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  • Jan 30, 2014
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    Ranching Communities Pull Together To Support Friends In Need 3

    There’s sure some good-hearted people within the agricultural community. Last week, I wrote about how we need to focus on the good instead of all of the negativity we see in the news, and this week, I was delighted to see that testament put into action within our own community of farmers and ranchers. While the rest of the world gripes about President Obama’s words in his State Of The Union address earlier this week, I would rather focus on people who are truly making a difference. Today, I have two awesome examples of the power of good people doing kind things....More
  • Jan 23, 2014
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    Despite Bad News, There’s Still Good In The World 2

    Even though I watch the news every day, it’s sure getting hard to turn on the TV. Yesterday’s headlines alone blared reports of a fatal shooting at Purdue University and the threat of female terrorists, “Black Widows” they’re called, at the upcoming winter olympics in Sochi, Russia....More
  • Jan 21, 2014
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    3 Blogs You’ll Love To Read Today 1

    It’s hard to believe that the last week of January is drawing near. We’re snowy and cold here at home, but the work is caught up, the cows are doing well and we’re eagerly awaiting calving season 2014. This is a good time to catch up with reading and I’ve rounded up three blogs for you that I think are worth checking out. From farmer testimonies on the benefits of ranch life and the skills that only farmers and ranchers have, to an awesome testimony about the healthfulness of red meat, here are three great reads I think you’ll enjoy....More
  • Jan 20, 2014
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    Another Kansas Farmer Drums Up Views For Ag Videos On YouTube 1

    Last week, I wrote about the Peterson brothers from Kansas, who have drummed up a lot of views for their YouTube videos about agriculture. Now we can add another successful YouTube star to our list of agvocates -- Derek and Grant Klingenberg....More
  • Jan 16, 2014
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    What’s All This Talk About Felfies? 5

    If you’re more comfortable feeding cattle than using the Internet, then words like tweetup, hashtag, tiny url and vlog might seem like a foreign language to you. Yet, farmers and ranchers across the country are putting these words to use on a daily basis, working hard to promote agriculture from their remote locations in rural America....More
  • Jan 15, 2014
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    Peterson Brothers Earning Respect, Recognition For YouTube Agvocacy Efforts 8

    As many of you know, I have the great opportunity to speak across the country at various agricultural meetings and conventions. My topics range from transition planning, to working with families on ranches, to political adversaries of the agricultural industry, to using social media to help bridge the gap from producer to consumer....More
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    Jan 14, 2014
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    PETA Protest Calls For Extinction Of Cattle 19

    PETA is at it again. This time the extremist group is walking the streets proposing wild ideas about how to rid the world of dairy products and, ultimately, the cattle that produce meat and dairy....More
  • Jan 9, 2014
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    A Round-Up Of 3 Articles Ranchers Should Read This Week 5

    From reaching out to consumers, to sustainability in modern farming, to surviving this cold weather, here are three items ranchers should check out this week....More
  • Jan 3, 2014
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    10 Predictions For 2014 That You Can Take To The Bank

    Here is my outlook for 2014 and 10 guaranteed predictions....More
  • Jan 1, 2014
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    3 Headlines To Ring In 2014

    As we switch our calendars to January 2014, I’ve rounded up the first headlines of the New Year that ranchers should know about....More
  • Dec 31, 2013
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    2013: A Year In Review

    Tonight we will ring in a new year. The year 2014 looks promising for cattlemen. The corn bubble is bursting, beef supplies are tight, and demand remains strong in our global markets. It’s an exciting time to be in the beef cattle industry, and I can’t wait to see what the New Year brings....More
  • Dec 30, 2013
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    In 2014, Strive To Be The Kind Of Person Your Dog Thinks You Are 3

    The turning of a new year is always a good time to rededicate ourselves to being better people. And what better place to start than those around you....More
  • Dec 25, 2013
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    Christmas On The Ranch Photo Winners, PLUS: A Christmas Video

    Our “Christmas On The Ranch” photo contest is wrapping up today. We had close to 50 entries that were narrowed down to our top 10 finishers. From those finishers, close to 200 of you voted to select our champions. To celebrate Christmas today, I’m announcing our champions!...More
  • Dec 19, 2013
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    With No Political Correctness, I Wish You A Merry Christmas 13

    I have never been ashamed about being a rancher, about loving my traditional family, or about needing and having a personal relationship with God. But I probably haven’t always stepped forward and proclaimed those beliefs loud enough, held back perhaps by the feeling that I might offend someone....More
  • Dec 19, 2013
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    10 Reasons Why I Want A Cowboy For A Son-In-Law 4

    I hope my daughter meets a cowboy; I just hope she waits another 20 years before she starts looking for one....More
  • Dec 19, 2013
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    Rolling Stone Magazine Describes “Horrors” Of Animal Agriculture 13

    If you want to read a horror story, check out Rolling Stone’s recent article, “In The Belly Of The Beast,” by Paul Solotaroff....More
  • Dec 17, 2013
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    Court Lifts Temporary Ban On Horse Slaughter 31

    A horse is an American icon. From the pioneers who traveled on horses to explore the U.S., to the equines that have been glorified in movies, to the working cattle horses who helped trail cattle, to horse races and shows, everyone loves a horse, although some perceptions of that horse or more realistic than others....More
  • Dec 15, 2013
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    HSUS Spends 1% Of $120M Budget On Local Shelters 10

    In case you weren’t already aware that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) spends less than 1% of its annual budget to fund local shelters, a new press release really puts things into perspective on the nation’s wealthiest animal rights group....More
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