Prices for a July 4th Cookout Down Slightly

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The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) says we can cookout for a little less this year. Favorite foods for a Fourth of July meal will run about $6 per person according to an informal survey conducted by AFBF. The average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people is $55.70, or $5.57 per person. One reason for this is competition …

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Feeding the World With Grasshopper Protein

Lizzy Schultz

When Dror Tamir founded Hargol Food Tech, he named it after the Hebrew word for grasshopper, and that isn’t a coincidence. The company, which develops solutions to combat global malnutrition and food insecurity, is pioneering the production and processing of grasshopper-based protein sources. Tamir sat down with our Jamie Johansen during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to discuss his unique …

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IPPE Sets Records for 2017

Jamie Johansen

A record setting 31,649 poultry, meat and feed industry leaders from all over the world attended this year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute sponsored event also brought in 1,273 exhibitors showcasing products in 533,000 square feet of exhibit space. “We are very excited about …

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The IPPE is Bigger Than Ever

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from the Georgia World Congress Center and the International Production & Processing Expo. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, North American Meat Institute and American Feed Industry Association. There are 1,300 exhibitors occupying almost a half million square feet. It’s big! The trade show opens at 10am this morning and is where I’ll be …

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Hot Dog & Sausage King

Chuck Zimmerman

His real title is President of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. He’s Eric Mittenthal. But we need a much better title for him and perhaps you could suggest one. Eric is taking over the position from the “Queen of Wien” herself, Janet Riley. Both also work for the North American Meat Institute which oversees the NHDSC. Riley will …

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AMSA Launches TheMeatWeEat.com

Jamie Johansen

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has debuted their new website, TheMeatWeEat.com. The consumer focused site provides accurate, fact-based information from U.S. meat scientists to help consumers make informed decisions regarding the meat their families enjoy. “TheMeatWeEat.com is the perfect avenue to relay the research of countless meat scientists into digestible information our consumers are looking for. Targeting our audience …

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Hot Dogs/Hamburgers Rule

Chuck Zimmerman

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s on your grill this July 4th?” Hot dogs and hamburgers came out on top and the other category included ribs and brats. We hope everyone had a safe and tasty Independence Day! Here are the poll results: Hot dogs – 22% Hamburgers – 22% Steak – 17% Chicken – 17% Other – 17% …

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Venison For Supper

Chuck Zimmerman

This is only one of many reasons why I like to hunt deer. Eating them. Freezer meat is where it’s at. Today’s supper menu includes some small steaks that will be quick grilled on a hot fire. These pieces come from what we call the “football roast” in the ham. I take that roast and trim it, muscle it out …

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Hot Dog Time at the Ballparks

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s opening day for Major League Baseball. That means hot dogs will be getting plenty of attention. Here in Pensacola our Blue Wahoos minor league team gets into action this Thursday. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council have some great information on the stuff fans like to eat. Like a Turkey on Thanksgiving, hot dogs are the quintessential summer …

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