Ibotta App Campaign Huge Success for Beef Industry

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Apps, Beef, consumer, Food, NCBA

Nationwide sales of fresh beef at retail got a boost earlier this year as the result of a beef industry partnership with the mobile consumer rebates app Ibotta. Overall, the Federation of State Beef Councils of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) invested $600,000 in reserve funds in the partnership, which ran through early February. Local state beef councils also … Read More

First Shipments of U.S. Beef to Brazil Have Arrived

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Food, Meat, usda

The first shipment of fresh U.S. beef has arrived in Brazil following a 13-year hiatus, announces Secretary Sonny Perdue. The USDA says the entrance of American beef into the Brazilian market will bring promising long-term economic opportunity for U.S. beef producers. “With Brazil’s large market reopened to the United States, U.S. beef exports are poised for new growth. I look … Read More

Pork’s 6 Year Growth Is the Fastest in Foodservice

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Food, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

The National Pork Board has released a report on the fastest-growing protein…pork. According to Technomic, Inc.’s 2017 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice, over the past six years, pork use has grown on a pound basis by more than double chicken, which is the next fastest growing protein. Pork use increased by 1.145 billion pounds, while chicken use grew by … 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

SUDIA Hosts Osteoporosis Awareness Campaign

Lizzy SchultzDairy, Education, Food, Health

The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) is encouraging bone-building habits during May’s National Osteoporosis Awareness Month through their “Bone-gevity: Bones Built to Last” campaign. SUDIA is partnering with sports nutritionists, chefs and dietitians to offer free resources, recipes and social media giveaways all month long. National Osteoporosis Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to osteoporosis prevention, diagnostic testing … Read More

U.S. Dairy Comments on USTR Report on Common Food Names

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Food, Government, idfa, National Milk, USDEC

The U.S. dairy industry joined the Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) in hailing a report on intellectual property issued by the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) outlining the Trump Administration’s commitment to curtailing the damaging abuses of geographical indications (GIs). “Many countries protect legitimate GIs, including the United States,” said Jaime Castaneda, executive director for CCFN, an international alliance … Read More

AFBF Survey Shows Decrease in Retail Food Prices

Lizzy SchultzAFBF, consumer, Food

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey found that retail prices are lower for several foods this year, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal. “As expected due to lower farm-gate prices, we have seen continued declines in retail prices for livestock products including eggs, beef, chicken, pork and cheese,” said John … Read More

Place Yourself at the Table – The Future of Protein

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Welfare, Audio, Farming, Food, sustainability, Technology, USFRA

Future Food-Tech took place in San Francisco last week and brought together over 300 food business technology leaders, investors and food-tech innovators. Brad Greenway, Chairman, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) sat on a panel titled, “Creating Consumer Demand for Healthier and More Sustainable Ingredients.” As the sole panelist who represented the animal agriculture community, Brad was able to share … 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

USDA Provides Further Food Safety Info to Consumers

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Food, food safety, Meat, Poultry

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that it is increasing the delivery of safe food handling and preparation information by expanding the hours of its Meat and Poultry Hotline and Ask Karen chat services. FSIS’ Meat and Poultry Hotline has been educating consumers since 1985. The toll-free telephone service assists in the prevention of foodborne illnesses by … Read More