Ag Activism

Commentary: Thirty years later

The critics are more vocal than ever, yet on every measure it’s possible to assess, production agriculture and meat processing has made remarkable progress in little more than a generation. FULL STORY »

Show your dairy pride – NFL style

How do you – or even your cows – show your support of your favorite NFL team or player? Does your family or staff sport your team’s jerseys on game day or do you paint your barn in team colors? Combining your passion for the NFL and dairy industry -- and capturing the creativity on camera -- is the idea behind the Show Your Pride photo contest, which runs through September 26. FULL STORY »

Don’t go too far with environmental justice

Environmental Protection Agency efforts to promote environmental justice are working and more extreme measures, such as a no-pollution mandate, would hurt chances of economic prosperity for those communities that need it most. FULL STORY »

Dairy front and center at high school pep rally

The dairy industry was front and center at a pep rally at Beyer High School in Modesto, Calif., this week. FULL STORY »

Grassroots dairy promotion grants available

Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program are offering grants of up to $250 to aid in local grassroots dairy promotion programs or events geared toward consumers. FULL STORY »

Back-to-school brings changes to flavored milk

When school resumes in the fall, cafeterias will be serving more whole grains, more fresh vegetables and milk kids, schools and moms will love. With the ongoing debate over flavored milk in schools, many of the nation’s milk processors have been hard at work over the last five years with their local districts to lower the calories and sugar in this popular drink. FULL STORY »

Dairy video goes viral

When Derik Milanesio decided to create a music video on his dairy farm in Strathmore, Calif., last month, he had no idea the attention it would receive. The music video, “Where them cows at,” has gone viral. As of Monday, the video has had more than 8,200 views and the number keeps climbing. FULL STORY »

Are You the Next Pioneer Woman?

When Ree Drummond graduated from college in California, she never dreamed an Oklahoma ranch life would be in her future — let alone a farm and ranch life that would launch her into stardom. But next week, the Food Network will embark on a new TV cooking show based on Ree’s life ... and it all started with a blog. FULL STORY »

Respond to negative claims online

Has someone posted a negative comment on your blog or farm Facebook page? How did you respond? Were you able to craft an answer that satisfied the person who posted the question and provide additional information to your followers? Mark your calendar for Sept. 28, at 3:00 pm CST for the next 45-minute myDairy webinar, Difficult Conversations: Responding to Negative Claims Online. FULL STORY »

Webisodes offer behind-the-scenes look at life on the farm

American farm families share stories of farm life and running a business. FULL STORY »

Social media tips: What to avoid

Consumers are paying attention to what’s happening in the world of social media, says Josh Lynse, digital strategist with AdFarm. If you don’t believe it, in 2008 information from Google shows that consumers searched more for information about Proposition 2 than they did the Los Angeles Lakers. FULL STORY »

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