Unprecedented. Uncertain. Historic. Frantic. Challenging. Words have been used daily to describe the sudden havoc COVID-19 wreaked on the food system and the economy as America worked to slow the spread of the disease and save lives while we kept a nation fed.
Although much of the United States had been shut down at presstime, to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the country is depending on food manufacturers, distributors and grocery stores to stay in operation.
If you work in the agriculture industry, it's common knowledge that less than 2 percent of the country's population works in it. Another widely recognized fact is fewer and fewer of our country’s citizens know where their food comes from — other than a grocery store.
What most might be surprised to know is that Fort Scott is also home to the oldest public community college in the state. Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) was established in 1919 and added an Agricultural department in 1975.
What happens when you put food-conscious consumers center stage before a group of food producers? Oklahoma pork producers had the opportunity to hear straight from the source in a recent consumer panel hosted by The Center for Food Integrity and quickly realized they don’t know as much as they thought about today’s consumer when it comes to thoughts on food and how it’s produced.
On Demand Often burdened by waste disposal challenges and high-cost fuel needs, large-scale agriculture producers and meat processors – including cattle ranches, cash-grain, poultry, and dairy farms – are constantly looking for new opportunities to divert discarded organic material away from overstuffed landfills (without sacrificing their bottom line).
Check out the October 2020 edition of The National Provisioner: Epic disruption: The State of the Industry 2020. This year has been an anomaly because of the effects of COVID-19 on the food industry. This special report helps provide insight as to why and how the pandemic has affected the industry.
Check out the October 2020 edition of Independent Processor: White Oak Pastures, chronic wasting disease facts that hunters and processors need to know, Indian cuisine, online steak shopping and much more!