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Is Ag the Answer to STEM?


STEM is a hot topic in education these days, but moving forward with purposeful STEM instruction is easier said than done. Dr. Kristopher Elliott, addresses how agriculture may be the answer to bringing STEM instruction into context for students.

Picking the Perfect Sweet Corn Ear


When looking for a great ear of sweet corn, feel the cob; check the girth of the cob itself and the tip. A tip that has more girth means the ear of corn has had enough time to mature and the sugars in the kernel are developed

Farmers and Ranchers Urge Congress to Take up TPP After Recess


In Utah, the TPP agreement is expected to increase cash receipts and net exports by $59.6 million and $39.3 million per year respectively. It is estimated that the increased marketing opportunities for Utah’s farmers and ranchers will add nearly 300 jobs to the Utah economy.

Trump vs. Clinton


On Nov. 8 the country will go to the polls to elect the 45th president of the United States. As was seen in the convention speeches and themes, the contrast in messages and direction of the country is equally clear.

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Helps Washington, D.C., Kids Learn about Agriculture


Partnering with the YMCA, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture took part in an educational event to teach urban children about agriculture.

Food Waste Infographics Tell a Compelling Story


Reducing Food Loss Starting on the Farm illustrates how fungicides, herbicides and other crop protection tools help reduce food loss starting on the farm.

Blake Hurst on Michael Pollan and His Faddish Foodie Followers


"‘Ethical eating’ has taken the food world by storm, but the farms that produce most of our food have changed very little. Thank goodness,” wrote Blake Hurst, president of Missouri Farm Bureau, in his National Review article “Michael Pollan and His Faddish Foodie Followers, Ten Years After The Omnivore’s Dilemma.”

Infographic: How Do We Preserve Our Habitat?


“How do we preserve our habitat?” is a new infographic from GMO Answers. The infographic illustrates that GMOs are one tool that can improve crop yields by allowing fewer acres to produce the same amount of food, which can help save critical animal and plant ecosystems including forests, parks and pastures.

Brown Cows Make Chocolate Milk & 5 Other Misconceptions Kids Have about Agriculture


A new American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture blog post dispels several misconceptions kids have about agriculture, including “brown cows make chocolate milk.”

How Much Do You Know About Gluten?


You’ve probably noticed that there are more gluten-free products and options at grocery stores, restaurants, and back-yard barbecues. Ten years ago, most people had never even heard of gluten. Now it’s estimated that one in three Americans are trying to avoid it. But how much do you really know about gluten? Gluten-free diets can be healthy—but they can also be very unhealthy. It all depends on what foods you include and how much you actually eat.