Sinopse

Farm, Food, Facts offers CPGs, retailers, sustainability supply chain leaders and food trade media a central location to access weekly food and agriculture news and the opportunity to engage directly with a farmer or rancher in real-time about top questions surrounding sustainability and food production systems of the 21st Century. Agricultural thought leaders will also offer insights into todays food trends and perceptions of farming practices.

Episódios

  • Why Marketing Agriculture Is So important

    Why Marketing Agriculture Is So important

    05/11/2020 Duração: 23min

    There is so much to celebrate with all of the new partnerships, confrontational collaboration (thanks to Polly Ruhland at USB for that term) and focus on the next 30 harvests to create climate-smart, prosperous agriculture in the US.As marketers deeply invested in food and agriculture, we believe there is even more energy and opportunity to be gained by leveraging the untapped power of consumer engagement on these initiatives. There are large, eager customer and consumer audiences ready to recognize these efforts and celebrate the brands that invest in sustainable supply chain innovations in support of farmers and ranchers … and the larger environment.Bader Rutter is one of USFRA’s important partners to achieve these goals and help continue to spread the work from Honor the Harvest.Bader Rutter is the country’s largest agricultural marketing agency. And through nearly 50 years of steady growth, they’ve dreamed big, planned meticulously, and fiercely championed their clients’ success.  Joining us today on

  • Soil is Sexy: The Power of Soil Sequestration with 2020 World Food Prize Winner Dr. Rattan Lal

    Soil is Sexy: The Power of Soil Sequestration with 2020 World Food Prize Winner Dr. Rattan Lal

    14/10/2020 Duração: 24min

    Today is all about soil management and with us to to dig into the subject is Dr. Rattan Lal, Ph.D.  Dr. Lal is a Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University, as well as IICA’s Chair in Soil Science and Goodwill Ambassador. He was President of the Soil Science Society of America (2006-2008) and the International Union of Soil Sciences (2017-2018). He researches soil carbon sequestration for food and climate security, conservation agriculture, and soil health. With an h-index of 157 and about 112,000 citations, Dr. Lal has authored almost 1,000 journal articles and mentored 360 researchers. He is laureate of the 2018 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize, 2018 Glinka World Soil Prize, 2019 Japan Prize, 2019 U.S. Awasthi IFFCO Award, the 2020 World Food Prize, and the 2020 Arrell Food Prize. 

  • USFRA CEO Erin Fitzgerald on How U.S. Agriculture is Creating a Movement, Not a Moment

    USFRA CEO Erin Fitzgerald on How U.S. Agriculture is Creating a Movement, Not a Moment

    05/10/2020 Duração: 21min

    Today we talk with US Farmers and Ranchers in action CEO, Erin Fitzgerald, about the Honor The Harvest event and the values that will shape Agriculture for the next 10 years.

  • How Western Dairies Are Incorporating New Technology Into Sustainability Efforts

    How Western Dairies Are Incorporating New Technology Into Sustainability Efforts

    30/09/2020 Duração: 16min

    Today's guest is Rick Naerebout, the Chief Executive Officer for the Idaho Dairymen's Association. Rick grew up on his family's dairy farm in McBain, Michigan, where he learned the value of hard work, integrity, and an appreciation for agriculture that can only be learned on the farm. Rick has been with the Idaho Dairymen's Association for over 15 years, assisting with the associations, environmental legal, economic, legislative, and stewardship efforts. The IDA is a progressive association that represents all of Idaho's, nearly 500 dairy farms recently named the CEO of the association. He manages the day to day operations of the group, which includes Ida consulting services, a new division within Ida that provides on-farm services through its highly skilled staff ranging from nutrient management planning to dairy worker training and safety programs

  • Advances In Fertilizers And The Role In Precision Agriculture

    Advances In Fertilizers And The Role In Precision Agriculture

    25/09/2020 Duração: 15min

    Today, we're going to talk about fertilizer and the role, the important role that it plays in agriculture. Our guest is Mike Frank, Executive Vice President of Nutrien and CEO of Nutrien ag solutions. Mike is a global ag leader with more than 30 years of working extensively with farmers and other ag professionals around the world. And most important, Mike grew up on a farm in Canada and a passionate agriculture advocate. Mike is focused on the issues of global food security and driving environmental and economic sustainability for farmers and the ag industry. He serves on the board of the U S farmers and ranchers in action. 

  • Dairy Farmers of America Work With Vanguard Renewables to Feed Food Insecure Families

    Dairy Farmers of America Work With Vanguard Renewables to Feed Food Insecure Families

    15/09/2020 Duração: 18min

    Today it's all about farmers feeding families.Joining us today are John Hanselman, Chairman and CEO of Vanguard renewables, the largest recycler of food waste in the Northeast who's passionate about recycling organic once considered waste into renewable energy and low carbon fertilizer for food manufacturers, corporations, and food retailers and enhancing regenerative agriculture practices alongside Vanguard farm partners. Joining John is David Darr, senior vice president, chief strategy and sustainability officer of Dairy Farmers of America. David leads, cooperative efforts on sustainability, including environmental footprinting animal care and corporate social responsibility working together. They created the farmers feeding families program, donating milk to families in need since the pandemic started DFA and Vanguard.

  • The Collaboration Between Food and Fuel

    The Collaboration Between Food and Fuel

    08/09/2020 Duração: 31min

    My guests today are Nathaniel Doddridge, Greg Anderson and Floyd Vergara. Greg Anderson has been farming near Newman Grove, Nebraska since 1977. His form includes land that his great, great, great grandfather homesteaded in 1873. His operation consists of continuous soybeans, alfalfa grass hay, and an Angus cow calf herd is formed no till for 25 years along with being a director on the Nebraska soybean board, Greg currently serves as a governing board member on the national biodiesel board. He's a past chairman of the United soybean board having been appointed by three different us secretaries of agriculture to USB.Floyd Vergara serves as the director of state regulatory affairs for the national biodiesel board in this capacity. He manages the West coast office in Sacramento, California, and is responsible for state regulatory affairs. Focusing on programs in the Western States with over three decades of experience at California air resources board, his expertise includes the low carbon fuel standard cli

  • How the Transformative Investment Project Can Impact the Future of Food and Agriculture

    How the Transformative Investment Project Can Impact the Future of Food and Agriculture

    02/09/2020 Duração: 20min

    Today is all about the future of food and agriculture. Our guests are Ramsay Huntley, and Andy Fabin.Ramsay Huntley is the sustainable finance strategist for Wells Fargo, a member of the sustainability and corporate responsibility leadership team. He oversees the development and execution of Wells Fargo sustainable finance strategy. He works with business partners across the bank to develop new opportunities that support Wells Fargo is $200 billion sustainable finance commitment and position the bank to lead the transition to a low carbon economy. He also has the responsibility for the bank's clean tech philanthropy programs, including the award winning Wells Fargo innovation incubator in conjunction with the national renewable energy laboratory.Andy Fabin is part of the multigenerational family owned and operated Fabin brothers farms in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Fabin brothers farms specializes in soybean processing, crop production, cow calf operations, as well as commodity buying and marketing. He's a me

  • The Importance of Collaboration During Covid-19 with the National Pork Board

    The Importance of Collaboration During Covid-19 with the National Pork Board

    18/08/2020 Duração: 18min

    This week we interviewed two members for the National Prok Board, CEO Bill Even and Brad Greenway, the2016 Pig Farmer of the Year.  Listen as they discuss the importance of collaboration during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

  • Rob Dongoski of Ernst  Young talks Covid-19 and the Future of Farming

    Rob Dongoski of Ernst & Young talks Covid-19 and the Future of Farming

    12/08/2020 Duração: 24min

    As a Partner at Ernst & Young LLP, Rob Dongoski has over 20 years of experience serving clients in the food and agribusiness sectors. He works with a number of Fortune 500, Global 1000 and private companies in advisory and transaction capacities.He has helped clients develop growth strategies, complete buy-side and sell-side transactions, designed digital strategies and lead significant enterprise transformations. His experience provides clients and colleagues with a unique perspective on their business, innovation and growth issues.As the founder of the EY Global Agribusiness Center, Rob leads EY professionals in all regions of the world to serve agribusiness clients.

  • A Conversation with Townsend Bailey from McDonalds

    A Conversation with Townsend Bailey from McDonald's

    04/08/2020 Duração: 18min

    Townsend Bailey leads sustainability strategy for McDonald’s North American markets. In this role, he supports McDonald’s US and Canadian businesses as they leverage the size and scale of their supply chains and 15,000+ restaurants to positively impact issues important for people, animals and the planet.  He plays a critical role driving the sustainability strategy and integration into these markets’ supply chains and operations from farm to restaurant through cross-functional collaboration with product leads, communicators, suppliers, industry, and NGOs.

  • A Conversation with Former Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack

    A Conversation with Former Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack

    21/07/2020 Duração: 18min

    Each week we explore the issues and trends that agriculture faces through frank and honest conversations with thought leaders across our nation. And who better to discuss this than the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in President Barack Obama’s administration from 2009 to 2017, Tom Vilsack - along with the CEO of US Farmers and Ranchers in Action, Erin Fitzgerald. Secretary Vilsack is no stranger to serving our country. He began his political career as mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, then on to the state Senate and then as Governor of Iowa for two terms.  As leader of USDA Vilsack worked to strengthen the American agriculture economy and create new markets for America’s farmers, ranchers and growers, provided food assistance to millions of Americans, carried out unprecedented conservation efforts, made record investments in our rural communites and led the efforts to provide a safe, sufficient and nutritious food supply. Sec. Vilsack now serves as the CEO of the US Dairy Export Council the non-

  • Bayer Youth Ag Summit

    Bayer Youth Ag Summit

    14/07/2020 Duração: 21min

    Today we talk with two members of the Bayer Youth Ag Summit.•Matt Foley, Program Director at Invest Nebraska, joins us to speak about the Youth Ag Summit. The summit gathers diverse agriculture leaders and youth interested in the industry to discuss the future of agriculture and how the next generation can inspire change.•Davyn Surdidjo launched a startup in 2017 called Etani Agro Nusantara. Etani utilizes technology to liberate farmers in his home country of Indonesia from the grasps of middle markets which are far less regulated than those in the United States.

  • The Resilient and Dynamic Farmer: Insights from Dan Glickman

    The Resilient and Dynamic Farmer: Insights from Dan Glickman

    08/07/2020 Duração: 18min

    Former Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman, chats with us about the future of the food and agriculture industry. New opportunities for farmers continuously emerge as consumers change how they think about their food.

  • Is There An Urban/Rural Divide Around The Environment?

    Is There An Urban/Rural Divide Around The Environment?

    23/06/2020 Duração: 18min

    Robert Bonnie from Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions joins us today on Farm. Food. Facts. He discusses his research which answers the question: is an urban/rural divide around the environment, and if so, what is it?

  • Feeding America Tackles Hunger During The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Feeding America Tackles Hunger During The COVID-19 Pandemic

    16/06/2020 Duração: 23min

    Anne Swanson, VP of Feeding America, and Carrie Calvert, Managing Director and Government Relations of Feeding America, join us today on Farm. Food. Facts. They describe how foodbanks are working closely with farmers to secure food to those in need during these drastic and unprecedented times.

  • Dairy West Provides a Helping Hand Through Curds  Kindness

    Dairy West Provides a Helping Hand Through Curds & Kindness

    09/06/2020 Duração: 10min

    Karianne Fallow, CEO of Dairy West, discusses their innovative Curds & Kindness program that directs surplus dairy products to those in need throughout Utah and Idaho. 

  • Public Trust Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Public Trust Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

    03/06/2020 Duração: 14min

    Matt Coldagelli, Senior Vice-President at Edelman, discusses their Trust Barometer study that measures how trustworthy the public feels towards government, NGOs, business and media. The Spring 2020 update shows that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, government trust surged 11 points to an all-time high of 65 percent, while, even with a four-point increase, there is marked disappointment in how the private sector has performed during the crisis. 

  • How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Affecting the Biofuels Market

    How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Affecting the Biofuels Market

    26/05/2020 Duração: 28min

    Doug Berven, Vice-President of Corporate Affairs at POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, discusses the importance of biofuels to sustainable agriculture and how this pandemic has created great disruption to the industry.

  • Grocery Chain Publix Discusses Leading the Way in Supporting Farmers and Feeding America During the Pandemic

    Grocery Chain Publix Discusses Leading the Way in Supporting Farmers and Feeding America During the Pandemic

    19/05/2020 Duração: 13min

    Curt Epperson, Business Development Director: Produce and Floral for Publix, and Thomas Torbert, Senior Sales Associate at Five Brothers Produce, discuss the impact of Publix’s program to purchase surplus produce and dairy direct from Florida farmers and donate it to Feeding America food banks during this pandemic.

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