Business http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Bundy Case Is A Requiem For Property Rights In America http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bundy-case-requiem-property-rights-america <div class="node-body blog-body">The sad reality is that private property rights no longer exist. You can hold your land until the government decides to take it. It’s just a much more real experience for people in the West.</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/bundy-case-requiem-property-rights-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bundy-case-requiem-property-rights-america#comments Regulation Pasture/Land Values Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:48:00 +0000 73941 at http://beefmagazine.com After Soft Start, Rural Bankers See Better Economy Ahead http://beefmagazine.com/pastureland-values/after-soft-start-rural-bankers-see-better-economy-ahead <div class="field-deck"> The Rural Mainstreet Index rose for the second straight month in April, indicating modest rural economic growth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After moving below growth neutral in February, the rural economy moved above the 50.0 threshold for two straight months, according to the April survey of bank CEOs in a 10-state area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pastureland-values/after-soft-start-rural-bankers-see-better-economy-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pastureland-values/after-soft-start-rural-bankers-see-better-economy-ahead#comments Pasture/Land Values Sustainability Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:00 +0000 73931 at http://beefmagazine.com Best Measure Of Ranch Sustainability Is Economic Profitability http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/best-measure-ranch-sustainability-economic-profitability <div class="field-byline"> By James McGrann </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Working for nothing is not reflective of a successful business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/best-measure-ranch-sustainability-economic-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/best-measure-ranch-sustainability-economic-profitability#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Industry Structure Pasture/Land Values Industry At A Glance Sustainability Tips For Profit Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:56:00 +0000 73911 at http://beefmagazine.com Sign Petition To Remove HSUS From Non-Profit List http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sign-petition-remove-hsus-non-profit-list <div class="node-body blog-body">The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is certainly no friend to animal agriculture. This is a topic that has been covered extensively on the BEEF Daily blog, so it’s not new news to any of you, I’m sure. However, when I travel the country speaking to agricultural groups, I’m always surprised when someone comes up to me after a speech and reveals to me that they had no idea of HSUS’ deceptive tactics. These conversations motivate me to keep educating both ranchers and the general public about the less-than-noble efforts of this animal rights activist group. </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/sign-petition-remove-hsus-non-profit-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sign-petition-remove-hsus-non-profit-list#comments People Animal Activists BEEF Daily Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73781 at http://beefmagazine.com 2014 Hurricane Forecast: Fewer Drought-Busters In The Offing http://beefmagazine.com/disaster-drought/2014-hurricane-forecast-fewer-drought-busters-offing <div class="node-body article-body">It’s a mixed forecast for rain this spring and summer – fewer tropical storms and hurricanes, but better chances for an El Niño. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/disaster-drought/2014-hurricane-forecast-fewer-drought-busters-offing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/disaster-drought/2014-hurricane-forecast-fewer-drought-busters-offing#comments Disaster & Drought Drought Management Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:29:00 +0000 73821 at http://beefmagazine.com Industry At A Glance: Public Attitudes On The Current Tax Code http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/industry-glance-public-attitudes-current-tax-code <div class="field-byline"> By Nevil Speer, Western Kentucky University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a recent poll of the general public, Investor’s Business Daily asked respondents their attitude on the current tax code. Nearly 40% of respondents say they consider their personal tax bill as being “too high.” As a rancher, with a tax system that looks very different for those filing a Schedule F, how would you answer that question? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/industry-glance-public-attitudes-current-tax-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/industry-glance-public-attitudes-current-tax-code#comments Regulation People Industry At A Glance Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:41:00 +0000 73801 at http://beefmagazine.com Dealing With The Grief Of A Lost Spouse & Partner http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dealing-grief-lost-spouse-partner <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We hosted my sister Courtney&rsquo;s bridal shower over the weekend. In just six short weeks, she will walk down the aisle and marry my future brother-in-law, Riley. Both being country kids, the women in attendance had plenty of advice to offer Courtney and Riley when it comes to having a successful ranch marriage.</p> <p>The words of wisdom passed along reminded me of a blog post I wrote when they first got engaged: <a href="http://m.beefmagazine.com/blog/marriage-advice-one-rancher-s-wife-another" target="_blank">Marriage Advice From One Rancher&rsquo;s Wife To Another</a></p></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/dealing-grief-lost-spouse-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dealing-grief-lost-spouse-partner#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73741 at http://beefmagazine.com Nevada Standoff Grows From Grazing Fees To Much More http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Few issues have calcified positions in the western U.S. like the tense standoff in southeast Nevada this week between federal authorities representing the enforcement of public land use under the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. The standoff between armed federal officials and armed citizens was resolved without bloodshed when BLM realized how the situation was devolving and wisely chose to withdraw from the scene and return Bundy&rsquo;s confiscated cattle.</p></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/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more#comments Regulation Cattle Industry Structure Cow-Calf BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 73721 at http://beefmagazine.com BLM Vs. Nevada Rancher Bundy: What Is The Real Story? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/blm-vs-nevada-rancher-bundy-what-real-story <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve been following with keen interest the case of the government seizure and sale of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy’s herd. I’ve also received countless emails from readers requesting I blog about this case. Admittedly, I’m a bit reluctant to touch this subject – not because I fear the controversy – but because I don’t feel close enough to the situation to fully grasp all the nuances and accurately report on the case.</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/blm-vs-nevada-rancher-bundy-what-real-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/blm-vs-nevada-rancher-bundy-what-real-story#comments People Sustainability BEEF Daily Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:02:00 +0000 73691 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 Best Dog Stories From Readers; PLUS: 125+ Puppy Pics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-best-dog-stories-readers-plus-125-puppy-pics <div class="node-body blog-body">We have compiled a gallery of 125 dog photographs submitted by our readers. View the gallery, enter the contest, and share your favorite photos on social media to showcase the bond ranchers have with our furry friends. </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/5-best-dog-stories-readers-plus-125-puppy-pics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-best-dog-stories-readers-plus-125-puppy-pics#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73631 at http://beefmagazine.com