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OPINION: Requirement for labeling genetically modified food would empower consumers

3/20/2014 10:06:00 AM
Genetically modified crops are failing to live up to their promises to produce higher yields at less environmental cost, yet they are showing up in everyday food without customers even knowing it. During this legislative session, Maryland lawmakers have the chance to empower consumers to make ... >> Read More
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No Risk from Brucellosis-Free Yellowstone Bison

3/4/2014 10:32:00 AM
  (Reuters) - Wild bison from Yellowstone National Park that are deemed free of cattle disease could be safely used to establish new herds elsewhere across the American West without posing a risk to livestock, a U.S. Department of Agriculture study concluded.   The findings ... >> Read More
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You’re Smarter than an Ad Campaign

2/26/2014 9:09:00 AM
My email box was filling up. Comments were coming in. What was all the chatter about? Another attempt to influence what Americans think about agriculture – this time through a restaurant chain’s ad campaign. Here’s my view and it’s not an ad campaign. It comes from how I ... >> Read More
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Farm Bill: Government 1, Free Market 0.

2/10/2014 6:21:00 PM
Democrats don’t yet seem to realize it. But the fact is, their party won a big policy debate in recent weeks — and because that debate for years has been a factor in government shutdowns and other Washington crises, the Dems’ victory is worth noting. The debate has centered on ... >> Read More
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Sen. Hoeven Likely to Cast Deciding Farm Bill Vote

1/2/2014 2:09:00 PM
In an unprecedented display of political polarization and congressional gridlock, Congress was unable to pass a 2012 Farm Bill, which later became known as the 2013 Farm Bill, and now will be dubbed the 2014 Farm Bill.   One section contained only in the House of Representatives' ... >> Read More
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Meeting the Challenge of Feeding the Hungry

11/25/2013 9:01:00 AM
The greatest challenge facing agriculture in the next five years is feeding those who struggle with hunger while keeping those full satisfied. It’s a pain-staking statistic that 1 in 6 people in America are hungry.  I can’t imagine opening the refrigerator to find it empty or ... >> Read More
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NCBA Op-Ed: The Fallacy of COOL

6/4/2013 11:35:00 AM
With the recent action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in releasing their amended Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) rule, it seems COOL is once again the talk of the sale barn and the cafe. That has me thinking quite a bit about the subject and the National ... >> Read More
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