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Sep 20, 2012

Five Hot Topics Ranchers Should Know About3

Whether you’re driving the combine harvesting corn or riding your horse checking calves in the pasture, chances are you might have missed some of the....More
Sep 19, 2012

Finalists Selected In “Workhorses” Of The Ranch Photo Contest8

This month, we are celebrating the “workhorses” of the ranch -- the people, animals, equipment and vehicles that help you get the job done and....More
Sep 18, 2012

Let’s Talk Fall Grazing4

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension recently held an informative meeting to prepare ranchers for when the snow flies. The agenda included....More
Sep 17, 2012

BPI Fights Back14

When ABC News reported about “pink slime” in beef earlier this year, the nation paid attention. Within days of the initial report – which focused on....More
Sep 13, 2012

We Need Farmers Three Times Each Day3

Have you heard of Instagram? It’s one of the hot new social media sites that is taking the Internet by storm. Instagram is a free, fast and fun way....More
Sep 12, 2012

Opinion Piece Mourns Loss Of Family Farms4

“Is it a soggy sentimentality for farmers to want their cows to be happy? Shouldn’t a businessman just worry about the bottom line?” asks Nicholas D....More
Sep 11, 2012

NEW Photo Contest: Celebrating The “Workhorses” Of The Ranch

We have a 1974 Chevy pickup that we use during calving season to weigh and tag calves. The old and rusty truck has no seat belts, registration....More
Sep 10, 2012

Join Team ZIP To Support Beef Nutrition Education In Schools1

Each time I slip on my tennis shoes and slap on my Team BEEF jersey, I get excited about the opportunity to run on behalf of America’s beef producers....More
Sep 06, 2012

Study Bursts Bubble In Organic Claims13

Organic food is a $26-billion business in the U.S. The organic stamp on grocery goods oftentimes doubles the cost, but despite a slow economy, the....More
Sep 05, 2012

Paul Ryan’s Speechwriter Is A Vegan Animal Rights Activist53

If you’ve listened to any politician speak lately, you may have heard the new buzz phrase, “humane economy” and wondered what exactly that might mean....More
Sep 04, 2012

Leave 4-H Kids Alone, PETA45

I just got home from the South Dakota State Fair last night, where yesterday’s big event was the 4-H heifer show. With 67 classes, it was a big event....More
Sep 03, 2012

Reflecting On The Fruits Of Your Labor

Chances are you’ve been busting your butt lately -- putting in long hours and endlessly long days as you stay busy cutting silage, filling creep....More
Aug 30, 2012

It’s Time For The State Fair1

This week marks the beginning of the South Dakota State Fair, which runs through Labor Day. For our family, it’s our annual vacation. We load up kids....More
Aug 29, 2012

Animal Rights Group Pays People To Watch Propaganda89

Let me preface this blog by saying that I don’t support anyone who abuses animals. Whenever a case of animal abuse is in the news, I’m disheartened....More
Aug 28, 2012

What’s Wrong With Leftovers?5

It’s hard to believe I’ve been married to Tyler for almost two years now. It seems just yesterday we exchanged our vows and moved into our farmhouse....More

Amanda Radke

Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State...
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