Crop Protection Helps Growers Produce Nutritious Food

Jamie Johansen

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirms that over 99 percent of fresh and processed food available to consumers tested below allowable pesticide residue levels, allowing for continued access to affordable and nutritious food across the country. Released on December 19, 2014 by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), the 23rd Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual …

Ag Group, Crop Protection, Food

Experts Predict Food Trends for 2015

Jamie Johansen

For the second year, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members predict the food-related trends that could end up on your dinner plates and grocery store shelves in 2015: Wow, that’s…pungent: Americans continue to develop a fondness for fermented foods, which often create strong, unique flavors in such products as kimchi, sauerkraut, beer, wine and yogurt. …

Ag Group, Food

Forbes Ranks Feeding America 3rd Largest Charity

Cindy Zimmerman

Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, has moved up to the number three spot on the Forbes Magazine’s list of the 50 top charities for 2014. The charity had been rated fourth by Forbes in 2012 and 2013. Forbes notes that Feeding America’s recorded gifts of $1.86 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, mainly donated …

Food, General

BASF Helps Feeding America

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF is donating $75,000 to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, to help feed struggling families and individuals throughout the U.S. “Through our contribution to Feeding America, we can help provide healthy fruits and vegetables to people and communities who may not have regular access to them,” said Scott Kay, Vice President, U.S. Crop Protection for BASF. “In many …

Audio, BASF, Food

Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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 Opens Farmers Market Section

Chuck Zimmerman 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 …


How General Mills Creates Content

Chuck Zimmerman

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