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  • Meat Rubs

    Add Flavor with Meat Rubs

    August 31, 2016

    Rubs are spice and/or herb mixtures that can be "rubbed" on meat before it is cooked. Rubs—which can be dry or wet—are an easy way to infuse your meat with flavor. Different rubs, when applied to...

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  • Pork Label Meat

    What Do All These Labels on My Pork Mean?

    August 31, 2016

    You know the scenario. Your phone is ringing. Your kids are hungry. You need to be home in 20 minutes and you've got friends coming over for dinner. You head to the meat case in a mad rush because...

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  • Antibiotics in Animal Care

    The How and Why of Antibiotics in Animal Care

    August 31, 2016

    Just like humans, cattle can pick up illnesses, whether they’re out on pasture or in a feedlot with other animals. When an animal gets sick, farmers, ranchers and veterinarians carefully evaluate...

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  • Modern Beef Production Cattle

    Where Beef Production All Begins

    August 31, 2016

    In agriculture, the beef lifecycle begins on what is known as a cow-calf operation. This is  where farmers and ranchers maintain a herd of mama cows for breeding. Cows and bulls are bred to produce...

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  • 10 Herbs to Cook With

    10 Herbs You Need to Cook With

    August 30, 2016

    If you're like me, you have an entire drawer of spices, but no idea how to use them. Not only are herbs and spices a low-calorie way to add zest to your meal, they also have an array of health...

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  • Organic versus Non-Organic Foods

    Organic vs. Non-Organic Foods: What Do the Labels Mean?

    By Hannah Becker on August 30, 2016

    I have a confession: I don’t always buy organic foods. While I prioritize providing high-quality food for my family (I even grow some of our own produce and meat myself), organic  doesn't always...

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  • New Nutrition Labels

    What to Look for in Nutrition Labels

    By Cara Harbstreet on August 30, 2016

    What if you had a tool that could tell you exactly what you wanted to know about a product’s contents and quality? We demand that from many of the tools we use in everyday life — whether we’re at...

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  • Why this Health Nut Supports Dairy Farms (and Thinks You Should, Too)

    By Missty Lechner on August 30, 2016

    I am passionate about health, both my own health and the health of my community. I have been called many things because of my passion – an advocate, a health nut, and (my personal favorite) a member...

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  • Learn How You Can Fuel Green Energy

    August 26, 2016

    As American consumers we’re blessed with the opportunity to make choices. These choices spread from the grocery store all the way to the fuel pump. It’s human nature to grab the nozzle and start...

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