SMART Farmer Podcast with Chip Bowling

Jamie Johansen

Our new SMART Farmer podcast episode features Maryland grain farmer Chip Bowling, vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance who was recently in Panama with the U.S. Grains Council. He talks about his family farm, which is located almost in the shadow of the DC beltway, and how he uses the latest innovation and technology to be more …

Ag Group, Audio, Podcast, SMART Farmer, USFRA

USFRA Shows Off SMART Farm Concept

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) brought their SMART Farm technology to the largest consumer electronics show in the world, CES, taking the opportunity to show off tech created to help bridge the gap between the science and technology on today’s farms and the innovation in a consumer’s everyday life. “Science and technology are embraced by consumers in all …

Ag Group, USFRA

#Farmers Find #GMOs Sustainable

Cindy Zimmerman

A new survey finds that the main reason farmers have increased their use of genetically modified (GM) crops is sustainability. The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) surveyed farmers on their attitudes towards GM technology and found that farmers believe biotechnology helps raise crops more efficiently, and that the environment and sustainability practices …

Audio, biotechnology, Corn, GMO, NCGA, sustainability, USFRA

Ag Groups Defend Sustainability of #GMOs

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural organizations are doubling down on their defense of biotechnology as sustainable, after challenging Dannon for its pledge to eliminate genetically-modified ingredients from some products, citing that it improves sustainability. “There comes a time when we as farmers and ranchers need to step up and challenge when companies misinform consumers,” said U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz on …

Audio, biotechnology, Food, GMO, USFRA

Members of USFRA Challenge Dannon

Kelly Marshall

Member organizations of the U.S. Farmers and Rancher Alliance (USFRA) sent a letter to Dannon in response to their recent pledge to eliminate biotechnology in feed for dairy cows that supply milk for their yogurt. Members of the USFRA urged Dannon and other food companies to review their goals for sustainability and understand those goals cannot be achieved without the use …

biotechnology, sustainability, USFRA

Meet the USFRA Finalists

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Allicance has announced the eight finalists in their Faces of Farming and Ranching Contest.  These passionate farmers and ranchers are eager to connect with consumers and become the face of the many men and women who grow and raise everything from row crops and veggies to beef and pork. The finalists are: Lauren Arbogast, Va. …

Ag Group, Contest, USFRA

The Corporate Commitment to Sustainability

Lizzy Schultz

The latest installment of the Food Dialogues, held this week in Minneapolis as part of a joint effort from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota, kept the focus on water sustainability. The diverse panel of professionals highlighted the many ways that water conservation is present in their professions and the companies …

Ag Group, Audio, Conservation, environment, sustainability, USFRA, water, Water Management, Water Quality

Farmers Talk Water Security at #FoodD

Lizzy Schultz

At the latest Food Dialogue from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota, a panel of experts kept the focus entirely on water sustainability, an issue that has continually placed significant blame on production agriculture. The lone producer on the panel was Nathan Collins, who raises Angus cattle and grows corn, soybeans, …

Ag Group, Audio, Conservation, environment, sustainability, USFRA, water, Water Management, Water Quality

Working Together On Water Conservation

Lizzy Schultz

Water conservation was the focus of the latest installment of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) series of Food Dialogues, held this week in Minneapolis, and for panelist Rebecca Flood, Assistant Commissioner for Water Policy at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), protecting our water supply is at the heart of her entire career. Flood oversees MPCA’s programs and …

Ag Group, Audio, Conservation, environment, sustainability, USFRA, water, Water Management, Water Quality