Ag Activism

Add your two cents

The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation has launched a new campaign to allow dairy producers to easily contribute financial support to its programming. The new “Two Cents for Tomorrow” campaign invites producers to voluntarily contribute up to two-cents per hundredweight of milk from their farms. The campaign seeks to raise at least $2 million annually to help bolster the industry through producer-driven education programs. FULL STORY »

Social Listening 101

Dairy Management Inc. will be hosting a Webinar on March 23. This myDairy Webinar is called Social Listening 101: Three easy ways to track dairy conversations and news. FULL STORY »

Ag antimicrobial use under serious scrutiny

When it comes to antimicrobials, farmers better follow the adage of “use them right or lose them.” Because usage of these tools in agriculture is under increasing scrutiny by the media and regulators, says Christine Hoang, assistant director, Scientific Activities Division of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Hoang urged attendees at this week’s Annual Business Conference of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin to follow drug labels to a “T” or be prepared for the consequences. FULL STORY »

Get talking to build consumer trust

Consumers have two images of farmers, and one of these images will go away, Linda Basse Wenck told attendees at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Annual Business Conference in Madison, Wis., this week. Wenck is director of corporate social responsibility for Morgan & Myers, a communications firm. One image is a farmer who is hardworking, honest, nurturing and caring, and important to the economy. The other image is less positive, with consumers not always believing and trusting that farmers will do the right thing on their farms. FULL STORY »

Have a farm blog? Get it noticed

Even after all the hard work you put into your blog, you still have another detail to take care of, says Misty Belardo, a writer for InkRebels.com. You now have to promote it. FULL STORY »

Spotlight on "Amazing Agriculture"

As the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) points out, agriculture should always be in the spotlight. But during National Ag Week, March 13 to 19, and on Ag Day, March 15, producers, associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others will have a chance to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. FULL STORY »

Small vs. large farms: Are animals treated differently?

Many people have opinions, even concerns, about today's agriculture, especially when it comes to the well-being of animals. FULL STORY »

Bill to protect farmers from undercover extremists

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is pleased to learn that Iowa State Representative Annette Sweeney has introduced H.F. 431, which will help agriculture defend against activists who gain illicit employment on farms and in processing facilities in order to obtain undercover videos. FULL STORY »

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