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My Challenge to Chipotle | CNN Eatocracy

Chipotle Mexican Grill is at it again with their “Food With Integrity” campaigns. This time, they’ve spent $1 million on a four-part series of :30 videos on Hulu titled “Farmed and Dangerous”. This is a good opportunity the agriculture community needs to take advantage of. Be there to share your experiences and talk about the […]

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Frostbite on their teats and other cold weather farming issues | CNN Eatocracy

Despite all the cold during the past few weeks, farmers and ranchers across the country have been out and about, taking care of their livestock, and getting things done on the farm and ranch. I wrote an article that looked at several of these cold weather tasks that was published on CNN Eatocracy yesterday. It […]

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Do consumers really want to see where their food comes from? | CNN Eatocracy

Last week, I asked this question in my latest post on CNN Eatocracy. There were a variety of replies, mostly with concern for the ethics of eating meat. The majority of the 225 comments so far have missed the point. “How concerned are consumers about transparency in the food supply?” Read more here. I included […]

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Celebrate National Agriculture Day and talk to a farmer | CNN Eatocracy

How long has it been since you visited a farm? Vote in the poll. In case you missed it, yesterday was National Agriculture Day. I had the opportunity to share a few words on CNN Eatocracy and hopefully encourage folks to consider how agriculture impacts our lives daily. Even though farmers and ranchers may be […]

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How has farming changed since 1978 and “So God Made a Farmer”? | CNN Eatocracy

This week has been an exciting one for those discussing food and farming. Sunday’s airing of RAM Truck’s Super Bowl ad featuring the American Farmer has had online communities buzzing about the images and characteristics that defined our farmers in 1978. Those characteristics and values still hold true today, despite what we commonly hear in mainstream […]

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What should a ‘local’ farm (and farmer) look like? | CNN Eatocracy

I have another article on CNN’s food blog, Eatocracy, this week! This time I’m bringing up the discussion of local food from the perspective of a farmer who most do not consider as ‘local’.  Be sure to read the entire article and join the discussion on CNN’s page. The term “local” is used frequently in […]

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Can we find civil food conversations online? | CNN Eatocracy

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty frustrated hen trying to have a conversation, but can’t wade through all of the mud that is being slung in the process. This happens a lot when trying to talk food and farming online. These are emotional topics and each side of the table tries to […]

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Impact of drought through farmers’ voices on CNN

  Agriculture has had it rough in the eyes of the media during the past few years. With groups like PeTA and HSUS drumming up emotional topics and images with poultry and pork farming, it has been tough for farmers to get a positive voice in the conversation. Earlier this year, ABC News really hashed […]

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