Ag Activism

Commentary: Importance of feeding earnestly

Food is critical to our own well-being, and to the farm animals producers raise and care for. Yet for all the criticism activists heap on livestock housing, feed is mostly an afterthought. FULL STORY »

National dairy farm exhibits open in Dalhart, Texas

The XIT Museum now features a hand-on dairy section as part of partnership with Hilmar Cheese Company, Dairy MAX and the Southwest Dairy Museum. The exhibits are part of a national dairy exhibit program sponsored by Dairy Management Inc. FULL STORY »

Illinois farms open the doors to Chicago moms

A group of Illinois farms will soon be opening their doors to moms in the Chicago, Ill., area. FULL STORY »

Illinois plans 'Farmers Feed Us' program

A dairy farm family from northern Illinois will be among those featured in the “Farmers Feed Us” program during the next three months in Illinois. Although the Illinois Farm Families (IFF) coalition is represented by commodity groups for beef, corn, soybeans and pork, it also has representation from the Farm Bureau and tells a story that is positive for the agricultural community in general. The program will launch July 5. FULL STORY »

Commentary: In praise of factory farming

As he activist attacks on modern livestock production have evolved in the past few years, so have the opportunities for producers to gain ground even with their biggest consumer critics. FULL STORY »

Celebrating century farms

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture launched a new, interactive Web site that invites the general public to celebrate the contribution of century farms to the heritage of our nation. Century farms are those farms that have been in operation under the same family for more than 100 years. "Agriculture's Lasting Heritage" tells the story of American farm and ranch families who have shaped the history of the nation. FULL STORY »

Pennsylvania unveils new consumer brochure

The Center for Dairy Excellence has unveiled a new consumer brochure made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association. FULL STORY »

Be on the lookout for trespassers

Western United Dairyman and the Milk Producers Council reported Friday that animal activists have been attempting to shoot video of dairies in the Tulare County area. FULL STORY »

5 ways to connect with consumers

In today’s day and age, consumers are using social media to get their news and information. From cousins to grandparents and everyone in between, people are employing some form of social media to communicate, says Jolene Griffin, manager industry communications with Dairy Management Inc. FULL STORY »

Farmers: say “yes” when local schools call

Local agricultural experiences can leave lasting impressions on youth. FULL STORY »

Consumers associate food labeled organic as being healthier

Consumer panelists perceived snack foods labeled organic to be lower in calories, and were willing to pay more for them. FULL STORY »

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