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Jan 08, 2013

Fiscal Cliff Moves Estate Tax In Right Direction10

If you’ve been paying attention this first week of 2013, you already know that Congress passed a tax compromise that averts the fiscal cliff and....More
Jan 07, 2013

How Much Do You Know About Ag?3

Perusing social media sites over the weekend, I stumbled upon a link to this great video asking folks on the streets of New York, Los Angeles and....More
Jan 03, 2013

Western Art Print Winners Announced!2

We had more than 220 entries -- a record for us -- in our final contest of 2012, which called for a caption of this photo of ranchers feeding their....More
Jan 02, 2013

Where’s Our Farm Bill, Congress?4

For many Americans, instead of celebrating the end of 2012 and ringing in 2013 with optimism and joy, they worried about what Congress would decide....More
Jan 01, 2013

Cheers To The New Year!

2013 is a big year for me. It will mark my fifth year of blogging for BEEF magazine. It’s hard to believe five years have passed by so quickly. I was....More
Dec 30, 2012

Caption This Photo To Win A Western Art Print224

Whether you feed 10 or 10,000 cows, the talk of 2012 was the increasing price of feed and forages in the beef industry. While high input costs in....More
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Dec 27, 2012

Cattle Shows Compete With Basketball For Our Family’s Time

High-school basketball season is in full swing, and that means plenty of bleacher time as my family watches my sister Kaley play ball. Our family is....More
Dec 26, 2012

Beef Up Your Classroom Visits4

The Kansas City Star recently published an article called, “Beef’s Raw Edges,” which criticizes the cattle industry for everything from antibiotic....More
Dec 25, 2012

There’s More To Christmas3

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is getting cards in the mail from my friends and family. I love the photos, which are promptly hung up on the....More
Dec 24, 2012

How To Prepare & Carve The Perfect Holiday Beef Roast2

“‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” While the poem, “The Night Before....More
beef cattle feed and hay prices on the rise
Dec 19, 2012

Winter Hay Prices Ramp Up8

Someone must have been wishing pretty hard for a white Christmas around my area because we were surprised with 5-in. of snow earlier this week. Our....More
Dec 19, 2012

A Call For 26 Acts Of Kindness3

I’m having a hard time this week thinking of anything but last week’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, which resulted in the....More
Dec 17, 2012

Beef Production Gets Spotlight On Anderson Live!2

Yesterday, I blogged about flying from my sweet spot in rural South Dakota to the Big Apple, and today, I’m going to write about when a New York City....More
Dec 13, 2012

Farm Boy Photography Winners Announced1

Christmas is just a couple of weeks away, and it’s starting to look like it in my neck of the woods. After praying for some much-needed moisture, we....More
Dec 12, 2012

ABC’s Avila Launches Fishy Food Attack8

When I hear “pink slime,” I can’t help but shudder; the catchphrase is at the center of a $1.2-billion lawsuit -- Beef Product Inc. (BPI) vs. ABC....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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