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Read about different aspects of the industry from a variety of perspectives. Guest writers include cattle producers and beef industry experts.

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Yeah, you heard it right. I see producers who would divorce their spouse before shipping their cattle. It seems too many ranchers forget they make their living off the land, and the cattle are simply a tool to harvest the land’s produce and transform it into a cash crop. In all reality, that’s what the cattle are: a cash crop, no different than a bale of hay or a bushel of grain when we really boil it down.

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Congratulations, you're still here!

Isn't that a little like how we all feel right now? We have hung on – maybe just by our fingertips – but we are still here.

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In country music, picking wildflowers is a euphemism for the kind of shenanigans my 8- and 5-year-old daughters know nothing about. Their earnest cries to pick wildflowers is completely innocent and 100% literal.

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If you haven’t heard by now, the Great Plains is a bit short on beef cattle veterinarians.

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Things happen. Situations change. Someone dies and that handshake deal you made 10 years ago is not worth the paper it is written on … oh wait, it’s not written on paper!

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I just finished reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. In this fantastical story, the main character, Addie, was cursed by “the gods that answer after dark” to always be forgotten.

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