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

Many Grocery Prices Down in Marketbasket Survey

Lizzy Schultz

According to USDA, Americans spend just under 10 percent of their disposable annual income on food, the lowest average of any country in the world, and the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey highlighted a slight decrease in the current retail prices of several popular foods, including salad, orange juice, shredded cheddar, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, …

AFBF, Ag Group, Farm Bureau, Food, Grocery

Roundy’s CEO to Address United Fresh Produce

John Davis

The head of one of the Midwest’s largest grocers will speak to a major fresh fruit and vegetable supply association. This news release from the United Fresh Produce Association says Roundy’s Chairman, President and CEO Robert Mariano will speak at the group’s meeting, United Fresh 2015, during the opening general session on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at McCormick Place in …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Grocery

Peanut Butter to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Talia Goes

Disaster relief missions have been working over time this past week aiding to those who were affected by the severe weather. Any type of donation is appreciated by those who lost everything – like peanut butter, which is a great source of protein for emergency situations where power and water are lacking. Peanut Proud and the Georgia Peanut Commission are …

Agribusiness, Grocery, Peanuts

Let’s Move Salad Bars to California Schools

Jamie Johansen

The United Fresh Foundation just announced the new campaign Let’s Move Salad Bars to California Schools. The goal is to donate salad bars to 350 California schools at the United Fresh 2013 convention in San Diego. The campaign is spearheaded by four California produce industry leaders passionate about increasing children’s consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. “This is truly a …

Citrus, Education, Food, fruit, Grocery, Produce, Vegetables

Top Farmers Markets in America Announced

Jamie Johansen

Throughout the summer farmers market shoppers from across the United States have been voting for America’s Favorite Farmers Markets. American Farmland Trust sponsors the event and is ready to announce this years winners. But the contest isn’t just about being number one. This fun-loving contest showcases the role farmers markets play in local communities and cities alike. Farmers markets are …

Farmers Market, Food, Gardening, Grocery

Grocery and Restaurant Executives Surveyed

Melissa Sandfort

Results of a recent survey of grocery and restaurant executives signals an opportunity for the supply chain to provide retailers better support and alignment to address challenging issues in animal agriculture. Conducted by the Center for Food Integrity (CFI), the survey asked questions of QSR and procurement managers from 10 leading food industry retailers, including Walmart, McDonalds, Burger King, Marsh …

Agribusiness, Food, Grocery