Grass Fed Beef News

  • Rain Crow Ranch Cool Label

    Big Ag Loses Attempt to Block COOL

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      The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia published a ruling yesterday that scored a big win for going forward with allowing Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) on products according to Food Safety News.   COOL requires that the information for where the product is born, raised and slaughtered/processed be placed on the label. We celebrate the ruling. 

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  • Executive Chef Grass Fed Steak

    Executive Chef Ivy Magruder About RCR Grass Fed Steak

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    Executive Chef Ivy Magruder shares why Vin De Set Restaurant chose to add Rain Crow Ranch grass fed steak to their menu.  Plus how their customers respond to grass fed steak. Hear the results of their blind taste test of Rain Crow Ranch’s grass fed steak.  It is so wonderful to work with local restaurants that support local farms.  Many

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  • Future of the Grassfed Industry in US

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    We have come a long way, folks!  When our farm started marketing grassfed beef directly to customers we had a fairly clear field but not a lot of understanding of what the term grassfed meant.  Our biggest challenge was trying to explain one-on-one to customers what grassfed was and how it represented a different production model. Today, the grassfed message

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  • American Grassfed Conference

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      American Grassfed Association Conference 2013 “Growing the Culture of Simple, Honest Food.”  In San Diego October 30- November 1 grassfed producers, consumers, processors, distributers, food artisans and end users came together to celebrate the American Family Farm dedicated to the sustainable and healthy production of grassfed and pastured meats.   Highlights of the conference included, Mary Berry (Wendell Berry’s daughter) of

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  • Whole Foods Chili Cook-Off

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    Whole Foods Market® Team Members Compete for Grass-Fed Beef Chili Cook-off Bragging Rights Whole Foods Market Town & Country, Feast Magazine and the Whisnant Family Farm (Rain Crow Ranch) Are Hosting the 3rd Annual Whole Foods Market® Town & County Chili Cook Off   What: Whole Foods Market Town & Country is hosting its 3rd annual grass fed beef chili cook off

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  • How Do You Judge Steak

    Rain Crow Ranch Wins Reserve Champion American Royal Steak Competition

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    Press Release American Royal Steak Competition Winner Announced (Kansas City) Rain Crow Ranch is reserve champion of the American Royal Steak Competition.  The winners for 2013 were named at the American Royal’s Grapes & Steaks Competition held in Kansas City on Wednesday night. “I’m very elated that grassfed beef has come into its own with some recognition of quality.  At

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  • Should You Be Concerned If Your Grass Fed Beef is From Another Country? Dr. Whisnant NPR Interview

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    “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.  They paved paradise  and put up a parking lot”  Joni Mitchell NPR’s “All Things Considered” editor went to the market to buy grass fed beef .  She discovered her store only carried Australian grass fed beef NOT American. This observation prompted my NPR interview

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  • Have You Hugged Your Farmer’s Market Today

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    This weekend we flew to Memphis to the “local” farmer’s market.  We do this several times in the season to purchase produce to “put up” for the winter.  This trip was aimed at buying heirloom tomatoes, lima beans and Lady peas.  For our large family this is a pretty hefty volume. I am passionate about local farmer’s markets.  In fact,

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  • 35,000 Consumers and Farmers Support COOL

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    Widespread Public Support for USDA Proposed Rule as Comment Period Concludes April 9, 2013 Washington, D.C.—Consumers and farmers overwhelmingly support strengthened Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) rules, as demonstrated by more than 35,600 petition signatures sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture demanding that the integrity of COOL be protected in the face of World Trade Organization (WTO) scrutiny. Four national advocacy groups

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  • Capitol Building

    Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

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    Rep. Louise M. Slaughter Ranking Member, House Committee on Rules Representing New York’s 25th District   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 14, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Lewis (202) 225-2888 Slaughter Introduces Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act  Legislation Introduced As Warnings from CDC and Medical Community Grow WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25), the only microbiologist in Congress, today introduced

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  • Do you really want to know where your meat comes from?

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    Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) informs customers of the source of certain foods. This issue has been around for a long time now (began with 2002 Farm Bill) and has always been a controversy. USDA issued a new proposed rule for meat labeling last week which has sparked a whole new set of fireworks between pro and con groups. Basically,

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  • Supermoms Against Superbugs:Take Washington by Storm Advocacy Day

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    Driven by the increasing awareness of antibiotic resistance and its link to food animal production and the ever growing demand for meat and poultry products raised without antibiotics, The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, is hosting a Supermoms Against Superbugs Advocacy Day on May 15 in Washington, D.C. to

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  • BSE and Grass-Fed Beef

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    The USDA announced on Tuesday the confirmation of another case of “mad cow” disease, the 4th to be found in the United States.  This current case was in a dairy cow located in central California. Again, the consumer wonders about the safety of our food and should we be worried? “Mad Cow” disease is bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). A fatal

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  • Rain Crow Ranch – Featured Farmer

    Mad Tomato, located in Clayton, MO has listed Rain Crow Ranch as their Featured Farmer. We are honored to hold this position and are honored to serve beef to this outstanding, local, sustainable restaurant. Click here to learn more about them.

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  • Rain Crow Ranch Dinner and Wine at Prime 1000

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    Rain Crow Ranch Dinner and Wine at Prime 1000 Wow! What a totally awesome dining experience at Prime 1000 in St Louis this week.  Prime 1000 hosted Rain Crow Ranch night at the restaurant on Washington Ave. Along with wine from Royalty Importers the chef and staff presented a truly memorable dinner.  The evening created an eclectic bridge from the

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