A fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD, Amanda grew up on a purebred Limousin cattle operation in which she and husband Tyler are active. She graduated with a degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University and was active from a young age in advocacy for the U.S. beef industry. Perhaps you’ve heard the story of a young FFA member who led a walkout of several thousand members from a Carrie Underwood concert in 2006 in protest of the country singer’s anti-meat positions and association with the Humane Society of the U.S. That young person was Amanda. She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion, and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador. And she’s served previous internships with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service in Washington D.C, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver, and BEEF magazine. On BEEF Daily, Amanda provides timely industry news and commentary from the unique perspective of a young professional committed to a life in production agriculture and invites readers to join in the discussion.

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in BEEF Daily Mar 05, 2015

16 questions we bet Chipotle won't answer

Chipotle recently halted sales of pork to one-third of its restaurants due to a farmer failing an audit. Kevin Murphy, owner and founder of Food-....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 03, 2015

Is the beef industry handling the proposed dietary guidelines the wrong way?

Is the beef industry responding to the proposed dietary guidelines in a negative way? What is the best approach for promoting beef while also....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 03, 2015

Cattle show honors fallen cattlemen, reminds us to appreciate life

A recent collegiate cattle show was more than just fluffy cattle and banners. The jackpot show held at South Dakota State University honored five....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 02, 2015

4 beef headlines: Fat-fighting beef, Farmland movie, beef prices, grass-fed vs. grain-fed

In reflecting on recent consumer news about beef, it’s hard to tell whether March came in like a lion or a lamb. Here is a roundup of four beef....More
the truth about hormones in beef
in BEEF Daily Feb 25, 2015

Share this: 5 resources addressing hormones & beef

While hormones are naturally occurring in both people and the foods we eat, an increase in early onset puberty (before age 8 in girls and age 9 in....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 25, 2015

National FFA Week is here, and ag prospects look great for young people

National FFA Week is Feb. 21-28, and Culver’s is raising money for the organization with a new video campaign....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 24, 2015

New video debunks the myth about water usage in beef production

In a new video, sustainability researcher Jude Capper debunks the myth that it takes 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of hamburger....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 23, 2015

3 ways the government committee got it wrong on the dietary guidelines

Here are three ways the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee got it wrong on their recommendations for a healthy diet....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 19, 2015

4 reasons Chipotle won’t get my business

A new survey claims the average meal at Chipotle exceeds 1,000 calories and contains a full day’s worth of sodium – and that’s without the soda and....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 18, 2015

New poll asks readers who should control the Internet

Congress is currently wrangling over who should control the Internet -- the federal government or the private market. What do you think? Today’s blog....More
What's BEEF Daily?

BEEF Daily Blog is produced by rancher Amanda Radke, one of the U.S. beef industry’s top social media “agvocates.”

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