Countering Negative and Poorly Informed Reporting about U.S. Agricultural Practices and Consumer Choice - Creating U.S. Jobs and Economic Opportunities in Agriculture

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Countering Negative and Poorly Informed Reporting about U.S. Agricultural Practices and Consumer Choice - Creating U.S. Jobs and Economic Opportunities in Agriculture: Promoting American jobs and exports is a top priority for the U.S. Administration. Equally important is supporting UK efforts to remain an economically prosperous, outward-looking, and market oriented country that shares our values, outlook and business practices. A post-Brexit U.S.-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is the best way to achieve both goals. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions in the UK about U.S. agricultural practices and standards. These have created strong public opposition to U.S. products and could jeopardize a FTA. The misconceptions include animal welfare standards, GMOs and labeling, and the use of antibiotics in livestock production. Media stories about “industrial scale” U.S. agriculture, usually focused on so-called “chlorinated chickens,” are negative, misleading, and often inaccurate. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) commissioned a comprehensive consumer attitudes survey in connection with Gallup to determine the depth of the problem. The data indicates much work is needed to neutralize or reverse current trends and to provide the British public a more nuanced view of United States agriculture practices and consumer choice. In the past 12 months, twice as many UK residents say they have heard negative news about food produced in the United States (46%) as opposed to positive news (24%). Almost half of the poll responders (48%) are unaware of the USDA or its food safety programs. Just 1% of British consumers would buy American meat over British. We seek to create a five- to seven-day exchange program that explores U.S. agricultural practices, from production to labeling to selling, that will deepen influential UK journalists' and food activists' understanding of the U.S. food ecosystem and promote U.S. agricultural exports. Participants will explore small, medium, and large farms representing various certification standards (organic, natural, conventional), research institutions supporting science-based agricultural practices, government agencies that focus on ensuring food is nutritious and safe, and other relevant institutions connected to U.S. farming. The locations should be carefully chosen to be geographically and culturally diverse and reflect the breadth of choice the U.S. consumer has when making food decisions. Strictly subject to the availability of funds, the Embassy of the United States in London expects to select one program implementer for a grant award between $60,000 and $75,000.
Federal Grant Title: Countering Negative and Poorly Informed Reporting about U.S. Agricultural Practices and Consumer Choice - Creating U.S. Jobs and Economic Opportunities in Agriculture
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to the United Kingdom (DOS-GBR)
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-LONDON-PD-2019-CA-020
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.451
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 2nd, 2019
Original Application Deadline: August 2nd, 2019
Posted Date: July 2nd, 2019
Creation Date: July 2nd, 2019
Archive Date: September 1st, 2019
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $60,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: July 2nd, 2019
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Additional Information on Eligibility
The following organizations are eligible to apply: - Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations - Public and private educational institutions - Individuals - Public international organizations and governmental institutions
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