John Keeling, CEO of the National Potato Council, says science-based decisions about the vegetables included on the USDA's Women, Infants and Children program gives white potatoes, formerly excluded, a much more level playing field.
The bill also says that raw milk can no longer be sold at farmers’ markets.
National and state potato industry representatives addressed impacts of the West Coast port slowdown
Standard farming and ranching practices are challenged by well funded environmental groups.
The bird was designated as threatened last year by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The standards replace the “U.S. Grade B for Reprocessing” classification with a new “Processing Grade” that is not intended to be sold in retail markets
A genetically modified variety of pine developed by Arborgen cannot be restricted by USDA, the agency has determined.
The Interior Department still plans to work with states to develop conservation plans for grouse habitat.
Analysts view the latest USDA cattle on feed report as moderately bullish and as showing signs of heifer retention for herd rebuilding.
The orange-and-black butterflies are suffering from loss of milkweed habitat in the United States, illegal logging in Mexico and climate change, according to scientists.
Last year the Vermont Legislature passed the nation’s first law to require the labeling of food made with GMOs.
The National Potato Council has announced its goals for 2015.
The test will be similar in size to Oxitec’s 2012 experiment in the Cayman Islands, where 3.3 million modified mosquitoes were released over six months, suppressing 96 percent of the targeted bugs. Oxitec says a later test in Brazil also was...
The campaign is intended to drown out milk’s detractors with positive posts about the nutritional benefits of milk on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere.