Loud and clear

Loud and clear

Loud and clearBeef market demands quality  by Miranda Reiman The beef market tells you what it wants. You just have to pay attention.“We know there are signals out there in the marketplace for quality. As you move further away from the end product, we know those...
How the beef value chain works

How the beef value chain works

How the beef value chain works  by Hannah Johlman When cattle prices erratically head lower, it’s easy to take issue with reports of higher packer margins or retail beef prices that still seem relatively high.But in a volatile market, the segments along beef’s supply...

Ag Outlook: Not so good, not all bad

Ag Outlook: Not so good, not all badBasse predicts price plateaus for most commodities  by Miranda Reiman “Who is going to flinch first?”Dan Basse, president of AgResource Co., said that’s the main question he and his team ponder when looking at this “plateau” phase...
Beef price ups and downs

Beef price ups and downs

Beef price ups and downs  by Hannah Johlman The cattle market zig-zags up and down more than ever, but so do prices for the end product, says a boxed beef reporter for Urner Barry, in Toms River, N.J. “Ranchers understand not only what it takes to raise an animal, the...
Consumer trends, more than fads

Consumer trends, more than fads

Consumer trends, more than fads By Hannah Johlman Trends in the food business affect people far beyond restaurant diners and retail shoppers. They reach back to the farm and ranch to shape the way food is produced, keeping consumer demand for high-quality, sustainable...