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Feb 25, 2009

Positive Beef Industry Buzz

Every single day, we read negative headlines about animal food production. Talk of politics, the economy, consumer perceptions and new laws and....More
Feb 24, 2009

Taking Action on Agriculture's Carbon Footprint

It's hard to go a day without seeing headlines about the environment in the news. Reducing our carbon footprint is a huge concern for much of our....More
Feb 23, 2009

Bleacher Talk at the Steer Show

I spent the weekend meeting with friends and industry folks at the AGR/Block....More
Feb 19, 2009

Beef Promotion Highlights

As a student that studies communications, I'm obsessed with understanding advertising campaigns. Which brand enhancement ideas work to increase beef....More
Feb 18, 2009

Sale Season is Here

It seems that I watch the mailbox a little closer these days. As I write and work on homework, I anxiously wait for the mail to come. Now, most of....More
Feb 17, 2009

What I'm Reading

Although I don't have a lot of time to relax and curl up with a good book, due to homework, chores and keeping up with this blog, I have found myself....More
Feb 16, 2009

Farm to Family Connection

There is something about farm life that makes a family special. A bond is formed through daily chores, hauling manure, taking care of baby calves and....More
Feb 12, 2009

HSUS Agenda

I don't want to sound like a broken record, but I ran across the changes in agenda for the Humane Society of the United States. Of their priorities,....More
Feb 11, 2009

Calving Season Takes Off

For many, the end of calving season is nearing; for others, it's just beginning. Wherever your breeding season falls in a calendar year, we all face....More
Feb 10, 2009

Animal Welfare Expert Addresses Area Producers

Last week, I spoke at the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. During the conference, I presented three speeches. I spoke....More
Feb 09, 2009

Speak Out Against "Veg Out!"

I was in the airport this weekend, and I picked up a magazine to read during my flight. I bought SELF Magazine, a publication for women similar to....More
Feb 05, 2009

7 Things You Didn't Know About HSUS

It's no secret that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) isn't the organization it pretends to be. Instead of using its money to save pets....More
Feb 04, 2009

The New Political Outlook in D.C.

Last week, I listened to Charlie Stenholm--the publics' favorite for the job of United States Secretary of Agriculture. Although Stenholm wasn't....More
Feb 03, 2009

Round Table Discussion with Canadian Beef Producer

Last week at the 2009 Cattle Industry Convention, the President for the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, Brad Wildemann, stopped by the BEEF....More
Feb 02, 2009

Back to the Grindstone

After spending a week at the 2009 Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., it's time to get back to the grindstone. It will be another busy week....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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