Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey

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Your turkey dinner this year with all the fixings is just a little bit higher this year, but still under $5 per person – something to be thankful for, indeed! The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 29th 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 …

AFBF, Food

Bayer Launches #Thankful4Ag Initiative

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Bayer CropScience is helping to make the holiday season a bit brighter for Americans struggling with hunger by sponsoring #Thankful4Ag in conjunction with Feeding America®. The social initiative aims to provide up to 200,000 meals from November 10-December 19. Bayer will donate up to $20,000 towards the effort. “We are all indeed thankful for the contributions of our nation’s farming …

Bayer, Food, Social Media

USFRA to Participate in NY Times Event

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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 …

Farming, Food, USFRA

Overstock.com Opens Farmers Market Section

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Overstock.com has announced a new section within their website – Farmers Market. The company has aggressive plans to grow the new service. This market of hand-picked products offer customers throughout the U.S. access to home delivery of seasonal, healthy food, grown and produced in their area. “We’re integrating small farms, community-supported agriculture (CSA), and co-ops into our technology so as …

Food

How General Mills Creates Content

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The Social Media Manager for General Mills is Kevin Hunt. We learned about how his company tells their story via online content creation during this year’s AgCatalyst conference. Kevin shared some tips about how they create content via their blog, “A Taste of General Mills.” I liked hearing Kevin start with the blog in our interview since I still believe …

AdFarm, Audio, Food, Social Media

2014 World Food Prize Honors Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram

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The 2014 World Food Prize was awarded on World Food Day, October 16, 2014 to Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, a wheat breeder who has developed more than 400 varieties of the crop. Born in a small village in India and now citizen of Mexico, Dr. Rajaram conducted the majority of his research in Mexico at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement …

Award, Food, Wheat, World Food Prize

ZimmComm Partner Authors Organic Report

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Our own Joanna Schroeder was the principal researcher for a recent research report published in Academics Review, “Organic Marketing Report,” findings of which she presented at the Western Plant Health Association annual meeting in Palm Desert, California. Joanna’s research found no scientific consensus to prove the organic marketing industry’s claims that organic food is more nutritious and safer than traditional …

Food, Organic

Global Yield Gap Unveiled at Water for Food Conference

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Finding of the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas were unveiled this week at the sixth annual Water for Food Global Conference. The outcome of a six-year international collaborative research effort led by the Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the Atlas is the first transparent, interactive and map-based …

Food, International, Research, Water