STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A crowded, and important, ag intersection
One of the many interesting things about covering agriculture is surveying the intersection of nutrition, food policy and commodity group influence. View differ, often greatly, on what Americans shoul... Posted on 3/6/15 at 3:11 PM
PRAIRIE FARE How’s Your Iron Intake?
Mom, did you know that chocolate milk has 4 percent iron and white milk doesnt have any? My friend has white milk and I have chocolate milk for lunch at school. Yeah! Chocolate milk is healt... Posted on 5/30/14 at 12:58 PM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Yesterday's Absurdity Is Tomorrow's Mandate
One of the perks of homeschooling is that the lunches you eat are generally hot, and they don't taste like anything you remember from public school kitchens of your childhood.
This, and the good me... Posted on 11/21/13 at 2:40 PM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Accurate Source for Meat Safety Information
One of the things about the media that bothers me the most is how much inaccurate information is being shared so freely with peoplemost especially about our livelihood and the industry we work hard fo... Posted on 1/29/12 at 8:00 PM
Parents who have tried in vain to teach their preschoolers table manners may have a new reason to give up the fight. Playing with food may actually help kids overcome a fear of new flavors and eat a more varied diet, a small study suggests.
Retailer Target has informed top suppliers of packaged foods, such as Kraft Foods, that it plans to put less money into promoting their products in favor of fresher, healthier foods, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
Attention needs to turn to the cows and ponder if they are ready for breeding. Winter effects will vary, but for those cows that used up some conditioning during the cold winter, spring feed is critical to meet lactation needs, as well pending reproductive needs.
Lunches and afternoon snacks will be provided to all enrolled children, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, at no charge and meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a release said.
ROME - Poor childhood nutrition costs Malawi's economy nearly $600 million, 10 percent of its GDP, annually because of increased healthcare expenses and low workforce productivity, according to a joint U.N.-government study released on Wednesday.
NEW YORK - A group of 14 state attorneys general on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress to investigate the herbal supplements industry after a New York probe of the products turned up ingredients that were not listed on labels and raised safety concerns.
WASHINGTON — Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and ranking member Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, recently released a farm bill proposal and announced that the committee will begin consideration of the bill on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — The four leaders of the congressional agriculture committees presented a united front that they will work together to pass a new farm bill this year when they met with agricultural journalists on April 17.
WASHINGTON — Healthy eating advocates and anti-hunger groups are mounting vigorous campaigns to maintain food stamp benefits and programs to increase access to fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods in the farm bill, but they differ on whether quality of foods or benefit levels should be the highest priority.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Cooperation with southern Republican senators representing peanut, cotton and rice growers will be a key to whether a Revenue Loss Assistance Program can be passed in the Senate, said officials gathered for a roundtable on the 2012 farm bill.
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said March 20 he will review how farm groups that reacted negatively to President Barack Obama’s proposed budget cuts in farm programs react to the $30 billion cut over 10 years that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., proposed, while House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said he would be careful about “reading too much” into either Obama or Ryan’s budgets.
WASHINGTON — Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said March 21 that the budget proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., would cut the Agriculture Department budget by $180 billion over 10 years and hurt programs important to North Dakota while other Democrats and farm leaders also criticized the Ryan proposal.
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