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America’s Farmers and Ranchers Help Fill St. Paddy’s Plates

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Every March 17, Americans don their green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Originally a religious observance recognizing the patron saint of Ireland, it has grown into a celebration of all things Irish. From Shamrock, Texas to Limerick, Maine, and in the 11 Dublins spread across America, more than 34 million Irish-American citizens (along with their friends and neighbors) will watch parades, listen to Irish music and enjoy traditional Irish food. What they may not realize is the role America’s farmers and ranchers play in providing the tastiest portion of the festivities. Read More »

A Thanksgiving Message

A Thanksgiving Message

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Across America, millions of people will be sitting down to a laden Thanksgiving Day table, many enjoying a bountiful meal of turkey and all the trimmings. Thanksgiving is an opportune time to appreciate the farmers and ranchers responsible for raising the food we enjoy today and every day. More than three million farmers work diligently, day in and day out, to raise safe, abundant and affordable food. Read More »


Let Us Give Thanks for a Safe and Abundant 2014 Harvest

By Karen Macdonald - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

As millions of Americans head off to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s time to consider the abundance of food that we’ll enjoy and that’s grown through the daily commitment of our country’s farmers and ranchers. Read More »


It’s Porktober & We’re Bringing Home the Bacon

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October is National Pork Month, a great time to pig out on all things pig. One of America’s favorite pork products is bacon: last year, we ate 1.1 billion servings of bacon, an increase of 6 percent over the year before. That big number translates to 21 percent of American’s eating more than two pounds of bacon in a year, and five percent eating five pounds or more. Read More »