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Mar 16, 2009

Agriculture and the Environment

I took an impromptu "Spring Break trip" to the Black Hills in Western South Dakota at the end of last week, and I spent a few days enjoying the....More
Mar 12, 2009

Wanted: "Hot Peppers in Agriculture"

According to the 2007 Agriculture Census, the average age of a farmer or rancher is 55.7, up from 53.3 years of age in 2002. Of course, there are....More
Mar 11, 2009

Spring Blizzard, Carrie Underwood and HSUS

I spent yesterday helping my dad get ready for the big blizzard that hit last night. We moved some cow/calf pairs into another lot, fed hay, bedded....More
Mar 10, 2009

PETA Awards Oprah, Costco Votes on Animal Rights

Spring Break has started for many students across the country, including myself. While many are spending a relaxing week lying on the beach, I'm....More
Mar 09, 2009

Herd Bull Management Tips

With Daylight Savings time turning the clock, it's time to start thinking about spring. Soon, it will be time to ditch the coveralls and long johns....More
Mar 05, 2009

Coming soon to a theater near you, "Food, Inc."

On Monday, I wrote about a documentary that will air on HBO on March 16 called, "Death on a Factory Farm." While I'm deeply concerned about this....More
Mar 04, 2009

Chores for Kids

Growing up on a cattle ranch meant there was plenty of chores to do for a little kid. I was always my dad's "right hand man," constantly ready to....More
Mar 03, 2009

Beef, Arugula and Spinach Lasagna

I had good intentions when I promised to try out a new recipe from The Healthy Beef Cookbook every week. The first two weeks of my New Year's....More
Mar 02, 2009

"Death on a Factory Farm" to air on HBO

The animal rights activists are at it again, busy making another dramatic documentary to show consumers the “evils” of livestock production. The....More
Feb 26, 2009

What's Your Take on Carbon Credits?

In a time where many cattle producers are exiting the business, ranchers may need to find new ways to add value and generate revenue in their....More
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
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