Big Business Plays Valuable Role in Sustainability

Lizzy Schultz

The latest Food Dialogues discussion panel held by the United States Farmers and Rancher’s Alliance (USFRA) kept the discussion focused on sustainability, a controversial concept that panelist Steve Peterson has built his career around. Peterson is the former Director of Sourcing Sustainability at General Mills, with 28 years of experience in the company, and a lifelong farmer. He operates a …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy Strong, Food Dialogue, sustainability, USFRA

#FoodD Dietician Talks Consumer Disconnect

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 Dairy Strong Conference was able to serve as a host for the United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) latest installment of Food Dialogues, a comprehensive discourse on food production between a panel of food industry experts. This group of panelists was asked to focus discussion around the controversial topic of sustainability. One panelist was Lauren Linsley, RDN, …

Audio, consumer, Dairy Strong, Food Dialogue, Marketing, Nutrition, Organic, sustainability, USFRA

Dairy Strong Bringing Industry Together

Lizzy Schultz

While the Dairy Strong Conference is still quite new to the dairy industry, occurring for only the second time in 2016, it is already making a widespread impact across the community. Over 600 dairy industry professionals from 17 US states and five different countries traveled to this week’s conference, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin. Dairy Strong is hosted by …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Group, Dairy Strong, Events, USFRA

USFRA Establishes Foundation to Continue Food Dialogue

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has launched a new foundation with a mission of furthering agricultural education and understanding of agriculture among America’s consumers including young people and millennials. The U.S. Farming and Ranching Foundation (USFRF) is the result of a collaborative effort led by the agriculture and food industry to expand the dialogue with consumers regarding food …

Advocate, Ag Group, Food, USFRA

Next #FoodD on Sustainability & Customer Buying Trends

Jamie Johansen

The Food Dialogues®: Dairy Strong Farming; for the Future panel will tackle the concept of “sustainability” and all it’s different meanings for different people. The panel, hosted by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), will take place at the Dairy Strong conference from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. CT on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in Madison, Wis. and will be …

Ag Group, Dairy, Food, sustainability, USFRA

New Video Series Brings Consumers to the Farm

Lizzy Schultz

The entire “Day on a Farm” online video series, presented by U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®), is officially live on YouTube and social media. Consumers and agriculture industry professionals alike are invited and encouraged to view, share, and discuss the series with others. The series of four videos, created in collaboration with the popular online kitchen and home destination …

Ag Group, consumer, Education, Food, GMO, Social Media, sustainability, USFRA

Pork Industry Reacts to Subway Announcement

Cindy Zimmerman

Pork producers are questioning Subway’s announcement this week that the chain is moving to serving “only protein from animals that have never received antibiotics.” During a press call this morning coordinated by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, Dr Jennifer Koeman with the National Pork Board said the restaurant chain has not said how they expect to accomplish this action …

Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Meat, Pork, USFRA

USFRA Releases Sustainability Research

Jamie Johansen

During the Farm Progress Show, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced the results of a new survey on consumer views on farming and ranching sustainability. “For USFRA, no question about agriculture is off the table,” said USFRA chair Nancy Kavazanjian during the press conference. “We want to make sure farmers and ranchers are involved in the most important conversations …

Ag Group, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Farm Show, Research, sustainability, USFRA

Cattle Producers Learn More about USFRA

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) had a booth at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention’s big trade show in San Antonio last week where CEO Randy Krotz was able to meet with producers and tell them about what the alliance has been doing to help increase communications with consumers. “The Beef Checkoff is a major funder of USFRA,” said …

Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, CBB, USFRA

Food Dialogues on Animal Care

Chuck Zimmerman

The first Food Dialogues event of 2015 in live right now. The focus is on “Animal Care and Consumers’ Emerging Expectations.” It is being held in Florida in conjunction with the International Dairy Foods Association meeting taking place there. The event is also sponsored by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. The Food Dialogues panel of food industry and animal …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Antibiotics, Dairy, Food, USFRA