The AgriNutrition Edge Report

The AgriNutrition Edge Report is designed to bring you practical and personal insights about current topics, regulations and studies about food across the value chain…from production to preparation along with consumer insights from you and me! As a 6th generation farm owner, dairy farmer’s daughter and registered dietitian, my intention is to bring perspectives from the ground up while also showcasing those that provide the food on our tables: our farmers and ranchers. Enjoy!

2020 Issue 10: Lessons Learned Extend Beyond the Cow

2020 Issue 10: Lessons Learned Extend Beyond the Cow

Regardless of our childhood and how long ago it was, we have memories that bring smiles to our faces, tears to our eyes or the realization of what we thought was bad, may actually have been good. June brings those mixed emotions for me and some of my “farm kid”...

2020 Issue 9: Shining Stars Among Grim Realities

2020 Issue 9: Shining Stars Among Grim Realities

The pandemic, the long-term lingering effects of hunger, unemployment and poverty, and the grim realities of today’s headlines can be discouraging. Wearing “rose colored” glasses may not seem appropriate, but we can’t forget there are “shining stars” among us who...

2020 Issue 7: A Perfect Storm Blows Through the Food Chain

2020 Issue 7: A Perfect Storm Blows Through the Food Chain

The April 30 issue of The AgriNutrition Edge continues exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s food chain. With the recent closure of major meat processing plants, we’ve seen an efficient food system start to break at the seams when we don’t have...

2020 Issue 6: When the Food Chain is Disrupted … Reality Sets In

2020 Issue 6: When the Food Chain is Disrupted … Reality Sets In

When we race to the grocery store or dine in a restaurant, we usually don’t think about all the hands that work to put food on our tables. But when the food chain is disrupted by a global pandemic, we have a reality check. At least 50% of the nation’s milk, produce,...

2020 Issue 5: Don’t Panic! We Have Food, Please Share

2020 Issue 5: Don’t Panic! We Have Food, Please Share

We are living in a new reality and food is vital to our existence. But we have to stop the hoarding and remember some basic rules. First, don’t panic! There is enough food to feed us all, but we have to share. It’s not just about feeding ourselves, but making sure...

2020 Issue 4: Stay Calm … and Wash Your Hands

2020 Issue 4: Stay Calm … and Wash Your Hands

Stories of bottled water, hand wipes and disinfectant disappearing from store shelves and the resurgence of canned good purchases are in the headlines as concerns of a pandemic spread from one continent to another, and now is in our “back yard.” With the recent...

2020 Issue 3: We Need to Restore Trust in Our Farmers

2020 Issue 3: We Need to Restore Trust in Our Farmers

Trust is a tricky thing. One day you say you trust someone, a brand or a service and then in a blink of an eye, your view changes. A headline, a quote or a picture shoots an arrow through the heart of that belief. It happens all the time with our pop culture icons,...

2020 Issue 2: When Did Food Waste Become the Norm?

2020 Issue 2: When Did Food Waste Become the Norm?

The facts and figures about food waste make the headlines but do they motivate us to change our behavior? Food waste is complicated and solutions are not easy but we all can work together — one family, one kitchen, one farm at a time This issue of the AgriNutrition...