Egg Prices Down for Easter

AFBF, AgWired Animal, Eggs, Food

About 180 million eggs are purchased each year in the United States for Easter, and this year they are a little less pricey than normal. According to an American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) analysis, the typical seasonal bump in retail egg prices that normally occurs just prior to Easter did not not happen this year because an increase in the … Read More

Incredibles 2 Makes Super Hero Eggs

AgWired Animal, Audio, Eggs, Marketing

The American Egg Board (AEB) cooked up an eggciting promotional sponsorship of Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” that has audiences scrambling for new “How Do You Like Your Eggs?” recipes reflecting each of the film’s character’s unique personality or super power. The film has made the Incredible Egg into a nutrition super hero! “We are excited for The Incredible Egg to have … Read More

Easter Eggs Are Up in Farm Bureau Survey

AFBF, AgWired Animal, Eggs, Food

Your Easter basket is just a little pricier this year, according to the lastest American Farm Bureau Federation Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey. Higher retail prices for several foods including eggs, orange juice, meat products, bagged salad, shredded cheddar and vegetable oil contributed to the overall increase of two percent compared to last year. The informal survey showed the total cost … Read More

USDA Proposed Rule for Egg Products Inspection

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Eggs, Food, Poultry, usda

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) a step forward in making egg products safer for Americans to eat. FSIS is proposing to amend the egg products inspection regulations by requiring official plants that process egg products to develop Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) systems and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (Sanitation SOPs) and to meet other sanitation … Read More

Dairy & Poultry Groups Say Modernize NAFTA

jamie johansenAg Group, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Eggs, Exports, Poultry, Trade

Leading animal agricultural groups representing the dairy and poultry sectors spoke out this week highlighting what a NAFTA modernization would mean for each of their prospective industries. The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) sent comments to the U.S. Trade Representative describing the existing North American dairy landscape as one in which U.S. dairy … Read More

Celebrate National Egg Month on May 5th

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Eggs, Food, Poultry

May is National Egg Month and Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. The American Egg Board says the average American eats 276 eggs a year. So why not add some eggs to your May 5th festivities. They suggest recipes like Mexican-Style Eggs-in-a-Nest for breakfast, Texas-Style Egg and Potato Skillet for lunch, Chorizo & Pepper Frittata for dinner and … Read More

Enviro Stewardship on Poultry, Egg Farms – #EarthDay

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Eggs, environment, Poultry, Waste Management, Water

In observance of Earth Day, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is highlighting two videos from its series emphasizing environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms and on poultry companies with exemplary performance at water reclamation. Riverhill Farms, Port Republic, Va., is a recipient of USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award, which recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farms engaged … Read More

Protein Snacks Could Lead to Improved Behavior

Jamie JohansenAEB, Ag Group, Education, Eggs, Food, Protein, Research

Could protein-based snacks such as hard-boiled eggs lead to improved classroom behavior? According to the American Egg Board, that could be the case. Jennifer Best, Extension Educator at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, worked closely with school staff to test that theory on a small scale. Together they developed and launched a pilot project during the 2015-2016 school year … Read More

Boehringer Ingelheim Markets Novozymes Poultry Probiotics

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chicken, Eggs, Nutrition, Poultry, Probiotics

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Novozymes announced a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize probiotics for global poultry production. The parties will focus on developing products for hatcheries. As part of the agreement, Boehringer Ingelheim will market and distribute Novozymes’ FloraMax® probiotic product for the U.S. poultry industry. “Boehringer Ingelheim is continuously exploring new science, products and industry categories, to … Read More

Iowa Food Banks Receive Massive Egg Donation

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, consumer, Eggs, Food

The Food Bank of Iowa is receiving a full truckload of eggs this week, thanks to a donation from the Iowa Egg Council and Fareway Stores, Inc. The donation is the result of a holiday season campaign and partnership between Fareway and the Iowa Egg Council. Throughout the campaign, which ran from December 19 through December 24, every purchase of … Read More