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Standing Up for Beef
Virginia H. Harris Progressive Farmer Associate Editor
Mon Dec 17, 2012 02:49 PM CST

Debbie Lyons-Blythe recently spent the day showing New York City resident Rebecca Koppel around her Kansas ranch. The visit was shared with millions of viewers as part of a segment on Anderson Cooper's national talk show, Anderson Live.

Lyons-Blythe wears a lot of hats. She's a rancher, a well-known blogger and mother of five. She said her roles as both ranch operator and grocery shopper for her family helped her connect with Koppel as a consumer looking for healthy, quality food products.

The segment focused on answering Koppel's questions about antibiotic and hormone use in food animal production. "They actually ...

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