Let’s #WasteLess Food

Tomorrow is Earth Day. It is also a perfect day to remember to #WasteLess food.  Although beef is one of the least wasted commodities produced in the U.S., at around 20 percent of edible product going to waste, consumers can help improve beef sustainability by 10 percent simply cutting that waste in half. How do we waste […]

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A Ranchie at a Foodie conference

Food. Blogging. Women. Warm Weather. What do these all have in common? BlogHer Food Conference! I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 BlogHer Food conference with support from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, along with Leah Dorman  aka Ask Dr. Dorman (animalantibiotics.org), a veterinarian and mom from Ohio. The common question among everyone […]

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Is grass-finished beef healthier for me?

I get this question a lot. “Are your cattle fed grass or grain?” The question that usually accompanies this is, “Isn’t grass-fed beef healthier?” One common misperception with meat-buying is that organic, natural or grass-fed beef are healthier for me. No matter what type of beef food-eaters choose, they can be confident all types of […]

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6 reason why my kind of Food Day is healthy & sustainable

Today is Food Day. Not office “food day” or post-birthday leftover food day (which is what I’m really celebrating). But food day that is being celebrated differently than most people in agriculture might think. Food Day was founded by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Their goal is to help inspire Americans to […]

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The new(ish) form of farming

Semi-lately (new in relative terms) one of a farmer and rancher’s chore items is defending agriculture to the public. A recent AP article shows the efforts that farmers and ranchers are making to complete this chore: start up the conversation with their consumer counterparts about “what they do and why they do it.” Many of […]

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Making food biotech easier to understand

A new website was launched today – gmoanswers.com – to simply help provide answers to your questions about GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) otherwise known as biotechnology.  Its goal is to make information about biotechnology in food and agriculture easier to access and understand. Some questions include: How can you be sure that GMO foods won’t […]

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Local meat

“Locally produced” is one of the hottest terms in the food business today, according to an article posted recently on CattleNetwork.  I’ve discussed “local” before with expanding our definitions of local, food trends and even “big beef”. But I guess I’ve never really defined (on the blog) my own definition of “local”. Local to Me: […]

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Things moms get wrong at the grocery store

Moms aren’t always right when it comes to the grocery store, according to the new Gate to Plate survey of more than 1,000 moms. The survey found that moms are often misinformed, especially when buying “all-natural” and “hormone-free” products. (Click on the graphic to the right to see entire results.) Findings of the survey include: […]

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