Ag News: Pizza Day in U.S.
**With 350 slices of pizza eaten every second in the U.S., it’s clearly appropriate to dedicate a national holiday to one of America’s favorite foods: cheese pizza.
Agweb.com reports, on September 5, dairy farmers may well have seen a spike in cheese sales as we celebrated National Cheese Pizza Day.
Consumption of pizza has increased America’s consumption of cheese by more than 40% since 1995!
According to Pizza.com, Pizza accounts for more than 10 of all food service sales and each American eats about 46 pizza slices a year.
**Costco is now marketing a2 Milk, helping further the reach of the growing dairy brand.
The a2 Milk Company announced the move with Costco that starts an exclusive distribution deal for a 3-pack a2 Milk Whole Milk.
Founded in 2000, a2 Milk is marketed as an alternative to other milks containing the A1 beta-casein protein because it only contains the A2 protein. a2 claims their A1 beta-casein-free milk is easier for consumers to digest.
**After many months on the front lines of a brutal tit-for-tat trade war, farmers can now start seeking some relief.
USDA began accepting applications September 4th from farmers and ranchers who qualify for a portion of the $4.7 billion the Trump administration is getting ready to hand out.
Producers will be paid only for 50 percent of their yield; the government is holding onto the other half in case more needs to be paid out in early December.