Tune in for our New SMART Farmer Podcast

Jamie Johansen

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 …

New USFRA Board Member for Federation

Cindy Zimmerman

As one of the new board members for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), Katie Brenny representing the Federation of State Beef Councils got the gold mic treatment at the fall board meeting in Kansas City. Katie and her husband Ted live on a beef farm outside of Mazeppa, Minn., where they raise Charolais and Angus cattle, and she …

New @USFRA Faces of Farming & Ranching

Cindy Zimmerman

The next class of Faces of Farming & Ranching represent a broad spectrum of U.S. agriculture. From cotton fields to broilers, from Texas to Virginia, the winners of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) program were announced this week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The winners were honored for their passion …

Pig Farmer of the Year is New @USFRA Chair

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance elected a new chairman of the board this week in Kansas City. Wisconsin farmer Nancy Kavazanjian officially ended her term as chairperson and Brad “Pig Farmer of the Year” Greenway, who represents the National Pork Board, is the new chair for the agricultural advocacy organization. “It’s been an amazing couple of years with USFRA,” …

Farm Groups Defend GMOs in Teleconference

Lizzy Schultz

Leaders from two national farm associations held a teleconference this morning to unveil plans for a “Straight Talk” campaign to engage the food industry in a dialogue on sustainable agriculture production, the marketing practices used to reach consumers, and the intersection of both trends. The call, hosted by the United States Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the National Milk …

Farm Groups Challenge Dannon & Other Food Companies

Jamie Johansen

Leaders of the nation’s top farming organizations joined together urging food companies to recognize that their sustainability goals, intended to reduce the use of natural resources, cannot be achieved without the use of modern agricultural practices, despite any misleading assertions to the contrary. This focus on deceptive food company marketing claims is in response to Dannon’s recent pledge to eliminate …

Vote for @USFRA New Faces of Farming and Ranching

Cindy Zimmerman

Here’s one vote you can be happy to cast this year! Public voting for the third class of U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) Faces of Farming and Ranching has begun and will run through October 23. Eight finalists for the third class of USFRA Faces were announced last month and the final five will be announced November 9 at …

Meet @USFRA Supporter Janna Stubbs

Cindy Zimmerman

Janna Stubbs from Alpine, Texas is a cow-calf operator who serves on the Cattlemens’ Beef Board executive committee and is all about telling agriculture’s story to the general public. “I married into this 14 years ago and I really enjoy being a part of agriculture and the cattle industry,” Janna said during an interview for our I AM USFRA series …

Finalists Chosen for @USFRA Faces

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) has announced the finalists of its third class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a nationwide search to help put real faces on agriculture. This is the third class of Faces of Farming & Ranching that USFRA has sought to speak on behalf of the industry in this capacity. The finalists are: Lauren …

Food Dialogues Paved Way For DSSA

Lizzy Schultz

Yesterday marked the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative group of dairy industry professionals that seeks to foster continuous improvement in the sustainability of the dairy community with a panel of DSSA collaborators, including Dairy Business Association (DBA) Executive Director Tim Trotter. The idea to establish DSSA was first born out of DBA’s Dairy Strong …