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U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Hosts Food Dialogues in Los Angeles

July 10, 2012

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, of which NMPF is a member, hosted a two-day interactive session in Los Angeles last month reviewing how farming and food production are portrayed, rightly or wrongly, in the media.

Highlights from the discussions, which were broadcast live on the internet, can be found at www.fooddialogues.com. Four separate discussions – held June 20-21 – brought together entertainment movers and shakers, chefs, academics, large restaurant operators, journalists, local leaders, and farmers and ranchers for an in-depth conversation about food. USFRA will also host another dialogue on food production in New York in November.

In addition, this summer USFRA is looking for a handful of farmers and ranchers who are proud of what they do and eager to share their stories of continuous improvement with others. The winners of this nationwide search for the “Faces of Farming and Ranching” will be announced in January 2013, and will put a real face on today’s agriculture. Dairy farmers can nominate others – or themselves – by going to www.fooddialogues.com/faces-of-farming-and-ranching.