Miscellaneous News

Media Coverage for September 2018

Total Press Hits Generated: 25

  • Online: 13
  • Broadcast (TV/Radio): 0
  • Print (Newspapers & Magazines): 12

Total Circulation Reached: 11,905,316

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PBFA at Expo East and on Capitol Hill

PBFA is on a roll down the east coast! As you read in our blog earlier this month, our lobbyist Shannon Campagna and I attended the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting in Hartford, CT.

From there, we went down the coast to Baltimore for our third year at the Natural Products Expo East! PBFA Membership director Sara Rutkowski and I visited with more than 30 of our members and numerous “future members”. We also conducted fun on-camera video interviews with several members (watch for some fun video clips coming soon). And we connected with plant-based industry leaders, investors, and hosted two fantastic events: a lobbying workshop for PBFA members and a packed happy hour for our friends in the plant-based foods community.

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Media Coverage for August 2018

Total Press Hits Generated: 175

  • Online: 24
  • Broadcast (TV/Radio): 42
  • Print (Newspapers & Magazines): 109

Total Circulation Reached: 62,646,589

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PBFA at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Annual Meeting

PBFA Executive Director, Michele Simon, and PBFA Lobbyist, Shannon Campagna, at the NASDA Board Meeting in Hartford, CT

This week, our lobbyist Shannon Campagna and I attended the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting in Hartford, Connecticut to spend time with the nation’s agriculture leaders, their staff, and other supporters of U.S. agriculture. We have had many positive discussions with leaders of state agriculture departments. We were heartened by the positive feedback we received about working together for our common benefit.

Unfortunately, also at this meeting, NASDA’s membership voted on action item that encourages the FDA to enforce its outdated “standard of identity” for milk. While we’re disappointed that a few NASDA members put this forward, we remain optimistic about the future and finding common ground. Our shared message is clear: There’s room for everyone in the marketplace, so let’s work together to create opportunity for everyone.

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Media Coverage for July 2018

Total Press Hits Generated: 60

  • Online: 21
  • Broadcast (TV/Radio): 3
  • Print (Newspapers & Magazines): 36

Total Circulation Reached: 84,992,436

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