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Mar 31, 2011

10 Signs It's Calving Season

At our place, we have finished calving out the first-calf heifers and are getting into the rest of the cows. Calving season is certainly an....More
Mar 30, 2011

Cooking Light Mag Debates Merits Of Grass-Fed Vs. Grain-Fed Beef

In 2006, I competed in the National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Contest. If you're not familiar with the contest, participants draw three topics with....More
Mar 29, 2011

Defining Your Role On The Family Ranch

Daughter, sister, wife, cook, housekeeper, chore help, cattle marketer, writer, speaker — these are my roles on a daily basis. Like so many of you, I....More
Mar 28, 2011

The Truth About HSUS Might Shock You

I often speak with producer groups, and although I often feel like a broken record at times — I believe it's critically important to repeat this....More
Mar 24, 2011

A Food Safety Tax For Consumers?

"A coalition of 17 food industry groups has written to key leaders in Congress urging them to reject increased user fees to fund the Food Safety....More
Mar 23, 2011

The Shameless HSUS Targeting Children Again

The more I study animal rights activists, the more I'm convinced that they are willing to do anything and everything to achieve their goals of....More
Mar 22, 2011

Hot Topic: Outlawing Secret Video Footage On Farms

The hot topic of the day is in Iowa where a bill has been passed in the House, "creating new criminal and civil penalties for anyone convicted of....More
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
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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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