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Articles By Steve Cornett

Feb 27, 2018

Family Focus Drives Century-Old Operation

For the Gruhlkey family, farming thousands of irrigated acres in two states and eight counties is the easy part.
Oct 24, 2015

Cloning a Steak

Can meat quality be reverse engineered?
Jan 29, 2014

Beef’s New Era

With cheaper corn, cattle prices at record highs and cattle numbers at record lows, nobody doubts the cattle industry is about to enter a rebuilding phase.
Feb 20, 2013

Plainview Workers’ "Emancipation"

This is a story I wish I had written. It is a story I want Michael Pollan and all his technophobic beef-hating fans to read. It is about the people who were—let me burrow into the foodies’ mindset here for a moment—"emancipated" from their jobs when Cargill closed its plant
Feb 11, 2013

U.S. Beef Export's Future is Bright

CattleFax see long-term growth in exports, but record prices could slow some trading partners beef purchases.
Jan 14, 2013

A Slow Start for Animal ID

Yawn. Did you see a lot of news coverage about USDA’s new animal disease traceability program last month and you wonder what it means to you? Not much, I’m afraid. Not in this form, anyhow. It applies only to cattle moving across state lines and then only to cattle over
Jan 10, 2013

It’s Time to Ask: What If It Never Rains?

In Elmer Kelton’s iconic novel The Time It Never Rained, we read: "Moving across a bare, ashen pasture and remembering how green it used to be, Charlie found himself almost wondering if it was worth the fight. Who knew how long it might be until it rained again?" Nobody has
Dec 05, 2012

Approaching the Death Tax Cliff

The Farm Journal/Pioneer Legacy progam was in Amarillo this week. It was my first chance to sit through one of the sessions, and the first such session since the election. I walked away with two distinct impressions. First, our Washington leadership MUST do something about estate taxes. What we have
Nov 26, 2012

2013 Outlook: Another Crazy Year Ahead for Cattle

While nobody knows yet what will happen in 2013, here are five areas to keep your eye on.