Sustainability Expert Defends Big Business

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Terms like local, organic, natural and sustainable dominate the marketplace, but what does it all mean? One of the most tangible examples of sustainability is the use of drastically fewer resources over time, something many areas of agriculture, especially the dairy industry, can say is true of their production methods. Regardless of this fact, many large-scale production operations face a …

Ag Group, Audio, Environment, Food, Sustainability, USFRA

Latest #FoodD Talks Sustainability at Dairy Strong

Jamie Johansen

The 2016 Dairy Strong Conference was able to serve as a host for the U. S. 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, …

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New Foundation Launched by @USFRA

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

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Food Dialogues to Focus on Sustainability

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, Food, Sustainability, USFRA

USFRA and Food52 Present “Day On the Farm” Video

Kelly Marshall

America’s farms and ranches are as diverse as the men and women who run them.  The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is now offering an online video series to introduce consumers to the farms and farmers who grow their food.  Created in collaboration with the popular online website Food52, there are four videos now live on the USFRA’s FoodDialogues.com …

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USFRA Educational Initiative – Discovering FARMLAND

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has announced a new education initiative that will provide high school students a first-hand glimpse into modern agriculture. The project has been created in conjunction with Discovery Education. Titled Discovering FARMLAND, the interactive resources allow teachers and students to experience the industry through the eyes of six young farmers and ranchers, all while learning …

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New Board Leadership at USFRA

John Davis

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has elected new leadership. The group, which is dedicated to leading national consumer dialogue on how America’s food is grown and raised, says the vote was taken at USFRA’s annual meeting. The newly elected board leadership includes the re-election of Nancy Kavazanjian as chairwoman. Kavazanjian, a soybean farmer from Wisconsin representing the United …

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USFRA Celebrates 5th Birthday

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) marks a major milestone in it’s work to lead consumer dialogue on how food is grown in America.  October represents five years since the 20 initial organizations joined together to make a shared vision into a reality. To visually highlight this historic occasion USFRA also released a birthday event graphic that illustrates several …

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USFRA Chooses New Director of Communications

Kelly Marshall

Kevin Aandahl has been announced as the new Communications Director of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). The Alliance, an organization that fosters dialogue on food issues to build trust in America’s agriculture is excited to welcome Aandahl on board. “I’m very pleased that Kevin is on our team since he brings more than 25 years of diverse expertise …

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Update from @USFRA at #FarmProgressShow

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) will be just five years young this fall, but the coalition of agricultural organizations has experienced amazing growth in that short time. “We are at 93 affiliate organizations, which is largely unprecedented,” said USFRA CEO Randy Krotz, who notes that those affiliates represent a broad range of agriculture. “We have lamb, beef and …

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