Stubbornly record-high corn prices in Brazil, the world's No. 2 exporter of the grain, are compelling pork producers to slaughter sows they cannot afford to feed and poultry processors to close plants.
Beef production, and I agriculture in general, has become a pretty contentious issue over the past several years. Most often, the criticism is directed at us while we try to defend ourselves in a graceful manner.
Big strides have been made since the Beef Quality Audit of 1991 pointed out changes needed to meet consumer demand. At the Feeding Quality Forum, a Certified Angus Beef executive talked about responding to those needs.