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  • 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
  • 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? 6

    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 21

    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

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