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Apr 10, 2014

Test Drive A Ram Truck, Raise Money For FFA

I’m not in the market for a new pickup. Heck, a minivan is probably more appropriate with a baby on the way, but I’m going to test drive a Dodge....More
Apr 09, 2014

4 States Look To Raise Checkoff

I believe in the power of the beef checkoff program. I’m a product of the checkoff-funded National Beef Ambassador Program, have utilized funds as a....More
Apr 08, 2014

NEW Photo Contest: “Man’s Best Friend”

For a lot of ranchers, where they go, so do their dogs. Trusty, loyal and good help, too, these four-legged friends are part of ranching families and....More
Apr 07, 2014

Where’s The Beef In School Lunches?

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my sister’s frustration with the school lunch program on the first day a meatless menu was offered in her school....More
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Apr 03, 2014

Are Vegetable Proteins Equal To The Protein In Beef?

Do you really need meat to get protein? VeganStreet.com says no. The activist group posted this graphic in the Albany Times-Union stating that, “Beef....More
Apr 02, 2014

Yes, It’s True: Cattle Grazing Can Reverse Desertification

On Monday, my blog in response to NPR’s article blaming cattle grazing on the degradation of the environment and declining wildlife populations....More
Apr 01, 2014

Readers’ Winning Essays Remind Me Of Why I Love The Cattle Business

If you’ve been following the “Why I Ranch” essay contest, sponsored by Greeley Hat Works, then you already know that we are among kindred spirits in....More
Mar 31, 2014

NPR Suggests Cattle Degrade The Environment

I was disappointed to read Eliza Barclay’s article, “How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct,” which appeared in NPR’s The....More
Mar 27, 2014

Rancher Reports Quadruplets; How Do You Manage Multiples?

For many of you, calving is in full swing. No matter how well-prepared you are or how hard you work, there is no such thing as a perfect calving....More
Mar 26, 2014

3 Ways Beef Made Headlines Again This Week

Beef has been demonized for far too long. It appears that public perceptions are slowly changing, which is good news for cattlemen who rely on....More
Mar 25, 2014

10 Resources For Ranching With Multiple Generations

Ranching is a family affair. 97% of farms are family-owned and operated, and many of those enterprises are run by multiple generations of family....More
Mar 24, 2014

8 Things Happening During National Ag Week

National Agriculture Week kicks off this week (March 23-30), and it’s the perfect time to recognize and celebrate the importance of agriculture. Make....More
Mar 20, 2014

4 Ways That Animal Fats & Proteins Were Championed This Week

Red meat and dairy products have been demonized for quite some time by certain nutritionists, the media and USDA’s food guidelines. However, consumer....More
Mar 19, 2014

NEW Poll Asks How Your Forages Are Looking For Spring

Yesterday, we received a couple of inches of snow in a weird blizzard that was pocketed between very warm spring days here in South Dakota. I must....More
Mar 18, 2014

Forget Chipotle’s Negativity; Culver’s Champions For Animal Ag

The animal agriculture community has been up in arms recently about Chipotle’s latest marketing stunt -- a video series entitled, “Farmed and....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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