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Scientists Say Don’t Cut Costs On Weed Control

Palmer amaranth

Farmers have a chance to prevent a newly-arrived threat from becoming a permanent fixture. It’s an aggressive weed that’s been devastating crops in the Midwest.

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Puerto Rico Lost Its Home-Grown Food But Might Find It Again

Puerto Rican sugar refinery

A local food movement is taking root in Puerto Rico. Hopeful farmers are leasing long-abandoned land, but why was the land abandoned in the first place?

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Chinese Chicken Is Headed To U.S. But It’s Really About Beef


The U.S. has given the green light for China to send cooked poultry to America. It's part of a trade deal that opens China's huge market to U.S. beef producers.

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Plan To Shakeup USDA Worries Rural Advocates

Sonny Perdue in Cincinnati

The Trump White House proposed a 21 percent cut to USDA’s discretionary funding, and rural advocates are worried.

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Americans Are Drinking Less Cow’s Milk, Its Appeal Has Curdled


In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed.

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What Michelle Obama Thinks About Trump’s School Lunch Rules

Michelle Obama

The former first lady got fired up talking about the issues she championed during her eight years in the White House.

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Apocalypse-Proof Bunkers On Great Plains Sell For $3 Million

bunker pool

The business of helping people prepare to survive the next big calamity has changed substantially in the age of President Donald Trump.

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Purple Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Cauliflower Tabbouleh With Toasted Hemp Seeds

This is our take on cauliflower rice. Chef Daniel Orr combines it with citrus, onion and parsley for a gluten-free tabbouleh.

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New Kansas Farm Hopes To Cultivate A Future For Veterans

training in beekeeping

S.A.V.E. Farm stands for Service member Agricultural Vocation Education. It offers veterans the opportunity to learn the business of farming.

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Barack Obama Gives Food Security Warning At Milan Summit

Barack Obama eats a peach

Former President Barack Obama called for big changes in agriculture and food policy to help curb climate change during a sustainability summit in Milan, Italy.

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Asparagus, With Vegan Caesar Dressing On The Side

chef daniel orr with asparagus

How about a new dipping sauce for simply cooked asparagus?

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Watch: What Are Pesticides And How Are They Used?


Conflicting interpretations of scientific research have led various authorities to issue different levels of concern over pesticide use.

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Here’s What Sonny Perdue Said On Climate Change, Immigration

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

Harvest Public Media’s Peggy Lowe sat down with the Secretary of Agriculture to talk about Trump Administration’s priorities for our food system.

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White House Kicks Calorie Count Labels To Next Year

A Burger King sign displays calorie counts

The FDA has put off a rule requiring calorie counts on menus at big food chains until May next year.

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