SCFB Blog

Families are the Core of Corporate Farming

Author's Name: Katie Heger

Author's Organization or Publication: North Dakota Family Farmer

What do you notice when you look at an apple? Perhaps it’s the color or variety. How do you choose which to buy at the market? Pink Lady? Gala? Granny Smith? Do you prefer tart over sweet? … more

Labels are no Substitute for Ag’s Real Success Stories

Author's Name: Andrew Walmsley

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Congressional Relations

In a world consumed by daily deadlines, social media and a myriad of other distractions, it’s natural to seek out things that can help us feel more grounded, to find a sense of place. Many … more

Labeling Helps Consumers Make Healthy Choices … or Does It?

Author's Name: Robert Giblin

Author's Organization or Publication: Food & Ag Speaker, Writer, Consultant

Food labeling can give helpful information to consumers looking to make healthy choices. But as more foods labels pop up, consumers can too easily associate a specific label with certain health … more

Animal Health Top Concern for Farmers, Veterinarians

Author's Name: Elizabeth Quesnell Kohtz, DVM

Author's Organization or Publication: Dairy Veterinarian and Idaho family farmer

A few weeks ago I attended a college reunion. It was fun and refreshing to see friends from years ago. Although I returned home feeling fine, apparently the stress of traveling combined with being … more

Horse Racing Looks for a Winner

Author's Name: Stewart Truelsen

Author's Organization or Publication: Freelance writer

Once a year Thoroughbred racing rises to the very top of the sports world when the Kentucky Derby is run on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. For a time, horse … more

Going Green Isn’t Just Talk for U.S. Agriculture

Author's Name: Robert Giblin

Author's Organization or Publication: Food & Ag Speaker, Writer, Consultant

Since the U.S. marked the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the environmental impacts of agriculture have been pushed to the forefront of consumer attention, and momentum is increasing. So is the … more

Earth Day: Embracing Technology to Provide Food and Protect the Planet

Author's Name: Charlie Arnot

Author's Organization or Publication: The Center for Food Integrity

Earth Day (April 22) serves as a call to action, mobilizing individuals and organizations around the world to recognize the importance of protecting our natural resources. As the climate change … more

Farmers Do More than Feed the World

Author's Name: Katie Heger

Author's Organization or Publication: North Dakota Family Farmer

We’re probably all familiar with the phrase, “Farmers feed the world.” And, yes, farmers truly do feed the world. Some from a very small-scale farm to provide for their own family … more

Celebrating Women in Agriculture

Author's Name: Cyndie Shearing

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Communications

Today, nearly 1 million women are U.S. farm operators, according to the Agriculture Department. As farm operators, they do the work or make day-to-day decisions about planting and harvesting crops, … more

Trends and Technology Foster New Links Between Consumers and Agriculture

Author's Name: Robert Giblin

Author's Organization or Publication: Food & Ag Speaker, Writer, Consultant

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Retail grocers and innovative farmers are using technology and new store concepts to address changing demographics, capitalize on new shopping … more