The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has been incorporated, with more than 60 representatives from more than 20 national food and agriculture organizations joining together.

The Alliance will work to enhance consumer trust in modern food production. "Today represents a start toward a unified voice for U.S. agriculture," said Rick Tolman, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association and chair of the USFRA Steering Committee. The initial organizational meeting was the culmination of six months of planning.

Organizations have until Nov. 1 to respond regarding affiliation. The full membership of the USFRA will be announced in mid-November.