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Farmers Stand Against #NewMacDonald Campaign

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It is time to stand up and fight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Pork Network reports farmers across the agriculture industry have joined to fight the hashtag New MacDonald (#NewMacDonald) campaign led by Only Organic – a group that represents many of the largest organic companies in the U.S. – that began in March. This new campaign started with a video of school children singing a dark version of Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Once it was released – agriculturalists across the U.S. – including organic farmers – joined the conversation on Twitter and went against the company for its negative attacks, false accusations and unethical propaganda. Unfortunately – Animal Ag Alliance Communications Director Hannah Thompson says the farmer engagement was being blocked, ignored or labeled as hating and trolling by other chat participants. Thompson says the majority of #NewMacDonald dissenters were supportive of organic as a valid production and consumption choice – just not one that should be made based on fear. U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz says big, small, organic and conventional farmers stood together in the face of blatant mistruths about the food supply and explained transparently what they do and how they do it to help consumers feel better about how food is grown and raised.