Senate Begins Debate on Food Labeling Bill

Kelly Marshall

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has announced that the Senate has proceeded to floor debate on his proposed food labeling bill.  The bill was created to set a national standard for providing consumers with information about biotechnology. “This legislation is a true compromise,” said Chairman Roberts. “I have worked with my colleagues …

Food, Government, Labeling

USDA Encourages Small, Healthy Changes in March

Kelly Marshall

The USDA has launched a challenge in honor of National Nutrition Month.  The MyPlate, My Wins Challenge encourages people to make a small, simple change towards a healthier lifestyle.  Teams or groups can join the challenge online and pledge to consume two foods from each of the My Plate food groups a day and be active twice a day for two …

Food, USDA

First Ever Trade Association for Plant-Based Food

Kelly Marshall

The first ever trade group to represent plant-based foods has been launched.  The Plant Based Foods Association represents 23 food companies who support consumer health and the environment with a plant-based diet.  The purposed of the newly formed group is to educate, promote and advance policies regarding the fast growing sector of plant-based foods. “Every other sector of the food …

Agribusiness, Food

What’s On America’s Plate? Bayer #AgVocate

Chuck Zimmerman

This year Bayer CropScience has tweaked their annual pre-Commodity Classic forum. It is now the Bayer AgVocacy Forum. Just keep your eye on #AgVocate on Twitter. Cindy and I will be participating and hearing from numerous speakers on topics like challenges to food, agriculture and consumers needs. Our moderator once again is Frank Sesno. First up on the program is …

Audio, Bayer, Food

Farm Bureau Donates to Hungry Americans

Kelly Marshall

Farm Bureau‘s “Harvest for All” program raised more than $1.1 million and a record of 48 million pounds of food this year.  Both monetary and food donations combined mean a grand total of 49 million meals will be served to hungry Americans. The program, run by the Young Farmers & Ranchers program, is now in its 14th year.  Along with …

AFBF, Ag Group, Food

World Food Championships Move to Alabama

Chuck Zimmerman

World Food Championships! Learning about this got my blood pumping and my mouth salivating. Best of all, it’s moving right next door to ZimmComm World Headquarters. It’s on my calendar. I want to go and blog about food competition as the fruits of our farmers provides the base for what’s cooking. It sounds like a #FoodPorn Festival doesn’t it? Here …