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  • Apr 24, 2012

    What is Beef Demand Doing?

    If you judge beef demand by wholesale values, you likely turned a little queasy in March, thinking about those extra replacement heifers prowling the pasture....More
  • Apr 23, 2012

    Calling All Carnivores: Is Eating Meat Ethical? 9

    Thousands of readers entered essays explaining the ethics of eating meat in a contest hosted by The New York Times (NYT). The panel of judges, which includes Mark Bittman, Jonathan Safran Foer, Andrew Light, Michael Pollan and Peter Singer, have narrowed down the essays to a final six. Today is the last day to vote on your favorite; don’t miss your chance to represent American agriculture and select one that most closely aligns with your views....More
  • Apr 9, 2012

    Will You Buy A Soldier A Steak? 4

    I’m thankful to have the freedom to pursue my dreams here in the U.S. For that I give thanks to the men and women in our military, who make great sacrifices to protect my freedoms. Too often, these individuals are taken for granted, and we can always do more to say thanks. That’s why I’m so proud to support the All-American Beef Battalion (AABB), a non-profit organization committed to thanking the troops with American beef....More
  • Apr 5, 2012

    Feeding 9 Billion Demands Industry Changes

    While just about everyone understands that by 2050—in just 38 years—the world population will burgeon to 9 billion people, what's yet unknown is the effect that will have on the structure of ag markets and ag-related companies, from multi-national corporations all the way to the ranch gate....More
  • Mar 28, 2012

    We Must Continue To Build Beef’s Value Equation

    It’s startling that the declining U.S. cattle herd and consequent record-high cattle prices are causing more concern than celebration. Perhaps it reflects fears that such prices can’t last or that they’ll inflict damage on the industry in terms of people eating less beef. Such fears are understandable, but unfounded....More
  • Mar 9, 2012

    Gas Prices, Election Are Keys In Beef Demand 3

    Industry economists seem to be unanimous in their thinking that times and prices in the beef business will be extremely good – unless some outside force comes along to mess it up. Let’s talk about some potential issues....More
  • Jan 27, 2012

    My Hope For More Beef Industry Records

    We’re one month into 2012 but it’s not too late for me to share my wish list for the U.S. beef industry for this year. Topping my list, as you might expect, is my hope that Americans continue to support beef as much as they did last year. For we all know that demand, not supply, will determine how high beef and cattle prices go this year. My other wishes for 2012, in no particular order, include:...More
  • Nov 30, 2011

    Vegetarian Veterinary Student Examines Modern Food Production

    Which came first: the factory farm chicken or egg demand? This was the question posed by Nicole Wyatt in the Star Tribune recently. Wyatt is a vegetarian who studies veterinary medicine in California. As a Minnesota native, Wyatt submitted this column to ......More
  • Nov 25, 2011

    USDA Comes To Its Senses On The GIPSA Rule

    The beef industry has battled an onslaught of negative news over the past year, including the lingering effects of the recession, the proposed GIPSA rule on livestock and poultry marketing, efforts to regulate farm dust, and catastrophic drought in Texas and surrounding states. So it’s great to end the year with good news....More
  • Oct 14, 2011

    Beef Unfairly Singled Out On Non-STEC Issue

    It was a fight the beef-processing industry was always going to lose. Ever since USDA declared E. coli O157:H7 an adulterant in non-intact raw beef in 1994, ground beef has been the lightning rod for federal officials, politicians and consumer groups in the ongoing debate about the safety of America’s food supply....More
  • Oct 1, 2011

    Morgan Ranch Develops Its Vision Into A Global Market Niche

    It was a glorious afternoon in California’s Napa Valley. We were gathered at the home of one of the valley’s oldest wine families, and their neighbors had brought some of their best wine to share as we looked out over rows of lush grapevines from the front terrace....More

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