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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
Aug 04, 2015

Why the death of Cecil the lion is relevant to beef producers11

The death of Cecil of the lion has been a hot topic on social media lately. Here's why the debate matters to cattlemen and what we should really be....More
Aug 03, 2015

With expansion comes the responsibility to advocate

A 2% increase in the nation’s cowherd numbers indicates optimism is abundant in the beef cattle business. As new opportunities arise, producers have....More
Jul 30, 2015

Hay Talk Part 4: Tips for planting forages in late summer & early fall

Whether you’re short on stockpiled hay or looking to extend the grazing season, planting supplemental forages is one solution. Here are tips for....More
Jul 29, 2015

Why reaching out to Northeast consumers is key for boosting beef demand

Nearly 70 million people call the Northeast home; however, only 3% of the beef checkoff dollars are collected in that region. As a result, the....More
Jul 27, 2015

How youth Beef Ambassadors are tackling hot industry topics

The National Beef Ambassador Program is training youth spokespersons to advocate for the beef cattle industry. These youth advocates need support,....More

Amanda Radke

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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