So how do you answer questions about the beef industry? My first recommendations is to stay up on the news. This involves reading newspapers and agricultural publications. One Web site I’m particularly fond of for beef industry news is cattlenetwork.com. It’s also a good idea to do a Google news search (just click on news on the top left of the Google search page) and search for beef related terms. Another Google option is to set up Google alerts for beef industry terms. If you do this, every time that term is posted in a news story online you’ll receive an e-mail.