The General Accounting Office contends the U.S. Department of Agriculture's progress in promulgating a new rule for genetically engineered crops has difficulties to overcome. Until a rule is finalized, USDA will continu
Farmers taking advantage of the new Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans might be able to buy the seed, but the European Union's (EU) lack of import approval could mean they have nowhere to sell the beans at harvest. So
A $2.1 million grant will help Iowa State University plant scientists to study how corn responds to environmental stress at the genetic level. The three-year grant, awarded by the National Science Foundation, could set
Stubbornly record-high corn prices in Brazil, the world's No. 2 exporter of the grain, are compelling pork producers to slaughter sows they cannot afford to feed and poultry processors to close plants.
The National Corn Growers Association urges all ag professionals to contact their senators and ask for their support of the Roberts-Stabenow agreement on GMO labeling. An important vote on this legislation is scheduled
To listen to the presidential candidates tell it, America has lost its competitiveness in the global economy. Like many things you hear in election season, that's a gross and inaccurate overstatement. The U.S. is
The right U.S. food and agricultural government policies can improve the health of America's families, economy, farms and the environment, as outlined in recommendations from AGree, which describes itself as an or
Small ag startups just got the chance to make it big. According to The New York Times, major seed companies such as Bayer and Syngenta are backing a new effort dedicated to speeding the development of crop technology.
In a recent survey, 82 percent of pig farmers say they are aware of the upcoming regulatory changes regarding on-farm antibiotic use. And of those surveyed, on average, 71 percent have a defined record-keeping protocol
Billboards in 191 locations in 35 cities in 13 states went up on Earth Day and will be up through Mother's Day claiming organically grown food is the only wholesome food to eat. The billboard message reads "
Food production doesn’t have to be a victim of climate change. New research suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical partner in food supply – soil.