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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What goes into ground beef?

As a rancher, mom and main chef in my household, we have two whole shelves in our freezer dedicated to ground beef. It is such a versatile, easy protein to add to any meal – and healthy! We get a 90/10 blend (90% lean beef/10% fat) from our local butcher, and I hardly ever have […]

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Becoming our own cheerleaders – National Ag Day

Today is National Ag Day during National Ag Week! So I thought I’d celebrate with a few cattle pictures and updates from the ranch. This was our first calf born on Valentine’s Day – so you can guess what his nickname is. We typically do not start calving until first part of April, but we […]

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Thriving on Trust {video}

My mom and I had the awesome opportunity to “appear” together in a video about how we care for our cattle. In being a CommonGround volunteer and speaking about farming and food, the national coordinators of CommonGround brought a camera crew out to the ranch on a snowy, COLD December day to get a glimpse […]

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Subway revises their antibiotic statement

Subway heard from agriculture. And I was one of them. I went to my local Subway restaurant on Thursday and spoke to the two managers on duty. I think I shocked them a little bit as neither one of them had heard about Subway’s announcement  last Tuesday of sourcing meat never given an antibiotic starting in […]

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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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Big Business changing policies, “safe sourcing” for animal welfare

Nestlé, the largest food company in the world by revenue, has announced industry-leading changes to its animal welfare program intended to eliminate “many controversial-yet-currently-standard practices within its worldwide food supply chain.” Not surprising, but the the “Big Business” has pledged to overhaul the following practices: “confinement of sows in gestation crates, calves in veal crates […]

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