U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), a collaborative organization of nearly 80 farmer and rancher organizations and agricultural partners, is holding an online dialogue with consumers about agriculture's environmentally friendly practices
Between fooddialogues.com and the USFRA Facebook page, consumers have been able to ask questions of farmers and ranchers about their "green" practices, allowing farmers and ranchers to respond with real life examples of what they are doing.
A press release from the organization today listed some of the questions that are being posed and answered by farmers on fooddialogues.com.
* Are farmers and ranchers really focused on sustainability?
* What are the farmers / ranchers doing to reduce ag carbon footprint?
* How does the industry work to offset damages to the environment caused by commercial fertilizer runoff?
"Fooddialogues.com and USFRA's Facebook page allow consumers to ask questions of farmers and ranchers about their efforts around being more environmentally friendly," Bob Stallman, chairman of USFRA and president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said in the press release.
"And many of the farmers and ranchers are thrilled to be sharing their stories about continuous improvement. Their reliance on the soil, water, air and animals makes being green an important focus."
In addition, USFRA's Facebook page contains many stories of farmer and rancher efforts to be more environmentally responsible through continuous improvement initiatives, he said.