A new soy-checkoff-funded study, notes that the animals that feed us are also feeding our economy. The analysis shows animal ag, U.S. soy’s top end user, increased gross national product by $123 billion in economic output, improved household earnings by over $21 billion and added 645,629 jobs from 2004-2014.
Do you ever find yourself picking up packages of chicken examining the labels — such as enhanced, retained water, antibiotics, and wondering what exactly does that mean? Cathy Isom has found the new tool making it easier for consumers to shop for chicken.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: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.
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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 »