Nebraska USFRA Food Dialogues to Focus on GMOs

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The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is joining with the Nebraska Soybean Board to host a “Food Dialogues: Pivoting the GMO Conversation” at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln September 6 from 1:00-2:30 pm. Among the Dialogue participants will be Hilary Maricle, a Nebraska cattle, corn, pig and soybean farmer and CommonGround volunteer; and USFRA Face of Farming & …

Teachers Offered a Day on the Farm

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The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) has partnered with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to start a program to help urban teachers learn more about agriculture so they can teach it to their students. To kick it off, educators in Minneapolis and Sacramento are invited to take a farm tour at the end of August to engage …

USFRA Promotes Agricultural Sustainability at Conference

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The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) is at the Sustainable Brands Conference in Detroit this week to showcase the sustainability of farmers and ranchers and unveil the first-ever Agriculture in America Sustainability Report. The sustainability report builds on key insights from USFRA’s annual research that aims to identify and gain a clearer understanding of consumers’ perception of sustainability in …

SMART Farmer Scott VanderWal

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This week the SMART Farmer podcast features Scott VanderWal, a third-generation corn and soybean farmer and cattle feeder from Volga, South Dakota. In addition to operating the family farm with his father and brothers, Scott serves as vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, and is a board member of the U.S. Farmers and …

USFRA, ZimmComm Launch SMART Farmer Podcast

Kelly Marshall

Consumers can relate to the idea of ‘smart’ items like the smart phone, smart home or smart classroom. That’s why the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance is promoting the idea of the SMART farm— connecting consumers with the technology used to make farms and ranches more sustainable and efficient. One of the ways they’re sharing this message is through a new …

SMART Farmer Podcast with Chip Bowling

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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 …

Announcing SMART Farmer Podcast

Kelly Marshall

We are pleased to introduce the very first SMART Farmer podcast which features interviews with the people who use data and technology to be more sustainable and to help build a smarter version of the American farm and ranch. In this first episode, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz talks about how people can relate to the SMART …

USFRA Shows Off SMART Farm Concept

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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 …

#Farmers Find #GMOs Sustainable

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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 …

Ag Groups Defend Sustainability of #GMOs

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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 …