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Taylor Killough

Taylor Killough has degrees anthropology and journalism. She has worked with the oral history project StoryCorps. A nomad at heart, she recently returned to Louisville, Kentucky, where's she's excited to have her own kitchen and garden again.

Recent Posts by Taylor Killough

June 14, 2019

 

Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Found In US — Again

A wheat strain resistant to the weedkiller glyphosate - more commonly known as Roundup - was found growing wild in the northwestern United States for the fourth time since 2013.

May 24, 2019

 

Online SNAP Could Eliminate Food Deserts – And Cause More Problems

A pilot program allows SNAP recipients to purchase food online.

May 17, 2019

 

Report Outlines Strategies To Address Black Farmer Inequalities

Recently released census data from the USDA shows a decline in Black farm ownership.

April 26, 2019

 

Meet The Aquapunx: Middle Schoolers Saving The World With Aquaponics

Teenagers at Western Middle School in Louisville, KY build an aquaponics system in an after-school leadership program.

March 22, 2019

 

Fire Cider Trademark Sparks Herbalism Controversy

An upcoming trial will determine whether the term "fire cider" can remain in public use, or will remain trademarked in commerce by a single company.

February 28, 2019

 

Beekeeping One Answer To West Virginia’s High Unemployment Rates

The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is battling unemployment in 15 West Virginia counties by training new beekeepers and providing free or low-cost equipment to get them started.

February 22, 2019

 

Mega-Mergers And Consolidated Data: New Report Lists Roadblocks To Sustainable Ag

Seventy percent of the global agrochemical industry is now in the hands of only three companies.

January 17, 2019

 

EPA Drops Proposal To Lower Pesticide Applicator Age

Turning 18 affords a lot of newfound freedoms - voting, buying lottery tickets, and professionally applying pesticides.

January 11, 2019

 

Farmers, Benefit Recipients Face Uncertainty During Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown stretches into its third week, it continues to affect everything from National Park trash to long lines at the airport.

December 6, 2018

 

Supreme Court Not Likely To Hear California Egg Lawsuit

The Department of Justice this week recommended the Supreme Court not hear a lawsuit brought by 12 egg-producing states, after California banned the sale of eggs produced in confinements smaller than the state's new requirements.

November 15, 2018

 

There Are So Many Cranberries This Year, They Must Be Destroyed

As you gaze upon your Thanksgiving feast this year, linger for a moment on the cranberry sauce. Those cranberries are lucky to make it out of the bog. The cranberry industry collectively agreed to destroy one quarter of its crop this year – about 240 million pounds of berries – in an attempt to drive […]

October 12, 2018

 

Study: For A Cooler Planet, Eat Less Meat

A study published this week puts decreased meat consumption at the forefront of climate change solutions.

September 28, 2018

 

Swiss Voters Surprise with “No” On Food Proposals

The Swiss rejected two proposals last week that called for government support of Swiss family farms and endorsement of ethically produced food.

September 7, 2018

 

Study Finds New Pesticides As Harmful To Bees As Neonicotinoids

A study found that sulfoximine-based insecticides - an alternative to neonicotinoid-based pesticides - have similar impacts on bee colony growth and reproduction.

August 24, 2018

 

Federal Agencies, Monsanto May Have Slowed Glyphosate Safety Review

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - part of the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services - began conducting a 2015 a toxicological review of glyphosate in 2015. It has yet to be published.

August 3, 2018

 

Communities In Tennessee And Missouri Say “No” To Big Farm Expansions

Residents in Missouri and Tennessee fought back against planned cattle farm and chicken house expansions, winning the support of the community and a state commission.

July 20, 2018

 

“Modernized” Ag Guestworker Legislation Stalled – Again

House Republican leaders have promised a new agricultural guest worker program for months, but inter-party disagreements about larger immigration reform keep it from becoming a reality.

June 29, 2018

 

As Dairy Industry Suffers, Farmers Become Beer Brewers

For some struggling dairy farmers, brewing beer has become an easy way to diversify their operations.

June 22, 2018

 

Advocates Urge North Carolina Governor To Veto Right-to-Farm Bill

Senate Bill 711 aims to curtail farm-nuisance lawsuits by challenging plaintiffs to prove nearby farms aren’t adhering to “generally accepted and routinely utilized” agricultural practices.

June 1, 2018

 

Bayer Wins DOJ Approval To Acquire Monsanto

The Department of Justice announced this week its decision to allow Bayer to purchase Monsanto, following the sale of around $9 billion in assets to chemical company BASF.

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