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Jul 26, 2011

On My Radar This Week: Lab Meat, Girl Scouts, Organic Farming

Every morning when I open my inbox, I sort through the positive and negative headlines of the day, identifying which ones are worth comment and will....More
Jul 25, 2011

National Beef Ambassadors, Masters Of Beef Advocacy Great Checkoff Programs

It was a busy weekend for my family and I, and being back in the Monday morning grind has come too fast. Friday kicked things off with the South....More
Jul 21, 2011

New Photo Contest Celebrates Summer Grazing

There’s nothing more beautiful than watching cow-calf pairs grazing peacefully in the rolling hills of lush, green pastures in the summer months....More
Jul 20, 2011

Enjoy Meaty Mondays Guilt Free!

Gear up to be part of an important conversation about beef and dairy production and the environment. A report published on Monday by the....More
Jul 19, 2011

Banker Advice On Land Values, Risk Management, Interest Rates

Where are land values going in the future, and why have land values increased so much? Those are literally the million-dollar questions as ranchers....More
Jul 18, 2011

Food Is An Issue Of National Security

I recently attended the 2011 South Dakota Governor's Agriculture Development Summit, where I heard U.S. Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD) speak on....More
Jul 14, 2011

Michelle Obama Receives Criticism For Eating A Burger & Fries

Earlier this week, Michelle Obama had lunch in the new Washington, D.C., Shake Shack and ordered a hamburger, fries, a chocolate shake, and a Diet....More
Jul 13, 2011

Royal Couple, Will And Kate, Play Cowboys For A Day

Although some expect reality star Kim Kardashian’s upcoming $10-million nuptials to professional basketball player Kris Humphries to trump the royal....More
Jul 12, 2011

Like Consumers, Ranchers Also Care About Ethics, Environment & Nutrition.

There's a great quote that I keep written on a sticky note near my desk; it reads, "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out....More
Jul 11, 2011

Modern Agriculture Is Efficient And Sustainable

“It’s an exciting time to be in agriculture,” says CHS representative Ed Mallet at the 2011South Dakota Governor’s Ag Development Summit, which I....More
Jul 07, 2011

Is Your Ranch Up To Snuff?

In a well-timed, methodical strategy that coincided with the consideration of legislation on the use of ranch videos as courtroom evidence, Mercy For....More
Jul 06, 2011

City Meets Country, And Asks Lots Of Questions

One of my closest friends from high school is nothing like me, yet we manage to stay close despite our glaring differences. We’ve both traveled quite....More
Jul 05, 2011

Will USDA Follow Through To Address Horse Welfare?

On June 22, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) proposed several recommendations for USDA to consider and implement in the next four....More
Jul 04, 2011

Happiness Is Where You Find It

July Fourth is a day of family, grilling, lakes and fireworks. This year marks the 235th anniversary of the date when 56 men declared to the....More
Jun 30, 2011

NBC's The Voice And The Beef Business

I’m not a big TV watcher, but I made an exception for NCB’s instant-hit “The Voice,” which features Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and....More
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