USFRA to Participate in NY Times Event

Cindy ZimmermanBeef, Cattle, Food, Livestock, Pork, USFRA

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) is bringing the voices of farmers and ranchers to the New York Times “Food for Tomorrow” conference next week. USFRA will host a breakfast and panel discussion entitled “Big Ag, Big Food: How Being Good for the Environment Is Not about Size” at 8:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, November 12 at the Stone … Read More

Elanco President at FFA

Cindy ZimmermanAnimal Health, Audio, Elanco, Food

Elanco president Jeff Simmons delivered a powerful call to action to over 60,000 FFA members at the 87th Annual National FFA Convention. Elanco has developed a campaign to bring awareness and solutions to those facing hunger and malnutrition around the world. Those behind the ENOUGH movement, and the thousands who have since joined the campaign, are committing to build a … Read More

Beef: Fueling Runners to the Finish

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food, Health

Join the beef checkoff and Miss Patty Melt to cheer for Team BEEF in DC during 2014 Marine Corps Marathon. The beef checkoff’s Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI) is proud to fuel runners at the 39th running of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC, on Oct. 26, 2014. The beef checkoff is fielding a group of runners under the … Read More

CHB Volume Surpasses 50 million lb. Sold

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Beef, Breeds, Food, Hereford, Meat

Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC experienced a record year of growth during fiscal year 2014 with 50.2 million lb. of product sold— a 2% increase compared to the previous year’s total. Since 2008, CHB LLC has increased beef sales by 43%. “Once thought of as a start-up branded beef program, the 19-year-old CHB® brand has weathered many storms including the … Read More

Rapid Intensification of Brazilian Beef Production to Continue

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Beef, Food, International, Markets, Meat

In response to rising global beef demand, Brazil is set to step up the rapid intensification of its beef production sector over the next ten years, enabling the industry to expand into higher-value export markets. According to its latest report “Beefing up in Brazil: Feedlots to Drive Industry Growth,” the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research (FAR) and Advisory group expects … Read More

RaboBank Global Pork Industry Report

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, economics, Export, Food, Pork, Swine

Rabobank has published a new report on the global pork industry, saying that heated international markets are slowly cooling down. In the report, the bank’s Food & Agribusiness Research team says that, although the peak of the 2014 porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) outbreak is past, the global pork industry faces another challenge from the Russian import ban affecting EU, … Read More

45 Cattlemens’ Associations Tell USDA: Don’t Hijack Checkoff

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food, Policy, usda

Fourt-five state cattlemens’ associations representing more than 170,000 cattle breeders, producers and feeders sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, urging him not to issue an Order for a supplemental beef checkoff under the 1996 General Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act. Bob McCan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president and Victoria, Texas, cattleman says the strong turnout of signatories to … Read More

American Royal Grapes & Steaks Results Announced

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Food, Meat

Excellent food and wine was celebrated when the American Royal Association announced the winners of the 2014 Grapes & Steaks Competition October 8th in the Wagstaff Theater located in the American Royal Complex. Last year’s competition was featured in the Wall Street Journal. Grapes and Steaks is the culmination and celebration of two separate competitions to name some of the … Read More

Farm Bureau Survey Says Higher Retail Prices

Jamie JohansenAFBF, Ag Group, Food

Shoppers are paying slightly more for food at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2014. Higher retail prices for beef and pork products such as ground chuck and bacon, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food … Read More

Cheese, Cheese & More Cheese

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Cheese, Dairy, Food, Milk, World Dairy Expo

A gourmet breakfast was prepared for us during the media talk event at the 2014 World Dairy Expo by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s executive chef, John Esser. The meal was of course full Wisconsin cheeses. Chef Esser also prepared an omelet full of morel and leek jack cheese and a pancake packed with foenegreek gouda cheese and bacon. Another … Read More