USB Ensures Safe, Sustainable & Secure Food Supply

Jamie Johansen

The 2012 Trade Talk during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual convention served as another successful opportunity for agriculture organizations to share what they are doing to serve their customers and the consumer. An example of this was when I sat down with Bob Haselwood, Treasurer for the United Soybean Board and Kansas crop farmer, at the recent event. …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Education, NAFB, Soybean, USB, USFRA

Getting Ready For Food Dialogues

Chuck Zimmerman

Put November 15, 2012 on your calendar to tune it to the USFRA Food Dialogues which will be streaming live from New York City. Yours truly will be there covering the event. During the 2012 National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention I got an update on the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance from board chairman Bob Stallman, President, AFBF. Here’s …

General, Media, NAFB, USFRA

Illinois Farmers Featured on Anderson Live

Melissa Sandfort

On their farm in Maple Park, Ill., fourth-generation corn and soybean farmers, Mike and Lynn Martz visited recently with one consumer to answer her questions about organic and non-organic farming methods, and how biotechnology is used in food production. Long Island, N.Y., mother of three, Christine, toured the Martz’s 6,000+-acre farm last week and talked extensively with the husband-wife team …

Agribusiness, Farming, USFRA

USFRA FoodSource Online Information Destination

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance just unveiled USFRA FoodSource. It’s an online resource designed to provide accurate information, in a one-stop destination. “USFRA recognizes that consumers have questions and want to learn more about how their food gets from the farm to their plate,” said Bob Stallman, chairman of USFRA and president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “With …

Ag Group, Food, USFRA

The Agricultural Power of We

Chuck Zimmerman

Today is Blog Action Day. The topic is “The Power of We.” I am going to take that to mean the power of the agricultural community. It is made up of all the farmers who grow the crops and raise the livestock we need to feed ourselves. It is also made up of everyone else in the food chain from …

Ag Day, AgChat, USFRA

November Food Dialogues

Chuck Zimmerman

The next edition of The Food Dialogues is coming up on November 15, 2012 in New York City. Farmers, ranchers, industry experts, pundits and media will meet for in-depth conversations on today’s most provocative topics concerning food and its production – antibiotics, biotechnology, and media, marketing and food. The line up has not been announced yet but should be soon. …

Ag Group, Audio, Farm Progress Show, USFRA

Faces of Farming & Ranching Entry Deadline

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance is still looking for entries in their “Faces of Farming and Ranching” contest. Here are a couple of them, Kristin Reese, Local Flavor Foods and Jeff Fowle, KK Bar Ranch. They were on hand at the Ag Media Summit to talk about the search to find new ambassadors of agriculture. You’ve got until September …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Audio, USFRA

Search is on for ‘Faces of Farming and Ranching’

Melissa Sandfort

When it comes to today’s agriculture, there are many examples of great farmers and ranchers all over the country doing wonderful things to bring food to the table for those around the world. But few of those farmers and ranchers are recognizable by consumers, mainstream media and influencers. In fact, the pictures and perceptions of farmers and ranchers often do …

Agribusiness, Farming, USFRA