USFRA Names New Executive Committee

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) has announced its new 2015 Executive Committee members and Nancy Kavazanjian, farmer director of the United Soybean Board, was named as Board chairperson. As chair, Kavazanjian will work closely with the CEO of USFRA and members of the Board in providing thought leadership and serve as a national consumer spokesperson on behalf of …

Beef, Pork, USFRA

USFRA to Participate in NY Times Event

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) is bringing the voices of farmers and ranchers to the New York Times “Food for Tomorrow” conference next week. USFRA will host a breakfast and panel discussion entitled “Big Ag, Big Food: How Being Good for the Environment Is Not about Size” at 8:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, November 12 at the Stone …

Beef, Cattle, Food, Livestock, Pork, USFRA

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