Public confusion over genetically modified foods blamed on post truth

Joseph Perrone, chief science officer at the Center for Accountability in Science, has some thoughts on post-truth and alternative facts: He believes there is a lot of it in the “circus of public confusion” over genetically modified (GM) foods and associated weed killers. » Read More

Michigan farmers urged to speak up on EPA pesticide assessment

The Michigan Farm Bureau said the Environmental Protection Agency's recent risk assessments for 27 pesticides doesn’t reflect sound science and could mean that farmers lose access to pesticides they have been using to protect their fields. » Read More

Dairy farmer teaches about milk production with farm tours

Brenda Hastings, who grew up in the dairy farm industry, said she is passionate about educating the public concerning agriculture, and dairy production in particular, so she opened the gates to the dairy five years ago, according to an article on the American Farm Bureau Federation's website. » Read More

Dutch farmer says innovation, precision farming key to the future of food production

Dutch farmer Jasper Roubos, who runs an operation in the reclaimed flat lands close to Amsterdam, is committed to high quality seeds, crop protection and precision agriculture. » Read More

Thorny policy issues follow advances in genetic modification technology

Astounding advances in biotechnology offer an opportunity for a more measured and informed debate on genetic modification than has happened previously, according to two patent attorneys involved in navigating through the thorny policy and legal issues. » Read More

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Second-graders enjoy a day of 'Ag Venture'

A group of approximately 1,000 Marion County students got a better understanding of where the food on their plates comes from during a trip to Ocala’s Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, the Florida Farm Bureau reported recently. » Read More

Florida offers potentially life-saving app

A new application meant to keep homeowners safer than ever has been made available free from the Florida Fire Service, the Florida Farm Bureau announced recently. » Read More

Connecticut hopes third time's a charm for conservationists

Environmentally conscious agriculture producers in Connecticut have been given a third opportunity to apply for federal assistance, the Connecticut Farm Bureau announced recently. » Read More

3 soybean farmers become legume leaders

Three soybean farmers are leading the way in conservation and environmental achievements, the American Soybean Association announced recently. » Read More

Idaho ag leaders: Immigrants are economic backbone

Deporting immigrants could devastate Idaho, as the state's economy depends on hundreds of millions of dollars generated by migrant workers every year, the Idaho Farm Bureau said recently. » Read More

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