Family Farm and Food Bytes
Family Farm and Food Bytes
AFBF PART OF CLIMATE CHANGE ALLIANCE ANNOUNCEMENT (AFBF) - On November 15, the American Farm Bureau Federation in November was part of an announcement regarding the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA). FACA is currently made up of the following 8 organizations that represent a unique cross-section of national level organizations: AFBF, Environmental Defense Fund, FMI - The Food Industry Association, National Alliance of Forest Owners, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, and The Nature Conservancy. FACA has united around 3 principles that support 40 recommendations related to food/agriculture and climate change policies. For more information, see www.agclimatealliance.com
COOKIES IN SHORT SUPPLY THIS SEASON, MILANO-MAKER CAMPBELL WARNS (Bloomberg) – Campbell Soup Co., the maker of Pepperidge Farm cookies, warned it’s working through “supply constraints” in its cookie division, which makes familiar packaged varieties like Milano and Chessmen.
PLANT-BASED MEAT MARKET WORTH $8.3 BILLION BY 2025 (PR Newswire) – It is projected to reach USD 8.3 billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 14.0% in terms of value.
SKECHER INCORPORATES SOY INTO ITS SHOES (FarmWeekNow) - U.S. soy is now found in new lines of Skechers footwear, thanks to their collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. United Soybean Board checkoff-supported research by Goodyear showed soybean oil could improve tire flexibility across temperatures and enhance traction in rainy and snowy weather conditions. The rubber technology contains a special polymer made with U.S. soybean oil. And Skechers was paying attention. The footwear company now uses the same technology to deliver grip, stability and durability for select models of its running shoes.
Skechers has launched the soy-based shoes in its Skechers GOrun collection. The soy-based models carry the label “Goodyear Performance Outsoles.” The company plans to bring this technology into a wider assortment of styles and colors throughout 2021 and beyond, including branching out into trail, work and safety footwear categories for men, women and children.
BIDEN EXPECTED TO NOMINATE MARCIA FUDGE TO LEAD HUD, TOM VILSACK TO HEAD AGRICULTURE AGAIN (Wall Street Journal) – President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as Agriculture secretary, according to people familiar with the plans.
SHOULD I WIPE DOWN GROCERIES DURING THE PANDEMIC? (Associated Press) – Should I wipe down groceries during the pandemic? Experts say it’s not necessary for most people.