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Apr 12, 2012

NEW Spring Calving Photo Contest1

There’s nothing better at the end of a long day of work than watching baby calves race across the pasture. One of the first lessons I learned on the....More
Apr 11, 2012

Seriously Dude, It’s Beef!18

With Beef Month just around the corner, it’s time to gear consumers fired up for summer grilling season, which kicks off in May! But, with concerns....More
Apr 10, 2012

Drought Predictions Worry Farmers1

In South Dakota, there’s an old saying that goes, “If you don’t like the weather now, just wait five minutes -- it will change.” While the state is....More
Apr 09, 2012

Will You Buy A Soldier A Steak?4

I’m thankful to have the freedom to pursue my dreams here in the U.S. For that I give thanks to the men and women in our military, who make great....More
Apr 05, 2012

Song Celebrates The American Farmer, Benefits FFA3

If you haven’t heard the song, “American Farmer,” by country music artist Steve Azar, you’re in for a real treat. The lyrics celebrate....More
Apr 04, 2012

Consumer Weighs In On Beef Controversy: “Dude, It’s Beef.”47

Andrew Revkin admits to not eating much beef in his household. Since he’s not a huge fan of steak and burgers, it would seem likely that the smear....More
Apr 03, 2012

Tightening The Pursestrings In The Cattle Business

Ask my tax man -- the beef business is expensive! For those of you in the midst of calving season, preparing for planting and locking in summer....More
Apr 02, 2012

Sir Paul McCartney Publishes Meatless Mondays Cookbook6

The Meatless Monday campaign, which has rapidly spread into schools and communities across the nation, is aimed to reduce our environmental footprint....More
Mar 29, 2012

How Much Can You Pay For Land?7

One of the biggest challenges facing producers today is the rising cost of land. In fact, I recently read that the price of land is the number-one....More
Mar 28, 2012

Eating Beef Linked To Happiness In Women2

I had a steak last night for supper, and I’m happy as a clam in high water! Beef is America’s favorite protein and is associated with happy....More
Mar 27, 2012

Food Movement Escalates As Traditional Environmentalism Stalls3

Food should taste better. That’s the drive behind the new foodie takeover, a food movement revolution where consumers are seeking locally grown....More
Mar 26, 2012

Let’s Clear The Air On "Pink Slime"13

When the rumor mill stirred up the headline-selling, scaremongering controversy of "pink slime" – more accurately known as lean, finely textured beef....More
Mar 22, 2012

Why Is Eating Meat Ethical?29

Calling all carnivores! The New York Times (NYT) wants to hear from you! In a 600-word essay, a panel of judges wants to review why you believe....More
Mar 21, 2012

I Declare Today “Meat-In Day!”2

Farmers and ranchers represent 2% of the U.S. population, and vegans represent another 3%. Yet, the debate is strongly fueled on both sides, with the....More
Mar 20, 2012

Saving The Family Ranch4

Every family ranch has a unique story. Some have been in the family for generations, while others are just getting started. Some have grown into....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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