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TV progam to focus on food and farmers

CAMP HILL, Pa. --A Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) produced television program, which focuses on an emerging effort by farmers to become more engaged with their customers, will air nationally on RFD-TV’s “Voices of Agriculture” program. The premiere broadcast is on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m.

The half-hour show, titled “Bridging the Food Gap,” explores how farmers are intensifying outreach efforts to consumers to talk about how food is raised and grown. It also demonstrates how farmers are listening to consumer concerns and actively discussing controversial issues and myths associated with farming practices.

The program features interviews with a wide variety of farmers, other agriculture industry stakeholders and people who buy food for their families. As part of the television show, Union County farmer Jim Brubaker takes viewers inside one of his chicken houses, Lancaster County farmer Maria Forry opens her family dairy operation to the public, Centre County fruit grower Jason Coopey sells his products directly to consumers at his family’s farm market and the public gets an opportunity to learn about modern farming practices during a visit to the “Today’s Agriculture” exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Aside from the premiere broadcast on October 9 at 6:30 p.m., “Bridging the Food Gap,” will have encore presentations on Thursday, October 10 at 4:30 a.m. and on Saturday, October 12 at 3:30 p.m.

RFD-TV is a 24-hour television network and the flagship network for Rural Media Group (RMG), whose networks are distributed to more than 63-million homes worldwide. The RFD-TV channel is carried in Pennsylvania on the DISH Network (Channel 231, 231 HD and 9398), DIRECTV (Channel 345) and Verizon FiOS TV (247).