Karina Jones is a real-life ranch wife in the Nebraska Sandhills and one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the cattle industry nationwide!
We made it through the first full week of 2022 and I appreciate you spending a few minutes of your day with me, right here on Ranch Raised!
Today, I am with the Your Ag Network team, owners Monte James and Jesse Stroud, in Crawford, NE at Crawford Livestock Market! It is a big day for the ag community coming together to celebrate and fight for the cattle industry! We are a part of a calf sale rollover fundraiser where the proceeds will all go to R-CALF USA as they continue their fight to reinstate Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling on beef!
While you are able to see what country everything in the grocery store comes from, from your bananas to even your clothes, beef remains a loophole in our labeling system. Consumers continue to be denied a way of knowing where their beef comes from because it is not mandatory that it is labeled. In turn, this limits the consumers ability to be able to support American ranchers, like my neighbors and I.
I am thankful that Your Ag Network gives me this opportunity to inform consumers what is happening in their beef supply chain and to fight for the American rancher that Your Ag Network values so much. So check out the Your Ag Network website or app and learn more about R-CALF USA and the fight to reinstate mandatory country of original labeling on beef.
I will see you right back here on Monday, on Ranch Raised!
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Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 3 daughters near Broken Bow, NE. She grew up in western NE, with roots also in southwest SD. The cattle industry and raising kids is her passion.
Watching the cattle industry go the path that it has gone, she could no longer sit quietly at home checking cows, fixing fence, and doing all the everyday tasks wondering when some else was going to make it all better. As she became more active and outspoken on industry issues, she was asked to join the R-CALF USA staff in September 2020 as the Checkoff Petition Campaign manager. That position transcended into her current role as full time Field Director for R-CALF USA.
You can hear her almost every Friday on Your Ag Network’s Hot Barn Report that is broadcast on 60 radio stations with coverage in 9 states, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and highlights R-CALF’s work on industry reforms. Listen to Ranch Raised on a Your Ag Network hometown station or www.youragnetwork.com where she talks about her daily life on the ranch.