AMY'S RANCH SLANTS A Day for Celebrating Gratitudes
Thanksgiving may be a day set aside once a year for being thankful and celebrating it with family and food, but I try to be thankful regularly by keeping a gratitude journal. This is a gratitude jou... Posted on 11/28/14 at 2:17 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Ag scientists, this one's for you
It's been overshadowed by events in the western Dakotas and Washington, D.C., but the World Food Prize was awarded this week. It went to three researchers who played a prominent role in developing gen... Posted on 10/18/13 at 8:12 AM
Food manufacturers such as Mondelez International and J.M. Smucker Co. will face billions of dollars of additional costs this year because of soaring sugar prices, according to estimates from a sugar buyers group.
World food prices fell to their lowest since August 2010 in September as prices of all major food groups except meat dropped, led by a sharp decline in dairy and sugar prices, the UN’s food agency said on Thursday.
A Georgia food products firm has recalled 23,250 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast and tender products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said on Wednesday.
The White House Easter Egg Roll used to be one of the simplest, crowd-pleasing occasions at the White House, but this year’s event was marked by First Lady Michelle Obama’s decision to wade into the controversy over high fructose corn syrup.
A “produced with genetic engineering” label could one day make its appearance in Minnesota stores.
Rep. Karen Clark, D-Minneapolis, sponsors a bill to regulate disclosure of genetically engineered food and seed. The House commerce committee held an informational hearing on the bill Thursday. There is no Senate companion and the House committee took no vote.
Various measures of U.S. food price inflation are expected to rise by 2.5 to 3.5 percent in 2014, roughly in line with the historical norm after price increases were tepid in 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
It's important to acknowledge the contributions of agriculture. If you’re like many Americans, your answer to “Where does your food come from?” is the grocery store, when in fact, this is just where it’s distributed. In reality, many people are unaware of agriculture in their lives, and what it takes to have food on their table.
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