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A BEEF Farmer’s Commitment to Sustainability

The cattle farmer and rancher commitment to the environment goes beyond just lip service. Here are 7 ways raising BEEF is greener than you think… 1. Provide habitat for ground nesting birds. 2. Practice contour farming, in which crops are … Continue reading

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Friday’s Five BEEF Facts

  Christopher Columbus brought cattle with him to the Western Hemisphere on his second voyage to the New World in 1493, but Hernando Cortez was the first to bring cattle to North America in 1519. The hamburger made its international … Continue reading

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Fun Ground BEEF Facts on Friday!

What’s the difference between “hamburger” and “ground beef”? Beef fat may be added to “hamburger,” but not “ground beef.” A maximum of 30% fat is allowed in either hamburger or ground beef. Both hamburger and ground beef can have seasonings, … Continue reading

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Fun Farming Facts Friday!

BEEF…From Our Farm to Your Fork. As the largest segment of U.S. agriculture, the beef industry contributes to the American economy in many ways.  In the United States, approximately 800,000 ranchers and cattlemen raise cattle in all 50 states.  Across … Continue reading

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Buy BEEF on Black Friday!

Shop local and support the U.S. economy! You can buy BEEF gift certificates from your state beef council or from your local meat market. Your friends and family will be able to purchase a fantastic BEEF product and you will … Continue reading

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Did You Know? – Fun Farming Facts Friday

U.S. BEEF Facts    There are 757,300 beef cow farms in the U.S. There are 32.6 million head of beef cows in the U.S. The average herd size is 43 head in the U.S. There are 87,160 cattle feeding operations in the U.S. There are 26.2 million cattle … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Fun Farming Facts Friday

At one time, much of our population was involved in farming – in 1940, the average farmer grew enough food for only 19 other people. And that was pretty close to enough. Today, since farmers only account for two percent … Continue reading

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