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Excited White House Staffer Sends Parents ‘New York Times’ Article Quoting Her As Anonymous Source

WASHINGTON—Excitedly drafting an email after discovering she had been included in the article, White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh …

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AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a …

News Industry

EU view on peanuts puts pressure on U.S. fungicide options

The fungicide propiconazole, sold under tradenames Tilt, PropiMax and Bumper, has been used to fight leaf spot diseases in peanuts for years. …

Are China and Brazil transforming African agriculture?

The work was developed under the ‘China and Brazil in African Agriculture’ project of the Future Agricultures Consortium. The project was …

Cotton Issues Persist

Recall that back in December, at a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on the current state of the U.S. cotton industry, <b>Shane Stephens</b>, the Vice …

Secretary of Agriculture

Food Stamp (SNAP) Issues

AP writer Mary Clare Jalonick reported last week that, “A key House Republican is <b>renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp</b> …

Paul Ryan

Overview: ERS 2016 Farm Income Forecast

Yesterday, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) updated its 2016 farm income forecast. The ERS farm income data estimates are released three times …

Commodities

Agricultural land (% of land area) | Data

Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

Non-GMO Growth, Organic Label Debate

There is a steady, ongoing increase in the number of products identified as non-GMO in the U.S. market. This is taking place in both the retail …

Agriculture

A shady American pork growth drug is center stage in an election 8,000 miles away

Most people in the US have likely never heard of ractopamine, a controversial growth drug fed to an estimated 70% of American hogs. But in Taiwan, where any pork products made from pigs raised on it are banned, it’s a major issue in this Saturday’s (Jan. 16) presidential election.<p>Pork is one of the …

American Farmland Company Buying $65 Million In California Ag Operations

American Farmland Company (AFC), a real estate investment trust focusing on farmland, announced that it is buying $65 million in California farmland, …

Peeling back the wrapper: Why would Mars support the new added sugars label?

<i>By Melissa Hudec and Parke Wilde</i><br>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a new Nutrition Facts Panel that identifies added sugars (rather …

Corn: China's Acreage Reduction May Lead to More Imports – DTN

China’s Ministry of Agriculture plans to reduce the size of its Corn Belt by 9.5 million acres in the next five years to promote crop diversity and …

U.S. Hogs Fed Pig Remains, Manure to Fend Off Deadly Virus Return

By Danny Na and Tom Polansek<p>Animal-nutritionist John Goihl knows Minnesota farmers who feed the remains of dead baby pigs to hogs used for breeding …

What really improves the economic condition of immigrant farmworkers

There are few roles in the U.S. food system as tough as being an immigrant farmworker ... especially one without documentation. There has been …

The Aging American Farmer

by David A. Widmar<p>One of the most well known trends in American agriculture is the aging farmer. Year after year, the average age of the U.S. farmers …

Demographics

Brazil vs. U.S.: Who wins the low price battle?

Have your planter ready? The Brazilians do. Many of them started planting soybeans by mid-September, a time of year that promises decent rainfall in …

The Case for Juiced-Up Cows in the Organic Age

Jeff Simmons is a man on a mission. As the president of Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly, he’s spent the last several years out on the …

Subway Joins Other Fast-Food Giants to Cut Back on Antibiotics

Last week Subway, the world’s biggest fast food chain, became the latest in the industry to announce it was adopting a stronger antibiotic-free …

Agriculture

Planetary Medicine Needed to Deal with Global Warming

NEW YORK — Humanity's advances in health, longevity and prosperity are in a precarious position as the environment strains under a growing population …

Oyster farming: A rising trend in Alabama

There are currently eight commercial oyster farms in Alabama, and this summer Alabama will also have two commercial oyster nurseries operating, as …

Farming

EPA restricts pesticide that could harm bees

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is restricting new products and uses of neonicotinoid pesticides that have been blamed for declines in bee …

Sunday Update: Policy Issues; Ag Economy; and, Biofuels

<i>Reminder</i>: Only four reports left, FarmPolicy.com ends Friday.<i>Policy Issues</i>Reuters writer Christine Stebbins reported on Friday that, “<b>U.S. farmers</b> …

Agriculture

Farmer Confidence Index Lowest in Decade; Southwest Most Optimistic – DTN Survey

Crop farmers in the Midwest are no longer alone in their pessimism about the agriculture economy. Livestock producers and farmers in the south aren’t …

Georgia Farmer to Pay Monsanto Damages for Roundup Ready Seed Infringement

Monsanto, a leading manufacturer of agricultural chemicals and products, developed genetically improved cotton that tolerates certain herbicides such …

Organic food marketplace Farmstr closing doors

Farmstr, a Seattle startup that helped small organic farmers sell products directly to consumers, is closing its doors at the end of …

KSU Researchers Develop Heat-Tolerant Wheat

Two Kansas State University researchers are developing a type of wheat that will tolerate hotter temperatures.<p>The issue is that wheat kernels shrivel …

Pathology