Dannon Responds to Ag Groups’ Concerns

Cindy Zimmerman 1 Comment

The Dannon Company released a statement Tuesday after being called out by agricultural organizations for its plans to phase out GMOs in some major brands for the sake of sustainability. “We were surprised to receive a divisive and misinformed letter about our efforts to continue to grow America’s enjoyment of dairy products, including yogurt,” reads the company statement release. “Making …

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Ag Groups Tell Dannon Sustainability Needs Biotech

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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 the use of safe …

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I AM @USFRA – Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare

Cindy Zimmerman

Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare, who farms with her husband in west central Illinois, just joined the board of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) about a year ago to represent the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and she has already learned a great deal. “I still feel a little bit like a newbie,” Roberta says. “It’s very interesting to learn what USFRA …

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#Sustainable Farming Info from @USFRA

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) has just released a new animated video short and educational infographics highlighting sustainable farming and ranching practices to help answer questions consumers have about how food is grown and raised, including questions about sustainability practices on and around farms and ranches. “Sustainability is a vital part of our everyday lives as farmers and ranchers, …

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USFRA Helps Farmers Speak on Sustainability

Joanna Schroeder

What does sustainability mean to you? What does it mean to your friends and family? Based on research from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), not the same thing. So if it means different things to different people then how do you communicate with consumers about the sustainable actions you are taking on your farm? Well, that’s easy, says …

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I AM @USFRA – Janna Stubbs of Texas

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 says. “I feel like I’m always my husband’s voice because …

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I AM @USFRA – @Iowa_Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

Many of the 100 affiliates and partners that make up the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) are state organizations like Iowa Corn and we had a chance to catch up with them in their home state last week during the Farm Progress Show. “We’re strong supporters of USFRA,” says Shannon Textor, Director of Marketing and Communications for Iowa Corn. …

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USFRA Research Focuses on Consumers and Sustainability

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainability is the biggest buzz word of the day when it comes to food. That’s why the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has spent a lot of time this year researching just what sustainability means to consumers and their food choices. USFRA Randy Krotz says they found out that while there seems to be no consistant definition of sustainability, …

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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 …

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