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March 19, 2015

 

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Kraft ‘Cheese Product’ First To Receive Kids Eat Right Label

Kraft Singles, the individually wrapped yellow slice that forms the glue in so many grilled sandwiches, has been given the Kids Eat Right label.

March 16, 2015

 

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Nebraska Farmers At Center Of Pork Industry Debate

As the pork industry becomes more concentrated, small and mid-sized producers are forced to either get bigger, get out, or get into a niche market.

March 13, 2015

 

turkey flock

Bird Flu Found In Midwest

The strain of avian flu is thought to spread mostly through contact with infected wild birds.

March 12, 2015

 

Chuck Earnest

Anticipating The Benefits Of A Trade Deal In The Pacific

For U.S. soybean producers, the deal could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan.

March 11, 2015

 

sxsw

SXSW SouthBites Is Back With Slow And Fast Food

McDonald's involvement in this year's SXSW SouthBites Interactive conference is turning heads.

March 10, 2015

 

farmer Matt Russell and chickens

Paying Farmers Not To Farm? Not Exactly

Some have complained that the government pays farmers not to farm. It’s actually a complicated program sought by sustainable agriculture advocates.

March 9, 2015

 

Cupcakes decorated with pills and the figure of a doctor

Research Shows Junk Food Could Be Literally Like Crack

A new study indicates that some people show signs of addiction when consuming processed foods with high fat and refined carbs.

March 6, 2015

 

cloudy sky with mcdonalds sign

McDonalds To Ditch Human Antibiotics In Chicken

The country's largest consumer of chicken says it plans to phase out “antibiotics that are important to human medicine” used in its poultry products.

March 4, 2015

 

livestock

Bill Would Limit Antibiotic Use In Livestock

An estimated 107 antibiotics are currently allowed for continuous use or without limit in livestock by the FDA.

March 3, 2015

 

frosted flakes

Kellogg Suffers Seventh Straight Quarterly Decline

Cereal sales are in decline and Kellogg's is feeling the slump.

March 2, 2015

 

COOL label on beef

Ranchers Count On COOL To Stand Out From Global Competition

These country of origin labels, as they are known, are part of an ongoing international trade dispute that has swept up Midwest ranchers.

February 27, 2015

 

Street sign displaying K Street and Evacuation Route

Food And Ag Lobbyists Reap Seats At Congressional Table

Former food and agriculture lobbyists have taken staff posts in the Senate Agriculture Committee as Congress prepares to move on a new legislative agenda.

February 27, 2015

 

Farmer Jeff Jones

Right To Farm Amendment Challenged In Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri is the second state to add the right to farm to its constitution, behind North Dakota.

February 26, 2015

 

redbud dessert

Get Warm! Five Posts To Prepare For Spring

For some of the nation, it's hard to believe spring can be around the corner. Get your mind in a warmer place with five spring-related posts.

February 24, 2015

 

Sara Creech with chicken

Back From War, On To The Farm

Veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be unemployed than both civilians and veterans of other wars.

February 19, 2015

 

velveeta cheese

Shifting Priorities In Health Sound Alarm For Packaged Foods

Remember how everything was "low-fat" in the 1990s? Today's shift from low-fat, packaged foods to fresh, healthier food is worrying the packaged food industry.

February 18, 2015

 

Iowa Power Farming show

Farm Payment Projections Growing

Crop insurance, which is heavily subsidized with public money, is meant to function as the main farm support program.

February 17, 2015

 

drone flying over a field

Grounded, Farmers Wait On Drone Rules

While some farmers see drones as a way to help their bottom line, others see them as a potential invasion of privacy.

February 17, 2015

 

Ranchers drive longhorn cattle through the streets of Fort Worth, Texas.

Meat Industry Drops Lawsuit Against ‘COOL’ Labels

Meat industry groups have dropped a lawsuit against the USDA's rules requiring labels that identify country of origin for meat products.

February 13, 2015

 

eggs

Government Considers Reversal in Cholesterol Guidelines

Let them eat eggs, says the top U.S. nutrition advisory panel.

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