Sing Agriculture’s Praises

In Biotechnology, USFRA by Cindy

If there ever was an American success story, it is agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is fond of talking about how today’s farmers and ranchers make it possible for people like him to be a lawyer, or for any of us to pursue any career, because we don’t have to worry about the production of our own food. Just think …

Farmland Coming to a Theater Near You

In Audio, Events, USFRA by Cindy

The latest screening of the feature length film documentary Farmland was a star-studded event this week in Washington D.C. While the movie has been previewed at several events this year, including the Commodity Classic, this one not only helped celebrate National Agriculture Day, it also marked the official announcement of its upcoming theatrical release. On the red carpet here at …

Ag Day Celebrates America’s Family Farmers

In Events, General, USFRA by Cathryn

It can seem like everyone has a “day.” From margaritas to ravioli, calendars could become a dizzying disaster trying to keep on top of what is being “celebrated” every day of the year. Today is different though. Today, America celebrates the American icons that provide abundant food, feed and fuel. Today, we celebrate farmers. Officially, Ag Day was created to …

USFRA Update

In Audio, USFRA by Cindy

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is nearing its official third birthday and one of the original founding fathers is pleased with the accomplishments of the alliance, which now includes over 80 agricultural organizations and companies. “I don’t know if you ever really reach your goals but think we’re seeing some real strides in the right direction,” says board …

Let’s Talk About Food

In Activism, Farming, Food, New Media, USFRA by Cathryn

For years now, the National Corn Growers Association, along with a broad array of other agricultural groups, has stressed the need for farmers to tell their own stories about food and farming. Time and time again, they have tried to direct attention to the growing public desire to understand what happens to the food on their tables prior to its …

Agricultural Education on the Hill

In Audio, USFRA by Cindy

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance helped celebrate 40 years of National Agriculture Day this week 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 — attended the event. Illinois corn farmer and USFRA …

Celebrating the Relevance of Agriculture

In government, Promotion, USFRA by Cindy

Farmers and ranchers are celebrating the 40th National Agriculture Day this week in Washington DC and hopefully letting those running the country know that as long as we need to eat, agriculture will still be “relevant.” U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) Chairman Bob Stallman says they are encouraging farmers and ranchers across the country to use National Ag Day …

Meet the Faces of Farming & Ranching

In Audio, USFRA, Video by Cindy

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has found four fresh Faces of Farming & Ranching to represent American agriculture to the general public. The four represent a range of agricultural commodities including corn and soybeans, hogs, cattle, and dairy and they were chosen through on-line voting and a panel of judges from nine finalists announced last month at the …

USFRA Celebrates Two Years

In Audio, Social Media, USFRA by Cindy

The U.S Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has officially entered into its third year now, celebrating two years of making connections with consumers about food. Stallman says USFRA just started with some of its initial programd 14 months ago. “We’ve made great progress considering we started from scratch,” he said. “We’re making great progress in engaging with consumer influencers … we’ve …