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Jul 19, 2010

Federal Estate Tax Will Hurt Family Farms, Says BEEF Reader

In the past couple of weeks, I have discussed an issue that all family farms should undergo: transition planning. The alternative is potentially....More
Jul 15, 2010

See Dane Run, See Dane Eat Beef!

A record-breaking 13,000 runners lined up at the starting point for the annual Boilermaker 15K and 5K Road Race in Utica, NY on July 1. Among them....More
Jul 14, 2010

Cooperative Extension Service Warns Producers About HSUS

Last week, I attended a feedlot seminar that focused on summer bunk management, water issues and beef quality. In addition to these topics, I was....More
Jul 13, 2010

Carcass Quality Begins At Home, Says Meat Scientist

“Carcass quality begins at home” was the title of the presentation by Amanda Weaver, South Dakota State University (SDSU) professor of meat science,....More
Jul 12, 2010

BEEF Daily Featured in Hereford World

"The word is out: it’s time for cattlemen to tell their stories. Whether it’s sharing with cattlemen or the public, a blog can be just the tool to....More
Jul 08, 2010

Producer Spotlight: Arkansas Rancher Offers Advice On Estate Planning

A few weeks ago, I blogged a top-five list of things to consider when creating an estate plan for a ranching operation. This spurred an email from....More
Jul 07, 2010

Grab Your Laptop and Defend Agriculture

Farmers and ranchers are the targets of constant scrutiny. The words thrown around about agriculture are greedy and don't describe our industry in....More
Jul 06, 2010

Looking For More Pasture This Summer?

In my neck of the woods, an onslaught of rain has flooded out many pastures and hay fields, leaving ranchers scrambling to find adequate resources....More
Jul 05, 2010

Heck Yeah, I Want To Be A Farmer!

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at the 2010 Red, White and You Conference, a teen leadership camp for eighth, ninth and tenth....More
Jul 01, 2010

Grilling Tips for Independence Day

It's hard to believe that it's July already and Independence Day is right around the corner. I'm hoping the month brings warm, dry weather to my part....More
Jun 30, 2010

Social Media Changing the Livestock Marketing Game

Yesterday, I spent the day at the 2010 Red, White and You Conference in St. Peter, MN. This event focused on teen leadership in the legislative....More
Jun 29, 2010

2010 Brings Fresh Optimism, Increased Beef Demand

The economy is turning around, consumers are paying the extra buck for steaks again and beef producers are finally seeing green after a few long,....More
Jun 28, 2010

A Must Read: Vegan Visits Feedlot, And Approves

When vegan, nutritionist, health expert and overall "foodie" Ryan Andrews was given access to visit a Colorado feedlot, he was nervous about what he....More
Jun 24, 2010

Exclusive BEEF Poll Examines Current Stocker Trends

In an effort to better understand a dynamic sector of the beef cattle business, BEEF conducted a survey of stocker trends back in 2007. The results....More
Jun 23, 2010

I've Got Your Social Media 411. You Ask, I Answer.

Last week, I spoke to two different youth groups, the Minnesota Agriculture Ambassadors Institute and Minnesota 4-H livestock exhibitors. I had the....More

Amanda Radke

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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