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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Jul 07, 2014

EPA Plans Will Cripple Rural Firefighting Crews

If the EPA has its way, rural firefighting crews will no longer be able to utilize retired Department of Defense vehicles to fight wildfires in a....More
Jul 03, 2014

4 Beef Headlines: Chipotle, Ex-Vegetarians, Antibiotics & Hormones

Beef made the news again this week. Here are five headlines consumers might have seen in their news feed lately -- Chipotle lies, nutrition myths,....More
Jul 02, 2014

Researchers Discover New Beef Byproduct

USDA researchers have discovered a new beef byproduct, a coating that prevents rainwater from beading up on glass windows....More
Jul 01, 2014

3 Tips For Handling And Storing Wet Hay

Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension forage specialist, offers tips on how to handle rained-on hay and how to store it from now....More
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Jun 30, 2014

How Can We Show Consumers Our Morality And Integrity?

In an emotionally charged world, science doesn’t always hold a candle in discussions of morality and ethics. One reader asks how ranchers can better....More
Jun 26, 2014

I Call Bull On The Red Meat & Breast Cancer Link

A Harvard study links red meat consumption to an increased risk of breast cancer. But the study is weak, and there have been numerous counter studies....More
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Jun 25, 2014

Chipotle’s “Beef” With American Beef Frustrates U.S. Ranchers

Chipotle is now sourcing beef from Australia after stating that U.S. beef producers can’t meet demand for its “Responsibly Raised” beef standards....More
Jun 24, 2014

A Round-Up Of 5 Beef Headlines

Which is healthier – a chicken sandwich or a burger? Why was Dr. Oz summoned by Congress recently? Is saturated fat from animal proteins good or bad....More
Jun 23, 2014

Introducing Baby Scarlett; PLUS: 5 Resources For Ranching Parents

BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke welcomes a new daughter as her muse for future blog posts....More
Jun 19, 2014

TV Show “Parks & Recreation” Promotes Beef In Big Way

Although I’m not a big TV watcher, I do make a point to keep up with a few favorites. In our household, it’s “Parks....More
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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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