Chipotle Mexican Grill is at it again with its "Food With Integrity" campaigns. This time, they've spent $1 million on a four-part series of 30-second 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 … Continue reading My Challenge to Chipotle’s Food With Integrity
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 despite cold weather farming issues. Let me know if you've seen other ag blog posts talking about working in the bitterly … Continue reading Frostbite on their teats and other cold weather farming issues
Do consumers really want to see where food comes from? How is agriculture doing on transparency of the system and is this something consumers want to see? This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on August 19, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. Do consumers really want to see where food … Continue reading Do consumers really want to see where food comes from?
Do you feel that the so-called ag-gag bills are prohibitive? Will these laws hamper efforts to stop animal cruelty? Does this impede our efforts for transparency in the food systems? This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on April 19, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. I will start this off with a … Continue reading How do ag-gag bills affect farm transparency?
National Agriculture Day is a great opportunity to talk to a farmer. I had the opportunity to share a few words on CNN Eatocracy this week to encourage people to consider how agriculture impacts our lives daily. One of the first steps in transparency for our agriculture systems is encouraging folks to become more aware … Continue reading Celebrate National Agriculture Day and talk to a farmer
What do farmers do during the winter months when fields are frozen? They're not sitting at home. There's still farm work in winter months, too! This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on February 11, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. When the fields are frozen, there's still plenty of farm … Continue reading When the fields are frozen, there’s still plenty of farm work in winter
Paul Harvey's "So God Made A Farmer" was a big hit during the 2013 Super Bowl with a well-done Dodge RAM ad. Here's a look at how farming has changed since 1978. This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on February 05, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. By the numbers, … Continue reading How has farming changed since 1978 and “So God Made a Farmer”?
What do you consider to be a requirement of a "local" farmer? Let's have a discussion on a local farm and food from the perspective of a farmer who most people do not consider as "local." This article was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on December 06, 2012. Click here to see all of my … Continue reading What should a local farm (and farmer) look like?
I don't know about you, but I get pretty frustrated when trying to have a civil 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 about food and farming online. These are emotional topics and each side of the table … Continue reading Farmers aren’t evil. Now can we have a civil conversation?
How can consumers help farmers help farm animals? Here are 5 ways to improve the lives of animals through your work off-farm. This article was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on July 23, 2012. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. Proper animal care is a topic of big concern for anyone talking … Continue reading 5 easy ways you can help farmers help farm animals