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The Senate panel has scheduled a bill-drafting session for May 14. Its House of Representatives counterpart, unofficially, aims to start writing its version on May 15.
Weather-related claims totaled $263 million in the quarter, up $62 million from the first quarter of 2012. Nationwide said the increase stemmed largely from a storm in March in the Southeast that included hail the size of softballs.
More than 1 billion people are classified as overweight and obese around the world, while an estimated 868 million are undernourished. This paradox is examined in a new book, ‚ÄúDiversifying Food and Diets," which explores the concept of agricultural biodiversity, in the context of the challenge of under-nutrition in many parts of the developing world and unhealthy diets in developed countries.
Outside vegan groups have also reportedly become involved in the bullying, and some vegan students are passing out fliers on campus. In one instance, meat eaters were called "carcass crunchers."
To many investors, Monsanto is everything that is evil to farmers and crops, given that the company sells genetically enhanced seeds, which are seen as "unnatural." To the rest of the world, however, this company is a wealth-building operation.
U.S. agriculture is set for a farm profit decline due to previous capital investments, larger commodity supplies and higher production costs.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas is back with a retooled farm bill that sets a goal of $38 billion in 10-year savings while tilting more to the right by demanding greater cuts from food stamps.
The National Cattlemen‚Äôs Beef Association (NCBA) expressed frustration after learning that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to illegally release information on cattle operations to the activist groups Earth Justice, the Pew Charitable Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council
Midday, companies who help sponsor Ohio FFA, including Farm and Dairy, met with some of the award winners for a special luncheon. About 750 people attended the event and asked career-based questions as they interacted with representatives from each sponsoring company.
Scientists have traced these roots back to 23,000-year-old tools used to grind seeds, found mostly in the Middle East.
Many farms are scrambling to meet the May 10 deadline for having an oil spill containment plan (SPCC plan) as required by EPA regulations, but Congress has quietly delayed the U.S. EPA‚Äôs ability to enforce the regulation.
Last year, the Senate passed a five-year farm bill 64 to 35 only to see it die in the House because conservatives opposed the funding levels for food stamps. Democrats believe the failure of the farm bill helped them retain the majority in the 2012 election, and are hoping for a repeat as they enter the 2014 election cycle.
California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought have kicked up the dust that spreads it.