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Sep 14, 2010

FarmVille Fans Examine Differences Between Virtual Game, Reality

Farmville is an online game hosted by the social network, Facebook, that allows the player to purchase land, plant and harvest crops, own livestock,....More
Sep 13, 2010

Farm Girl Defends Agriculture In College Class

More now than ever before, it seems agriculture is on its toes waiting for an opportunity to correct misconceptions in the media and educate....More
Sep 09, 2010

Low-Stress Handling Techniques For Producers

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to listen to Melissa Arhart speak on low-stress cattle handling techniques for producers. Arhart gave her....More
Sep 08, 2010

How Did You Get Your Start In Farming, Ranching?

I was sitting in the bleachers watching one of the many cattle shows during the 2010 South Dakota State Fair this past weekend when the emcee caught....More
Sep 07, 2010

Animal Rights: What's Your Definition?

"Animal rights" is a phrase that has been stolen by extremists who view farmers and ranchers as terrorists and who advocate for the complete....More
Sep 06, 2010

Relax And Celebrate Labor Day; Remember The Troops, Too

Farmers and ranchers share many core values: hard work, honesty, integrity, dedication, determination and a love for the land that they call home....More
Sep 02, 2010

Angelina Jolie Says Red Meat Is Her Beauty Secret

Angelina Jolie is best known for her fierce action movies, her scandalous affair and marriage to Brad Pitt, her many children adopted from around the....More
Sep 01, 2010

HSUS Closes Doors to Agriculture, Store Owner Cancels Meeting

“Want to find out how you can help animals? The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) invites our members, supporters and other animal advocates to a....More
Aug 31, 2010

Beef Bucks, Inc. Raises Money Through Golf Tournament, Auction

I’ve long been a supporter of the Beef Bucks Program. It’s handy and exciting to give or receive the certificates or VISA cards, which can be used to....More
Aug 30, 2010

Temple Grandin Movie Wins Big At Emmy Awards

The HBO movie Temple Grandin earned some well-deserved acclaim last night, winning seven Emmy awards and ranking second behind the World War II....More
Aug 26, 2010

A Challenge To Fair-Goers

It's that time of year again. Time for livestock shows, fair rides, junk food and fellowship among agriculture friends and family. For many, state....More
Aug 25, 2010

Producer Perspective: How's Your Calf-Crop Looking This Year?

Although massive amounts of rain and some spot flooding made this summer very interesting, we did manage to get our hay put up, and our calves are....More
Aug 24, 2010

GIPSA Rule: Yes Or No? You Make The Call.

It seems a great deal of discussion has been dedicated to the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) proposed rule that aims....More
Aug 23, 2010

Legislators Show Beef Cattle, Learn About Agricultural Issues

You might remember my blog post last year on the South Dakota legislative showmanship contest that paired state government representatives with local....More
Aug 19, 2010

Cattlemen Concerned About GIPSA's Proposed Rule

When asking producers at the 2010 DakotaFest in Mitchell, SD about the proposed rule by USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards....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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