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  • miranda lambert & carrie underwood differ on farming support
    Jul 17, 2014
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    Miranda And Carrie – Which One Holds 'Somethin’ Bad' For Ranchers? 22

    Country music sensations Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have a few things in common. However, there’s one big difference between the duo -- their choice of animal welfare charities....More
  • Jul 16, 2014
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    4 Feel Good Stories: Peterson Bros, Steer Auction, Burger Facts & Ranching Memories

    Too often, beef is portrayed in the media in a negative light, so it’s always nice to see positive stories make the headlines. Here are four stories that celebrate animal agriculture....More
  • lessons learned from showing cattle
    Jul 15, 2014
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    Showing Cattle Is More Than Ribbons And Banner 3

    When it comes to showing livestock, an individual not only reaps physical reward at shows, but more important, gains underlying skills that will never be replaced....More
  • Jul 15, 2014
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    5 Ways Rodeos Can Help Connect City & Country 6

    Rodeos are a public arena to showcase rural America. Cowboys and cowgirls, make sure to put your best foot forward at these events, so our consumers continue to respect and appreciate farmers and ranchers. Here are five ways rodeos can help to connect city and country....More
  • will beef producers expand?
    Jul 10, 2014
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    The Decision To Expand Isn’t As Simple As It Once Was 3

    Are producers going to add 100 cows and invest $300,000 to do it? Or will they use that money to pay off debt, upgrade the tractor, and remodel the kitchen?...More
  • communication in ag
    Jul 10, 2014
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    Communication Is A Big Need In Ranching 1

    Effective communication is the key to any successful business, business partnership or personal interaction....More
  • Jul 10, 2014
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    12 Reasons You Should Be Proud To Be A Hard Worker 4

    “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe shares his SWEAT Pledge, as part of a $1 million scholarship fund to get Americans back to work. The pledge is one that ranchers follow every day, and I think you’ll appreciate the advice Rowe gives....More
  • Jul 9, 2014
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    Michele Payn-Knoper: Connect With Consumers' Hot Buttons

    Michele Payn-Knoper is a leading farm and food advocate who works to connect the farm gate with the consumer plate. With 98.5% of the U.S. population today living off the farm, she encourages farmers and ranchers to connect with consumers’ “hot buttons” and speak their language....More
  • meat market update
    Jul 9, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | Tight Cattle Supply Continues To Challenge Market

    The tight slaughter cattle supply have reduced the total supply of beef at a time when demand has been good. The last six weeks that included three major grilling holidays are always very important to the beef market....More
  • Jul 9, 2014
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    What Can Ranchers Learn From A Hunting Cheerleader? 6

    Hunting has been in the crosshairs of mainstream news lately as a result of hunter Kendall Jones posting images on Facebook of her big game hunts; the photos were later banned from the social media site. The images caused a heated debate about hunting, conservation and eating meat. I believe ranchers can learn a few lessons from this debate to better represent meat production online....More
  • Jul 2, 2014
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    5 Good Books For Summer Reading 6

    I do a fair amount of recreational reading, by which I mean reading that it isn’t related to my job. My wife likes to kid me that my reading subjects aren’t all that recreational, because it mostly revolves around autobiographical history....More
  • Jul 2, 2014
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    Ventura Limoncello Company

    James Carling is president of Ventura Limoncello Company, a company he founded in 2007 with his wife Manuela Zaretti-Carling after leaving a successful career in direct marketing in Chicago....More
  • Jul 2, 2014
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    Mark Shaw Explains The Purpose of The 4C Summit

    The 4C Summit is an executive leadership program hosted by Elanco and MICRO for their top producer clients in the beef and dairy industries. Mark Shaw, president of MICRO, provides some background on the strategy that went into the development of the 4C Summit concept....More
  • Jul 2, 2014
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    Stephen J. Barnard On Opportunities In Agriculture

    Stephen J. Barnard addresses the logistical challenges and opportunities open to those in his market, as well as what he sees as very bright prospects for those engaged in agricultural production in general....More
  • Jul 2, 2014
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    Harold Edwards On Sustainable Agriculture

    Harold Edwards is CEO and president of the Limoneira Company, which is headquartered in Santa Paula, CA. He provides his thoughts on the future of agribusiness, and the mission of the Limoneira Company....More
  • herd expansion
    Jul 2, 2014
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    Thinking About Herd Expansion? Keep These Points In Mind

    We all know it costs money to expand a beef cowherd, and net cash flow will decrease in the early years of expansion. Here's how that could impact your cowherd....More
  • soil health is important for your cowherd
    Jun 27, 2014
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    Soil Health Comes First, Then Grass & Livestock 1

    In recent columns, I’ve touched on the following topics: • Empowered People, because everything in our businesses happens because of and through people – usually those closest to the business, land and livestock....More

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