#HamsAcrossAmerica Encourages Giving

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This Giving Tuesday, the Pork Checkoff is encouraging pig farmers to pay-it-forward with a new holiday campaign called #HamsAcrossAmerica. This first annual event encourages farmers and others involved in the pork industry to show their appreciation for friends, family and neighbors through the gift of ham – in the form of gifts or donations of ham or ham-based products. “For …

Ag Group, Food, Pork, Swine

Alltech Helping to Future-Proof Food

Cindy Zimmerman

A human nutritionist by trade, Nikki Putnam, is a registered dietitian nutritionist for Alltech. Her focus is to help bridge the gap between producers and consumers. We are seeing a ‘consumer-push’ for natural or traceable production and antibiotic-free functional foods. So, what does the future look like for food companies? Nikki shared some insight into what Alltech is doing to …

Alltech, Audio, Feed, Food, NAFB

Give Thanks for Cheaper Turkey Dinner

Cindy Zimmerman

Americans will be giving thanks a week from today for a less expensive Thanksgiving dinner on their tables, according to the annual survey from American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 31st annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is …

AFBF, Food

Canned Beer of Bourbon Country

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s an announcement an Alebassador can get excited about. A beer that many in the agribusiness world know very well, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, by Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, is now available in cans! This Alebassador is looking forward to finding it locally in Florida. If you love this uniquely flavored craft beer but don’t see it in …

Alltech, Food

Alaska FFA Wins 2016 Hunger Heroes Challenge

Lizzy Schultz

The Alaska FFA Association was recently named the winner of the 2016 Hunger Heroes Challenge, a program that encouraged students to help donate 3.5 million meals to local communities before the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in October. After each hunger service event performed as part of the challenge, chapters reported impacts and shared their stories in order to …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Award, Contest, FFA, Food

How Agriculture Can Help Improve Aid and Nutrition

Joanna Schroeder

Written for AgWired by Carol Trehearn. Earlier this month thousands upon thousands of people from around the world met in Des Moines, Iowa for the World Food Prize to continue discussions about one of the biggest challenges in our future: food. On a global level, there has always been major concerns over world hunger and how to provide aid and …

Education, Food, Food Security, Nutrition

Ag Groups Defend Sustainability of #GMOs

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural organizations are doubling down on their defense of biotechnology as sustainable, after challenging Dannon for its pledge to eliminate genetically-modified ingredients from some products, citing that it improves sustainability. “There comes a time when we as farmers and ranchers need to step up and challenge when companies misinform consumers,” said U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz on …

Audio, Biotech, Dairy, Food, GMO, USFRA

Making Hunger Extinct at #TransformFFA

Lizzy Schultz

Those who study and work in the agriculture industry are often directly involved in global conversations about world hunger, as well as the fight to eliminate it, and FFA students are no exception. When HungerU, a mobile tour that promotes awareness and discussion about food insecurity, set up a booth at the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo, they were …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, FFA, Food, Food Security, University

Tyson’s Donates 33,000 lbs. of Protein at #TransformFFA

Jamie Johansen

During the 89th National FFA Convention, Tyson Foods donated a truck load of protein to Gleaners Food Bank as part of the National FFA Days of Service. The truck carried 1,546 cases of chicken totally over 33,000 pounds of protein and 100 FFA member volunteers took time to unload it all. I stopped by the Tyson Foods booth during the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Chicken, FFA, Food, Food Security, Poultry

Ag Groups Tell Dannon Sustainability Needs Biotech

Jamie Johansen

Top farming organizations joined together urging food companies to recognize that their sustainability goals, intended to reduce the use of natural resources, cannot be achieved without the use of modern agricultural practices, despite any misleading assertions to the contrary. This focus on deceptive food company marketing claims is in response to Dannon’s recent pledge to eliminate the use of safe …

Ag Group, ASA, Farm Bureau, Food, NCGA, NMPF, Sustainability, USFRA