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 …

Ag Group, Food, Meat

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Phillip Seng

Leah Guffey

Agri-Pulse interviewed Philip Seng, President and CEO USMEF on Open Mic this week: International trade can be a “gold mine” for beef and pork producers as well as the grain growers they rely on for feed. However, U.S. red meat exports are challenged from lower domestic production and the rising value of the U.S. dollar. In this week’s Open Mic …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Exports, Food, Markets, Meat

How Ground Beef & Hamburgers are Made Video Released

Jamie Johansen

Ground beef and hamburgers are two of America’s most beloved meat products, yet also among the most misunderstood when it comes to how they’re made. With that in mind, American Meat Institute (AMI) has developed a new video as part of its “Glass Walls” series featuring a tour of a processing plant that produces ground beef for several major restaurant …

Ag Group, AMI, Meat, Video

Helping People Understand Nutritional Benefits of Meat

Chuck Zimmerman

Because they just don’t know. That’s why the American Meat Institute has a dietician approved brochure available for free download. Most consumers don’t fully recognize the unique nutrition benefits that meat and poultry offer, according to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Poll for the American Meat Institute. Only 12 percent of consumers correctly identified animal products like meat …

Ag Group, AMI, Food, Meat

Novus International Connects at IPPE

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite inclement weather conditions, the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) this week had more than 24,000 poultry, meat and feed industry attendees from all over the world and 1,148 exhibitors, including our show coverage sponsor Novus International. The theme for Novus at the expo was “Understanding the Connections” according to Samson Li, vice president for global business. “We …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, IPPE, Meat, Novus International, Poultry, Poultry Expo

Austin Eats Food Tour

Chuck Zimmerman

This is is an example of having a little meat with your meat for supper. This particularly delicious brisket, ribs and sausage is courtesy of Freedmen’s in Austin, TX. So why am I bringing it to your attention? Because these things are important. After the NAMA Executive Committee completed its quarterly meeting work this week we did supper as a …

Ag Group, Food, Meat, NAMA

North American Meat Unhappy With Farm Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the North American Meat Association (NAMA) here at the International Production and Processing Expo are disappointed to see that Congress is likely to pass a farm bill this week with no changes to the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law being challenged in the World Trade Organization by Mexico and Canada. “It needs to be fixed and Congress …

Ag Group, Audio, Government, IPPE, Meat, Trade

Novus at Production and Processing Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

Once again we are pleased to bring you coverage of the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, courtesy of our friends at Novus International. IPPE is the new name for the combination of International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo, which all integrated together in 2013. The 2014 IPPE will bring together more than 1,100 …

IPPE, Livestock, Meat, Novus International, Pork, Poultry, Poultry Expo