Ways to indulge your inner locavore during the winter months, if your teeth stop chattering enough to enjoy the food.
Like its Super Bowl ad from a couple of years ago, Chipotle has, once again, stirred up controversy with another ad that follows a familiar formula: 1.) Beautiful animation; 2.) backed by a popular song covered by a famous artist; and 3.) railing against “Big Ag”. The response from advertising critics has been very positive. […]
More and more national and global companies are aligning themselves with farmers, through advertising, as an indication of the quality of their products. The most recent campaign, begun by the Wisconsin-based fast food chain, Culver’s, thanks farmers and ranchers nationwide for their efforts. Culver’s also asks its customers to thank ag producers on its Facebook […]
There’s a disturbing trend occurring among America’s youth that’s been coined a “nature deficit disorder”. It’s a disorder that primarily affects urban children who often do not have an opportunity to develop an appreciation for nature, including agriculture, believing that milk, bread, and other food products simply come from the grocery store and not the […]
In Nebraska corn is, typically, the dominant commodity, but there’s a new movement afoot with grass-fed beef gaining some ground in Nebraska agriculture. In areas like the Sandhills, grass-fed, artisanal beef is trying to make inroads among generations of beef producers who fatten their livestock on grain and get them to the slaughterhouse at 14 […]
A recent article, by William R. Wootton, linked below, argues that too many American colleges, especially liberal arts institutions, which typically advocate for issues like sustainability, environmentalism, and social justice, often turn to large corporate agribusiness to handle their food service. In fact 50-60% of college food service is handled by large corporations and three […]