Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chesapeake Energy is under scrutiny by top Pennsylvania officials, after Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett sent a letter to Chesapeake about its business practices involving royalties.

A combination of tests can now determine the 'health' of your soil.

Today's must-read stories include a look at California's drought, a story about how micro loans are helping African farmers grow more crops sustainably, and a bit of history behind America's first president and his relationship with agriculture.

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.