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New Research Shows People Help Move Deadly Bee Virus


Researchers explain that moving bee hives across long distances, as is common in the U.S. to pollinate crops, speeds up the process of disease spread.

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America’s Cows Are Churning Out More Milk Than Ever

dairy cattle

Like nearly everything in agriculture, the increase in milk production doesn’t come without a few trade-offs.

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Food Safety Rules To Target Salmonella In Poultry Products

Meat products at a grocery store in Fairfax, Virginia

USDA has had success cutting the proportion of whole chickens found with salmonella. Now it’s focusing on cut-up chicken parts and ground chicken and turkey.

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U.S. Company Disputes China Court Ruling On Meat Scandal

KFC and McDonald's signs are displayed over a road in Xiamen, China.

A U.S. food company has rejected the decision of a Chinese court saying the company broke food safety laws.

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U.S. Temporarily Bans Import Of GE Salmon

Salmon swimming upstream

The FDA has blocked the import of genetically modified salmon until the agency publishes final label guidelines.

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This Rural Nebraska Grocery Store Is ‘More Than A Store’

cashing out at grocery store

Circle C Market serves the village of Cody, Nebraska. During the school day, local students perform tasks at the store as part of their classwork.

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Hellmann’s Creates Vegan ‘Mayo’

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Over a year ago, Hellmann's took issue with the term "mayo" for an egg-free spread. Now, they've decided to make their own.

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Genetically Engineered Animals Could Come To Plate Near You


Researchers have developed a new breed of pig that is resistant to an incurable disease that plagues hogs barns, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.

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The Clock Is Ticking For A Million Food Stamp Recipients

Terry Work

For unemployed adults in 22 states, they have two months to find a job or lose their food assistance.

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Maine Mulls Standalone GMO Label Law

A pile of snow adorns the home of Maine's state legislature

Lawmakers in Maine want to remove a provision in the state's GMO label law that makes it dependent on passage of similar laws in other states.

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New GMO Apple Could Hit Shelves Soon

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Almost a year after the first two genetically modified varieties of non-browning apples were approved for market, a new Fuji variety could join them.

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Restoring Prairie On The Great Plains

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture actually pays farmers to convert highly erodible land back to native vegetation with the Conservation Reserve Program.

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Ethanol Aside, Presidential Candidates Aren’t Talking Ag


While many presidential campaigns have published platforms that touch on food and agriculture issues, they’re not often among talking points on the stump.

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Growing Citrus On The Great Plains

Russ Finch holds up half of a Cara Cara orange

You don’t often see orange trees in Nebraska, but Russ Finch says growing citrus was a way of showing that his geothermal greenhouse could work.

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