environmental-quality#comments Cattle Industry Structure Environment Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:32:00 +0000 82261 at http://beefmagazine.com