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August 31, 2015

 

baby turkeys

Officials, Farmers Prepare For Fall Bird Flu Outbreak

After criticisms of their response to the spring outbreak, USDA officials say they have a plan for this fall that could handle twice as many infections.

August 26, 2015

 

farmers gathered under a tent

Organic Farmers On The Social Stigma Of ‘Dirty’ Fields

A study found that farmers who go organic are often subject to a “weedy field bad farmer” mentality in their communities.

August 24, 2015

 

JBS sign

Why Aren’t Robots Slicing And Dicing Our Beef?

Many manufacturers have gone to automated machines to process food. Yet it still takes thousands of workers to keep a modern beef plant up and running.

August 20, 2015

 

Grant-Moline-with-turkey-barn

Turkeys Back In Barns After Bird Flu

Farmers have reached a milestone in the recovery from the massive avian flu outbreak last spring. Birds are back in the barns at this Iowa farm.

August 5, 2015

 

Monsanto research campus

Monsanto Sets Off A Corporate ‘Feeding Frenzy’

In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.

August 3, 2015

 

GMO event

GMO Labeling Becomes A ‘Proxy’ For Consumer Preferences

The fight over food containing genetically modified ingredients is at a fever pitch. It includes a little science, lots of money and a food system under fire.

July 27, 2015

 

grape leaf damage

Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Farmers use nearly 900 million pounds of pesticides every year. Sometimes those chemicals drift to neighboring property, which can ruin crops on organic farms.

July 22, 2015

 

Heath Gerlock of Farmobile

Technology, Growth Spur Ag Jobs Far From The Field

Huge companies and start-ups alike are investing in technology designed to support and improve agriculture and, in the process, they’re creating new jobs.

July 20, 2015

 

soybean plants

Farmers Watch As Scientists Weigh In On Common Herbicides

Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.

July 14, 2015

 

worker in a field

Changes To Farmworker Housing Rules Worry Farmers, Advocates

Many farmers rely on a stable supply of migrant laborers to return year after year. That’s an incentive to provide safe housing.

July 7, 2015

 

bee hotel

Bee Hotels Give Native Species A Place To Call Home

Hotels are made for solitary bees that don't swarm or have a hive. Researchers hope they will preserve bee habitat and allow for research on population decline.

July 2, 2015

 

flooded farmland

After Stormy Spring, Farmers Could Face More Violent Weather

This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.

June 30, 2015

 

JBS building

Inside World’s Largest Food Company You’ve Never Heard Of

JBS is a powerhouse in meat. The Brazilian multinational is the largest global producer of beef, chicken and lamb, and number three in pork.

June 29, 2015

 

eggs

Flock Of Egg-Laying Hens Smallest In A Decade

The nation’s flock of egg-laying hens is at its smallest since 2004 thanks to the massive outbreak of avian influenza this spring.

June 23, 2015

 

orchid cactus bud

The Brief Reign Of The ‘Queen Of The Night’ Orchid Cactus

Some cultures claim orchid cactus stem extract works as a cough suppressant, while others cook the petals into a soup that’s assumed to be an aphrodisiac.

June 18, 2015

 

Bill McKelvey

Food Pantries Help Patrons Grow Their Own Produce

Grow Well Missouri passes out seeds and starter plants at area food pantries so locals can grow their own food.

June 16, 2015

 

road closed on the farm

New Study Says Bird Flu Spread By Wind, Humans, Fowl

Researchers found that the virus was spread up to a half-mile during two windy days that “appeared to be related to clusters of outbreaks 5 to 7 days later."

June 11, 2015

 

Nick Dice with marijuana plants

Colorado’s Pot Industry Is On Its Own With Pesticides

The parts of the federal government that regulate agricultural pesticide use want nothing to do with legalized marijuana.

June 9, 2015

 

Farmer Brian Fleischmann

Farmers With Prosthetics Face Durability Challenges

According to the National Safety Council, 1 out of every 10 agriculture injuries results in amputation.

June 4, 2015

 

John Mettler and Sarah Chan

Careful Food Formulation Can Yield Trendy Label Claims

Whether a label says it’s low in fat, produced without hormones, or a good source of protein is largely governed by consumer demand and corporate profit.

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