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

MN #Water Topic of USFRA Dialogue

Joanna Schroeder

Water is a hot issue this year and makes it the perfect topic for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). The organization is partnering with the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota to  host a Food Dialogues next week in Minneapolis called “A Celebration of Minnesota’s Waters.” “We’re addressing this as a celebration of water but also working to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, USFRA, water

Water Quality Topic at Upcoming USFRA Dialogue

Joanna Schroeder

Water quality is the topic of an upcoming Dialogue hosted by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota. “A Celebration of Minnesota’s Waters,” will take place Tuesday, July 26, 2016 with a focus on water quality and surrounding issues. The goal of the Dialogue is to share successful tools and tactics being …

Agribusiness, Education, environment, USFRA, water

35,000 Students Take Virtual Field Trip

Kelly Marshall

This week students across the nation had to opportunity to visit a farm without ever getting on a school bus.  The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and Discovery Education have put together an unique program that allowed more than 1,200 schools to take a virtual field trip. The event, titled “The Smart Farm: Where Technology and Innovation Meet” was hosted …

Education, USFRA

Virtual FieldTrip Teaches Students About Modern Ag

Kelly Marshall

As the generations become further removed from agriculture and farms become more technologically advanced the gap between the two is ever widening.  The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and Discovery Education are working to bridge that gap with a program designed to give students a firsthand look at modern agriculture–Discovering FARMLAND.  Now the two programs are offering a live education …

Ag Group, Education, USFRA