Pig Farmers Pay It Forward in #HamsAcrossAmerica

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and PrairieFresh® Premium Pork joined forces to support the second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign in Central Iowa. The organizations hosted a kickoff event, on Giving Tuesday, to serve clients of the Central Iowa Shelter and Services and provided a nearly 70,000-pound pork donation to the Food Bank of Iowa, …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Food, Pork, Pork Checkoff

National Thanksgiving Turkey Presented to POTUS

jamie johansen

National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named “Drumstick” to President Donald J. Trump during a White House ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of the event that has occurred since 1947. “As we gather together with our families on Thanksgiving and give thanks for our many blessings, we are reminded of the national family to which …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Food, Holiday, Poultry, Turkey

Thanksgiving Dinner Will Cost Less Than Last Year

carrie muehling

This year’s Thanksgiving dinner should cost slightly less than last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation‘s 32nd annual price survey of items traditionally used in the Thanksgiving meal. The cost of the dinner is the lowest since 2013, according to Dr. John Newton, AFBF director of market intelligence. The price decrease is primarily driven by the lower cost …

AFBF, AgWired Animal, Audio, Food

Kicking Veal Misconceptions to the Curb

jamie johansen

The 2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk gives voice to agriculture. There we were able to speak with the American Veal Association (AVA) for the first time. Misconceptions flood this industry and I for one, learned many things while speaking with Dr. Marissa Hake, AVA veterinarian who covers herd health in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. “One of the …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, American Veal Association, Animal Agriculture, Beef, Food, Meat, NAFB

Find Your Adventurous Lamb Side

jamie johansen

Last week the American Lamb Board (ALB) launched “Feed Your Adventurous Side,” a consumer campaign representing the spirit of today’s lamb industry. We met up with them during NAFB’s Trade Talk to hear the details first hand. “This new positioning for American Lamb as the adventurous, versatile protein option talks directly to people we call “Flavor Seekers” who are bored …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, American Lamb Board, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Food, Lamb, Livestock, NAFB, Sheep

U.S. Animal Community Comments on WHO Antibiotic Guidelines

Jamie Johansen

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially recommended the food community stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics that are important for human medicine. Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, USDA Acting Chief Scientist, said “The WHO guidelines are not in alignment with U.S. policy and are not supported by …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Food, Livestock

USFRA Supporting Food Evolution Movie

cindy zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is supporting a new film that offers an independent investigation into biotechnology that concludes GMOs may well be a force for good to feed the world. Food Evolution, which is now streaming on Hulu, was commissioned by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy. “The …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Biotech, Food, GMO, USFRA

2018 Stakeholders Summit Themed ‘Protect Your Roots’

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced its 2018 Stakeholders Summit will be themed Protect Your Roots. The event will be held May 3-4 in Arlington, Va. Registration for the event will open later this year. The 2018 Summit will inspire attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry and challenge …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Food, Livestock

Pork Checkoff’s Asian Trade Mission Offers Insight

Jamie Johansen

Three National Pork Board officers and two members of the senior leadership team have returned from an Asian trade mission centered around elevating U.S. pork as the global protein of choice. The team representing the Pork Checkoff toured Japan and China from Sept. 5–16, visiting with pork processors, distributors and retailers, as well as importers and traders. “Pork is the …

Ag Group, Export, Food, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Trade

Alltech Talks Farm of the Future LIVE

jamie johansen

Alltech hosted a live video event on the future of agriculture and technology with a panel of agribusiness experts discussing and debating their thoughts on the future of the agricultural industry, new consumer demographics and demands, ag technology, big data, nutrigenomics and precision nutrition. Continue to follow the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #FarmingTheFuture. Great questions were posed, thought-provoking …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Consumers, Farming, Food, Technology, Video