Little Change in Cost of July 4th Cookouts

carrie muehlingAFBF, AgWired Animal, Food, Holiday

Americans will pay just slightly more to celebrate the Independence Day holiday with a traditional cookout. A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for July 4th, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and watermelon, will cost just a few cents more this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm … Read More

National Thanksgiving Turkey Presented to POTUS

jamie johansenAg Group, AgWired Animal, Food, Holiday, Poultry, Turkey

National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named “Drumstick” to President Donald J. Trump during a White House ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of the event that has occurred since 1947. “As we gather together with our families on Thanksgiving and give thanks for our many blessings, we are reminded of the national family to which … Read More

Season of 7 Billion Hot Dogs Begins

jamie johansenAgWired Animal, Food, Holiday

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that Americans will eat 7 billion hot dogs during this year’s grilling season which runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. That’s 818 hot dogs per second and more than a third of the hot dogs eaten per year. New research commissioned by the NHDSC and conducted online by Harris … Read More

Happy Easter from the ZimmComm Team

Jamie JohansenHoliday, ZimmComm

Easter is the holiest of days on the Christian calendar and the egg representing new life has traditionally been symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Wikipedia, the custom of Christians decorating eggs for Easter can be traced to at least the 13th century in Mesopotamia, spreading from there into Russia and Siberia through the Orthodox Churches, and … Read More

Merry Christmas from ZimmComm

Jamie JohansenHoliday, ZimmComm

Merry Christmas from the AgWired family of publications and the entire ZimmComm New Media team. Have a glorious Christmas season and we’ll look forward to seeing you along the agriblogging highway throughout 2017.

Happy Holidays from Animal Ag Alliance

Jamie JohansenHoliday

Happy holidays from the Animal Ag Alliance team to your family! We hope you are able to enjoy the holiday season with friends and family! As we reflect on 2016, we wanted to take a moment to thank our supporters. You helped us accomplish so much in 2016. Check out our year in review video to see some of the … Read More

New Research to Increase Whole-Ham Sales Year-Round

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Food, Holiday, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Research

The Pork Checkoff recently funded a study to find and eliminate barriers that are stopping consumers from enjoying whole-ham yearlong, instead of simply for the holidays. “Holidays and ham go hand-in-hand for most consumers,” said National Pork Board President Jan Archer, Goldsboro, North Carolina. “And with new ham innovations, there are real opportunities to increase sales throughout the year.” Six … Read More

National Turkey Federation Presents Turkey to President

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Food, Holiday, Poultry, Turkey

National Turkey Federation Chairman John Reicks presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey to President Barack Obama during a ceremony last week at the White House. The turkey, named “Tot,” marked the 69th anniversary of the presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey in celebration of the uniquely American holiday. “Thanksgiving is also a reminder of the source of our national strength,” said … Read More

Friends, We Send You Thanksgiving Blessings

Jamie JohansenHoliday, ZimmComm

At this time of Thanksgiving we pause to count our blessings. The freedom of this great country in which we live Its opportunity for achievement and freedom to worship The friendship and confidence you have show in us For this and so much more we are deeply thankful. Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving from the ZimmComm/AgWired team.