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transparency with consumers
Jul 17, 2013

3 Ways To Be More Transparent With Consumers3

Today’s average consumer is three or more generations removed from the farm, but we have to realize that many of us are similarly unfamiliar with the....More
Jul 16, 2013

4 Things Anti-Beef Pundits Are Saying About You4

In order to keep an eye on industry trends, it’s important to review both the positive and the negative media articles in circulation. Today, I’ve....More
Jul 14, 2013

Health Publication Lists 8 Foods That Pack On Muscle4

Want to look leaner and have bigger muscles? Then chances are you’re already eating muscle-building foods like beef. Ranchers will be happy to know....More
estate tas repeal
Jul 11, 2013

Do You Support A Repeal Of The Death Tax?22

On June 19, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) re-introduced a bill to permanently repeal the federal estate tax....More
USDA wildire photo
Jul 10, 2013

4 Things You Might Have Missed This Week1

Today, I’ve rounded up four news items that might be of interest to you. With wildfires a big threat this summer, it’s no surprise that half of the....More
beef checkoff and pork names
Jul 09, 2013

Checkoff Responds To Negative Feedback On New Beef Cut Names31

While I don’t think this will be the demise of domestic beef demand, I certainly stand by my statements that the beef checkoff program spent years....More
land prices for pasture and farmland
Jul 08, 2013

What’s Land Worth?10

Land -- God certainly isn’t making more of it. With land prices at an all-time high, many are calling it “a safe deposit box with a view.”....More
Jul 04, 2013

Every July Fourth, Let Freedom Ring!

Happy Independence Day from my ranch to yours! This is one of my favorite holidays, and we celebrate each year in a multitude of ways that have....More
Jul 03, 2013

From Closet Vegetarians To Ex-Vegan Hate Mail: Can We Just Eat Meat In Peace?21

Your race, religion and political party affiliation aren’t the only markers we use today to sort people into groups. Now, food ideals are playing a....More
hsus says we don't care about animals
Jul 02, 2013

HSUS Says Ranchers Don’t Care About Animals31

Animal welfare is top priority to me, as I’m sure it is to my peers in the business. If we didn’t care, well, we would probably just plow up our....More
square baling
Jul 01, 2013

Square Baling Is A Test Of Family’s Strength26

Summer haying season is a time when working with family can be a little more challenging. How do you keep everyone on the same page during haying?....More
new pork names similar to beef cuts
Jun 27, 2013

New Beef, Pork Names Don’t Do Us Any Special Favors17

New meat cut labels lump pork and beef cuts together. Is this good or bad for the industry?....More
Jun 26, 2013

Photo Caption Winners, Plus Another Ag Video1

Our June photo caption contest has been a lot of fun. I’ve enjoyed reading your caption and title ideas for this photograph of my sister Kaley (age....More
Jun 25, 2013

Is Compromise A Dead Word In D.C.?9

Last week, the farm bill failed to pass. Big shocker. With Democrats fighting cuts to the food stamp program and Republicans trying to cut overall....More
cowboy up for a cure fundraiser
Jun 24, 2013

"Cowboy Up For A Cure" Fundraiser Is Wednesday1

Today's blog is dedicated to Drew Shryock, a four-year-old cowboy fighting cancer. This Wednesday, a benefit will be held in Drew’s honor called “....More

Amanda Radke

Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State...
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