Food Dialogue on GMOs

Jamie Johansen

What do you know about GMOs? Most people not much with the exception that many have been led to believe they are bad. In a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel, he took to the streets to ask people what a GMO was and not one person knew, even thought most believed they were bad. In case you don’t know, …

Ag Group, GMO, USFRA

Study Finds No Problems With GMO Feed

Cindy Zimmerman

A new scientific review from the University of California-Davis has found no adverse impact on the performance and health of livestock and poultry consuming genetically engineered feed in the time since it was first introduced 18 years ago. The review, led by UC Davis animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam, examined nearly 30 years of livestock-feeding studies that represent more than …

Animal Health, Biotech, Feed, Research, USFRA

USFRA Seeking New Faces

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance is seeking the newest crop of farmers and ranchers for its Faces of Farming & Ranching program. “We’re very proud of the improvements our farmers and ranchers are bringing to America’s food supply and we think it’s imperative that they have a strong voice in addressing consumer questions,” said Randy Krotz, chief executive officer …


USFRA Food Dialogues in Chicago

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Food Dialogues is taking place live as of this post in Chicago. The topic is “Integrity in Food Marketing 2014.” I’ve already interviewed several of our panelists and will do more when today’s discussion concludes. The program is live now and will be archived on the Food Dialogues website. We’ve got some very interesting …

Ag Group, Food, USFRA

Minnesota Dairy Farmer Tells Her Story

Melissa Sandfort

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance assists farmers and ranchers in telling their stories of continuous improvement to consumers through mainstream media. Click here to read a Minnesota Star Tribune op-ed from Suzanne Vold, a Minnesota dairy farmer and mother of three. Suzanne participated in USFRA’s Conversation with E.A.S.E (Engage, Acknowledge, Share and Earn Trust) training in June where she …

Agribusiness, USFRA

USFRA and Ketchum Receive National SABRE Recognition

Melissa Sandfort

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has received national recognition for its ground-breaking campaign to help improve the dialogue with consumers about how their food is grown and raised. USFRA, along with its agency partner Ketchum Public Relations, won the prestigious Gold SABRE Award for Excellence in the Associations category. The entry, titled “Since When Did Agriculture Become a …

award, Industry News, USFRA

USFRA Food Dialogues Live To Watch Online

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, Food Dialogues, is now live for your viewing pleasure. You can watch live on the Food Dialogues website or by using the Food Dialogues app on Facebook. That’s where I’m watching. You can interact by signing in and post your comments and questions. This is what USFRA is looking for and hoping there will …


USFRA and AgChat Foundation Partner for Social Media

Cindy Zimmerman

The AgChat Foundation (ACF) and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) have partnered up to help farmers and ranchers share their stories with the general public. “The core vision of the AgChat Foundation is to empower farmers and ranchers to share their stories,” said Darin Grimm, Kansas farmer and AgChat Foundation president. “We are excited to partner with USFRA …

Social Media, USFRA