Researchers in the U.S. and abroad are reporting progress on eliminating Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), an incurable pig disease that costs the American pork industry as much as $660 million per year. However, regulatory hurdles and consumer perceptions are slowing down the commercialization of a possible cure through gene editing.
A House Natural Resources subcommittee held an oversight hearing Thursday in which experts argued for and against livestock grazing on federal lands and reviewed the role of ranchers in regulating the practice.
Agriculture, food, forestry and renewable energy political action committee donations in the 2018 election cycle remains skewed heavily in favor of the Republican Party, but in the Senate, two incumbent Democrats are reaping the most contributions.
Wilburt Oliver is a daily customer these days at the Wheeler Market in Washington, D.C. In the past, he had to walk long distances for fresh produce. That was until the market paired with a program called Healthy Corners, providing him and his community a healthy and affordable option to buy groceries.