Pork Producers Say Impossible Pork is Impossible

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Pork producers have a beef with impossible pork. As Impossible Foods debuted its latest plant-based food offering at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) called out the company for violating food labeling laws. Citing law that prohibits the use of words that redefine pork as it has been known by consumers for centuries, Dr. …

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Just a Penny More for Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

Cindy Zimmerman

The cost of this year’s Thanksgiving feast is up a penny per person, but still comes in at under $5.00 each for a party of ten. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 34th annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.91, or less than $5.00 …

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Plant-Based Fake Meat Ad Points to Truth

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t know about you but I like to know what’s in my food. When it comes to meat I prefer it to be made out of meat and not a bunch of processed ingredients. I also think it’s important for consumers to be given good information that they can make intelligent decisions with. That’s why I like this new …

Food, Food Safety, Meat

2019 World Food Day

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcome to World Food Day 2019. This isn’t just a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations event but they put a lot of effort into it. Let’s take for example their suggestions for farmers and agribusinesses to make diets healthier, available and affordable. The women and men who work in agriculture play a vital role in providing nutritious, …

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Little Change in Cost of July 4th Cookouts

Carrie Muehling

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 …

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NPPC Launches Keep America First in Ag Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of establishing a proper regulatory framework for gene editing in American livestock. The “Keep America First in Agriculture” campaign was officially kicked off Tuesday with a media teleconference featuring leading researchers, veterinarians, producers and industry experts. “Gene editing is a huge step forward for America’s …

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Bayer Youth Ag Summit Participants Chosen

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer has selected the 100 participants from 45 countries for the fourth edition of the Youth Ag Summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 4-6, in partnership with Nuffield Brazil. The Youth Ag Summit, part of the Bayer Agricultural Education Program, brings together young change-makers aged 18-25 to tackle the challenges of how to feed a growing population by 2050. For this …

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It is Vidalia Onion Season Time

Chuck Zimmerman

For foodies everywhere this is good news. I like all kinds of onions and have always loved Vidalia onions. I cook with them whenever I can. Over the course of a year I use a lot of red, white and yellow onions. But in season, I always select Vidalias. Get ready to celebrate “The Sweet Life,” Vidalia onion fans! The …

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Pig Farmers Make 55 Years of Sustainability Progress

Cindy Zimmerman

Just in time for Earth Day, the National Pork Board has released a new study from the University of Arkansas confirming that “today’s pork is more earth-friendly than ever thanks to great progress in multiple key sustainability metrics over more than five decades.” According to the new study, A Retrospective Assessment of U.S. Pork Production: 1960 to 2015, the inputs …

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Egg Prices Down for Easter

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

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