Biggest Hot Dog Holiday to Kick Off Hot Dog Month

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

Americans are expected to eat more than 150 million hot dogs over the July 4th weekend, appropriately kicking off July as National Hot Dog month.  Independence Day will be celebrated with fireworks and more hot dogs than any other time of the year– enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times. “There’s no better way to celebrate …

Agribusiness, Contest, Food

July 4th Cookout is Less Than $6 Per Person

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

The American Farm Bureau reports that all your favorite cookout foods will cost you less than $6.00 per person.  If you like hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, bakes beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, you’re in luck.  The cost of of $5.58 is actually a 3-percent decrease from prices a year ago. “Based on our survey, food prices …

AFBF, Ag Group, Food

Pork Addresses Key Industry Issues

Jamie Johansen

This morning on day two of the 2015 World Pork Expo the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) hosted another press conference to address three issues impacting pork producers, swine businesses and organizations and the consumer. Dr. Howard Hill, NPPC past president, began the morning discussing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines that were released in February. He noted the committee did not …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, NPPC, Pork, Swine, Water, World Pork Expo

Pork Board Crashes Grills

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Pork Board wants you to fork more pork this summer and has launched a multi-platform summer grilling promotion – Grill Crashers. “We know that Americans love to grill, but our research showed that many people aren’t sharing and talking about flavor as much as they could be,” said Randy Brown, chair of the Pork Checkoff Domestic Marketing Committee …

Ag Group, Food, Pork, Video

Toledo Food Dialogues Tackles Water Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

All things water were discussed this morning during the Food Dialogues: Toledo event. On August 2, 2014 a toxic algal bloom caused nearly 500,000 people to be without water. The event led to discussions around how to balance the need for clean water with the need for food. The conversation was continued through two panel discussions with the first panel, …

Agribusiness, Environment, Food, USFRA, Water

Speedy Spud Competition

Chuck Zimmerman

Potato Lovers Club bloggers are participating in the second Speedy Spud Challenge. This recipe competition has seven competitors. I picked the photo of this entry because it is one of the entries that contains bacon! The competition is being held by the United States Potato Board. Bloggers were asked to create an original, yum-worthy potato recipe that can be made …

Ag Group, Contest, Cooking, Food, Potato

Nat Geo Editor Talks #FutureofFood at Animal Ag Event

Jamie Johansen

“Journey to the Extraordinary” was the theme for the 2015 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, held in Kansas City instead of the usual Washington DC venue. One of first speakers at the event was National Geographic’s Dennis Dimick who provided an in-depth look at how the magazine covers agricultural issues, particularly the 2014 “Future of Food” series. “We didn’t want …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Food

The Science Behind Food Safety

Jamie Johansen

Food safety is on the hearts and minds of all throughout the agriculture community. So, there is no doubt it was a hot topic during the recent Chicken Media Summit held on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and sponsored by the National Chicken Council and US Poultry & Egg Association. Dr. Ashley Peterson, VP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for the National …

Ag Group, Audio, Chicken, Chicken Media Summit, Food, Poultry

Scarlett Johansson in Feeding America PSA

Chuck Zimmerman

Two celebrity activists have lent their voice to the need to feed hungry children in America – Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner. Feeding America teamed up with them and the Ad Council on this project. You can see a Johansson psa below. “My family grew up relying on public assistance to help provide meals for our family,” said Scarlett Johansson. …

Food, Video