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May 3, 2016

 

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Commodity Promotion Programs Try To Hide Their Emails

Federal programs that collect money from farmers to promote pork, beef and eggs are under attack. They now want to exempt their documents from FOIA.

May 3, 2016

 

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Egg Prices Falling Faster Than Expected

Egg prices spiked in the wake of avian flu, but the USDA now expects retail egg prices to fall 9 to 10 percent this year compared to the average 2015 price.

May 3, 2016

 

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FDA Says Lower Salmonella Rates ‘Encouraging’

The FDA study is part of a larger government effort to reduce the persistently high rates of the food-borne illness in chicken and turkey.

April 28, 2016

 

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Organic Frozen Foods On The List Of Recent Recalls

Due to the long shelf life of frozen foods, officials are encouraging consumers to check their frozen products.

April 27, 2016

 

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Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady

A new study finds 33 percent of American children are overweight. But researchers hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.

April 27, 2016

 

cows in rotary parlor

How A Cheese Factory Can Change A Landscape

When a big food company builds a factory, it doesn’t just bring in new industry. Farmers change what they grow, expand their herds and buy new land.

April 27, 2016

 

corn field

Gene-Edited Corn Could Be In Farm Fields In A Few Years

CRISPR technology deletes segments of an organism’s own genome to engineer the expression of a particular trait.

April 25, 2016

 

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For Farmers, Every Planting Season Is A High Stakes Bet

As farmers put seeds in the ground -- and their confidence in another season -- they know they get just one shot at making their business profitable this year.

April 21, 2016

 

Honey pours over a spoon into a bowl

Study Finds Sweeteners Are Equally Bad For You

A USDA study - partially funded by the honey industry - found no significant health differences between consuming honey, corn syrup or refined sugar.

April 21, 2016

 

hunting for morels in a forest

After Fires In West, Mushroom Hunters ‘Chase The Burn’

Foragers are now scouring the hills in California in search of black morels — prized mushrooms which grow in land ravaged by forest fires.

April 21, 2016

 

A farmer sprays agricultural chemicals on a field

Europe Bans Herbicides Linked To Cancer And Infertility

The European Commission has put a moratorium on the use of two weed killers that disrupt human hormones.

April 21, 2016

 

White mushrooms

GMO Fungus Could Soon Be Among Us

A genetically modified mushroom could soon hit grocery store shelves, without governmental regulation or oversight.

April 20, 2016

 

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3 Things You Should Know About GMO Labels

What are GMO labels, and what do they tell you? Here are three things you should know, from the reporters at Harvest Public Media.

April 18, 2016

 

cattle

Farmers Back TPP Deal To Stay Competitive

Free trade agreements open the door to get more American beef, soybeans and rice into other countries at more competitive prices.

April 18, 2016

 

A combine works a feed corn field

Acreage For GMO Crops Shrinks in 2015

A new report says the amount of land used to grow genetically modified food declined last year for the first time in two decades.

April 15, 2016

 

Salmon

GMO Salmon Production Expanding In Canada

AquaBounty wants to repurpose a 38-year-old fish hatchery on Prince Edward Island to support its growing GMO salmon operation.

April 14, 2016

 

Food from a USAID-funded program arrives in Port au Prince, Haiti.

US House Passes Global Food Security Plan

The US House passed a 5-year food security bill aimed at fighting hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.

April 14, 2016

 

Kelly Nissen

Feeding Bacteria To Livestock Could Cut Antibiotic Use

Beneficial bacteria can help prevent you (or a cow) from getting sick. If they protect the animals from infection, farmers will need fewer antibiotics.

April 13, 2016

 

bee on a dandelion

Garden Giant Ditches Class Of Pesticides That May Harm Bees

Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.

April 13, 2016

 

cows

Are Farmers Doing Enough To Control Antibiotic Resistance?

Federal agencies are changing some of the rules for how antibiotics are used on farms, which is raising questions about when antibiotics are really necessary.

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