Food Dialogues Blog

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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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What I Wish I had Learned About Agriculture in School

I also rode the school bus past a dairy farm as a kid. We called it the “stinky old dairy farm”. It wasn’t until I…
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