Turkeys May Cost More This Thanksgiving

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Economy, Poultry, This Land of Ours

Your Thanksgiving turkey may cost you more this year. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The American Farm Bureau Federation says turkey prices may hit record levels this Thanksgiving. American Farm Bureau Federation economists analyzed turkey and egg costs in their latest Market Intel. The retail price for fresh boneless, skinless turkey breast reached a record high of …

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AFT Announces Solar Energy Development Partnership

Dan Biofuels/Energy, This Land of Ours

A new partnership for solar energy. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. American Farmland Trust (AFT) Tuesday announced a partnership with Edelen Renewables and Arcadia. The Farmers Powering Communities seeks to combat climate change through solar energy development while protecting America’s farmland and ranchland. The partnership provides more farmers with the opportunity for a new revenue stream and …


FDA “Healthy” Label Requirements Proposal

Dan This Land of Ours

It may soon be easier to determine which foods at the grocery story are healthy. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced a proposal to change the way foods are classified as being healthy for labeling purposes. It would update the definition for the implied nutrient content claim “healthy” to be consistent …

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Dairy Research Centers Celebrate 35 Years

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Research, This Land of Ours

35 Years of dairy research. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The checkoff-funded Dairy Foods Research Centers network is celebrating its 35-year anniversary. It was created to provide innovative, science-backed solutions related to consumer demand as well as business needs and trends. Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) provides the structure and oversight for more than 20 universities that comprise …


Consumers Pay More for Healthier Food

Dan Economy, This Land of Ours

Consumers are willing to pay higher prices for some types of food. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. A recent survey of more than 2,000 adults indicates that 84% of consumers still consider health and wellness when purchasing fresh food. The survey by Deloitte Insights also found that three in four respondents are actively seeking more personalized nutrition, up 13 …


Traditional Favorites Still Tailgating Superstars

Dan This Land of Ours

Tailgating season is in full swing. So what are the popular choices of food to bring to the party? That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. A poll conducted by Hormel Foods found that tailgaters are standing by some traditional favorites this season. Three-quarters (72%) of respondents agreed that the food selection can make or break the tailgate, while well over …


Biden Administration Invests in International Food for Progress Projects

Dan This Land of Ours

USDA Funding for International Projects. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Department of Agriculture will invest $178 million in seven international development projects on four continents to support U.S. government priorities. The projects include promoting climate-smart agriculture, facilitating trade, and addressing the root causes of migration in Central America. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the funding Wednesday …


Report: Gen Z Prefers Quick Service Restaurants

Dan This Land of Ours

A look at restaurant trends in younger generations. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Older Gen Zs, ages 18-24, in the U.S. are discerning when choosing restaurants, according to new data by the NPD Group. Although price matters to this group, their taste preferences and definition of value dictate the type of restaurants they visit. As a result, …

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USDA Expands SNAP Online Shopping, Adds New Retailers

Dan This Land of Ours

More online shopping is available for SNAP participants. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to expand opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, participants to conveniently shop online for groceries. USDA reported Tuesday more than 150 additional retailer chains now offer online shopping to SNAP participants, representing thousands of stores. In …