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Local foods offer tangible economic benefits in some regions

Monday, February 10, 2014

Despite their typically small size and sparse distribution, farms that sell their products locally may boost economic growth in their communities in some regions of the U.S., according to a team of economists.

Nearly 9 million pounds of beef from ‘diseased and unsound’ animals recalled

Monday, February 10, 2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.

Sessions aimed at improving safety of fruits, veggies

Sunday, February 9, 2014

When it comes to foodborne illness, fresh produce belies its healthful aura: Fresh fruits and vegetables account for 24 percent of U.S. foodborne illness in which both the responsible food and contaminant are identified, according to a 2013 analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Using a plant-derived chemical, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that’s ripe with possibility for biofuels.

Breaking: President signs 2014 farm bill

Friday, February 7, 2014

The president has signed the farm bill into law, praising bipartisanship by the House and Senate.

Milk hauling accident damages Belmont County home

Friday, February 7, 2014

A milk truck slid down a snow-covered hill, crashing into the house of a Belmont County man.

Cargill will label products containing finely textured beef

Friday, February 7, 2014

Cargill, the world’s largest producer of hamburger, has begun labeling its products that contain the company’s finely textured beef product.

Joe Logan to lead Ohio Farmers Union

Friday, February 7, 2014

Ohio Farmers Union members oppose state beef checkoff increase, give nod to severance tax if receipts directed to affected counties.

N.Y.-based Dairylea merges with Dairy Farmers of America

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Members of Dairylea Cooperative Inc. approved a proposed merger with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA).

FarmersOnly: Finding love in the fields

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dave knew from the moment he ended his first phone conversation with Alicia she was the woman he would marry. Alicia was the first person he met on FarmersOnly.com, a dating site for farmers, ranchers and country folks. And FarmersOnly was the first and only site he joined.

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