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Safeguarding the future of animal ag by bridging the communication gap between the farm and food communities, one blog post at a time.

Answers to 7 Common Animal Ag Questions 

Today, the average American is at least three generations removed from the farm which means you might have more questions about agriculture than you have answers, particularly when it comes to trending topics. It can be hard to find answers when there’s so much complex—and conflicting—information out there, so we did some of the heavy lifting for you. Here are some quick, easy-to-understand answers to the top questions surrounding animal ag today.  

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A farewell note from Kay Johnson Smith

Having worked with and on behalf of some of the greatest people in the world, all striving for continuous improvement while playing critical roles in producing food for our nation and beyond, my gratitude for the Alliance is tremendous.

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15 Quick Tips to Really ‘Milk’ your 2022 Summit Experience!

After two years of adapting to the challenges that COVID-19 threw in our way, it’s finally happening! We are now able to come together once again to connect, engage, and protect our farming communities. The 2022 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit is your chance to meet and collaborate with stakeholders throughout the food chain and across commodities. But after two years of virtual meetings, Zoom webinars, and online conferences from the couch, we all may need a few tips to get back into practice of attending a conference in person.

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Animal rights activism is big business

Pretty much all animal rights extremist organizations – no matter how reasonable they attempt to appear publicly – share the same goal of eliminating animal agriculture and taking meat, milk, poultry, and eggs off our tables.

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Protecting yourself from animal rights activism starts on the farm

It doesn’t take advanced and expensive technology or equipment to deter activists – basic farm security can go a long way to making yourself a harder target. In a panel titled “Protecting Yourself from Animal Activism,” myself, Master Trooper Kelly Osborne at the Pennsylvania State Police and Brook Duer, attorney at the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, discussed how farmers can adopt farm security protocols and engage with their local law enforcement.

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Clearing the Air: How Cattle Can Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Cows have been condemned for climate change effects time and time again – often times unfairly with overstated figures and exaggerated claims. But even now, as anti-animal agriculture activists rally this cause as an excuse to reduce or even eliminate the consumption of meat, milk, poultry and eggs, farmers and ranchers have countered their claims with a continued commitment and action toward reaching solutions. Enter: carbon sequestration.  

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RD Farmers: Sustainability From Farm to Fork

Dietitians translate food and nutrition science into practical solutions to help people consume a nutrient-rich diet to maintain and improve health. But many RDs never realized that clients, patients, and students would challenge them with questions about how their food is grown and the impact agriculture has on the environment, food safety, and sustainability.

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Animal Protein: Part of The Plant-Based Solution

It’s time to cut through the noise of “plant-based” eating and make it work for YOU to achieve YOUR optimal health. And I hope you’re sitting down for this one: your secret weapon in adopting a “plant-based” diet that puts the focus on actual plants (most importantly, produce in all forms) is animal protein. 

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Antibiotic Usage on Farms: Good or Bad?

Antibiotics have become a hot-button topic in both the agriculture industry and medical field. Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria continue to cause problems for both humans and animals, and many people are understandably concerned about antibiotic usage in farm animals.

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