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 …

Food Dialoguing in the Big Apple

In Audio, Biotechnology, Food, USFRA by Cindy

The USFRA Food Dialogues hit the Big Apple last week with three sessions of panelists on a variety of pretty hot topics related to food and agriculture: Media, Marketing and Healthy Choices; Your Toughest Questions Answered on Antibiotics in Your Food; Your Toughest Questions Answered on Biotechnology (GMOs) in Your Food. Among the panelists on the GMO session was Greg …

2012 Commodity Classic is a Barn Buster

In Audio, Commodity Classic, USFRA by Cindy

The 2012 Commodity Classic was a major record-breaker. Final attendance figures totaled over 6,000 – a full 25% more than the previous record of 4800 set last year. It was an indication of the optimism in the agriculture industry right now as commodity prices are good and spring planting season is just around the corner. “Right now, if the recent …

Happy Birthday USFRA!

In Audio, USFRA by Cindy

It has only been a year since the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance was officially announced, and what a year it has been for the coalition of agricultural organizations! USFRA held its first annual meeting last week in Kansas City just prior to the NAMA Trends in Agriculture and the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting where board members …

NCGA President Participates In USFRA Food Dialogues

In Audio, USFRA by Chuck

NCGA President, Bart Schott, ND corn grower, was a panelist on today’s Food Dialogues, a town hall style discussion via live web stream. Food Dialogues is a project of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). Schott is secretary of USFRA. The panel Schott participated in was held in New York and focused on retaining consumer choices in what they …

Meet NCGA’s New First VP

In American Ethanol, Audio, Farming, USFRA by Cindy

The first woman officer for the National Corn Growers Association will become first vice president as of October 1 and I had the chance to catch up with her at the 2011 Farm Progress Show. Pam Johnson, pictured here with NASCAR team owner and American Ethanol supporter Richard Childress, is a farmer from northern Iowa with her husband and two …

USFRA Sets Date for Food Dialogues

In Audio, USFRA by Cindy

Are you ready to talk about food? The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance is. On Sept. 22 they’re holding The Food Dialogues. During the event you’re encouraged to follow the Twitter hashtag: #FoodD and participate! During the Farm Progress Show last week, USFRA held a press conference to announce the upcoming event. In the photo is General Manager, Hugh Whaley …

USFRA Communications Kickoff

In Audio, Farming, Food, General, USFRA by Cindy

The food supply in this country is the safest in the world and agriculture needs to do a better job of letting people know that. The chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman, gave an update on the organization’s communications program at the recent Ag Media Summit. Stallman says there will be …