Monday, February 23, 2009

Farm Bureau's new Web site hopes to connect consumers with farm life

While more and more Americans are becoming distanced from farm life, the American Farm Bureau Federation is attempting to connect consumers with where their food comes from. Its new Web site, "Your Agriculture," is "aimed at educating the non-farming public about agriculture issues, farmers and ranchers and the food, fiber and fuel they grow," a press release said.

"The average American is three generations removed from the farm and does not have a clear understanding of where their food comes from," said Don Lipton, the association's public relations director. Their website hopes to change this, with "Meet a Farmer" section that includes interviews and video with different farmers or ranchers each month, quizzes, fact sheets and a guide to agricultural policies and issues. (Read more)

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