Biggest Bee Keeping Invention Since 1852

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Welfare, bees, Food

The Flow™ Hive, a revolutionary beehive invention allowing the harvesting of honey without opening the hive and thus, limiting the stress on the bees, launched an Indiegogo campaign that has already broken records on the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. The sweet campaign raised $2.18M in the first day, breaking the record for most funds raised in the first 24 hours. … Read More

Tyson Foods Donates Truckload of Chicken to Food Bank

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Food

Tyson Foods, Inc., in conjunction with the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s College Aggies Online scholarship competition (CAO) and the University of Georgia Dairy Science Club, donated a load of protein to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia. The 30,400 pound load of chicken, which will provide more than 120,000 servings of protein, arrived at the food bank. … Read More

Beef Checkoff Unveils Veal Marketing Website

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food, veal

The Beef Checkoff announced the launch of a new website, at The site is a mobile-friendly digital hub for all of the checkoff’s veal-foodservice marketing efforts. Visitors can search recipes by cuisine, cuts and/or menu and discover up-to-date nutrition information, cooking methods, seasonings/companions and featured chefs. The site currently is hosting the “Win a Free Trip to the Center … Read More

NCBA's Beltway Beef Newsletter

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Food, NCBA

In this week’s National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Beltway Beef Newsletter, they urge producers to take action and comment on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines that were just released. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report was released last week, and contained many conflicting and misleading recommendations. For example: the Committee has endorsed the Mediterranean style diet, which has higher red meat … Read More

Checkoff Partners Reach Culinary Influencers

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food, veal

The beef industry was able to make tremendous impact on more than 450 culinary students, chef instructors and restaurant operators at the 2015 Northeast and Southeast American Culinary Federation (ACF) Conference in Baltimore on Feb. 15-17, thanks to a gold sponsorship from the checkoff’s Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative, in coordination with the Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina beef councils, … Read More

Animal Pathogen Detection at QIAGEN

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Food, food safety, IPPE

QIAGEN’s Farm to Fork event at the recent International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) brought attendees together to learn more about novel molecular tools for animal pathogen and food quality testing in labs. Dr. Carsten Schroeder, QIAGEN’s Director of Market Development Veterinary Applications, was there and explained a little more about QIAGEN’s plans for global expansion. “QIAGEN is well-known across … Read More

Food Dialogues on Animal Care

Chuck ZimmermanAg Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Antibiotics, Dairy, Food, USFRA

The first Food Dialogues event of 2015 in live right now. The focus is on “Animal Care and Consumers’ Emerging Expectations.” It is being held in Florida in conjunction with the International Dairy Foods Association meeting taking place there. The event is also sponsored by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. The Food Dialogues panel of food industry and animal … Read More

Chicken Wings are Super Bowl Winners

Cindy ZimmermanFood, Poultry

Chicken wings are hands down the big favorite of Super Bowl fans, according to the National Chicken Council . The Council’s 2015 Wing Report estimates that 1.25 billion wings will be eaten during Super Bowl XLIX this weekend as fans watch the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, but wing lovers from coast to coast differ as to what they … Read More

QIAGEN Gets Certification for Detection of Listeria

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Food, IPPE, Research

While at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo, QIAGEN Inc. will also be highlighting their newly approved mericon® Pathogen Detection Assays for Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes. This product received AOAC Performance Tested MethodSM (PTM) certification from the AOAC-Research Institute at the end of 2014. The AOAC, an independent third party international organization that evaluates analytical methods for food … Read More

Elanco, Tyson Foods & GNP Company Fight Hunger

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Elanco, Food

Elanco announced results of its #Feedthe9 community outreach to help fight hunger. In support of its vision for a food-secure world, Elanco’s poultry business unit donated a total of $18,000 to three customers’ community partners, and worked with 400 employees at GNP CompanyTM and Tyson Foods locations in three states to provide more than 10 tons of food and package … Read More