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Taking Action to Support Farming the Right Way

The Farmer Focus business model gives farmers ownership and empowers them to make better choices for their animals, farms, and the environment….

Food Label Claims

Jul. 30, 2022 | Farmer Focus
Clearing Up Claims Confusion Even the most well intentioned shopper can have a hard time sifting through all of the different claims on packages in the grocery store meat case. “All Natural,” “free-range,” “fresh,” and “farm-raised” all sound good, but what do they truly mean, and how can you be sure they are verified? CLAIM […]

Why Organic? Part 4: Better for the Farmer

Jul. 9, 2022 | Farmer Focus
The benefits of going Organic reach so much farther than our individual health interests. Including environmental sustainability and animal welfare, Organic farming practices provide real benefits for the hard-working people who put food on our plates. HEALTHIER WORK ENVIRONMENT: Conventional non-Organic farming sprays hundreds of thousands of gallons of pesticides and herbicides on their crops […]

Taking Action to Support Farming the Right Way

Jul. 8, 2022 | Farmer Focus
At Farmer Focus we don’t just say we empower family farmers, we do it. That’s why we recently submitted comments to the USDA on the actions we believe are needed to support independent farmers.    The Farmer Focus business model gives farmers ownership and empowers them to make better choices for their animals, farms, and the […]

Why Organic? Part 3: Better for the Birds

Jul. 8, 2022 | Farmer Focus
USDA Organic is one of the many certifications with standards that include animal welfare practices.These are some of the ways going Organic can help provide a healthier and more natural living environment for chickens. NOT ADMINISTERED ANTIBIOTICS: “Antibiotic-free” (ABF), is a package claim showing up in grocery store meat cases more frequently these days—what gives? […]

Why Organic? Part 2: Better for the World

Jul. 7, 2022 | Farmer Focus
LESS WASTE WATER RUNOFF: Agricultural runoff is a major problem for farming and rural communities across the globe. When fields are tilled and fertilized with manure or synthetic fertilizers, the top layer of that soil (and the nutrients in the fertilizer) is too-easily washed away in the rain. Heavy rainfall creates a nutrient-rich runoff, that […]

Why Organic? Part 1: Better for Your Health

Jul. 7, 2022 | Farmer Focus
No synthetic pesticides in your food: Does anyone remember the very tiny news cycle in 2018 about the test that confirmed the presence of glyphosate (Roundup) in several breakfast cereals….in higher quantities than deemed safe by the FDA? Even when food packaging claims “All-Natural,” it only means the finished product has no artificial ingredients added […]

What does Organic even mean?

Jul. 6, 2022 | Farmer Focus
Do you ever wonder,“what does the USDA Organic label ACTUALLY mean?” “Healthier?”“More expensive?”“Safer?” From your health, to the environment, to the animals, and even the folks working on the farms… we went on a fact-finding mission for the benefits of going Organic, and we’re back to share some gold nuggets with you. For the next […]

To Grill Or Not To Grill?

Jun. 8, 2022 | Farmer Focus
It’s Grill Week! We aren’t just bringing you July 4th food ideas. We are bringing you our favorite recipes from the grill. Grab a kebab for the kids, make salads exciting, or capture a few tips on how to break down a whole chicken.We know that everyone may have a different grill than those found […]

7 Tips for Forming Healthy Grocery Shopping Habits

Jun. 6, 2022 | Farmer Focus
It’s almost 2017, and most of us are gearing up toward new goals to accomplish during the new year. A common resolution centers around a cleaner diet and more exercise. But starting and sticking to a new habit can be difficult if you don’t make tangible rules and checkpoints for yourself. If your new year’s […]