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Our thought Leader is Thom Beers, one of the co-founders of Bobcat, which produces The American Farm, now airing on History. Food News of the Week: •Fixing Food Systems is Imperative for meeting Sustainable Development Goals •An Urgent Call for Adapting Agriculture and Food Systems •High-Pressure Processing can help keep Foods Fresh, Healthy, and Safe •The USDA, EPA, and FDA have released an inter-agency Plan to Combat Food Waste; finally
This Week's Thought Leader: Alesha Black, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Managing Director the Global Food and Agriculture Program The Stories YOU need to know: • Dairy group wants the FDA to get more strict about Terms used for Non-Milk Products. • Grocers can capture Consumers with Fresh-Cut Fruit. • How “Digital Twins” could allow Retailers give more to Food Banks. • Tyson Foods and Cloud-Based Tech—could this be the next Frontier for reaching Sustainability Goals? Farmer of The Week: AG Kawamura, Third generation fruit and vegetable grower and shipper from Orange County, CA, Former Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
This week's Thought Leader: With the devistation occuring on our farms and ranches in the midwest, we have invited Dr. John Newton of the American Farm Bureau Federation to give us the most up to date report on exactly what is going on. Stories you need to know: •Farmers are Experiencing incredibly Hard Times from Mother Nature •The Ag Industry is Seeking USDA oversight of genetically engineered Animals •Drones could help Reduce the use of Antibiotics in Livestock. •Is Hydroponics the Future of Farming? •Farmers Markets are Struggling because the Market is Saturated Farmer of the Week: Anne Meis, who, along with her husband Jim, brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Pam Meis, and parents, Jim and Shirley Meis, own and operate a corn, soybean, alfalfa and feeder cattle operation southeast of Elgin, Neb.
Our Thought Leader is Monica Amburn, a registered dietitian/nutritionist with a passion for creative wellness education and communications. Food News Of The Week: •Pepsi Empowers Female Farmers with CARE Partnership •It’s not the Farmers who are “tossing” perfectly good Produce •New USDA Beef “Lifecycle Assessment” discovers Environmental Impacts are Lower than previously Perceived •It has been a critical year for CRISPR—but the technology’s Success Depends on Consumers •How decision-makers in Food Companies prioritize Food Tech Innovations Farmer of the Week: Carla Wardin, Dairy Farmer
Today, our thought leader is Dr. Mickey Rubin the Executive Director of the Egg Nutrition Board, and one of the nation’s leaders on sports nutrition and the dietary effects of what we eat on cardiometabolic health outcomes. Food News of the Week: •Want to learn the “Life Story” of a Chicken in your Supermarket? Well, now you can. •High-fat Diets cause Food Prices to balloon—challenging Farmers to Keep Up. •What Food Companies should learn from Smithfield Foods, who has exceeded its Grain Sustainability Goal •Remember those ugly smoke stacks? Turns out there’s a reclaimed smoke-stack Mineral that could help Grow Crops. •It’s all about the retail experience to compete with online shopping Farmer of the Week: Jim is a former chairman of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and serves as a board member of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.
Our Thought Leader is Dr. Nick Goeser, Vice President, Sustainability Sciences and Strategy, USFRA. Food News of the Week: • Spinach may hold the Solution to the devastating Disease that’s harming Citrus Trees. • How (and where) will Farmers Grow our Food in the Future? • Urban Agriculture can Improve Food Security. • Next Trend: Probiotics for Plants • A Tinder-inspired app is helping Farmers match up potential Partners for their Cattle! Farmer of the Week: Nancy Kavazanjian, Soybean Farmer
Our thought leader is Bridget Wasser, Executive Director, Meat Science & Supply Chain Outreach at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Food News of the Week: •Polar Vortex Slammed mid-western Dairy Farmers and Beef Cattle Ranchers •Oregon Rancher is Building Soil Health—as well as a Robust Regional Food System •Has this Company Invented a Weed that could Save Farming (and the Environment)? •Producers design Angus herd Genetics for Better Beef. •A Major Beer offers a #ToastToFarmers as a way to Thank Crop Growers! Farmer of the Week: Kelsey Pope, Colorado cattle rancher & blogger.
Our thought leader is Joe Koss, CEO of Culver’s Food News of the Week: •This might be the Answer to Herbicide-Resistant “Superweeds.” •New Research offers Strategies for Sustainable, Profitable Livestock Farming. •This is How “Influencers” will Highlight Produce in 2019. •The Warm Colors of Yellow and Orange will prevail in 2019. Farmer of The Week: Bo Stone, a North Carolina farmer from P&S Farms
This week on Farm-Food-Facts we will discuss 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. Our thought leader is Dr. Sally Rockey the Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research or FFAR. A discussion with Brett Kaysen, Ph.D., who leads the sustainability practice at the National Pork Board and is a pig farmer.
Today, our thought leader is US Farmers & Rancers Alliance Erin Fitzgerald putting perspective and an intelligent way to think about the EAT-Lancet report issued last week on the implications for feeding a growing global population – and will share the number one flaw in the process of the commission. Food News of the Week: 1. We know that Crops can be bred to Resist Disease—but is it possible to breed Crops Resilient to Rising Temperatures? 2. Female Ranchers are on the Rise! 3. Recruiting Ants to Fight Weeds on the Farm 4. 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.
Today, our thought leader is Katie Brown, Senior Vice President, Sustainable Nutrition at Dairy Management Inc. DMI who manages the National Dairy Council the Innovation for US Dairy and the US Dairy Export Council. Food News of the Week: •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
Our Thought leader is is Zippy Duvall, the President of the American Farm Bureau Federation and member of the White House Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert’s news roundup of the week’s top stories in food/agriculture include: •Here is What Retailers and Restaurants can Learn from Farmers •The Salvation Army is starting to Sell Groceries •Meal Kit Mania: Consumers Love this modern Innovative Offering •Amazon commits approximately $22 billion in future Food Purchases as it proliferates Whole Foods. •Consumers are a bit Happier with Supermarkets recently Charles “Chip” Bowling, Jr. USFRA Chairman.
In a special podcast today we revisit three highlights since we launched Farm-Food-Facts – our CEO Erin Fitzgerald will kick off today’s podcast, followed by Walter Robb, the former Co-CEO of Whole Foods and one of the most insightful people in the food world and Jimmy Webb, a past recipient of Georgia’s Farmer of the Year Award who farms corn, cotton and peanuts.
Our thought leader is John Newton, American Farm Bureau Federation Economist. Food News of the Week: • 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 Farmer of The Week: Hilary Maricle, Farmer, Ag Educator
Our thought leader is Kim Kirchherr, an award-winning registered dietitian and a certified personal trainer. Food News of the Week: •Could this App be the Key to Saving Crops from Pests and Pathogens? •We’re Facing a “Storm of Innovation”—is your Supply Chain Prepared? •Meet the “New American Farmer.” •Leading Scientists call for 8-Step Action to Increase Global Soil Carbon Farmer of The Week: Jay Hill from Hill Farms & Wholesome Farms
Our thought leader guest is Mary Shelman, Former Director of Harvard Business School's Agribusiness Program. Food News of the Week: •What the latest Climate Report means for Agriculture. •This is how Dairy Farmers can Lead the way in Environmental Stewardship. •Ways to Grow More Food with Less Pollution. •Two Companies are Joining forces to Capture Methane from Hog Manure Lagoons! Farmer of the Week: Steve Meier, his wife Teresa, and their family, have been providing greater Jackson, Missouri area with a unique Christmas experience; offering customers a "choose and harvest" or pre-cut trees.
Our thought leader guest will be Erin Fitzgerald, CEO of USFRA, who will share insights from the Sustainable Agriculture Summit and Panel Discussion. Food News of the Week: •New Holiday Survey Results: "State of Grocery Retail" Report. •KFC & Baidu join forces regarding Facial Recognition. •Young Farmers and Cashing in on Hemp! •"California Wine" Grape Growers must deal with Damage from Catastrophic Wildfires. Farmer of the Week: 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.
Our thought leader guest will be 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. Food News: •Turkey is still #1, but some folks are starting to also serve a new main protein Thanksgiving Dish! •Shoppers are becoming more Comfortable Buying Fresh Produce Online, according to Survey Results. •This is why Farmers Need to Encourage Cranberry Consumption this Thanksgiving •The Clever Tech Keeping America's (Many) Disabled Farmers on the Job •Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for 3rd Straight Year 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.
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance CEO Erin Fitzgerald discusses how today's farmers "Honor the Harvest" and how food retailers can support the initiative in store and in their promotions. Food News of the week: •Rotterdam's Merwehaven harbor is home to the world's first floating dairy farm •Transparency comes to Thanksgiving as brands offer traceable turkey programs via blockchain to consumers •Post Hurricane Update: Farmers feeling the pain as rising costs and lower prices put further pressure on operations •Robots as "cattle drivers" improve animal welfare and employee safety Farmer of the week: Emily Buck, Ph.D., Ohio Crop and Sheep Farmer and Professor at Ohio State University joins us to discuss soil erosion, pesticide runoff, the Conservation Reserve Program and her recent discussions with retailers at Groceryshop. Special guest: Zia Daniell Wigder, co-founder and Chief Global Content Officer at Groceryshop joins us now to share why it is important for farmers and ranchers to be included in the discussions with grocery and e-commerce retailers.
Growing Interest In Agricultural and Food Technology may be Lucrative for Farmers! There is a New Source of Protein and It comes From Cottonseed. Mickey Mouse Leads huge Healthy-Living Campaign. The “Winning on Reducing Food Waste” Initiative just Launched! The Glass Ceiling For Female Farmers is about to crack globally!
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