BEEF Magazine http://beefmagazine.com/rss.xml en There’s nothing like celebrating Christmas on a ranch http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-s-nothing-celebrating-christmas-ranch <div class="node-body blog-body">Living on a ranch doesn’t make kids immune from materialism, greed or selfishness, but it does tend to mitigate it.</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/there-s-nothing-celebrating-christmas-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-s-nothing-celebrating-christmas-ranch#comments Business My View From The Country Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:35:00 +0000 84631 at http://beefmagazine.com Christmas is magical through the eyes of a child http://beefmagazine.com/blog/christmas-magical-through-eyes-child <div class="node-body blog-body">Christmas is a time for family traditions. Amanda Radke shares some of the traditions she plans to share with her baby girl this year. Plus, watch a fun video of cows coming home to the tune of “Jingle Bells.” </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-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/christmas-magical-through-eyes-child" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/christmas-magical-through-eyes-child#comments People Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:59:00 +0000 84661 at http://beefmagazine.com 3 things millennials want to know about beef http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-things-millennials-want-know-about-beef <div class="node-body blog-body">Reaching the millennial audience through social media necessitates the inclusion of three key messages: Beef is safe. Beef is versatile. And beef is healthy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-things-millennials-want-know-about-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-things-millennials-want-know-about-beef#comments Retail Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 84611 at http://beefmagazine.com Consumers say they will choose chicken over beef http://beefmagazine.com/retail/consumers-say-they-will-choose-chicken-over-beef <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New survey also shows consumers like U.S. products but put more emphasis on taste, safety and price.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/retail/consumers-say-they-will-choose-chicken-over-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/retail/consumers-say-they-will-choose-chicken-over-beef#comments Retail Tips For Profit Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:38:00 +0000 84671 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> USDA Secretary folds on second checkoff; now what? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/usda-secretary-folds-second-checkoff-now-what <div class="node-body blog-body">As expected, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that he won’t pursue a second checkoff. USDA Secretary Vilsack accomplished what few people thought possible – he unified the cattle industry and got Congress to act in a bipartisan fashion.</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-secretary-folds-second-checkoff-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/usda-secretary-folds-second-checkoff-now-what#comments Regulation My View From The Country Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:32:00 +0000 84641 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>By: <span id="spanArtist">David Becker / Getty Images </span></p> Consumers tour beef farm, offer thoughts on food animal production http://beefmagazine.com/people/consumers-tour-beef-farm-offer-thoughts-food-animal-production <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers participating in Breakfast on the Farm program on a Michigan beef operation want to know how food animals are managed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/people/consumers-tour-beef-farm-offer-thoughts-food-animal-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/people/consumers-tour-beef-farm-offer-thoughts-food-animal-production#comments People Tips For Profit Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:12:00 +0000 84621 at http://beefmagazine.com Meat Market Update | Rib prices carry cutout http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-rib-prices-carry-cutout <div class="node-body video-body">Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News reporter in Amarillo, TX, provides us with the latest outlook on boxed beef prices and the weekly cattle trade.</div> <div class="field-byline"> Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Reporter </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-rib-prices-carry-cutout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-rib-prices-carry-cutout#comments Cattle Markets Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:30:00 +0000 84601 at http://beefmagazine.com 8 tips for being a better ranch manager in 2015 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/8-tips-being-better-ranch-manager-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">To start 2015, Burke Teichert reflects on some of his writings and presents eight thoughts he thinks can help us become better cattle ranch managers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/8-tips-being-better-ranch-manager-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/8-tips-being-better-ranch-manager-2015#comments Business Strategic Planning For The Ranch Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:04:00 +0000 84591 at http://beefmagazine.com Will these technologies change how you ranch? http://beefmagazine.com/business/will-these-technologies-change-how-you-ranch <div class="node-body article-body">All you can say is “wow.” The revolutionary technologies that are already here may cut down on trips to town for parts and could very well change the face of cattle production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/business/will-these-technologies-change-how-you-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/business/will-these-technologies-change-how-you-ranch#comments Business Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:04:00 +0000 84581 at http://beefmagazine.com Is opening relations with Cuba a good idea? http://beefmagazine.com/poll/12232014 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>The news is thick with pundits either applauding or denouncing President Obama&rsquo;s executive order reinstituting diplomatic relations with Cuba. While lifting the 50-year-old trade embargo with the island nation will require an act of Congress, Obama&rsquo;s move will loosen U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba. This week&rsquo;s online question at <em>beefmagazine.com</em> is: <strong>&ldquo;Is opening diplomatic relations with Cuba a good idea?&rdquo;</strong></p> </div><form action="/poll/12232014" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7641-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7641"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7641" name="choice" value="7641" class="form-radio" /> Yes, 50 years is long enough.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7651-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7651"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7651" name="choice" value="7651" class="form-radio" /> Yes, but Obama should have gone to Congress.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7661-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7661"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7661" name="choice" value="7661" class="form-radio" /> No, not until Cuba disavows communism.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7671-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7671"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7671" name="choice" value="7671" class="form-radio" /> I don’t care either way.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7681-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7681"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7681" name="choice" value="7681" class="form-radio" /> Don’t know.</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="84571" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-djBAhuvp9RgGtg6ynOJXmT8LauUhGXzqhgE6y9d598w" value="form-djBAhuvp9RgGtg6ynOJXmT8LauUhGXzqhgE6y9d598w" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://beefmagazine.com/poll/12232014#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:59:20 +0000 84571 at http://beefmagazine.com Industry At A Glance: What is the changing feeder cattle basis telling us? http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/industry-glance-what-changing-feeder-cattle-basis-telling-us <div class="node-body article-body">Does the changing feeder cattle basis trend during the second half of 2014 signal what’s ahead in 2015? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/industry-glance-what-changing-feeder-cattle-basis-telling-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/industry-glance-what-changing-feeder-cattle-basis-telling-us#comments Sectors Cattle Markets Industry At A Glance Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:07:00 +0000 84561 at http://beefmagazine.com Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee intends to drop beef from recommendations http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dietary-guidelines-advisory-committee-intends-drop-beef-recommendations <div class="node-body blog-body">The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are under discussion, and the word is that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee plans to recommend cutting meat from the American diet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dietary-guidelines-advisory-committee-intends-drop-beef-recommendations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dietary-guidelines-advisory-committee-intends-drop-beef-recommendations#comments Retail Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:19:00 +0000 84551 at http://beefmagazine.com 7 Trending Headlines: Oil prices a game-changer; plus: Birth control for wild horses http://beefmagazine.com/business/7-trending-headlines-oil-prices-game-changer-plus-birth-control-wild-horses <div class="node-body gallery-body">The meteoric plunge in crude oil prices is sending economic ripples throughout the orld economy. Are low oil prices good or bad? However you think, the steep drop in crude is clearly a game-changer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/business/7-trending-headlines-oil-prices-game-changer-plus-birth-control-wild-horses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/business/7-trending-headlines-oil-prices-game-changer-plus-birth-control-wild-horses#comments Business Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:51:00 +0000 84241 at http://beefmagazine.com 3 beef headlines: Shark Tank, Biggest Loser & The Food Babe http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-beef-headlines-shark-tank-biggest-loser-food-babe <div class="node-body blog-body">Food, nutrition and agriculture have been recent hot topics on popular television shows like Shark Tank and Biggest Loser. Here are three headlines that caught my attention. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-beef-headlines-shark-tank-biggest-loser-food-babe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-beef-headlines-shark-tank-biggest-loser-food-babe#comments People Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 83441 at http://beefmagazine.com New Holland applauds Section 179 tax extension http://beefmagazine.com/new-holland-applauds-section-179-tax-extension <div class="node-body press_release-body"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" style="width:603px;" width="603"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>It&rsquo;s official&mdash;the extension of the Section 179 deduction for 2014 is now the law of the land. New Holland Agriculture and Construction is pleased that the Section 179 legislation has been signed, which allows farmers and small businesses to immediately write off up to $500,000 in capital assets purchases (including farm equipment) instead of depreciating it over time. The bill passed the House and Senate, and was signed into law by President Obama on Dec.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/new-holland-applauds-section-179-tax-extension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:36:47 +0000 83571 at http://beefmagazine.com Alltech Analysis: Mycotoxins Stealing Ruminant Returns http://beefmagazine.com/alltech-analysis-mycotoxins-stealing-ruminant-returns <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>If you&rsquo;ve got silage in the pit, you may have mycotoxins, according to an Alltech survey. And if you do, you&rsquo;ve got problems.</p> <p>According to the survey, this year&rsquo;s North America corn silage crop contains a mixture of molds and mycotoxins, putting beef and dairy cattle at high risk for mycotoxin exposure and performance problems including a 3.5 lb. average loss in milk yield, according to a recent survey by Alltech.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/alltech-analysis-mycotoxins-stealing-ruminant-returns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:00:48 +0000 83461 at http://beefmagazine.com Hereford association releases EPDs for udder quality http://beefmagazine.com/hereford-association-releases-epds-udder-quality <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Now it&rsquo;s the ladies&rsquo; turn. With many EPDs focusing on the bull side of the equation, the American Hereford Association (AHA), with the release of its spring 2015 Pan-American Cattle Evaluation (PACE), has released two new expected progeny differences (EPDs) for udder quality.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/hereford-association-releases-epds-udder-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:52:41 +0000 83451 at http://beefmagazine.com Vilsack abandons plans for second beef checkoff http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/vilsack-abandons-plans-second-beef-checkoff <div class="field-deck"> USDA will not go forward with a second, duplicative beef checkoff program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After losing support from one of the only ag organizations in favor of a second, duplicative beef checkoff program and then losing funding for the idea, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack will walk away from his proposal to create a second, government-run beef checkoff program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/vilsack-abandons-plans-second-beef-checkoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/vilsack-abandons-plans-second-beef-checkoff#comments Regulation Beef Advocacy Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:08:00 +0000 83431 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack</p> Greatest bull market in the U.S. economy is the beef business http://beefmagazine.com/blog/greatest-bull-market-us-economy-beef-business <div class="node-body blog-body">Comparing year-to-year averages, almost any class of cattle is up 25% over last year, with the majority up 30-50%. </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/greatest-bull-market-us-economy-beef-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/greatest-bull-market-us-economy-beef-business#comments Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:33:00 +0000 83411 at http://beefmagazine.com What’s the greatest Christmas gift of all? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-greatest-christmas-gift-all <div class="node-body blog-body">I think it is one of the unique and truly great things about agriculture that at the busiest and most challenging times we tend to gather around our faith and our families. Christmas allows us to reset our focus on family and faith.</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/what-s-greatest-christmas-gift-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-greatest-christmas-gift-all#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:31:00 +0000 83401 at http://beefmagazine.com Which seasonal greeting do you prefer? http://beefmagazine.com/poll/12182014 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>Christmas Day is fast approaching. This week&rsquo;s online poll is: <strong>&ldquo;Which seasonal greeting do you prefer?&rdquo;</strong> Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.</p> </div><form action="/poll/12182014" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-1" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7601-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7601"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7601" name="choice" value="7601" class="form-radio" /> Merry Christmas</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7611-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7611"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7611" name="choice" value="7611" class="form-radio" /> Happy Holidays</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7621-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7621"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7621" name="choice" value="7621" class="form-radio" /> Season's Greetings</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7631-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7631"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7631" name="choice" value="7631" class="form-radio" /> Other</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax-1" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid-1" value="83381" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-1" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-mEoo9H3cw2ReRDTKb90dzzam9pl-EzCl3yL-qaiPLSo" value="form-mEoo9H3cw2ReRDTKb90dzzam9pl-EzCl3yL-qaiPLSo" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form-1" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://beefmagazine.com/poll/12182014#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:14:39 +0000 83381 at http://beefmagazine.com Industry At A Glance: 18 years of Kansas data show herd size is increasing http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-marketing/industry-glance-18-years-kansas-data-show-herd-size-increasing <div class="node-body article-body">A series of five-year moving averages beginning with 1996-2000 and updated annually through 2008-2012 indicate that Kansas cow-calf producers are increasing their cow herd size and the marketing weight of calves has plateaued.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-marketing/industry-glance-18-years-kansas-data-show-herd-size-increasing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-marketing/industry-glance-18-years-kansas-data-show-herd-size-increasing#comments Cattle Marketing Business Sectors Cattle Markets Industry At A Glance Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:12:00 +0000 83391 at http://beefmagazine.com Champions selected in Greeley Hat Works’ photo contest http://beefmagazine.com/blog/champions-selected-greeley-hat-works-photo-contest <div class="node-body blog-body">We’re wrapping up our Greeley Hat Works “Show Us Your HATitude” photography contest today. Find out who earned the champion and reserve honors in this month’s contest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/champions-selected-greeley-hat-works-photo-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/champions-selected-greeley-hat-works-photo-contest#comments People Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 83371 at http://beefmagazine.com Confusion about GMOs & hormones in milk and meat leads to advocacy moment http://beefmagazine.com/blog/confusion-about-gmos-hormones-milk-and-meat-leads-advocacy-moment-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Even in rural communities, misconceptions about beef are still prevalent. Never miss an opportunity to be an advocate and educate consumers about where their food comes from. </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-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/confusion-about-gmos-hormones-milk-and-meat-leads-advocacy-moment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/confusion-about-gmos-hormones-milk-and-meat-leads-advocacy-moment-0#comments Retail Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 83331 at http://beefmagazine.com New hybrid building now available http://beefmagazine.com/new-hybrid-building-now-available <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Take your pick&mdash;steel or fabric. ClearSpan Fabric Structures, the industry leader in tension fabric structures, has added a new structure, The Hybrid Building, to its HD Building solutions.</p> <p>Hybrid Buildings now offer the option of steel or fabric side walls with the proven durability of Hercules Truss Arch Buildings.&nbsp;&nbsp; Buildings are available up to 160&rsquo;W for any application and feature industry leading 20 year warranty on the cover and a 50 year warranty on the frame.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/new-hybrid-building-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:51:07 +0000 83361 at http://beefmagazine.com 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 Create "management Mondays" in 2015 http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/create-management-mondays-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Lon Tonneson for Farm Progress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Up-to-date records are essential for proper and efficient farm management these days. Here's an idea on how to keep up with the paperwork in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/create-management-mondays-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/create-management-mondays-2015#comments Ranch Management Tips For Profit Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:48:00 +0000 83341 at http://beefmagazine.com New video offers tax strategies for cattlemen http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-video-offers-tax-strategies-cattlemen <div class="node-body blog-body">Once the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, it will be too late to implement any strategies to reduce your tax bill to Uncle Sam. 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