Food Dialogues Blog

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How GMO crops help farmers and the environment

Our family farm grows corn and soybeans in Southwest Michigan. Since their introduction about 20 years ago, we have adopted genetically engineered traits that benefit…
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Keeping the Environment Top of Mind when using Pesticides

To be a successful farmer, you need to be an expert in two areas; business and environmentalism. The use of pesticides plays an important role…
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The Role of Technology in Today’s Agriculture

One of USFRA’s Faces of Farming & Ranching Emily Buck, Ph.D., who farms nearly 1,000 acres of corn and soybeans and raises Southdown sheep near…
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Seeing the Tides Turn as a Face of Farming & Ranching

As my two years of being a Face of Farming & Ranching for U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) comes to a close, the biggest…
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Anti-GMO Activists Make S’more Racket…This Time with Pro-Science Girl Scouts

I love cookies, and as a former Girl Scout I always look forward to stocking them during their yearly cookie drive. This year I was…
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The Veterinary Feed Directive from a Farmer’s Perspective

I recently spent time with Dr. Liz Wagstrom, Chief Veterinarian from the National Pork Producers Council, conversing with radio personalities from across the nation about…
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Addressing Misperceptions as a Face of Farming & Ranching

As I look back over my two years serving as one of the Faces of Farming & Ranching for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance…
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Women in Farming: Megan B. of the Beef Jar

Hi there everyone! Today, I’m interviewing Megan Brown from Chico, California. She’s a 6th generation, Northern Californian, commercial, cattle, and heritage hog  rancher, who happens…
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