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Is the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Just Big Ag’s Marketing Facelift?: It seems Big Ag is looking for a ma...

Is the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Just Big Ag’s Marketing Facelift?: It seems Big Ag is looking for a ma...

It seems Big Ag is looking for a marketing makeover in the form of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) . In reality, the organization is a puppet of Big Ag. According to a USFRA press release , the alliance “created an advisory group for industry partners and participation can be achieved at different levels.” Monsanto is supporting USFRA at the "Premier Partner Advisory Group level" along with John Deere and DuPont Pioneer. I don’t think I need to fill in the gaps as to what it means to be at the “Premier Partner Advisory Group level.” Not too jump to conclusions, but does this mean that if you give enough cash you have some strong say as to the direction of the organization? The visible role of USFRA , according to their Web site: [T]o lead the dialogue and answer Americans’ questions about how we raise our food – while being stewards of the environment, respo...

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