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March 06, 2015

Calif. farms to go without federal water again in 2015

SACRAMENTO—Many farms in California’s Central Valley will have to do without federal water again this year unless big spring storms replenish the state’s woeful mountain snowpack.
March 06, 2015

USDA launches initiative to develop new solutions to end child hunger

In a speech at the 2015 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference on Monday about the extent of childhood hunger in America and the impact of USDA programs on reducing food insecurity, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $27 million in gran
March 05, 2015

Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

WASHINGTON (AP)—An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don’t forget your vegetables.
March 05, 2015

Coke has been tipping millions into innovation for Queensland's sugarcane farmers

Coke has upped its investment to improve yields of of Australian sugar cane farmers as well as reduce the amount of chemicals they use and boost their tech arsenal.
March 04, 2015

Managing herbicide resistant weeds

There may be snow on the ground, but Joe Armstrong, Dow AgroSciences field scientist says it isn’t too early to start thinking about weed management.
March 04, 2015

Idaho House panel supports federal policy for GMO labeling

BOISE—A joint memorial from the Idaho Legislature to Congress urging the federal government to create a national policy for the labeling of genetically engineered foods has passed a House committee.
March 04, 2015

Vilsack says guidelines will focus on nutrition

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he will be personally involved in finalizing the government’s new dietary guidelines and indicates he will keep them narrowly focused on nutrition.
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