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Sep 06, 2010

Relax And Celebrate Labor Day; Remember The Troops, Too

Farmers and ranchers share many core values: hard work, honesty, integrity, dedication, determination and a love for the land that they call home....More
Sep 02, 2010

Angelina Jolie Says Red Meat Is Her Beauty Secret

Angelina Jolie is best known for her fierce action movies, her scandalous affair and marriage to Brad Pitt, her many children adopted from around the....More
Sep 01, 2010

HSUS Closes Doors to Agriculture, Store Owner Cancels Meeting

“Want to find out how you can help animals? The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) invites our members, supporters and other animal advocates to a....More
Aug 31, 2010

Beef Bucks, Inc. Raises Money Through Golf Tournament, Auction

I’ve long been a supporter of the Beef Bucks Program. It’s handy and exciting to give or receive the certificates or VISA cards, which can be used to....More
Aug 30, 2010

Temple Grandin Movie Wins Big At Emmy Awards

The HBO movie Temple Grandin earned some well-deserved acclaim last night, winning seven Emmy awards and ranking second behind the World War II....More
Aug 26, 2010

A Challenge To Fair-Goers

It's that time of year again. Time for livestock shows, fair rides, junk food and fellowship among agriculture friends and family. For many, state....More
Aug 25, 2010

Producer Perspective: How's Your Calf-Crop Looking This Year?

Although massive amounts of rain and some spot flooding made this summer very interesting, we did manage to get our hay put up, and our calves are....More
Aug 24, 2010

GIPSA Rule: Yes Or No? You Make The Call.

It seems a great deal of discussion has been dedicated to the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) proposed rule that aims....More
Aug 23, 2010

Legislators Show Beef Cattle, Learn About Agricultural Issues

You might remember my blog post last year on the South Dakota legislative showmanship contest that paired state government representatives with local....More
Aug 19, 2010

Cattlemen Concerned About GIPSA's Proposed Rule

When asking producers at the 2010 DakotaFest in Mitchell, SD about the proposed rule by USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards....More
Aug 18, 2010

Estate Tax: Repeal Or Reform? You Decide.

Like many local farmers and ranchers, I was among those who flocked to Dakota Fest yesterday to listen to a debate from three candidates vying for....More
Aug 17, 2010

Hot Topics On My Radar This Week

Readers often ask me how I come up with a different topic to blog about each day. While I will admit that some days are more challenging than others....More
Aug 16, 2010

Using YouTube To Market Your Cattle

In previous speaking engagements, I have put on social networking training workshops for producers hoping to interact with consumers and share our....More
Aug 12, 2010

The Animal Welfare Debate Continues

Animal welfare: it’s a phrase that’s been usurped by animal rights groups but is practiced daily by America’s livestock producers. Earlier this week....More
Aug 11, 2010

Opportunities In Meeting Global Food Demand

“We are in a wonderful position in the U.S. that allows us to take advantage of food trends; the big question is, will our society let us take....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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