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Mar 21, 2011

To The New York Times: Ranchers Respect Livestock

I don't know much about Mark Bittman, food-opinion writer for the New York Times, but I know he has some pointed things to say about food production....More
Mar 17, 2011

No Kid Hungry

In this land of plenty, I doubt that most of us spend much time in the day worrying about hungry Americans. The fact of the matter is that one in six....More
Mar 16, 2011

The Food Industry Is Not A Villain

Yesterday, my sister texted me while sitting in her Social Problems class at South Dakota State University (SDSU). She asked me, "Have you seen the....More
Mar 15, 2011

Celebrate National Ag Day Today!

Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together....More
Mar 14, 2011

Saving Cowboy Poets

n 2007, I was an intern in Washington, D.C., with the USDA Ag Marketing Service. It was my first college summer. I was 19 years old and had never....More
Mar 10, 2011

South Dakota Ranchers Celebrate BEEF Day At Capitol

Agriculture advocacy must be catching on, as this week's blog posts have been overflowing with positive stories about ranchers doing great things to....More
Mar 09, 2011

Wall Street Journal Highlights Masters of Beef Advocacy Graduates

As a proud Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) graduate, I was thrilled to see a well-written piece featuring fellow MBA alumni members in the Wall Street....More
Mar 08, 2011

Thank A Farmer Thursday, March 31

I'm proud to announce a great event coming up on March 31. It's called "Thank a Farmer Thursday," and it celebrates the wonderful things food....More
Mar 07, 2011

My Interview With An HSUS Staffer

Darci Adams, the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) state director for South Dakota, invited HSUS members to Pierre on Feb. 15 for an event dubbed, “....More
Mar 03, 2011

FREE iPhone/Android App Offers Quick Access To EPDs

Mindy Montgomery, a graduate student at the University of Missouri, is busy promoting her new iPhone/Android application, “Beef Cattle EPDs Resource....More
Mar 02, 2011

Farmers Fighting Hunger

“Hunger doesn’t take a day off, and neither do ranchers. We must work every day to care for our livestock and provide a safe, nutritious food supply....More
Mar 01, 2011

Selecting For Herd Bulls

It's that time of year again. Your mailbox is overflowing with sale catalogs and private treaty mailers. Your inbox is working overtime to receive....More
Feb 28, 2011

Weighing In On Cattle And Grains Market Outlook

The cow-calf sector is gearing up for profits in 2011, with economists predicting high prices as the year progresses. This is great news for anyone....More
Feb 24, 2011

Cowboy Ethics And Calving Season

In his speeches, Jerry Stokka, veterinarian with Pfizer Animal Health, frequently talks about one calf that was born without a lot of "get up and go....More
Feb 23, 2011

Heart Association Endorses Heart-Healthy Beef

I recently read some fantastic news that I’m simply ecstatic to share with all of you today. The American Heart Association (AHA), with the....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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