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Nov 02, 2011

What's Your Take On Public Lands?

All told, the federal government is by far the largest landowner in the U.S., and state and federal land ownership exceeds 30% in at least 16 states....More
Nov 01, 2011

What Some Consumers Are Saying About You

I openly cringed when I checked my email yesterday morning to find a letter from a consumer who is also a regular reader of my blog. Most of the time....More
Oct 31, 2011

Food Fight: Michelle Obama Vs. Paula Deen

Last week, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard pledged his commitment to child health and wellness through Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school health and....More
Oct 27, 2011

New Labor Rules Could Impact Farms, Ranchers

The best help on the ranch is often the high school kid from town who is willing to work hard after school and on weekends. However, the opportunity....More
Oct 26, 2011

Eric Schlosser Visits South Dakota

South Dakota State University (SDSU) was the place to be Oct. 19, when investigative journalist and author Eric Schlosser spoke to a full house on....More
Oct 25, 2011

Is Bargaining With The Devil The Best Course Of Action?

For months, the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) has been actively working in Nebraska, focusing on a strategy to push more "humane farming....More
Oct 24, 2011

What's The Toughest Part?

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I’m a “glass-half-full” type of gal. I like to focus on the positive, and find the best in any....More
Oct 20, 2011

The Trust Equation: Reaching Today's Youth

I made a quick 24-hour trip to Kansas City, MO, yesterday to the 2011 American Meat Institute (AMI) Foundation Animal Care and Handling Conference,....More
Oct 19, 2011

Feeding Future Generations

"Our 21st century challenge to raise enough food to feed a growing global population is complex—we must increase food production, while decreasing....More
Oct 18, 2011

The Alphabet Soup Of Organizations, Companies That Support HSUS

The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) is big, rich and powerful. While most local animal shelters are underfunded and unsung, HSUS has accumulated $....More
Oct 17, 2011

Don't Support Hollywood Stars Who Are Anti-Agriculture

I've been asked many times over the years to compile a comprehensive list of celebrities and companies that support or endorse such animal rights....More
Oct 13, 2011

Don't Mess With Texas, PETA

Was PETA at your state fair this year? Although this dates a few weeks back, I thought this story was worth sharing. Apparently, PETA made its first....More
Oct 12, 2011

Wheel Watchers Recipe Contest

Earlier this summer, Bob and Nancy Montross, 2006 BEEF Trailblazer winners and founders of Beef Bucks, made a big announcement. They shared the great....More
Oct 11, 2011

Increasing Connections In Rural America

Following the National Beef Ambassador Contest in Wooster, OH, last week, I flew to Washington, D.C., to attend the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association’s (....More
Oct 10, 2011

Lessons Learned In One Year Of Marriage, Ranching

Over the weekend, I celebrated my one-year wedding anniversary with my husband, Tyler. We spent the grand occasion by bringing cows home, weaning....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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