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March is National Nutrition Month and throughout the month, USDA will be highlighting results of their efforts to improve access to safe, healthy food for all Americans and supporting the health of our next generation.
From farm to fork, agriculture and nutrition are integrally linked. And every state in the U.S. can play an important role in helping Americans eat healthfully.
During National Agriculture Week, which runs through March 19, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is inviting farmers, ranchers and all agriculturalists to “Show Us Your Ag.” It’s an effort to highlight how you care for your animals and how you raise your crops, educating today’s consumers.
USDA released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report this week, and in the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section, the 2016 forecast of total red meat and poultry production is raised from last month, as higher forecast first-quarter broiler and turkey production more than offsets small reductions in beef and pork.
A new poll by National Public Radio finds messaging encouraging consumers to eat less meat are not changing dietary habits. The NPR survey of 3,000 Americans concluded the impact has been negligible when it comes to diets. The results were compared with a similar NPR poll from three years ago that found a slight drop in the number of people who said they were Read the rest of this entry »
USDA is forecasting lower livestock prices in 2016. This is for cattle, hogs, poultry, eggs, and milk. Cattle prices are forecast to decline due to larger supplies of heavy cattle, high cold-storage stock levels, and sluggish foreign demand. Hog prices are expected to be lower due to Read the rest of this entry »
CHESTERFIELD, Mo., (March 3, 2016) – Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company, said it best: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” And the first step to coming together is showing appreciation for your customers. In agriculture, our customers are the people who eat, wear and use the commodities that we grow and raise every day.
“We as farmers and ranchers sometimes don’t take the time to stop and show our appreciation to our neighbors, our Facebook friends and all those people we don’t know who Read the rest of this entry »
Southeast AgNet This Week: Cattleman Inducted into Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Weekincludes an interview with AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper and Hall of Fame inductee Billy Kempfer, as well as information about the Georgia Cotton Commission’s Ninth Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop. Click here to view this weeks issue. Want more? Click here to subscribe.