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Mar 13, 2014

How Should Ag Respond To Chipotle's Negative Campaigns?

Reader, Wayne Vanderwert, doesn’t agree with my stance on Chipotle's marketing strategies and took the time to write me about his thoughts. In....More
Mar 12, 2014

How Bad Has This Winter Been For You?

This week's poll on the homepage asks, "How would you rank this winter's severity?" With 127 votes in so far, 43% say this has been....More
Mar 11, 2014

4 Things To Keep In Mind About Calf Scours

“Almost no herd goes through a calving season without some scours. In severe out- breaks, the effects of scours in an individual herd can be....More
Mar 10, 2014

What Does HSUS & The Hunger Games Have In Common?

Partnering with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a lot like joining an alliance in the Hunger Games. If you’ve seen the movie or....More
Mar 06, 2014

Is Beef Now A Luxury Item Rather Than A Budget Meat?

As beef prices skyrocket, how will our consumers be able to afford our product, and what does that mean for beef producers?....More
Mar 05, 2014

Famous Oscar Selfie Raises $1.5 Million For HSUS

What’s being called the “world’s most-famous selfie” went viral on Twitter shortly after it was taken and posted during the Oscars ceremony on Sunday....More
Mar 04, 2014

Misinformation Creates Fear For Ground Beef

Should consumers worry about the safety of their ground beef? Of course not. Here are the facts....More
Mar 03, 2014

Reader Pens Poem About Ranch life; PLUS: 98 Fun Felfies

BEEF’s “Why I Ranch” essay contest is underway, and one reader has penned a poem describing her love of ranching. Plus, we’ve rounded up nearly 100....More
Feb 27, 2014

It’s Time For Old Man Winter To Step Aside

A cold, dry winter is escalating the drought scenario in many ranching communities. How much longer will winter drag on? Will ranchers get some much-....More
Feb 26, 2014

NEW Video To Address The “Feed Vs. Food” Debate

Yesterday, I shared a Meat MythCrusher video about meat as a part of a healthy diet. Today, I have another good video to add to your arsenal that....More
Feb 25, 2014

Stella McCartney Tells Fans To Go Meatless On Mondays; Agriculture Responds

When celebrities encourage consumers to go meatless to be healthier, it gives ranchers a chance to respond by sharing the health benefits of beef....More
Feb 24, 2014

What Is Disposition Worth?

If you’re shopping for a herd sire this spring, there are certainly many factors to consider -- growth, calving ease, carcass traits, genomics, rate....More
Feb 20, 2014

10 Estate Planning Tips; PLUS: How One Farmer Gifted His Estate

I recently saw a news segment about an Iowa farmer who had passed away. The farmer had no family and kept to himself, so when it came time for his....More
Feb 19, 2014

5 Ways Pregnancy Has Changed My Ability To Cowgirl Up

A few weeks ago, I announced to all of you that Tyler and I were expecting our first baby in the first week of June. We’re beyond excited, and we....More
Feb 18, 2014

2 U.S. Olympic Athletes Credit Success To Farm Girl Roots

I have enjoyed watching the Olympic coverage the last week or so. It’s amazing to me what these talented athletes are capable of doing. From curling....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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