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USDA Opens Door To New Herbicide-Resistant Seeds

posted on January 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

The herbicide has had limited use in corn and soybean farming because it becomes toxic to the plants early in their growth. The new seeds would allow farmers to use 2,4-D throughout the plants' lives. Full Story

Defined By Critics, Agriculture Restarts Conversation

posted on January 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Slow to respond and often defensive, farmers and others in agribusiness have for several years let critics define the public debate and influence consumers. Now, the industry is trying to push farmers and businesses to fight back. Full Story

Chinese Official: Soil Pollution Hurts Farming

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Farmers already are prohibited from raising crops for human consumption in areas across China that are deemed too badly polluted. But tainted rice and other crops have made their way into the food supply. Full Story

After 20 Years NAFTA Hasn't Closed Mexico Wage Gap

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

While it changed the country in some fundamental ways, the treaty never met many of its sweeping promises to close Mexico's wage gap with the United States. Full Story

Original Cheerios To Go GMO-Free

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

The change comes after the group Green America started a campaign called GMO Inside asking General Mills to make Cheerios GMO-free Full Story

USDA Allows More Meat, Grains In School Lunches

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Guidelines restricting portion size were originally intended to combat childhood obesity, but many parents complained their kids weren't getting enough to eat. Full Story

Colorado's Fledgling Pot Shops Face New Normal

posted on January 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Retail marijuana is being heavily taxed, with a 10 percent tax per sale and a 15 percent excise tax based on the average market rate of the drug. Colorado has projected $67 million in annual marijuana tax revenue. Full Story

In Rural Wisconsin, Nurses Come To The Farm

posted on December 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM

U.S. Department of Agriculture says 36 percent of U.S. dairy farmers lacked health insurance in 2011. Full Story

Health Plan Sticker Shock Ahead For Some Buyers

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Increasingly, experts in health insurance are becoming concerned that many of these first-time buyers will be in for a shock when they get medical care next year and discover they're on the hook for most of the initial cost. Full Story

Onion Growers Cheer Expected Water Rule Changes

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is writing food safety rules to prevent contamination from the likes of salmonella and E. coli bacteria, and its first take made onion growers unhappy. Full Story

Tech Startups Create Virtual Farmers Market

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM

A new crop of tech startups has begun to change the way people buy local groceries, creating new opportunities for small farmers and food makers. Full Story

Utility Linemen Brave Cold, Ice To Restore Power

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

The storm has been blamed for 17 deaths in the U.S. and 10 in Canada. Five people apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning tied to using generators. Full Story

Judge Rules Against BP In Spill-Settlement Dispute

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said requiring claimants to meet BP's proposed requirements for connecting losses to the spill would bring the claims process to a "virtual standstill." Full Story

To Clean Up Coal, Obama Pushes More Oil Production

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Some environmentalists complain that it ends up releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than is stored underground as waste. Full Story

Conn. University To Test Pot For Contaminants

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

"If there's no certification ... it's like saying we don't check our meat for mad cow disease." Full Story
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