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Mar 17, 2016, 08:00 ET Students Nationwide Journey Inside Smart Farms To Experience Technology That Powers Modern Agriculture

 Irrigation systems managed from iPads, animal nutrition tracked by computer chips, and tractors that drive using GPS are only a few examples...


Dec 15, 2015, 08:00 ET U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and Food52 Bring Viewers to America's Farms

 A single produce farm that raises GMO, conventional and organic crops. A cattle ranch that perseveres through the serious California drought....


Aug 06, 2015, 15:53 ET Minneapolis Food Leaders To Participate In Local Discussion On National Food Sourcing Issues

 From environmental sustainability to GMO safety and animal welfare, consumers increasingly want to know if the methods used to grow and raise...


Jul 09, 2015, 18:24 ET "Farm To Consumer" Is Focus Of August 11 Food Dialogues In Minneapolis

Consumer concerns about the impact food production practices may have on their long-term health or the health of the planet abound. Increasingly,...


Mar 23, 2015, 07:00 ET Farmers And Ranchers Available To Discuss Antibiotics, GMOs, Animal Welfare, Pesticides And Fertilizers, Water Conservation, Sustainability, Soil Health And Organic/Conventional Farming

  WHO: Farmer and rancher spokespeople, including: • ERIN BRENNEMAN, Iowa corn and pig farmer with over 20,000...


Jan 19, 2015, 09:00 ET USFRA To Bring Animal Care To Center Stage During The Food Dialogues At The Dairy Forum On January 28

 The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) will assemble a range of voices to discuss animal care and animal care standards...


Dec 29, 2014, 12:45 ET U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® Launches HOW-TO Video Series about Farming and Ranching

 1,200 cows milked. 50,000 eggs gathered.  7,000 pigs taken care of. One day's work for America's farmers! People can now learn how...


Nov 06, 2014, 09:00 ET USFRA to Lead Sustainability Conversation at New York Times "Food for Tomorrow" Event November 12

 The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) will bring the voices of farmers and ranchers to the New York Times Food for...


Jul 10, 2014, 09:00 ET U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® Launches Search for the Country's Best Agricultural Ambassadors

When it comes to today's agriculture, the pictures and perceptions of farmers and ranchers often do not match reality. There are many examples of...


Jun 05, 2014, 16:55 ET Moderator And Panelist Line-up Announced For Food Dialogues®: Chicago. Integrity in Food Marketing Event On June 10

 The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) today announced the moderator and list of panelists participating in the upcoming...


Apr 29, 2014, 12:52 ET Food Marketing Tactics To Be Explored At Food Dialogues: Chicago On June 10

 The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announces its next Food Dialogues: Chicago. Integrity in Food Marketing event...


Mar 25, 2014, 11:22 ET Oscar Winner James Moll's New Documentary Feature "Farmland" Confirmed For Theatrical Run

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll's new feature length documentary, Farmland, will be released nationally May 1, 2014. ...


Mar 18, 2014, 07:00 ET U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Announces First Chief Executive

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) announced that its board of directors has appointed Randy Krotz as chief executive...


Feb 21, 2014, 06:00 ET Carolyn O'Neil To Moderate "Nutrition: Who Is Shaping America's Eating Habits?" Discussion At The Food Dialogues®: Washington, D.C.

 The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) will convene a panel of farmers, ranchers, nutritionists and food pundits for a...


Jan 29, 2014, 08:00 ET Panelists Announced For Food Dialogues®: Washington, D.C. Event At USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum On February 21

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) announced its line-up for the Food Dialogues: Washington D.C. panel taking place at...


Jan 14, 2014, 08:00 ET U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance to Host Food Dialogues® at The USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum February 21

 The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) will focus on health and nutrition during the Food Dialogues: Washington, D.C. at...


Oct 24, 2013, 09:00 ET Bloomberg News' Alan Bjerga To Moderate "Farm Size: Does It Really Matter" Discussion At The Food Dialogues™: Boston

 The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) will convene a panel of farmers, ranchers, and food pundits, including Michael...


Oct 09, 2013, 09:00 ET Panelist Line-Up For Food Dialogues®: Boston Event On Thursday, October 24 Announced

 The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) today announced the moderator and list of panelists participating in the next...


Sep 16, 2013, 07:00 ET Conversation on Farm Size and Questions About "Big Ag" Focus Of October 24 Food Dialogues

There are many factors that influence food-purchasing decisions, including the methods used to grow and raise food. Increasingly, consumers are...


May 30, 2013, 16:05 ET Celebrity Chef Ellie Krieger To Moderate June 19 Discussion On Transparency And Food At The Food Dialogues(SM): Chicago

 The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) today announced that Celebrity Chef and Nutritionist Ellie Krieger will moderate...


Apr 22, 2013, 15:00 ET CNBC Senior Analyst Ron Insana Moderates Discussion On Biotech Seeds At The Food Dialogues(SM): Chicago

The U.S. Farmers  & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) today convened a panel of experts from multiple disciplines, including farmers,...


Apr 10, 2013, 15:07 ET Senior Media Analyst Ron Insana To Moderate The Food Dialogues(SM): Chicago At BIO International Convention On April 22

 Today, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) announced its line-up for The Food Dialogues: Chicago panel taking place...


Feb 28, 2013, 11:48 ET U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Takes The Food Dialogues(SM) To Chicago

Today, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announced the dates and locations for two events in the continuation of its...


Dec 04, 2012, 18:08 ET 12 Days Remaining To Vote For USFRA's 'Faces Of Farming And Ranching' Winners

There are only twelve days remaining for America to help decide the next faces of agriculture. The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has...


Nov 15, 2012, 15:30 ET U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Names Nine Finalists For Its Faces of Farming and Ranching Search During The Food Dialogues(SM): New York

Today at The Food Dialogues(SM): New York, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced the finalists of its Faces of Farming and...