USFRA Food Dialogues in Chicago

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Food Dialogues is taking place live as of this post in Chicago. The topic is “Integrity in Food Marketing 2014.” I’ve already interviewed several of our panelists and will do more when today’s discussion concludes. The program is live now and will be archived on the Food Dialogues website. We’ve got some very interesting …

Ag Group, Food, USFRA

American Farmers Receive "Thanks" From Culver's

Jamie Johansen

June Dairy Month brings the efforts of America’s farm families front and center. And now, Culver’s is strengthening that spotlight through the second year of its “Thank You Farmers” campaign. In partnership with participating restaurants, great guests, the National FFA Foundation, local FFA chapters and other agricultural groups, Culver’s turns gratitude into full-fledged support of today’s farm families. Last year …

Ag Group, Food

Farmed Fish Production Must Increase by 2050

Jamie Johansen

With the global wild fish supply stagnant and the human population increasing, new research shows that farmed fish and shellfish production will likely need to increase by 133 percent between 2010 and 2050 in order to meet projected fish demand worldwide. The study finds that although aquaculture’s environmental impacts are likely to rise as production grows, there are a variety …

Agribusiness, Fish, Food

Beef Remains the Top Protein in Foodservice

Jamie Johansen

Beef experienced significant volume growth in the past year and continues to be a mainstay on the menu, according to the 2013 Usage and Volumetric Assessment of Beef in Foodservice report, proprietary research from the Beef Checkoff Program. The annual survey of protein purchasing executives showed that beef remains the number one protein in foodservice – in volume, in market …

Agribusiness, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food

Dr. Norman Borlaug Receives Alltech Medal of Excellence

Jamie Johansen

Julie Borlaug Larson, granddaughter to Dr. Norman Borlaug, was on stage this morning to accept a posthumous Alltech Medal of Excellence award for the “Father of the Green Revolution.” The award was presented by Aidan Connolly, Alltech. “Through his adaptation of new wheat technologies and improved crop management practices, Dr. Borlaug saved more than a billion people worldwide from starvation,” …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Food