When did agriculture become a dirty word?

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers AllianceFor the first time in history – agriculture has come together and formed the United State Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to start the conversation and answer Americans’ questions about how food. But when did agriculture become such a dirty word to consumers, the media, ourselves??

Farmers & ranchers want everyone to know how food is raised – while being stewards of the environment, responsibly caring for livestock and maintaining strong businesses and communities. This alliance consists of a wide range of prominent farmer- and rancher-led organizations and agricultural partners to do just that.

And the conversation starts tomorrow.


Americans obviously have a lot of questions about their food – that’s why it is such a hot topic! So with agriculture coming together in this Alliance, they are bringing the conversation – on their big table – to answer questions and listen to consumers.

Journalist Claire Shipman and Chef Josh Besh will be emceeing the day of events which are in town hall meeting formats, called Food Dialogues, in these cities:

  • The Newseum in Washington, D.C.
  • Chelsea Studios in New York City
  • UC-Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science in California
  • Fair Oaks Farm in Fair Oaks, Indiana



Don’t worry about not being there in person. Technology is amazing and you can participate in Food Dialogues remotely through the webcast on www.fooddialogues.com and on their Facebook page

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