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  • Sep 24, 2015
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    Why USDA is encouraging veterans to pursue careers in agriculture 1

    The USDA and Department of Defense recently unveiled plans to offer career training and support to Service members interested in pursuing careers in agriculture. Find out how veterans are being encouraged to explore job opportunities in rural America in today’s blog....More
  • Sep 23, 2015
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    4 things to remember during National Farm Safety & Health Week

    National Farm Safety and Health Week is this week. The annual event runs Sept. 20-26, and it’s a good time to remember to slow down, put safety first, avoid unnecessary risks and keep your family intact. Here are four things to remember this week to be safe on the ranch....More
  • Sep 22, 2015
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    VOTE NOW: 15 photo finalists depicting hard-working ranchers

    We’ve selected 15 finalists in September’s “Hard-working beef producers” photo contest. Now it’s time to choose our winners. The finalist who receives the most votes will take home a $300 Greeley Hat Works hat; plus, three voters will take home a western photography coffee table book!...More
  • Sep 17, 2015
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    Don’t forget to enter BEEF’s “Celebrating Hard Working Cattle Producers” photo contest!

    Don’t forget to enter the Greeley Hat Works “Celebrating Hard Working Cattle Producers” photo contest. To enter, email me at amanda.radke@penton.com to be eligible to win a $300 custom cowboy hat....More
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    Sep 16, 2015
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    Consumers are curious about what you do

    Don’t be afraid to talk about your daily life on the ranch with consumers....More
  • Sep 16, 2015
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    Miss America Betty Cantrell is a farm girl at heart

    Miss America Betty Cantrell is a pageant girl with agricultural roots. Find out how she’s subtly advocating for farmers and ranchers on today’s blog....More
  • Sep 14, 2015
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    How the checkoff is promoting beef through the 30 Day Protein Challenge

    The beef checkoff is funding the 30 Day Protein Challenge, a fun, motivational way to encourage consumers to eat more protein throughout their day to build muscle and reduce fat. Check out the protein challenge and think about signing up to learn more about this checkoff promotion....More
  • Sep 10, 2015
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    10 traits of a hard-working rancher; PLUS: Reader photos of ranches at work

    BEEF and Greeley Hat Works are sponsoring a September photo contest celebrating hard-working American cattle producers. Check out details for how to enter on today’s blog, plus read the 10 traits that ranchers have that make them so good at their jobs....More
  • Sep 8, 2015
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    3 ways young families benefit ranching communities

    A recent study conducted by the USDA Economic Research Service found reasons young families may or may not move back to rural communities. For those who choose to migrate back home, here are three ways these young families are benefiting ranching communities....More
  • Sep 8, 2015
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    Auction markets are plentiful in my neck of the woods; how about yours?

    This week’s poll on beefmagazine.com asks, “Do you have a nearby auction market?” With declining cattle numbers, a Texas A&M University study is showing that auction market numbers are also dwindling. We want to know if that’s the case in your area. Check out today’s blog and let us know your thoughts....More
  • Sep 7, 2015
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    NEW Photo Contest: Celebrating America’s cattle producers

    Labor Day is a celebration of hard-working Americans, and we think America’s cattlemen and women are some of the hardest workers out there! As a nod to our nation’s beef producers, we’ve teamed up with Greeley Hat Works to host a photo contest and are seeking reader submissions of images portraying ranchers at work....More
  • Sep 3, 2015
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    New study shows how beef is a health food for women

    A new study proves that beef’s rich amino acid profile can reduce arterial stiffness, improve central blood pressure and treat and prevent heart disease in women. Check out this post and share on social media to help spread the word....More
  • Sep 2, 2015
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    Chipotle facing lawsuit for GMO-free claims 3

    Chipotle is in hot water again — this time for claiming the chain is GMO-free, despite serving several items that would come from GMOs. The popular burrito chain is being sued for its claims, and Chipotle says it will contest the lawsuit....More
  • Aug 31, 2015
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    Why gender roles are becoming obsolete in agriculture

    For women in agriculture, breaking down gender stereotypes and keeping up with the men has been a century’s-old struggle. Today’s modern agricultural woman is making her mark and makes up one-third of the nation’s farmers and ranchers. A new documentary captures some of the struggles of women in ag, and a blog post explains how dads view their little farm girls....More
  • Aug 26, 2015
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    4-H member recognized for ag advocacy work

    The next generation of agricultural leaders are learning what it means to lead through advoc acy through their involvement in 4-H and other youth ag organizations....More
  • Aug 26, 2015
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    New book captures 100 years of combines

    If you have a love for tractors, you’ll love “Red Combines 1915-2015,” a 6-pound book capturing the evolution of combines over the last century. Today’s blog reviews the book, plus looks back on eight previous blog posts with book recommendations from BEEF editors....More
  • Aug 25, 2015
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    3 ways the beef industry could better market beef jerky 2

    In the last five years, consumers have regained their interest in purchasing beef jerky and other meat snacks. Here are three reasons behind the renewed interest and strategies for how the beef industry can better capitalize on this market trend....More
  • Aug 13, 2015
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    4 advocates share their stories through blogs, videos & overcoming adversity

    Looking for some good reads this morning? Check out today’s blog post, which includes a farmer video to the song, “Whip Nae Nae,” two photography blogs on shipping cattle, and the inspirational story of a 4-H kid overcoming adversity. Here are four items worth checking out today....More
  • Aug 12, 2015
    press release

    Conflict hurts not just feelings, but performance and profit

    Anytime people work together, conflict is inevitable. But the negative outcomes of unresolved conflict don’t have to be. The people working on your operation are essential to your success....More
  • Aug 12, 2015
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    Why NFL player Jordy Nelson makes a great advocate for agriculture 1

    With many professional athletes making headlines for negative thing, it’s refreshing to hear about the positive stories in the NFL, some of whom are farm and ranch kids. Take Jordy Nelson, for example, who credits his 12-hour work days on his family’s farm for his success in the NFL. Talk about an advocate for agriculture!...More
  • Aug 11, 2015
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    Why agricultural education is desperately needed in elementary schools

    Whether it’s volunteering at a state or county fair petting zoo or reaching out to elementary schools and sharing your agricultural stories in a classroom visit, educating our nation’s youth about where their food comes from should be a top priority....More
  • Aug 10, 2015
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    Why ranchers have more clout than Dr. Oz 1

    This week, let’s take some notes from the 4-H Character Counts program and use trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and citizenship to build strong relationships with our consumers and edge out ag-bashing, televised celebrities like Dr. Oz....More
  • Aug 6, 2015
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    How the Washington Post got it wrong on cow burps and greenhouse gases 3

    A recent article featured in the Washington Post suggests that cattle burps are the main contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. However, the figures don’t add up. Here are the real statistics on livestock production and the environment to share with friends on Facebook today....More

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