Author archive for Patti

  • Grass Fed Short Ribs

    Grass Fed Short Ribs Recipe

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    Hmm. Short ribs are definitely on my favorite comfort food list. These short ribs are almost obscenely good. They smell so savory cooking it creates a wonderful “Welcome Home” aroma and the tender meat falls right off the bone. Served over rice or mashed potatoes these short ribs are to die for. Easy to make too! Start with Rain Crow

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  • The Threat of Superbugs

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    Yesterday a new study reported a direct link in animal-to-human transmission of MRSA.  It found the samples of bacteria from the human patients and their farm animals to be genetically identical. “The extreme overuse of antibiotics in livestock is endangering human health.” states Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. “This study ends any debate.”  Congresswoman Slaughter is a microbiologist and sponsor of

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  • TED Talk - Allan Savory

    Allan Savory on Animal Agriculture and the Environment

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    Allan Savory is the founder of sustainable solutions to grazing management. He is from Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) and as a research biologist and Game Ranger in the 1960’s made a significant breakthrough in understanding what caused the desertification of grassland ecosystems.  More importantly he developed sustainable solutions.tly In the mid 1980’s it seemed to all come together and the result

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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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  • Marketing Junk Food For Kids

    Marketing Junk Foods to Kids – Anna Lappe TED Talk

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    I kept my adorable grandaughter recently. My heart swelled with love to meet her every need.  She would be spending a week with us so I went shopping for pint size treats.  Maybe even treats she would not get from her parents (the grandparent priviledge).  Paying attention to what was out there, I was amazed at the favorite cartoon characters promoting

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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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  • A Modern Tribute to Farming

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    The words of Paul Harvey reflecting a tribute to farmers made headlines this week when used in a Super Bowl ad.  I grew up on Paul Harvey’s Rest of the Story.  Listening to that smooth, one-of-kind voice I knew he must be the wisest person on earth (or so my parents and grandparents told me). Today I am a proud

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  • So God Made a Farmer

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    On the 8th day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ”I need a caretaker”. So God made a farmer. As our family gathered Sunday for the Super Bowl we were intent on the food, the game and of course the ads.  The ads carry our own brand of voting and many were either stupid, unclear in message

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  • Burger Cook-Off St. Louis

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    The big burger cook-off in St. Louis hit the spot with local foodies who showed up by hundreds in the parking lot of Whole Foods Market in Brentwood.  Sponsored by Rain Crow Ranch – American Grassfed Beef, Schlafly Beer and Feast Magazine the event could not have been better.  Great evening weather, entertainment by Swing Deville, the best burgers in

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  • Grazing Cattle

    Grass Fed vs Grain Fed Beef Interview

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    Rain Crow Ranch – American Grassfed Beef has recently partnered with Athletic Greens to take the grassfed message forward.  Chris “the Kiwi” Ashenden (Kiwi because he is from New Zealand) is the spokesperson for Athletic Greens.  Chris Ashenden is about happiness, personal growth, living outside the box, and enjoying a spectacular life.  Following is the recent conversation between Chris and

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  • The All-American Grassfed Hamburger

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    Nothing says summer and the 4th of July like the All-American favorite grill food, the hamburger. When a burger is done right there is not a better comfort food on the planet.  Consumer surveys report that 82% of Americans eat a hamburger once a week. I am sure there must be a hamburger monument somewhere.  If fact, Americans are so dedicated

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  • Adam Perry Lang and Rain Crow Ranch Beef

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      Rain Crow Ranch and Sauce Magazine sponsored on Friday the Celebrity Chef Series featuring Chef Adam Perry Lang.  This was an extraordinary grilling lesson taking place at Mike Shannon’s “outfield” patio.  At Rain Crow we have sponsored lots of events and it is always our pleasure to have wonderful chefs cook with our beef or pork.  It is usually

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  • Supermoms Against Superbugs Follow Up

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      On a day of advocacy sponsored by the Pew Foundation and the American Academy of Pediatrics Dr. Whisnant was in Washington, DC.  Meetings with the FDA, staff of Senator Claire McCaskill, staff of Senator Roy Blunt and Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson were arranged to allow us to directly express our thoughts.  The purpose was to tell our story and

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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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  • Welcome to Rain Crow Ranch

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      We love to have folks visit us at the ranch and do all we can to welcome them.  It is a family tradition to have guests come in the gate as strangers and leave as friends.  For years we have hosted friends, family, customers, auditors and curious.  We have shared our table with people from all walks of life

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