SAGE says Let’s Go Chiefs

Chuck Zimmerman

I missed the SAGE party again this year. But they always seem to have something to share to get us in the Christmas spirit. How about a little Let’s Go Chiefs love? Featuring a certain quarterback who has helped bring the Kansas City Chiefs the excitement and success fans have been aching for. It was an ugly sweater party just …

Agency, Holiday

Merry Christmas from NAFB

Chuck Zimmerman

All right. All right. All right. The National Association of Farm Broadcasting gets the honor of first place as the first email in my inbox wishing me a Merry Christmas. Our message crosses the airwaves loud and clear: may you enjoy a wonderful Christmas with those you love and a prosperous 2020! You can see Santa sending his “message of …

Holiday, Media, NAFB

Little Change in Cost of July 4th Cookouts

Carrie Muehling

Americans will pay just slightly more to celebrate the Independence Day holiday with a traditional cookout. A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for July 4th, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and watermelon, will cost just a few cents more this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm …

AFBF, AgWired Animal, Food, Holiday

Seasons Greetings from IFAJ

Chuck Zimmerman

This greeting comes to you from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). Best wishes to all IFAJ members for a warm holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous 2018. Thank you for your vital work in helping farmers feed their families, their communities and the world. Best Regards, Owen Roberts President, IFAJ

Holiday, IFAJ

National Thanksgiving Turkey Presented to POTUS

Jamie Johansen

National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named “Drumstick” to President Donald J. Trump during a White House ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of the event that has occurred since 1947. “As we gather together with our families on Thanksgiving and give thanks for our many blessings, we are reminded of the national family to which …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Food, Holiday, Poultry, Turkey

Season of 7 Billion Hot Dogs Begins

Jamie Johansen

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that Americans will eat 7 billion hot dogs during this year’s grilling season which runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. That’s 818 hot dogs per second and more than a third of the hot dogs eaten per year. New research commissioned by the NHDSC and conducted online by Harris …

AgWired Animal, Food, Holiday

Happy Holidays from Water for Food

Chuck Zimmerman

ZimmComm loves holiday greetings, including Merry Christmas messages. At this time of year we like to share random examples of the ones we receive. Let’s start with the Water for Food Daugherty Global Institute at the University of Nebraska. Wishing you a warm holiday season and a New Year filled with joy, peace and prosperity.


Georgia Peanut Hosts Trick or Peanut Event

Jamie Johansen

The Georgia Peanut Commission will be hosting a Trick or Peanut event at the GPC office on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The event is open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. The GPC staff will be taking part by dressing up and providing peanuts and peanut butter- themed candies and treats to all visitors who stop by during …

Ag Group, Holiday, Peanuts

Research Says Americans Prefer Hot Dogs On The Grill

Jamie Johansen

New research commissioned by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) suggests that Americans prefer their dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90% of Americans who say they prepare hot dogs, 63% say grilling is their favorite way to cook a hot dog. Other cooking methods included steaming (12%), microwaving (9%) or frying in a pan (8%). NHDSC …

Ag Group, Food, Holiday