Senate Vote on #GMO Labeling Expected This Week

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate is scheduled to vote to limit debate on the GMO labeling compromise from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow this week and agricultural organizations are urging their members to contact their senators about it. If the vote for cloture achieves 60 votes tomorrow after the Senate returns from the Independence Day recess the …

Food, GMO, Government, NCGA

Happy National Hot Dog Month! 🌭

Lizzy Schultz

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) has estimated that Americans will eat 150 million hot dogs this Independence Day, which also acts as the kick off for National Hot Dog Month, a celebration of our nation’s iconic food. To mark the occasion, the NHDSC has gathered several hot dog icons in a new series of videos to discuss …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Contest, Food

Food Labeling Efforts Supported by 1,000 Organizations

Kelly Marshall

More than 1,000 ag and food industry organizations have come together to show their support for the food labeling solution.  Co-chairs for the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF), Pamela Bailey and Charles Conner are excited by the show of support for this critical legislation and hope a letter to the Senate will demonstrate the necessity of moving forward quickly. “The …

Ag Group, Food, Government, Labeling

#FoodPrize16 Awards Announced

Kelly Marshall

Drs. Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low and Howarth Bouis have been honored with the 2016 World Food Prize.  Their names were announced today at a ceremony at the U.S. State Department where USAID administrator Gayle Smith gave the keynote address. “These four extraordinary World Food Prize Laureates have proven that science matters, and that when matched with dedication, it can …

Award, Biotech, Food

4th of July Cookout Costs Still Under $6/Person

Lizzy Schultz

An informal survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) dug into the cost of summer cookout season. The survey looked into the cost of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, and found that, while the food products will cost slightly more this …

AFBF, Ag Group, Cooking, Farm Bureau, Food, Grocery

Tickets on Sale for Farm Aid 2016

Jamie Johansen

Farm Aid 2016 tickets are officially on sale today, Monday June 27th beginning at 10:00 am EDT. This year’s will be in Bristow, Virginia, on September 17th. Farm Aid will feature Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and many more artists. “Folks are educating themselves …

Ag Group, Entertainment, Food

Safe Food Coalition Urges Senate to Act

Cindy Zimmerman

The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) and leaders of America’s agricultural and food industries are sounding the alarm that Congress needs to act immediately to pass a bipartisan solution before Vermont’s mandatory on-package labeling law goes into effect July 1. As of today, there are only seven days left on the legislative calendar before the state law is implemented …

ASA, Audio, Biotech, Food, GMO, Labeling, Soybean

Potatoes USA Inspires International Chefs

Lizzy Schultz

Potatoes USA brought 21 chefs from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines on a reverse trade mission (RTM) to the U.S. to learn about U.S. potatoes and products, as well as new and creative ways to put them on menus back home. The RTM began with potato training in …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Cooking, Education, Food, International, Potato

Introducing the Farm To Table Alliance

Lizzy Schultz

The National Farm to Table Alliance, started through the annual Farm to Table Experience, is a collection of organizations interested in sustainable, local, farm fresh seasonal products. The Alliance supports the exchange between Practitioners, Policy Makers and Consumers, while promoting food safety. The Alliance’s goal will be to support the development of best practices in bringing fresh products to the …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Cooking, Food, Sustainability