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  • Oct 22, 2015
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    Subway vows to go “antibiotic-free” 9

    As Subway announces that it will phase out meat from animals given antibiotics, the agricultural industry must react and defend this practice of modern beef production....More
  • Oct 21, 2015
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    Survey reveals consumer attitudes about new food technologies 1

    Would you prepare supper with a 3D printer? Would you love to have technology that could tell you the exact nutritional value of the foods you eat? Would you be willing to try a gadget that could take raw ingredients and create a meal with the push of a button? One study shows that consumers are more willing to try new food technologies....More
  • Oct 20, 2015
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    Nina Teicholz: Sign petition to urge Congress to change dietary guidelines 1

    As Congress meets to discuss the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which will be finalized in December, author Nina Teicholz is urging folks to sign a petition forcing the White House to review and change the committee’s proposed dietary advice, which ignores sound science about the role of animal proteins and fats in the diet....More
  • Oct 19, 2015
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    Why one Montana school is ditching Obama’s school lunch program 1

    With an increasing number of students eating off campus as a result of unpopular school lunches, one Montana school gave up federal funding in order to create locally-sourced, healthy meals that students will actually eat....More
  • Oct 14, 2015
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    New Meat MythCrushers video address misconceptions about red meat & obesity

    As the nation’s obesity epidemic escalates, many are blaming red meat consumption as the major driver for America’s expanding waistline. The North American Meat Institute says otherwise and offers the facts to crush this myth in a new video. Check it out and share it on social media....More
  • Oct 6, 2015
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    How people become critical of the very food that makes them secure

    The problem with food security is that once it reaches a certain level, people become critical of the very food that has made them secure. This is a luxury that is both wonderful and contemptible....More
  • Oct 5, 2015
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    Are packing plants on the endangered species list?

    Some 50 slaughter plants have closed since 1995, taking out 52,695 in daily capacity....More
  • Oct 5, 2015
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    Nina Teicholz: 5 things you need to know about the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAC) will soon be released, pending a hearing scheduled by Congress in October. Nina Teicholz, author of “Big Fat Surprise,” is fighting for beef’s share on the dinner plate and argues that the DGAC committee is not using sound science to make its recommendations. Here are five things you need to know about the new DGAC....More
  • Sep 30, 2015
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    How a 5K race helps to purchase ag-accurate books for students in North Dakota

    For the third year, the North Dakota CattleWomen are hosting the “Beefin’ It Up - Fuel for the finish” 5K & 10K. Find out how this race supports agricultural education in North Dakota schools and show your support for this event by participating virtually. The details are on today’s blog....More
  • Sep 17, 2015
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    Has the anti-livestock camp gone too far? 2

    The anti-livestock, anti-meat and environmental camps came together this week to release a report designed to shame restaurants into adopting a no-antibiotics policy for their menu items. Did they shoot themselves in the foot?...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 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 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 24, 2015
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    How HSUS is attempting to ban bacon & eggs in Massachusetts 9

    The Humane Society of the United States has introduced a ballot measure in Massachusetts to ban the sales of pork and eggs produced from modern facilities. This doesn’t bode well for both farmers and consumers. Here’s what you need to know....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 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 3, 2015
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    With expansion comes the responsibility to advocate

    A 2% increase in the nation’s cowherd numbers indicates optimism is abundant in the beef cattle business. As new opportunities arise, producers have the responsibility to advocate for the industry and correct misconceptions and lies spread by the Humane Society of the United States. ...More
  • Jul 29, 2015
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    Why reaching out to Northeast consumers is key for boosting beef demand

    Nearly 70 million people call the Northeast home; however, only 3% of the beef checkoff dollars are collected in that region. As a result, the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI) was created to channel beef checkoff resources to promote beef in that area. Find out how NEBPI is promoting beef to urban consumers in today’s blog....More
  • Jul 27, 2015
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    How youth Beef Ambassadors are tackling hot industry topics

    The National Beef Ambassador Program is training youth spokespersons to advocate for the beef cattle industry. These youth advocates need support, whether it’s through sponsorships, volunteerism, or mentorship. Find out why these ambassadors are so effective at promoting the beef industry....More
  • Jul 22, 2015
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    Peterson Brothers share message with 4-H kids about ag advocacy 1

    As county fair season gets underway, let’s remember to instill the six pillars of Character Counts in today’s youth — responsibility, respect, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and citizenship. Perhaps one more pillar needs to be added to the 4-H program, which encourages 4-H youth to become leaders as adults; that pillar would be “advocacy.” Kansas farm boys, the Peterson brothers, share why advocacy is so important at an Oklahoma 4-H event....More
  • Jul 21, 2015
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    Satirical video sparks debate with Congress about healthy school meals

    The nation’s school lunch program needs an overhaul, and the American Heart Association has created a satirical video to jumpstart conversations on this topic. Check out the video, plus see photos of school lunches from around the world....More

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