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November 21, 2017

 

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WHO Wants To Limit Antibiotics For Livestock

US Regulators are critical of the new WHO regulations, limiting antibiotic use in livestock.

November 20, 2017

 

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Fewer Regulations Heighten Concerns Over Water Quality

"The cities are not in the driver’s seat here, they’re being driven," says Mark Ryan, an attorney with EPA.

November 16, 2017

 

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Large Livestock Farms May Have To Report Air Pollution

Despite EPA objections, environmental groups are pushing for CAFOs to report emissions of air pollutants.

November 13, 2017

 

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Harvest’s Done, But Deciding What To Do About Dicamba Isn’t

The EPA is restricting dicamba's use, and Monsanto is selling dicamba resistant soybeans. Farmers grapple with how to proceed.

November 10, 2017

 

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To Protect Pollinators, Researchers Look To Land For Answers

Neonicotinoids threaten bee populations, but instead of limiting their use, researchers look to evergreens and prairie strips for minimizing the threat.

November 8, 2017

 

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Ag Businesses Want To Keep Immigrant Workers In US Legally

In spite of the tough anti-immigration talk in Washington, labor-starved dairy and feedlot owners are pushing for a guest worker program.

November 3, 2017

 

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Clovis Withdraws From USDA Nomination

Sam Clovis was linked this week to the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

November 2, 2017

 

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Organic Acreage On The Rise

As prices drop for conventional crops, some farmers are looking to organic.

October 27, 2017

 

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Genetic Advances In Sunflowers May Mean Future Profits

Self-pollination is a trait that'll be increasingly important to sunflower farmers as wild bee populations diminish.

October 19, 2017

 

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Food Industry Vying For Public Trust With CRISPR Discussion

“If people trust you, science doesn’t matter. If people don’t trust you, science doesn’t matter,” says Charlie Arnot of the Center for Food Integrity.

October 13, 2017

 

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Dairy Safety Net Isn’t Working, USDA and Farmers Agree

When you head to the supermarket you want to see milk at a reasonable price. But, some dairy farmers say times are tough and safety nets aren't working.

October 4, 2017

 

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It Takes A Village – And A Lot Of Money – To Save An Aquifer

Colorado Farmers Tax Themselves In An Effort To Save Their Water Supply.

September 21, 2017

 

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Dicamba Has Been Around For Years, But Causing Problems Now

Superweeds are part of the reason Dicamba is causing more problems now.

September 20, 2017

 

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The ‘Ghost Geography’ Of Midwest Farmland

Changing the food system is more complicated than simply "voting with your fork." Author Ted Genoways brings to light the challenges family farms face today.

September 14, 2017

 

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Small Town Tries New Blueprint To Replace Grocery Store

One rural Kansas community gets creative after the closing of its only grocery store.

September 5, 2017

 

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With Whole Foods Merger, Amazon Reimagines The Food System

Amazon delivers Whole Foods to your doorstep, as merger progresses.

August 31, 2017

 

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Babies Of Mothers Highly Exposed To Pesticides See Problems

Researchers matched birth records for a half-million babies born 1997-2011 to pesticide rates for one-square-mile region including the mother’s address.

August 30, 2017

 

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Climate Change Could Cut Output Of Staple Crops

A new study found that staple crops like corn and wheat will likely see negative impacts from rising global temperatures.

August 30, 2017

 

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Alarm Raised Over President’s Choice For USDA Top Science Job

Political observers see Sam Clovis' nomination to undersecretary as payback for his loyalty to Trump, but here’s the rub: he’s not a scientist.

August 28, 2017

 

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Grocery Store Restaurants Shake Up Food Service Landscape

Groceraunts feature seasonal menus, and they employ graduates of the Culinary Institute of America as chefs, all in the hope of appealing to millennials.

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