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Aug 15, 2012

How Are You Managing Your Cattle In This Drought?

It’s hard to ignore the impacts the drought is having on farmers and ranchers across the country. Corn is being cut for silage, cows are already....More
Aug 14, 2012

Consumer Perceptions Will Determine Agricultural Practices10

Last week, I spoke at the second annual Animal Welfare Symposium, held at the University of Arkansas. The event focused on animal husbandry topics....More
Aug 12, 2012

Grill A Perfect Steak2

Although my family grills year-round, summer is a great time to fire up the grill and throw on a few ribeyes and sirloins to enjoy with fresh....More
Aug 09, 2012

Buckle Up For High Food Prices6

Start clipping coupons and watching for deals. Food prices are going to shoot up in upcoming months due to an epic drought that has already reduced a....More
Aug 08, 2012

HSUS Criticized For Minimal Donations To Pet Shelters7

If you want to line your pockets, go work for the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS). But, if you want to help animals, you might want to seek work....More
Aug 07, 2012

Do You Follow BQA Protocols?1

This drought is forcing many cattlemen to rethink their management strategies. With a shortage of pastures and available forages, many producers are....More
Aug 06, 2012

Get The Most Of Your Corn Crop

I’m counting my blessings, as we got a sprinkle of rain last week. Even though it was hardly enough to get the ground wet, I will take any moisture....More
Aug 02, 2012

What Will You Pay For Hay?11

The U.S. is experiencing the worst drought since 1956, with 56% of the nation suffering from dry and hot conditions. This epic drought is baking....More
Aug 01, 2012

Cute Kids Tell Ag Story To Song, "Call Me Maybe"4

Chances are that when you hear the song, “Call Me Maybe,” by Carly Rae Jepsen, you immediately turn the channel or risk the tune being stuck in your....More
Jul 30, 2012

Ag Olympics At The County Fair

This week is our county fair, and my younger sisters are busy baking cookies, making crafts, clipping calves and preparing for the annual event....More
Jul 30, 2012

Advice For Passing On The Family Farm2

“Life is 10% what happens and 90% of how we react to it,” says Gary Sipiorski of Vita Plus, who spoke at the June 2012 Governor’s Ag Summit in Pierre....More
Jul 25, 2012

Farm And Ranch Kids Get Opportunity To Work3

Growing up, my younger sisters and I were Dad’s chore help. He taught us how to feed cattle, drive the four-wheeler and tractor, stack bales, pitch....More
Jul 25, 2012

U.S. Cattle Numbers At Record Low3

Earlier this week, I attended a statewide drought management meeting hosted by South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension. According to SDSU, 90....More
Jul 24, 2012

Celebrating The Cowboy3

What makes a cowboy? In John Wayne movies and Louis L’Amour books, a cowboy is depicted as a hard-working man with integrity, willing to put in an....More
Jul 23, 2012

Ranchers Plan On Early Weaning4

With the drought drying up summer grasses, scorching the corn crop and limiting feed resources for cattlemen, many are already culling their cow-calf....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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