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October 3, 2016


Alan Fabrizius with tractors

Low Wheat Prices Mean Lean Times For Wheat Belt Farm Economy

As harvest of winter wheat got underway in June in Kansas, the price began plummeting.

October 3, 2016


Kind Bars

FDA Is Redefining The Term ‘Healthy’ On Food Labels

Last year, the FDA told the maker of Kind bars some of its nut-filled snacks couldn't be labeled as "healthy." Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means.

September 29, 2016


Rain falls on a McDonald's restaurant.

LA Teachers Join Call To End ‘McTeacher Nights’

A teacher’s union in Los Angeles has added to the list of educators who want to stop school fundraisers at McDonalds.

September 28, 2016


Courtesy of Hudson Gardens

Beekeepers Benefit From The Hive Mind In Community Apiaries

Modeled after community gardens, the sweet setups allow beekeepers to maintain hives in public spaces.

September 28, 2016


growing places indy

Bill Would Extend Farm Safety Net To Urban Growers

A Michigan senator is introducing legislation that would let urban farmers access the traditional agricultural safety net.

September 27, 2016


A patch of rye planted as a cover crop

Farmers Feel Pressure To Fight Agricultural Water Pollution

Planting cover crops and spoon-feeding fertilizer are two ways to cut agriculture’s contribution to nitrates in water, but not enough farmers are buying in yet.

September 26, 2016



In The Face Of Uncertain Future, Ag Industry Titans Pair Up

The prospect of fewer, larger companies controlling so much of the basic food supply is giving some farmers and anti-trust advocates heartburn.

September 26, 2016


Corn rootworm beetle larvae feed on maize root and seed.

Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes

Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.

September 26, 2016


Chickens participate in a program to improve organic standards

Top Fast Food Chains Using Less Meat Raised With Antibiotics

A consortium of consumer, health and environment groups has ranked 25 fast food chains for transparency and their use of meat raised with antibiotics.

September 22, 2016



Study: MRSA Transmitted Through Poultry Consumption

George Washington University researchers say they found a new strain of MRSA transmitted to people through consumption of infected poultry.

September 21, 2016


Monsanto chief technology officer Robb Fraley

Senate Committee Hears Both Sides On Proposed Ag Company Mergers

Supporters and opponents of several proposed mergers among agricultural seed and chemical companies are making their case to lawmakers in Washington.

September 20, 2016


headwaters of the South Platte River

How Are Nitrates Ending Up In Drinking Water Supplies?

Crop farms and livestock operations are the biggest contributors to nutrient problems in the Gulf of Mexico

September 20, 2016


tractor in a corn field

EPA Weighs In On Glyphosate, Says It Doesn’t Cause Cancer

The Environmental Protection Agency says that the country's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, does not cause cancer.

September 19, 2016


A street cart sells halal food to customers in New York

Halal Food Sales Growing in U.S.

Demand for halal food has increased in recent years, reaching $1.9 billion between August 2015 and August 2016.

September 18, 2016


berlin restaurant

Can You Get Everything You Need From A Vegan Diet?

Berlin has become a vegan mecca, but now Germany's nutritionists warn that a vegan diet can't provide all a body needs.

September 16, 2016


carton of eggs with labels

Organic Industry Wants To Define Humanely Raised Meat

Organic animal welfare standards are expected to be finalized by year's end. It could clear up some questions for consumers but leave division behind the plate.

September 16, 2016


table setting

How Teens Cope With Food Insecurity

Many kids rely on school for food their families can't afford. Two reports suggest one group is falling through the cracks: teens.

September 16, 2016


UC Davis students

STEM To Steam: Coffee Is Perking Up Engineering Education

At the University of California, Davis, it's now the focus of the most popular elective class on campus and of an ambitious new research center.

September 15, 2016


A USDA microbiologist adds reagents to test for E. coli in Athens, Georgia.

Food Safety Rules Slowly Paying Off

Despite food recalls and disease outbreaks frequently making headlines, data is showing that cases of foodborne illness are slowly declining.

September 15, 2016



Monsanto Accepts $66 Billion Bayer Offer

Together, Bayer and Monsanto will create the largest crop supply company in the world.

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