Stories in Category "Health, Nutrition & Food Safety"

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.

The H5N2 virus, often referred to as Avian Flu, was confirmed this week in an egg-production poultry facility in northwest Iowa. Sunrise Farms is owned by....
As Economy Improves, Some States Forego Federal SNAP Waivers

As Economy Improves, Some States Forego Federal SNAP Waivers

According to USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, total costs for SNAP benefits more than doubled between 2007 and 2013. And while the uptick in payouts to....
Career Profile: Educator & Agronomist | Catherine Swoboda

Career Profile: Educator & Agronomist | Catherine Swoboda

Catherine Swoboda is an agronomist who develops educational programming for the World Food Prize Foundation. She is an Iowa State graduate with a bachelor....
Turning Food Waste Into More Than Just Compost

Turning Food Waste Into More Than Just Compost

Food waste is more than just the leftovers people toss out; there’s waste in the creation of food as well. Some companies have found ways to reuse and rec....
Tobacco Buyout Payments Come to an End

Tobacco Buyout Payments Come to an End

The last of the federal Tobacco Buyout checks will be sent to Tobacco Farmers and landowners next month.
Florida Citrus Crop hit by Citrus Greening

Florida Citrus Crop hit by Citrus Greening

The Citrus Growers of Florida fight to save their crop against the ravages of Citrus Greening Disease.
Measures Taken to Slow Spread of PED Virus

Measures Taken to Slow Spread of PED Virus

The USDA is asking farmers to report cases of PED virus.
Nichols Farms Producing Better Beef

Nichols Farms Producing Better Beef

Nichols Farms is known internationally for using innovative techniques in producing beef more efficiently. Dave Nichols has been in the cattle business fo....
Better Beef Prices Through Improved Animal Husbandry

Better Beef Prices Through Improved Animal Husbandry

Cattleman in the Show-Me-State are seeing better beef prices through improved animal husbandry.
Pork industry enters spotlight while issues loom

Pork industry enters spotlight while issues loom

Hog producers, dealing with both great market prices and a disease with no known cure, took center stage at the Iowa State Fairgrounds this week for the W....