Dairy Groups Concerned with Proposed Changes in WIC

Jamie Johansen

Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of National Milk Producers Federation, and Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO of International Dairy Foods Association are concerned with the proposed changes in WIC from the National Academy of Sciences who is suggesting a major reduction in servings of milk. “The NAS Committee’s recommendations would undermine the nutritional value of the WIC program to …

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Dairy Groups Welcome New U.S. Trade Rep

Jamie Johansen

Jim Mulhern, President and CEO, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and Matt McKnight, Senior Vice President of Market Access, Regulatory and Industry Affairs, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) have released a statement on the selection of new U.S. Trade Representative. “America’s dairy farmers and processors welcome the opportunity to work closely with Robert Lighthizer as the new U.S. Trade Representative. …

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#TwitterBeef – Wendy’s ‘Fresh, Never Frozen’

Jamie Johansen

This week Wendy’s took on a troll questioning their ‘fresh, never frozen’ beef. This is not the first time Wendy’s has taken pride in the beef they serve. Last year at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show, Wendy’s gave away burgers and Frosty’s to cattlemen and women in attendance. I was one of those …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Food

Cargill Donates $3 Million To Feeding America

Lizzy Schultz

Feeding America has received a $3 million grant from Cargill to help provide children and families with nutrition solutions over the next three years. The gift will help food banks to increase access for families to fruits and vegetables. The grant will also help fund nutrition education services through an investment in a diabetes prevention pilot program and funding food …

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Increased Beef Production = Lower Prices at Meat Case

Jamie Johansen

As consumers shop at the meat case this holiday season and into the new year, they’ll see lower retail prices on beef, including popular holiday cuts like the tenderloin and rib roast. November 2016 was the largest beef production month since 2010, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to raise its beef production forecast for 2016 in its World Agricultural …

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Dairy Farm Families Support Super Bowl’s ’52 Weeks of Giving’

Jamie Johansen

Midwest Dairy Council is giving $250,000 to provide Fuel Up to Play 60 Super School Breakfast grants in support of schools serving breakfast outside the cafeteria to 52 communities across Minnesota during the 52 weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII. Through funding from dairy farm families, the contribution will match other support to the Legacy Fund of the Minnesota …

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New Research to Increase Whole-Ham Sales Year-Round

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff recently funded a study to find and eliminate barriers that are stopping consumers from enjoying whole-ham yearlong, instead of simply for the holidays. “Holidays and ham go hand-in-hand for most consumers,” said National Pork Board President Jan Archer, Goldsboro, North Carolina. “And with new ham innovations, there are real opportunities to increase sales throughout the year.” Six …

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DHA-enriched Pork, Milk & Eggs Hit Canadian Market

Jamie Johansen

Algae nutritional products from Alltech are now registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use in the diets of pigs, dairy cows and laying hens. Canadian dairy, swine and layer producers will be able to market their DHA-enriched products as value-added functional foods, meeting consumer demand for nutrient-rich foods and beverages. “Consumers are becoming increasingly nutrition-focused, seeking out …

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Smithfield Foods Adopts Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal

Jamie Johansen

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is the first major protein company to announce a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal throughout its entire supply chain. By 2025, they will reduce their absolute GHG emissions by 25%. This goal will reduce emissions by more than 4 million metric tons. Smithfield collaborated with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in setting its goal. “We are proud to …

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Proposed Fact Panel Revisions for Meat & Poultry

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed updated nutritional information for meat and poultry products. FSIS is proposing to amend the nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products to parallel the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final nutrition regulations, which were published on May 27, 2016. The proposed rule will improve …

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