Grain vs. grass fed: the debate continues
In recent years, an ongoing debate in the United States has been food. More specific to the cattle industry, there is a continuing debate about which is better nutritionally: beef from grain-finished cattle or beef from grass-fed cattle. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Reindeer games
It’s Christmastime, and in Scandinavia, where many of our most beloved traditions originated, it’s tough sledding for the native people who herd the animals central to our holiday tales. FULL STORY »
Conventionally produced beef…safe and sustainable?
We are all bombarded with the propaganda that conventionally raised beef is not healthy or sustainable by media, society, and even some of our fellow producers. FULL STORY »
Does Chipotle care about farmers?
The kerfuffle surrounding Chipotle’s short “Scarecrow” film is quieting down. But as the company responds to criticism, one of Chipotle's cheese suppliers shows a different side to the company. FULL STORY »
RINsanity: Knowing ethanol’s contribution to corn values
If you grow corn, you know more about ethanol than the prior generation. But your knowledge of how ethanol is priced will not be as deep as the next generation. FULL STORY »
Will corn prices really be higher next year?
Much of the discussion in the corn market, and in crop markets in general, has become focused on the potential for a protracted period of low prices and the likely impact on farm incomes and land values. FULL STORY »
Garden City feeder, Emporia rancher elected as KLA officers
Members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) have elected Jeff Sternberger of Garden City and Jaret Moyer from Emporia to serve as officers of the 5,500-member organization over the next year. FULL STORY »
Using, not buying, livestock gross margin for cattle
While visiting with agriculture bankers in recent weeks, several asked about feeding margins and what their customers could do to manage margins. Protecting the margin is a common concern of cattle feeders too. FULL STORY »
Yesterday’s organic food propaganda, Today
Until two years ago, Lisa Lee Freeman had spent her career at Consumer Reports magazine telling readers how to save money shopping online for flowers and how to choose a long-lasting lipstick. FULL STORY »
Kim Brackett discusses millennials and the Beef Checkoff
Kim Brackett, Cattlemen's Beef Board vice chair, discusses the importance of this new audience of millennials and how the beef checkoff can impact their purchasing decisions into the future. FULL STORY »
Beef market to continue higher in December
Supermarkets filled their meat cases with poultry and ham ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but beef is expected to return to the spotlight as 2013 draws to an end. FULL STORY »
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