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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

Case Of Bovine TB Linked To Northeast Neb. Herd

posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Bovine tuberculosis causes severe coughing, fatigue, emaciation and debilitation in cattle and results in reduced milk and meat production. It is spread by nose-to-nose contact and the inhalation of bacteria. Full Story

GMO Labels Vote in Washington State May Have Ramifications for Country

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM

GMO Labels Vote in Washington State May Have Ramifications for Country
A vote in Washington State regarding GMO labeling proves a victory for some of the nation's top food companies and could have ramifications for the rest of the country. Full Story

Govt Health and Safety Efforts Slowed or Halted

posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans' health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking foodborne illness. The latest example: an... Full Story

Program Sends Surplus Corn to Hungry Americans

posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:29 PM

The program is made possible through the donations and expertise of some of the biggest names in agriculture, including Cargill, General Mills, Seneca, Birds Eye, and Supervalu. Full Story

NH college uses dishes to promote healthy eating

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:07 PM

They may not be binging on broccoli, but some University of New Hampshire students are at least pausing before they fill up on fried food, thanks to dishware designed to remind them about healthy options. Full Story

Food Costs Not Rising As Fast As Projected

posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Rise in food prices is only half of what USDA had projected. Full Story

DuPont Wins Fight For South African Seed Company

posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Africa marks a major growth opportunity for seed companies because of the global scramble to grow enough crops to meet growing demand for food and biofuels Full Story

Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens Hundreds Across U.S.

posted on August 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens Hundreds Across U.S.
Bags of salad are at the center of the cyclospora outbreak according to health officials in a pair of Midwestern states. Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa say they've traced cases to prepackaged salad, but they haven't said which brand or... Full Story

FDA Proposes Rules For Safer Imported Foods

posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses and other foods imported into the United States are safe. The proposed rules, required by a sweeping food safety law passed by... Full Story

Sacramento's Farm-to-fork Food Bank Changes Lives

posted on July 12, 2013 at 10:59 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to... Full Story

Corn Sinks Again As Traders Worry About Oversupply

posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Corn futures ended sharply lower Thursday as traders worry about excess supplies of the grain. Energy and metals prices also closed mostly lower. Corn for May delivery fell 11.5 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $6.30 a bushel. Wheat fell 2.5 cents to... Full Story

Aid Groups: U.S. Should Send Cash, Not Food, Abroad

posted on April 5, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Food aid groups are urging the Obama administration to overhaul the way the United States helps starving people abroad. The White House will not say whether Obama's budget proposal, scheduled to come out next week, will seek to change the way... Full Story

Study Reveals Fast Dining Diets

posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Study Reveals Fast Dining Diets
A new government study says on an average day, U.S. adults get roughly 11 percent of their calories from fast food. That's down two percent percentage points from the last time the Centers for Disease Control measured America’s caloric intake. Full Story

Snowstorm Again Blankets Several Regions

posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Snowstorm Again Blankets Several Regions
A late-winter storm socked portions of the Plains, Corn Belt and Great Lakes again this week, delivering much-needed moisture to an area still locked in the worst drought in half-a-century. Over the weekend snow blanketed Denver, Colorado,... Full Story
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