Thursday, August 25, 2016

Organic farmer, author and activist shares her experience working with the land at annual OEFFA conference.

Former U.S. deputy secretary of agriculture encourages farmers to get involved with government at annual sustainable farming conference.
graphic of genetic material

Despite the head start biotechnology opponents have, there’s still plenty of opportunity for farmers, ranchers and the biotechnology industry to change the conversation about genetically modified organisms.

Much cheaper feed has led the pork industry to begin an expansion that is expected to continue throughout this year. The current expansion means that pork supplies will begin to grow more rapidly in the last-half of 2014, according to Chris Hurt, Purdue University Extension economist.

Eighteen million farmers in 27 countries chose biotech crops in 2013 to the tune of 432 million acres.
at the gym

A researcher in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently completed a study comparing the effectiveness of two new weight loss and maintenance intervention programs.
photo of a corn field

The Agriculture Council of America has announced the winners of the 2014 National Ag Day video and written essay contest winners. The winners were chosen based on the 2014 theme, Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced changes to the organics program under the federal crop insurance program. These changes are effective for the 2014 crop year.
goat simulator screen shot

If it sounds like a joke, that's because it started as one. Now, however, the game studio behind the project is releasing the game to satisfy ravenous gamers around the world. Behold: Goat Simulator.

As a percentage of total U.S. production, we are now exporting more dairy products than corn. (We exported the equivalent of 31.2 billion pounds of milk, or more than the total annual milk production from New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania combined.)
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