Survey: Retail prices for meats, dairy and eggs decline slightly
Retail food prices at the supermarket declined slightly during the second quarter of 2012 with protein staples – meats, cheese, milk and eggs – showing the greatest drops in price, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. FULL STORY »
Smoothies help make milk, fruit cool in school
A new beverage combining the nutritional values and flavors of milk and fruit in a healthy, naturally-sweetened smoothie soon will be available in school cafeterias across the country. FULL STORY »
Soy milk may have higher potential to cause cavities
Soy milk has long been touted as a popular and healthy alternative to cow’s milk, but new research may make soy fans think twice before pouring another glass. FULL STORY »
Dairy plays key role in Olympic diets
As the Olympics kick-off in just a few short weeks, some viewers may be motivated to get off the couch, ready to train to be the next Olympics gold medalist. However, performing like a professional athlete requires more than just training. A healthy diet filled with dairy products is also required. FULL STORY »
Food price worry as U.S. corn, soybeans in worst state since 1988
U.S. corn and soybean crops, the world's largest, are in the worst condition since the last major drought in America's breadbasket in 1988, the government said this week, pushing up grain prices and raising the prospect of global food-price inflation. FULL STORY »
Consumers will eventually feel impact of drought
Have you ever looked for a particular repair part that was hard to find, and when you did, it was well more expensive than you could afford to pay? We have all been in that situation and right now the pork industry is right there. FULL STORY »
Can premium milk, cheese prices help dairy farms?
Two groups are asking consumers to pay more for their milk and dairy products to supplement the lost income of dairy farmers throughout some of the nation’s key dairy-producing states. While the program isn’t new, the question remains: can the push to buy local products help save family dairy farms? FULL STORY »
Dairy group donates milk for children, needy families
A group of Connecticut dairy farmers are paying it forward through generous donations of thousands of gallons of milk to children and needy families in the area. FULL STORY »
Expectant mothers, load up on cheese!
Dental health begins in the womb. Researchers have found that babies born to women who consume cheese and other dairy products during pregnancy are likely to have better dental health than babies born to non-dairy-consumers. FULL STORY »
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