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Aug 31, 2015

Why gender roles are becoming obsolete in agriculture

For women in agriculture, breaking down gender stereotypes and keeping up with the men has been a century’s-old struggle. Today’s modern agricultural....More
Aug 27, 2015

4 important tips for navigating the rocky waters of WOTUS rule3

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is set to go into effect on Friday. Are ranchers prepared to be in....More
Aug 26, 2015

New book captures 100 years of combines

If you have a love for tractors, you’ll love “Red Combines 1915-2015,” a 6-pound book capturing the evolution of combines over the last century....More
Aug 25, 2015

3 ways the beef industry could better market beef jerky2

In the last five years, consumers have regained their interest in purchasing beef jerky and other meat snacks. Here are three reasons behind the....More
Aug 24, 2015

How HSUS is attempting to ban bacon & eggs in Massachusetts9

The Humane Society of the United States has introduced a ballot measure in Massachusetts to ban the sales of pork and eggs produced from modern....More
Aug 20, 2015

HSUS vet to serve on USDA’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health4

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has revealed the names of 19 industry professionals who will serve on his Advisory Committee on Animal Health. Among the....More
Aug 19, 2015

6 methods of pest control in beef herds1

Flies, insects and other pests are the arch nemesis of cattle ranchers. Here are six methods for controlling pests this summer based on the....More
Aug 18, 2015

Why EPA’s weak apology & lack of action on toxic spill is disgraceful3

After the EPA accidentally release 3 million gallons of toxic water into the Animas River in Colorado, the agency has assured the media that the....More
Aug 17, 2015

4 experts weigh in on fall 2015 cattle prices

My outlook for fall cattle prices is cautiously optimistic. How about you? Do you think fall cattle prices will stay strong through the rest of the....More
Aug 13, 2015

4 advocates share their stories through blogs, videos & overcoming adversity

Looking for some good reads this morning? Check out today’s blog post, which includes a farmer video to the song, “Whip Nae Nae,” two photography....More
Aug 12, 2015

Why NFL player Jordy Nelson makes a great advocate for agriculture1

With many professional athletes making headlines for negative thing, it’s refreshing to hear about the positive stories in the NFL, some of whom are....More
Aug 11, 2015

Why agricultural education is desperately needed in elementary schools

Whether it’s volunteering at a state or county fair petting zoo or reaching out to elementary schools and sharing your agricultural stories in a....More
Aug 10, 2015

Why ranchers have more clout than Dr. Oz1

This week, let’s take some notes from the 4-H Character Counts program and use trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and....More
Aug 06, 2015

How the Washington Post got it wrong on cow burps and greenhouse gases3

A recent article featured in the Washington Post suggests that cattle burps are the main contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change....More
Aug 05, 2015

Are county fairs valuable experiences for kids? PLUS: 5 great fair time blogs1

County and state fair season is upon us. What are your views on programs like 4-H and FFA? Do you believe these programs teach kids about the....More
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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...
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