Representing Agriculture in a Growing State

Will Jordan General

By Will Jordan Legislation and agriculture are not always friends. Policy can be developed with good intentions but miss the sound advice of agriculture when dealing with environmental, animal, or sustainability topics. Southeast AgNet recently visited with Florida Representative Lauren Melo during the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Marco Island about what it means to support agriculture as a legislator …


Poll Shows Americans’ Unwavering Trust in Farmers

Dan General, Industry News Release

(AFBF) — A majority of U.S. adults have a positive view of farmers’ sustainability practices, and an overwhelming majority trust farmers, according to a new national public opinion poll from the American Farm Bureau Federation. The survey of 2,200 U.S. adults found that more than half (58%) rate the sustainability practices of U.S. farmers positively, with broad agreement from a majority of …


New Survey Examines Consumers’ Understanding of the Environmental Impact of Chicken Production

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

National Chicken Council Seeks to Bridge the Gap Between Consumer Perception & Reality Further delivering on its commitment to transparency, the National Chicken Council (NCC) unveiled the findings of its new nationwide survey about how deeply consumers understand sustainable food practices as it relates to broiler chicken production, an industry that maintains one of the lowest environmental footprints in animal …


Fertilizer Institute Issues Annual Industry Report

Dan Industry News Release

The Fertilizer Institute 2017 State of the Fertilizer Industry report shows a continued investment in nutrient management and stewardship, among other things. Organizers say the annual report, which is part of the organizations stewardship and sustainability programs, quantifies the industry’s performance record on environmental, economic and social indicators. The report also documents the fertilizer industry’s contribution to meeting the United …