U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Monsanto asks Arkansas judge to halt state's herbicide ban

CLOSE<p>A group of environmental health researchers is demanding that federal regulators reassess the safety of the chemical glyphosate, which is sold …

Agriculture

Absurd ways the wealthy will benefit from the Senate's tax bill

Champagne in every pot and a private jet in every garage.

Donald Trump

Popular Thanksgiving Turkey Brand Comes with a Side of Antibiotics?

Diestel Turkey, sold by Whole Foods and other retailers at premium prices, says on its website that its “animals are never given hormones, …

Liberal View

Florida lawmakers incensed that Trump disaster plan doesn't include citrus relief | Naked Politics

@alextdaugherty<p>Last month, Florida Gov. <b>Rick Scott</b> and agriculture commissioner <b>Adam Putnam</b> came to Washington with a simple message: include disaster …

News (U.S.)

The Sprout: Friday, November 17, 2017

Good afternoon and welcome to the Sprout, where your host can’t quite believe this break week is almost over. Where <i>did</i> the week go?<p>Here is today’s …

Sonny Perdue

Grain traders grapple with rise of Russian exports

in London<p>The $20m loss by US agricultural trader Archer Daniels Midland on hedge positions in Black Sea grain has raised questions about traders’ …

Black Sea

Dunmurry tower block fire: I am so grateful to girl who got us out of the flat as I was just numb, reveals pensioner (81)

Residents affected by the tower block fire in Dunmurry returned to their homes yesterday afternoon.<p>The acrid smell of burnt plastic hung in the air …

News (Ireland)

US biofuels add to global warming: study

US renewable fuel mandates are contributing to global warming, boosting carbon emissions as farmers turn carbon-rich areas like wetlands and forests …

Climate

Imperfect Is Perfect: The New Advertising Standard

For decades, images of perfection were the norm in the marketing and advertising realm: photoshopped people, fake renders of unblemished products and enhanced photos to make even the drabbest hotel room look like a palace. Social media propelled this world of “perfect” lives and a generation that …

Marketing

The Agriculture Department Hired More Than 50 Political Appointees. They All Say They're White.

As of September, none of Trump’s appointees at the agency identified as racial or ethnic minorities, according to official personnel data.

Government

Who’d Gain From an Estate Tax Rollback: The 0.2 Percenters

Supporters and critics of the Republican tax bills argue over their effect on middle-class Americans, but there is one group that everyone agrees would come out ahead: the millionaires and billionaires who have to reckon with the estate tax.<p>As Steven Mnuchin, President Trump’s Treasury secretary, …

Politics

Ted Cruz Takes On Chuck Grassley, Joni Ernst and the RFS Kleptocracy

One of the most pernicious effects of crony capitalism is that it benefits very, very few people. Usually, those who are in the business of …

Conservative View

Ted Cruz vs the Iowans. The battle continues

A couple of weeks ago we learned that opponents of ethanol mandates weren’t going to quietly slink off the stage just because President Trump and …

Conservative View

D.C.’s new Bible museum says it wants to avoid politics. But its opening gala is at the Trump hotel.

The leadership of the Museum of the Bible has been working hard in the run-up to this weekend’s opening to emphasize the inclusive<p>, academic, apolitical nature of the museum, which organizers say will be the world’s largest dedicated to the Bible and sits just off the Mall.<p>And so its opening …

Barack Obama

West Virginia forestry chief against agency transfer

The director of the West Virginia Division of Forestry says the division shouldn't be transferred to the Department of Agriculture, a move promoted …

Business

What Would Happen if Everybody in The US Went Vegan Right Now?

It's... complicated.<p>It's long been recognised that livestock and the meat industry as a whole are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions …

Science

High-rent rationale

I’m tired of seeing articles — the latest on Nov. 9, “Miami is the worst city in the U.S. for renters, study says,” by Herald reporter Rene Rodriguez …

Opinion

Report: Lack of parts hinders F35 jet fighter's combat readiness

MADISON (WKOW) -- As state and regional leaders await a final decision on whether the U.S. Air Force will choose the 115th Fighter Wing of the …

South Dakota

You should be eating more nuts

On Nutrition<p>Why should you be eating nuts (unless you’re allergic to them, of course)? For starters, a wealth of research supports the role of nuts …

Nutrition

What Does 1 Serving of Vegetables Really Look Like?

When it comes to eating your vegetables, do you <i>really</i> know how much is enough? According to the US Department of Agriculture, the average 19- to …

Healthy Living

Puppetmasters - Who Is Pulling the Strings in the New Information Economy?

It almost seems quaint now — a case of old school information manipulation, outlined recently in a riveting <i>New Yorker</i> article about the Sackler …

Research

Silicon Valley sets sights on disrupting meat industry

in San Francisco<p>Impossible Foods, a company backed by Bill Gates that promises to make veggie burgers palatable for carnivores, has secured …

Agriculture

Could NAFTA withdrawal push Iowa into another farm crisis? Ag leaders say it's possible.

CLOSE<p>U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue talks about the renegotiating of NAFTA, and explains his comments about a possible contingency plan …

Agriculture

N.J. farm quarantined after herpes-infected horse was euthanized

A Warren County farm has been quarantined after a 25-year-old horse tested positive for a serious virus -- known commonly as horse herpes -- and was …

Public Health

Ag. Secretary: Talks of NAFTA contingency plan premature

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue …

Des Moines

49 'facts' about health we often believe that are misleading, inaccurate, or totally false

Carrots make you see in the dark. Don't swim after a meal or you'll cramp. Drink eight glasses of water a day for good health. No pesticides are allowed on organic foods.<p>These are just a few of the incorrect notions that we've all been told at one point or another.<p>But it's time to put an end to …

Science

What the Hell's the Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes?

<b>Sweet potatoes are yams and yams are sweet potatoes.</b> If you're an average American who's sat before a Thanksgiving spread of both sweet potato …

Food

Here’s the full $43 billion list of US food makers angry at Trump’s NAFTA threats

The companies and farmers that keep the US food system running are starting to bristle at president Donald Trump’s threats to leave the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.<p>A long list of major food and agricultural companies and trade associations recently signed onto a …

Agriculture

The 2018 Farm Bill Could Eliminate Funding for Farmer's Markets

The current farm bill has assisted farmer's markets since 2006<p>Within the next year, your farmer’s market could lose its federal funding. Quartz …

Agriculture

The USDA Is Scrapping Terrible, Nonsense GMO Rules

In January, as the Obama era was winding down, both the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture quietly snuck through …

Agriculture