U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Food Dialogues and Giveaway

Whether you live in the city, suburbs or country their is one thing we all have in common, we all need to eat and all depend on American farmers and ranchers to supply us with the food we consume daily.

I know there are many questions that you all have about the food you feed to your families, but who do you go to for answers? Wouldn’t it be nice to get the answers to your questions from the people actually growing the food we eat?

Now you can get your answers direct from those who are on the front lines of agriculture working everyday, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance website FoodDialogues.com and Facebook page.

Are you concerned about where your food comes from? Here are a few of the questions on U.S. Farmer and Ranchers Alliance Food Dialogues that I found interesting…

  • Due to marketing tactics, most consumers do not have an accurate perception of where their food comes from. What steps are you taking to improve transparency so that consumers know what kind of operation they are supporting with their dollars?
  • How are America’s farmers and ranchers addressing concerns about animal welfare particularly in factory farms?
  • Runoff from commercial fertilizers can endanger our water resources. What standards, if any, does the agricultural industry use for fertilizing commodity and other crops? How does the industry work to offset damages to the environment caused by commercial fertilizer runoff?

American farmers and ranchers are just as concerned with protecting the environment as you are, after all it is their livelihood at stake if they don’t. They are more tech savvy then most people and use technology to help them produce their products at an affordable cost while using the best practices available to them.

Here are a couple farmers discussing how they want to help you…

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance want to get YOU involved! They are also offering a giveaway to one lucky Hoosier Homemade reader!

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One lucky Hoosier Homemade winner will receive a Prize Pack including a Crock-Pot Programmable 6-Quart Slow Cooker and 2 reusable designer shopping bags from Envirosax, valued at $68.

Giveaway open to US residents only

Entries only accepted on this page. Facebook and Twitter entries do not count.

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Giveaway will remain open until Friday, April 13, 2012 at 10 p.m. CST. Winner will be chosen at random, notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.


  • What concerns you about where your food comes from?

OPTIONAL ENTRIESPlease leave a separate comment for each entry

 Disclosure : I did not receive the giveaway prize, but I did receive compensation for this post. All opinions stated are my own.


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  2. Trung Nguyen says:

    I follow USFRA Food Dialogues on Facebook (trung nguyen)

  3. Krissanna Noakes says:

    The fact that I don’t know how much of it is imported and how much is locally grown, as in USA! I’ve not thought much about the food we consume until recently. Having married into a farming family I want to support our local farmers!!

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    I subscribe to both Cupcake Chronicles and Hoosier Homemade. Many of my family members have been farmers all of my life & I am grateful for the sacrifices of all farmers across the U. S.

  8. sunnie says:

    A lot of things, Id like to buy half a cow or half a pig from a farmer.

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  13. Theresa V. says:

    I am very concerned about where my food comes from. The chemicals and hormones they use on our food is very dangerous especially for my children because they don’t have a say (yet) on what they eat. I have to be their voice.

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  15. Amy says:

    I worry about foods that come from outside the US most.

  16. Thabal says:

    We dont consume meat, so it is always a lot of produce in my house. The pesticides fear has always been there for me, since buying organic for so much produce we buy is not feasible. I stick with the dirty dozen for organic.

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    I am becoming increasingly interested in where my family’s food is coming from. I want to support American farmers

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  23. Kesha says:

    I am really concerned about all of the additives and hormones they put into food products now! Why can’t things just be natural and healthy! All of the pesticides and chemicals they use for produce has got to be so unhealthy!!!!!

  24. Charity L. says:

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  37. Anna Summitt says:

    For a couple of years now I have purchased only locally grown beef, and shop the local farmers market during growing season. This year I am attempting my own 4×4 square foot garden. I think it is a good thing to know where our food comes from. That is probably my biggest concern regarding food.

  38. Heidi G says:

    How much pesticides go into my food!

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  41. Yours Truly says:

    I subscribe to “Hoosier Homemade,” and since the beginning of the year, my goal has been to eat healthier – mainly going to the fresh, organic route. Just thinking about what additatives and chemcials are in our foods makes me cringe…thank you for this valuable website and information!
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  42. Kim B. says:

    What concerns me most is if I’m eating meat, eggs or drinking milk, how was that animal raised? With hormones, antibiotics, corn fed or naturally fe? It frustrates me that organic meat, eggs & milk are SO expensive, but I totally understand why! You truly get what you pay for.

  43. Julie says:

    what hormones /chiemicals are injected into the animals thanks

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