Season of 7 Billion Hot Dogs Begins

jamie johansen

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that Americans will eat 7 billion hot dogs during this year’s grilling season which runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. That’s 818 hot dogs per second and more than a third of the hot dogs eaten per year. New research commissioned by the NHDSC and conducted online by Harris …

AgWired Animal, Food, Holiday

Feeding the World with Grasshopper Protein

lizzy schultz

When Dror Tamir founded Hargol Food Tech, he named it after the Hebrew word for grasshopper, and that isn’t a coincidence. The company, which develops solutions to combat global malnutrition and food insecurity, is pioneering the production and processing of grasshopper-based protein sources. Tamir sat down with our Jamie Johansen during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to discuss his unique …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Food, Food Security, Meat

Ibotta App Campaign Huge Success for Beef Industry

Jamie Johansen

Nationwide sales of fresh beef at retail got a boost earlier this year as the result of a beef industry partnership with the mobile consumer rebates app Ibotta. Overall, the Federation of State Beef Councils of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) invested $600,000 in reserve funds in the partnership, which ran through early February. Local state beef councils also …

Ag Group, Apps, Beef, consumer, Food, NCBA

First Shipments of U.S. Beef to Brazil Have Arrived

Jamie Johansen

The first shipment of fresh U.S. beef has arrived in Brazil following a 13-year hiatus, announces Secretary Sonny Perdue. The USDA says the entrance of American beef into the Brazilian market will bring promising long-term economic opportunity for U.S. beef producers. “With Brazil’s large market reopened to the United States, U.S. beef exports are poised for new growth. I look …

Ag Group, Beef, Food, Meat, usda

Pork’s 6 Year Growth Is the Fastest in Foodservice

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board has released a report on the fastest-growing protein…pork. According to Technomic, Inc.’s 2017 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice, over the past six years, pork use has grown on a pound basis by more than double chicken, which is the next fastest growing protein. Pork use increased by 1.145 billion pounds, while chicken use grew by …

Ag Group, Food, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

SUDIA Hosts Osteoporosis Awareness Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) is encouraging bone-building habits during May’s National Osteoporosis Awareness Month through their “Bone-gevity: Bones Built to Last” campaign. SUDIA is partnering with sports nutritionists, chefs and dietitians to offer free resources, recipes and social media giveaways all month long. National Osteoporosis Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to osteoporosis prevention, diagnostic testing …

Dairy, Education, Food, Health

U.S. Dairy Comments on USTR Report on Common Food Names

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. dairy industry joined the Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) in hailing a report on intellectual property issued by the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) outlining the Trump Administration’s commitment to curtailing the damaging abuses of geographical indications (GIs). “Many countries protect legitimate GIs, including the United States,” said Jaime Castaneda, executive director for CCFN, an international alliance …

Ag Group, Dairy, Food, Government, idfa, National Milk, USDEC

AFBF Survey Shows Decrease in Retail Food Prices

Lizzy Schultz

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

Place Yourself at the Table – The Future of Protein

Jamie Johansen

Future Food-Tech took place in San Francisco last week and brought together over 300 food business technology leaders, investors and food-tech innovators. Brad Greenway, Chairman, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) sat on a panel titled, “Creating Consumer Demand for Healthier and More Sustainable Ingredients.” As the sole panelist who represented the animal agriculture community, Brad was able to share …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Audio, Farming, Food, sustainability, Technology, USFRA