4th Of July Cookout Costs Still Under $6/Person

Lizzy SchultzAFBF, Ag Group, consumer, Farm Bureau, Food

An informal survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) dug into the cost of summer cookout season. The survey looked into the cost of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, and found that, while the food products will cost slightly more this … Read More

Burgers Still Bo$$ Of Summer Grilling Trends

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, BBQ, Beef, consumer, Food

Summer grilling season is officially here, and backyards across America are starting to turn to the phrase “low and slow” to describe their barbecuing style. Belmont Meats has noted that this summer’s barbecue trends show more and more people migrating to smoking rather than grilling, and a movement toward ceramic barbecues instead of traditional models. “Low and slow – low … Read More

Research Will Help Farmers Discuss Sustainability

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Communication, Communications, consumer, Education, sustainability, USFRA, World Pork Expo

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) recently completed an extensive research project that dug into consumer perceptions about sustainability, and the findings may help producers continue to break through communication barriers and effectively get their story out to the increasingly disconnected consuming public. Paul Spooner, Manager of Affiliate and Ag Communications for USFRA, sat down with AgWired’s Jamie Johansen … Read More

Acres & Avenues Launches Second Season

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Communications, consumer, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, dairy farming, Dairy Management Inc., Education

Dairy Management Incorporated (DMI) has announced that the checkoff-funded Acres and Avenues online video series, designed to advance the conversation and help people reconnect with dairy farmers who produce our nation’s milk supply, launched its second season on June 1, 2016. Acres and Avenues chronicles a unique cultural exchange and job shadow experience between dairy farmers and millennials, where both … Read More

Food Bloggers Experience Beef Production

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, consumer, Education, Food

A recent “#BLOGMEETSBEEF” program focused on the Pasture to Plate Experience has helped increase knowledge of beef and beef production among 14 of the nations key food bloggers. The event, held April 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio, was funded by the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin Beef Councils, and was supported by the family-owned Meijer supermarket chain, which carries only Certified … Read More

Dairy Groups Applaud School Milk Support

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, consumer, Dairy, Food, idfa, Milk, National Milk, Policy, Youth

Dairy leaders are applauding the House Education and Workforce Committee for their decision to include key dairy provisions in the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, an amendment approved today by the committee. The bipartisan amendment by Congressmen G.T. Thompson (R-PA) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) is specifically targeted at addressing declining school milk consumption, and the document was … Read More

#AAA16 Panelists Talk Bridging Communication Gap

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Communications, consumer, Education, Events

The recent Animal Agriculture Alliance 2016 Stakeholders Summit, held last week in Arlington, VA, worked to explore new ways to bridge the communication gap about animal agriculture. One of the event’s speakers was Yvette D’Entremont, blogger and science advocate also known as the “Sci Babe.” D’Entremont encouraged attendees to bridge the gap by reminding consumers that farmers are also consumers, … Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against Animal Rights Initiative

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare, consumer, Eggs, Farm Policy, Farming, legislation, Livestock, Policy, Protect the Harvest

Massachusetts farmer James Dunn and local anti-poverty activist Diane Sullivan have joined together in a lawsuit asking Massachusetts courts to toss a proposed 2016 animal rights petition. Proposed Initiative Petition No. 15-11 would create strict new regulations on farmers and place new restrictions on interstate commerce, and experts have warned that the proposed rules will actually harm animals, while driving … Read More

Alltech Releases Global Aquaculture Production Data

Lizzy SchultzAlltech, Aquaculture, consumer, Feed, Fish, International, Meat, Production, Research

Following the release of their annual Global Feed Survey, and based on several industry requests, the research team behind Alltech recently completed a deeper dive into analyzing the growing aquaculture feed sector and the increased finisher feed prices worldwide. Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer for Alltech, sat down with for an interview with AgWired on the results of the analysis. … Read More

Time to Discuss Genetic Advancements & Consumer Trust

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Antibiotics, consumer, Food, Genetics

The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) 2016 North American Strategy Conference on Animal Agriculture will take place May 18-19 at McDonald’s Hamburger University in Chicago. Speakers and panelists will discuss genetics advancements and the need to earn consumer trust in the benefits these advancements offer. The free event hosts leaders from local, state, national and international producer organizations and livestock … Read More