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May 04, 2015

5 good reads about Chipotle’s bad move to ban GMOs in its stores

Last week, the burrito chain Chipotle announced that it would no longer serve GMOs in its stores. Here are five good reads worth checking out about....More
Apr 30, 2015

Grazing Series Part 5: Be a good neighbor & maintain your fences with these 3 tips2

The grazing season is already underway in some parts of the country and just around the corner for others, but are your fences ready to hold the....More
Apr 29, 2015

Why I disagree with Temple Grandin on reteaching predator instincts in cattle20

Temple Grandin recently generated some controversy over her comments that ranchers need to reteach their herds to have better protective instincts....More
Apr 28, 2015

4 tips for dry-lotting beef cattle

Concerned about having enough forages to get through the 2015 summer grazing season? Many producers are considering semi-confinement, or “....More
Apr 25, 2015

3 must-read beef headlines to kick off your Monday morning

This week’s roundup of positive beef headlines includes five myths debunked, a former vegetarian praising the sustainability of beef cattle....More
Apr 23, 2015

Grazing Series Part 4: 7 resources for pasture management in times of drought

Is a serious drought looming, and are you ready for one? In the fourth installment of our April Grazing Series, we revisit seven BEEF magazine....More
Apr 22, 2015

4 Earth Day blogs worth reading today

Earth Day is April 22, and this commemorative day offers a great opportunity to highlight how farmers and ranchers are stewards of the land. Here are....More
Apr 21, 2015

4 things to cross off your to-do list before breeding season begins

Are you sure your herd bulls are fertile? Have you administered pre-breeding vaccinations to the cows? Do you have plans to control parasites and....More
Apr 20, 2015

4 things ranchers need to know about preventing & treating grass tetany

Spring grazing brings the potential for grass tetany in cattle. Grass tetany mostly impacts mature cattle grazing lush grasses and is caused by a....More
Apr 16, 2015

Grazing Series Part 3: Questions to ask before planting cover crops, alfalfa & perennial grasses on irrigated pastures1

Do cover crops pencil out? What should I plant in my irrigated pastures? Should I plant companion crops in new alfalfa stands? The third installment....More
Apr 15, 2015

3 articles that highlight the media's coverage of agriculture's water usage8

National coverage of the ongoing drought in California seems to be stoking consumer concern about water usage in food production, with beef being....More
Apr 14, 2015

4 tips to shorten your calving season2

A tight window for calving can result in a more uniform calf crop and enhanced price potential at sale time. Here are four management strategies to....More
Apr 13, 2015

13 game-changing advocates for ag; PLUS: My favorite beef bloggers

Great agricultural advocates are those individuals and organizations willing to step outside their comfort zone to promote the work of farmers and....More
Apr 08, 2015

10 negative reviews of the “Food Babe” worth reading & sharing2

The Food Babe continues to attack the food industry, but scientists are fighting back. Here are 10 reads about the Food Babe that show how she stokes....More
Apr 08, 2015

Grazing Series Part 2: Extensive vs. moderate grazing, effective cross-fencing & more2

Is it time to alter your grazing system? Here are three management systems to consider to get the most out of your pastures this summer....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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