The honeybee population in Indiana survived the winter in better shape than a year ago, with estimated losses at about 29 percent compared to a mortality rate of about 65 percent after the winter of 2013-2014, according to Purdue University honeybee specialist Greg Hunt.
Reinvigorating animal agricultural research is essential to sustainably addressing the global challenge of food security, according to a report issued by a National Research Council committee, part of the National Academies of Sciences.
The Western Governors0 Association released a report today highlighting the voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage-grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Dunkin Donuts announced today that 10 percent of all eggs sourced for its breakfast sandwiches in the U.S. will be from cage-free hens by the end of next year. Additionally, Dunkin Donuts said it will source only gestation crate-free pork in the U.S. by
Food safety and environmental groups are asking EPA to -15440;strongly weigh-15440; a recent analysis by a World Health Organization (WHO) agency that labeled the widely used herbicide glyphosate as -15440;probably carcinogenic-15440; to humans in its upcoming review of the product
Lawmakers expressed general satisfaction with USDA-15728;s implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, but also asked pointed questions regarding their concerns about commodity programs and crop insurance during a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing Thursday.
A House Agriculture subcommittee continued a series of hearings in advance of writing legislation to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which lapsed in September 2013, focusing today on complex rules for international markets.
Lawmakers and ranchers are praising USDA for its timely delivery of livestock disaster assistance authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, but some legislators say row crop producers need quicker implementation of crop insurance provisions designed to help them after years of drought.
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 Ð The European Union is looking at extending its five-year-old imposition of countervailing duties against biodiesel from the United States, maintaining the biofuel made from soybeans and animal fat is supported by U.S. and state governmen