Help ranchers devastated by Winter Storm Atlas – Tyson to donate $10 per tweet to #RancherRelief

In the agriculture community, we pull together in times of disaster.
In this situation, however, most of us are too far away to physically help with the recovery efforts. It’s going to take more than distance to stop the caring and generous spirit of family farmers across the country. We can help our neighbors recover from Winter Storm Atlas, one tweet at a time.
For each tweet using the #RancherRelief hashtag during the hour-long tweetcast, Tyson Foods (@TysonFoods) will donate $10 to the Rancher Relief Fund up to $50,000!

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This farm mom says Chipotle’s Scarecrow video attacks family farmers

I started writing a Chipotle post several times but each draft was filled with anger and frustration so I decided to to wait until I wasn’t mad anymore. Today, I decided to stop waiting. I’m still mad. No, mad doesn’t really describe it. I’m hurt.

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Cookies and Milk with the Commissioner of Ag

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How you can help the farm families affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes

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A letter to fair-goers from a livestock exhibitor

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My Sister the Pork Movie Star

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Beef producers donate cattle, provide over 6,000 pounds of beef for local seniors in need

Generally, I don’t post the stories that I write for print publications on my blog. This blog is primarily focused on my personal opinions and experiences instead of the feature stories my clients commission me to write. Today, I’m making … Continue reading