The Corn Farmers Coalition is back in Washington to continue its mission of telling the story of the revolution going on in modern farming and the significant role family farmers have in this success.
After a brief absence, large format ads featuring real farm families and fact-based messages about America’s largest crop will return to the nation’s capital. The ads will be seen in ten metro stations throughout the city starting Monday. More »
It is with a great deal of pleasure that the Corn Farmers Coalition brings its positive messages about America’s biggest crop back to Washington, DC. As much as anything the sense of joy and accomplishment is driven by the simplicity and success of the educational outreach which entered year four on June 1, 2012. More »
WASHINGTON, DC – The nation’s top crop and the farm families who grow it will return to the U.S. capital this summer for the fourth year in a row as part of the Corn Farmers Coalition educational program that debuts June 1, at Union Station, an important venue for reaching policymakers inside “The Beltway.” More »
By: Ali Steuer, Mentoring Student
Originally posted on the Hog Blog, Nebraska Pork Producers Association
Adapting to a changing and more demanding world, agriculture continues to provide adequate amounts of food to our society. Whether it’s an organic orange farmer in Florida or a small Berkshire hog farm in Nebraska, the world depends on United States agriculture every day. In 1790 nearly 90% of the workforce had a job dependent on agriculture, today that number has shrunk to nearly 2%. Today more than ever, our world is dependent on an efficient, highly productive agricultural industry. With every new day, each one of us has a direct interaction with agriculture without even knowing it, whether it is getting dressed in the morning or ordering a burger at McDonalds. From recently giving a presentation on the production process of hogs at Metro CC in Omaha where a small percentage of students have experiences production agriculture, my blog this week will be about “things you may not know.” The students inquired things that for many of us who grew up experiencing some form of agriculture, would already know. Overall, I was impressed to see that students asked questions and were interested to learn about the pork industry.
Following a successful campaign in June and July, the Corn Farmers Coalition announced it will extend its summer campaign to educate policy makers in Washington, D.C. More »
This year’s planting estimate numbers released by the USDA on June 30 show the dynamic capabilities of the nation’s farmers. And the rain delays in Ohio set the stage for a Herculean effort that makes the 2011 planting season one for the record books. More »
The public disconnect with food and farming is a growing societal issue. The Corn Farmers Coalition seeks to reconnect us all with America’s family farmers. They play a critical role in our economy and at a more basic level…our sustenance. More »
Washington – For the third year in a row, our nation’s capital will learn about the U.S. family farmers who produce corn, our nation’s top crop, as part of the Corn Farmers Coalition program that debuts today at Union Station, an important venue for reaching policymakers inside “The Beltway.” More »
The gulf between the family farmers who grow crops and those that consume them gets wider and wider. This is especially true when it comes to the complicated farm programs that have become such a critical part of the nation’s producers of food, fuel and fiber. This issue gets a great look and explanation by Craig Fata of the Illinois Farm Bureau on their blog Standing Out in the Field. Enjoy the read and please look for more here in the days ahead as CFC begins gearing up for another Washington, DC educational program this summer. More »