Farm, Food, Facts Podcast - Food Dialogues

      

 Join U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and Supermarket Guru for our Farm, Food, Facts Podcast! 

 

Farm, Food, Facts discusses top news in the food and agriculture space, features prominent thought leaders and world-class farmers and ranchers around key topics in sustainability and food production. Subscribe on the platforms below so you don’t miss a podcast!

                          

 

Archived Podcasts:

1/30/19
Our thought leader guest is Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research Sally Rockey, Ph.D., who discusses why game-changing research, technology and innovation is critical to the future of farming and the food world – and how you can be a part of it. 
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include: Farmers cut off from their Federal lifelines as Shutdown Persists, A peek Inside a High-Tech Small Farm, Agrivoltaics: Solar Panels on Farms could be a Win-Win, Survey shows that 9 in 10 Shoppers will Revisit Stores that Ignite the Senses, Supply Chains and Logistics Need a Digital Transformation.
Farmer of the Week: Brett Kaysen, Ph.D., who leads the sustainability practice at the National Pork Board and is an Iowa pig farmer. 

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1/23/19
Our thought leader guest is U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance CEO Erin Fitzgerald, who discusses the recent EAT-Lancet report and USFRA’s 5 Pathways to enable food systems in the Anthropocene Era. 
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include:  We know that Crops can be bred to Resist Disease—but is it possible to breed Crops Resilient to Rising Temperatures?, Female Ranchers are on the Rise!, Recruiting Ants to Fight Weeds on the Farm, These are 5 Ways Grocers can Sell More in 2019
Farmer of the Week: Cassidy Johnston, who along with her husband and sons, work a cattle ranch in southeastern New Mexico. She serves as a Sustainability Officer for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. 

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1/16/19
Our thought leader guest is Katie Brown, Senior Vice President, Sustainable Nutrition at Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) that manages the National Dairy Council, the Innovation for US Dairy and the US Dairy Export Council.
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s
news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include: Solutions that could help Feed 10 Billion People without depleting the Planet, Fixing a Flaw in Photosynthesis could Tremendously increase the amount of Food we Produce, “Smart Agriculture” could be the Solution to Water Scarcity, Beef sees Rise in Demand for “High End” Cuts, Six Trends expected to Impact the Food Industry in 2019
Farmer of the Week: Brody Stapel of Double Dutch Dairy, President of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Board Member of U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. Double Dutch Dairy consists of 220 cows and 800 acres in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. 

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1/9/19
Our thought leader guest is Zippy Duvall, the President of the American Farm Bureau Federation. 
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include:  What Retailers and Restaurants can Learn from Farmers who have Reduced their use of Antibiotics, The Salvation Army is starting to Sell Groceries, Meal Kit Mania: Consumers Love this modern Innovative Offering So Why are these Companies Failing, Amazon commits approximately $22 billion in future Food Purchases as it proliferates Whole Foods, Consumers are a bit Happier with Supermarkets recently-more so than they’ve been in Previous Years!
Farmer of the Week: Chairman of US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, Charles Bowling Jr. Chip is a third generation farmer who operates a 1,400 acre grain farm growing soybean, wheat, barley and grain sorghum an hour’s drive from our Nation’s Capital.

12/19/2018
Our thought leader guest is John Newton, American Farm Bureau Federation Economist.
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include:
This is How Food Can Have The Power to Transform a Person, A Fresh Solution For Tackling Food Waste in the Supply Chain, Forty Acres of American Farmland is Lost Every Hour Due to Development, A New Wave of Ag-Tech Startups: Uber CEO and Alphabet Invest in Urban Farming.
Hilary Maricle, Farmer, Ag Educator:  Hilary is a sixth-generation farmer on a diversified farm in Albion Nebraska. She is an agriculture advocate, a sustainability officer for US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and a member of Common Ground.

12/12/2018
Our thought leader guest is Kim Kirchherr, an award-winning registered dietitian and a certified personal trainer.
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include: Could this App be the Key to Saving Crops from Pests and Pathogens?, We’re Facing a “Storm of Innovation.” Is your Supply Chan Prepared?, Meet the “New American Farmer”, and Leading Scientists call for 8-Step Action to Increase Global Soil Carbon.
Jay Hill, Hill Farms & Wholesome Farms is a New Mexico vegetable and nut farmer.  

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12/05/2018
Our thought leader guest Mary Shelman, Former Director of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Program.
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include: What the latest Climate Report means for Agriculture, How Dairy Farmers can Lead the way in Environmental Stewardship, Ways to Grow More Food with Less Pollution, and Two Companies are Joining forces to Capture Methane from Hog Manure Lagoons!  
Steve Meier, his wife Teresa, and their family, have been providing greater Jackson, Missouri area with an unique Christmas experience; offering customers a “choose and harvest” or pre-cut trees.

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11/28/2018
Our thought leader guest Erin Fitzgerald, CEO of USFRA, shares insights from the Sustainable Agriculture Summit and Panel Discussion.
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include: New Holiday Survey Results: “State of Grocery Retail” Report, KFC & Baidu join forces regarding Facial Recognition, Young Farmers Cashing in on Hemp, and “California Wine” Grape Growers must deal with Damage from Catastrophic Wildfires.
Don Cameron, of Terranova Ranch in Helm California, will discuss sustainability of the farm, and the California weather events and challenges he deals with including drought, forest fires, and climate change. 

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11/21/2018
Walter Robb, former Co-CEO of Whole Foods who now is investing in food and agriculture start ups and will share his insights on both organic and conventional agriculture – how we need both to work together, the importance of retailers working with farmers, how food and agriculture is moving sustainability forward through technology and continuous improvement.
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include: a New Main Protein Being Served at Thanksgiving, Buying Fresh Produce Online, Cranberry Consumption, Tech Keeping America’s Disabled Farmers on the Job, and Farm Bureau’s Thanksgiving Survey.
Darrell Glaser is a farmer and owner of Bar G and Reveille Turkey Farms in Rogers, Texas, where he raises turkeys and cattle. Darrell is a former Face of Farming and Ranching for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. 

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11/14/2018
Zia Daniell Wigder, co-founder and Chief Global Content Officer at Groceryshop will share why it is important for farmers and ranchers to be included in the discussions with grocery and e-commerce retailers.
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include: The Worlds First Floating Dairy Farm, Traceable Turkey Programs, a Post Hurricane Update, and Robots as “Cattle Drivers.”
Dr. Emily Buck, third-generation farmer who grows corn and soybeans, along with a flock of 40 Southdown sheep.

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10/24/2018
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance CEO Erin Fitzgerald discusses responsible investment and marketing across the food value chain through new innovations backed by science and shared outcomes.
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include: New Source of Protein, Healthy Living Campaign and “Winning on Reducing Food Waste” Initiative.
Georgia corn, cotton and peanut farmer Jimmy Webb engages with Phil for a Q&A about Hurricane Michael and its impact on farmers, the farm economy and our food and fiber supply this harvest.

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10/17/2018
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance CEO Erin Fitzgerald discusses the recent UN Global Warming report and farmers’ role in carbon sequestration and utilizing biomass for energy.
Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include: Impact of Hurricane Michael, “Internet of Cows” and IBM Food Trust Network.
Pig Farmer of the Year Brad Greenway and his wife Peggy engage with Phil for a Q&A about technology and innovation, continuous improvement in animal care and today’s family farm. 

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