USFRA Ag Day Educational Session

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance celebrated the 40th anniversary of National Agriculture Day with a breakfast on Capitol Hill and educational briefing on “The New Language of Food and Modern Agriculture.” More than 150 people — including Ag Day participants, members of the food industry, and Congressional staff — joined USFRA at the event to hear about …

Ag Day, Ag Group, Audio, USFRA

New Documentary to Feature Next Gen Farmers

Chuck Zimmerman

It is very encouraging to see major film projects taking a realistic and truthful look at farming in America today. Examples are “Harvesting the High Plains” and “The Great American Wheat Harvest.” Now here’s a new one that is not yet in production. It isn’t even titled yet but was announced last week. Working with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers …

Ag Group, Audio, Farming, USFRA, ZimmCast

USFRA Announces Documentary on Next Gen Farmers

Chuck Zimmerman

There’s another film documentary in the works to showcase America’s farmers and ranchers, this time with a focus on the younger generation. Today the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance held a press call with the filmmaker. Oscar® winning and two-time Emmy® winning filmmaker James Moll is proud to announce the production of a feature-length documentary about the next generation of …

Ag Group, Audio, USFRA

USFRA Announces Four Fresh Faces of Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has announced four Faces of Farming & Ranching chosen from on-line voting and a panel of judges. The four represent a range of agricultural commodities including corn and soybeans, hogs, cattle, and dairy and they were chosen from nine finalists announced last month at the New York Food Dialogues. The winners will act …

Livestock, Pork, USFRA

MediaPlanet and Agriculture in America

Chuck Zimmerman

Agriculture in America. Who are the farmers? How are they working to feed a growing population? Good questions and ones that a recent publication insert into USA Today showcased some answers to. I hope you’ve seen it. Have you wondered how and why it was produced? Well wonder no more. In this week’s program I visit with Hailey Pierson, Senior …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Media, USFRA, ZimmCast

USFRA Enters Year Three

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S Farmers and Ranchers Alliance is entering its third year. Hard to believe that it has already been that long. The effort continues to gather steam though as you’ll hear in this week’s program. In New York City just recently, USFRA held its annual meeting in conjunction with the Food Dialogues. here are the newly elected executive committee members. …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, Food, USFRA, ZimmCast

USFRA Press Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance held a press conference to allow questions from reporters about the annual meeting that took place in New York and the Food Dialogues that was conducted yesterday. It was the third Food Dialogues and is available on the Food Dialogues website to watch if you missed it. I moderated our press conference this morning …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, USFRA

Final Panel Thoughts from USFRA Food Dialogues

Chuck Zimmerman

Here are the panelists from the last session of today’s New York Food Dialogues. Wow. It was a long day of very interesting discussion. This panel’s topic was Biotechnology (GMO’s) and Your Food. There were some very real contrasts in what some of the panelists as well as the audience thought of various specifics. In my opinion we got a …

Ag Group, Audio, Biotech, Food, USFRA

Faces of Farming & Ranching Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

The finalists in the USFRA Faces of Farming and Ranching program were announced today at the New York Food Dialogues. Those finalists include: Chris Chinn (Missouri), Will Gilmer (Ala.), Daphne Holterman (Wis.), Brenda Kirsch (Ore.), Tim Nilsen (Calif.), Eric McClam (S.C.), Katie Pratt (Ill.), Bo Stone (N.C.) and Janice Wolfinger (Ohio). More than 100 applications were received from passionate, dedicated …

Ag Group, Audio, Farming, Food, USFRA

Second Panel From the USFRA Food Dialogues

Chuck Zimmerman

The second panel discussion of the USFRA New York Food Dialogues has concluded. The topic was the use of antibiotics and food. Backstage I caught up with a several of our panelists. I spoke with Dr. Keith Ayoob, pediatric nutritionist, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Dr. Christine Hoang, DVM, MPH, CPH, assistant director of the Division of Scientific Activities of …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, USFRA