AFBF Survey Shows Decrease in Retail Food Prices

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The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey found that retail prices are lower for several foods this year, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal. “As expected due to lower farm-gate prices, we have seen continued declines in retail prices for livestock products including eggs, beef, chicken, pork and cheese,” said John …

AFBF, consumer, Food

Insights into Consumer Trust from CFI

Kelly Marshall

The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) conducts an annual consumer study to better understand how to earn consumer trust. Their latest research approach has identified influential consumer groups and made an effort to understand how they not only dictate food trends, but drive conversations that impact the decisions of others. In a first-of-its-kind method, the 2016 survey used digital ethnography that …

Advocate, consumer

Pork Board Discusses Industry Trends

Lizzy Schultz

The National Pork Board hosted a media teleconference this morning to address the current state of U.S. pork production, highlight current market trends, and define the impact these trends are having on America’s 60,000 pork producers. Speaking on the call were Jan Archer, National Pork Board president, Len Steiner, Steiner Consulting Group, Patrick Fleming, Director, Market Intelligence and Innovation for …

Ag Group, Audio, Company Announcement, consumer, economics, Markets, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Trade

Beef. It’s What’s For Families

Lizzy Schultz

Today’s world moves fast, but nutrition shouldn’t take a backseat for busy families. Representatives from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) were onsite at NAFB Trade Talk to discuss some of the beef checkoff’s latest promotions and initiatives that focus on family health and nutrition. One campaign, a 30 Day Food Waste Challenge, sends daily emails to participants with tips on …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, consumer, NAFB

Alltech’s Approach to Future-Proofing Food

Jamie Johansen

A human nutritionist by trade, Nikki Putnam, is a registered dietitian nutritionist for Alltech. Her focus is to help bridge the gap between producers and consumers. We are seeing a ‘consumer-push’ for natural or traceable production and antibiotic-free functional foods. So, what does the future look like for food companies? Nikki shares insights into what Alltech is doing to help …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Antibiotics, Audio, consumer, Food, Nutrition, Veterinary, VFD

Elanco Offers Insight at #ExEx16

Lizzy Schultz

One of the speakers during the general session of the 2016 Export Exchange this week was Todd Armstrong, Senior Director of Global Market Access at Elanco Animal Health, who gave a discussion about balancing customer expectations with the realities of a growing population. Armstrong discussed some of the major challenges facing food producers today, such as the population growth, technology …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Communications, consumer, Elanco, ethanol, Export, Grain

State Beef Councils Push Families in Motion Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

Focusing on a new national Families in Motion campaign from the Beef Checkoff Program, state beef councils are continuing to step up to extend digital advertising and promotion for beef across the country. The campaign, designed to reach millennial parents ages 25-34, was launched in late June, and is targeted to cooking and/or health enthusiasts who are open to inspiration …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Communications, consumer

Pork Board Debuts Online Education Materials

Lizzy Schultz

As part of their ongoing commitment to transparency and increased communication efforts, the National Pork Board has announced the debut of two new online resources, Pork Quick Facts and the Pork Checkoff Photo Library, to help build transparency and trust in the industry. The Checkoff’s Quick Facts provides a snapshot of the pork industry through statistics and infographics, while the …

Ag Group, Communications, consumer, Education, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Dairy Checkoff, McDonalds Serve Lattes to NYC Commuters

Lizzy Schultz

In honor of National Coffee Day, New York dairy farmer Kendra Lamb teamed up with dairy checkoff partner McDonald’s in New York City to offer free lattes to New York City commuters and start several meaningful conversations about the milk used to make it. The campaign was part of McDonald’s “food journey” to build awareness of the company’s commitment to …

Ag Group, consumer, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Management Inc., Milk