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5 things to know for #BeefMonth

May is the month to celebrate everything BEEF! Here are five things to know for beef month (and every other month!): What is a rancher??? Before we get too far, let’s discuss the difference between a farmer and a rancher. Typically, farmers are those who grow crops but chicken, turkey, egg, pig and dairy producers…

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A farmer’s extraordinary passion

I had never met a person so passionate, dedicated and proud of what they do until I met a farmer. I grew up 25 miles southwest of the White House in the suburbs of Centreville, Va., removed from the farm like many people today. My passions for science and animals led me 705 miles south…

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A day in the life of an agriculture student

A few weeks ago, I had my very final spring break, cue the sad violin. I traveled home to Pennsylvania to spend some time with family and friends. The conversation of my post-graduation plans always seems to plague pleasant conversations during my time home. More recently, I received some negativity regarding certain aspects of agriculture from…

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You’re teaching my daughter WHAT in health class???

This guest blog post is from Ty Higgins, a farm broadcaster from the Ohio Ag Net and host of Farm and Country Radio, sharing his experience of when he learned his daughter watched “Food Inc.” in her school health class and how he took action to help the school learn the truth about agriculture. Read Ty’s…

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Cage-free eggs: a PR battle or concern for animal welfare?

To a lot of consumers, cage-free eggs probably seem like they are the best thing ever. Almost every week another restaurant or retailer is pledging to transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply, but these complex decisions have more implications for food costs, supply chain logistics and even animal welfare than many realize. cage-free: A…

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Roots in Pennsylvania stem a love of agriculture

The road that takes our food from fields to our plate may never cross the minds of grocery shoppers. Most people are far removed from life on the farm and even I was one of them. I never thought about the farmer when my mom placed down a delicious, golden brown chicken divan casserole on…

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Keep calm and agvocate on

The Animal Agriculture Alliance recently released a new campaign highlighting the importance of animal protein in a healthy, balanced diet. The Meat Matters campaign includes a webpage with fast facts and resources along with an eye-catching Meat Matters guide, social media graphics and a pledge encouraging participants to tell their friends why they believe meat…

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Announcing the new and improved Animal Ag Engage blog!

If you are one of our regular readers, welcome back! For those of you who are new, we’re glad you’re here! The Alliance blog, formerly known as “Real Farmers Real Food,” is now called “Animal Ag Engage.” Along with the new name, the blog has a refreshed design and we are eager to share more…

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The faces behind the Animal Agriculture Alliance

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is a small, but mighty team with just four full-time staff members. Our mission is bridging the communication gap between farm and fork and we figured you might be wondering why all of us at the Alliance are passionate about our work, so we’d like to take this opportunity to share a…

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