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  • Apr 10, 2014
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    Test Drive A Ram Truck, Raise Money For FFA

    I’m not in the market for a new pickup. Heck, a minivan is probably more appropriate with a baby on the way, but I’m going to test drive a Dodge pickup truck on April 26....More
  • Apr 8, 2014
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    Can The Beef Industry Get Along? 3

    Perusing the comments from several recent blog posts points out several things—we’re a very diversified business that encompasses people with a wide diversity of outlooks and opinions; and we’re an industry that allows those outlooks and opinions to become dangerously entrenched....More
  • Apr 8, 2014
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    NEW Photo Contest: “Man’s Best Friend”

    For a lot of ranchers, where they go, so do their dogs. Trusty, loyal and good help, too, these four-legged friends are part of ranching families and the ranching tradition. Whether it’s a cattle dog, sheep dog, hunting dog or just a family pet, dogs are truly “man’s best friend,” and we are celebrating canines in our latest photo contest....More
  • Apr 1, 2014
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    Readers’ Winning Essays Remind Me Of Why I Love The Cattle Business

    If you’ve been following the “Why I Ranch” essay contest, sponsored by Greeley Hat Works, then you already know that we are among kindred spirits in the beefmagazine.com community. It’s nice to share the same values of hard work, the importance of family, a love of nature and a passion for cattle with other folks....More
  • Mar 24, 2014
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    8 Things Happening During National Ag Week 3

    National Agriculture Week kicks off this week (March 23-30), and it’s the perfect time to recognize and celebrate the importance of agriculture. Make an effort, particularly this week, to spread the positive message about agriculture in your community. On Friday, I asked friends on Facebook what they have planned for the upcoming week. Here are eight things happening across the country for National Agriculture Week. Please, let us know about any additional events in the comments section below....More
  • Mar 17, 2014
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    Talking Technology With Non-Technical Consumers 9

    The debate surrounding how the beef industry should respond to activist attacks has been going on for quite some time, and it seems we're no closer to finding an answer. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep asking the question....More
  • Mar 17, 2014
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    Contest Entrant Tells Why Her Roots Are Deep In Ranching 1

    It’s hard to believe March is half gone, but it’s finally starting to feel a little bit like spring. For many ranchers, these days are filled with calving out cows. In fact, I’m already looking ahead to this summer, turning pairs out to pasture and haying season. You can’t blame a girl for wanting to fast-forward through the mud and muck of springtime and start enjoying long, hot summer days with lots of sunshine!...More
  • Mar 10, 2014
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    What Does HSUS & The Hunger Games Have In Common? 7

    Partnering with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a lot like joining an alliance in the Hunger Games. If you’ve seen the movie or read the books, you know that each district in this imaginary world has to sacrifice a boy and a girl tribute to play in the Hunger Games, which ultimately results in the tributes killing one another until only one remains....More
  • Mar 5, 2014
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    Famous Oscar Selfie Raises $1.5 Million For HSUS 16

    What’s being called the “world’s most-famous selfie” went viral on Twitter shortly after it was taken and posted during the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night. The selfie was a quick snapshot of celebrities in the audience and included Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o....More
  • Mar 3, 2014
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    Reader Pens Poem About Ranch life; PLUS: 98 Fun Felfies

    BEEF’s “Why I Ranch” essay contest is underway, and one reader has penned a poem describing her love of ranching. Plus, we’ve rounded up nearly 100 felfies in a photo gallery for readers to enjoy....More
  • Feb 25, 2014
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    Stella McCartney Tells Fans To Go Meatless On Mondays; Agriculture Responds 11

    When celebrities encourage consumers to go meatless to be healthier, it gives ranchers a chance to respond by sharing the health benefits of beef. Here is a Meat MythCrushers video to help spread the good news....More
  • Feb 18, 2014
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    2 U.S. Olympic Athletes Credit Success To Farm Girl Roots 1

    I have enjoyed watching the Olympic coverage the last week or so. It’s amazing to me what these talented athletes are capable of doing. From curling, to bobsledding, to skiing and figure skating, there are so many fun events to watch during the Olympics. One of my favorite stories from the Olympics has been that of U.S. gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington, who won the women’s snowboard halfpipe last week in Sochi....More
  • Feb 17, 2014
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    Continue To Spread The Word: HSUS Is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing 5

    A Wisconsin dairy producer takes HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle to task for his organization’s deceitful practices....More
  • Feb 13, 2014
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    10 Reasons Why I Ranch; PLUS: Win A Hat from Greeley Hat Works 4

    Greeley Hat Works wants to know why you ranch. Win a $300 Greeley Hat Works gift certificate for telling us what you love about ranching....More
  • Feb 11, 2014
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    In The News: PETA Targets Kids & Abuses Animals 17

    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) group is sure hard to take seriously -- what with their nude stunts on street corners and outlandish statements made just to earn some sensational headlines in the media. But the group has fallen to a new low with its most recent activity....More
  • Feb 10, 2014
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    5 Ways Felfies Are Gaining Momentum; PLUS: 80+ Felfie Photos

    Felfies (farmer selfies) are taking over the Internet. Here is how you can participate in the growing trend, plus browse through the 80+ felfie photos in our new gallery....More
  • Feb 6, 2014
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    2014 Cattle Industry Convention: Best Tweets, Photos & More

    Tweets, photos, Facebook updates and more from the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, TN....More
  • Feb 5, 2014
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    Joe Diffie’s Song “Pickup Man” Has A Lot Of Truth To It 8

    It appears ’90s country superstar, Joe Diffie, knew a thing or two when it comes to romance. Unequivocally, a pickup truck can attract the ladies more than anything else, he asserts in his mega-hit song, “Pickup Man.”...More
  • Feb 4, 2014
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    We Want Your Felfie Photos!

    Felfies. Oh, how you’ve got to love the farmer selfie (felfie) trend. While the rest of the world is taking glamorous selfies when their hair is perfect and their makeup is caked on, farmers and ranchers are grubbing down to take felfies featuring themselves in coveralls, stocking caps, fogged glasses and, of course, their livestock of choice....More
  • Feb 3, 2014
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    The 2 Best Super Bowl Ads Featured Farmers & Ranchers 7

    Whether you cheered for the Broncos or the Seahawks last night, spent most of your evening filling your plate up with appetizers, or you only tuned in for the 30-second, gazillion-dollar commercials, there was something for everybody on Super Bowl Sunday....More

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