Ward on Wine Launches Website

Chuck Zimmerman

Pairing wine with people is a very good concept. I have found that most people I know like certain wines and will choose them regardless of the food being served. That’s why Ward on Wine caught my eye. Mike Ward is a St. Louis-based Wine Educator. He just launched a website at WardonWine.com. Designed to help people find a wine …

Food, Wine

Hot Dog Time at the Ballparks

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s opening day for Major League Baseball. That means hot dogs will be getting plenty of attention. Here in Pensacola our Blue Wahoos minor league team gets into action this Thursday. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council have some great information on the stuff fans like to eat. Like a Turkey on Thanksgiving, hot dogs are the quintessential summer …

Ag Group, Food, Meat

Incredible Edible Easter Egg Fun

Chuck Zimmerman

We don’t have kids around to color Easter eggs with but that doesn’t mean Cindy and I don’t still color eggs ourselves. We’re pretty basic though. But if you want to get into some great egg decorating ideas then turn to the Incredible, Edible Egg. And remember – “after you’ve found all the hidden eggs, throw out any that have …

Ag Group, Eggs, Food

Schmacon Casserole

Chuck Zimmerman

The AgriBlogger is all about food. This includes casseroles. They’re easy and I make more than enough so I can freeze the rest for another meal. So, with a pound of Schmacon for inspiration I decided to make a new casserole this week. Here are my ingredients: 1 bag of shredded potatoes 1 pound Schmacon (beef’s answer to bacon) 1 …

Beef, Food

Mail a Spud – Why Not?

Chuck Zimmerman

Wondering what to send to a special person to show that you’re thinking of them? Flowers? No? How about a potato? What’s Mail a Spud? I bet you’re wondering WTF this site is all about… A potato in the mail, really??? Who in their right mind would want to do that! Yes, it is true that you can send an …


Senators Call for Dietary Comment Extension

John Davis

A bipartisan group of senators have asked for a 30-day extension of the public comment period for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) Scientific Report. Senate Ag Committee chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions chair Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, joined their respective committees’ ranking members, Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, and Patty Murray, D-Washington, in sending a letter …

Agribusiness, Food, Government, politics

March Madness to Choose the Wiener

John Davis

March Madness will determine the winner of the college basketball world. Well, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) will be choosing the wiener – the best hot dog in Major League Baseball. In March Madness style, the NHDSC even has a bracket to determine the champ in the classic and unique hot dog categories. Voting will be conducted …

Agribusiness, Food

Letter Calls for USDA, HHS to Reject Dietary Report

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) joined 29 of her colleagues in objecting to a report on food guidelines that advises Americans to decrease consumption of red meat. In a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, the senators condemn the report’s conclusions, which ignore relevant scientific evidence on nutrition. Senator Fischer released the following statement regarding …

Ag Group, Food, Government, USDA

Schmacon Inventor Ready for Retail

Chuck Zimmerman

The inventor of Schmacon, Howard Bender, accepted a challenge to do better than the turkey bacon he and a friend were eating one day. So he invented “Beef’s Answer to Bacon – Schmacon.” If you attended this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation convention you might remember being able to sample it. You can read his full story here (pdf). Smokey, …

Audio, Bacon, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food, ZimmCast