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CDC says all Udder Milk customers need medical treatment

CDC SAYS ALL UDDER MILK CUSTOMERS NEED MEDICAL TREATMENT

Anyone who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from Udder Milk in the past six months, especially pregnant women, should immediately...

Giving Thanks for Technology

GIVING THANKS FOR TECHNOLOGY

As you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner this year, you can thank modern agriculture for many of the foods you'll be putting on your...

 
 
 
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers

INSIDE RFD-TV, THE NETWORK THAT COVETS RURAL AND OLDER VIEWERS

In the Nashville offices of RFD-TV, a network focused on agriculture and the rural lifestyle, there are hundreds of thousands of letters...

Don't be a turkey, practice food safety for Thanksgiving meals

DON'T BE A TURKEY, PRACTICE FOOD SAFETY FOR THANKSGIVING MEALS

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture more than 45 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving Day. That's more than 45...

 
 
 
Letter From The Editor: What is Sonny Perdue thinking?

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: WHAT IS SONNY PERDUE THINKING?

Sonny Perdue In case you missed it, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took his finger off the pause button last week to implement...

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

THIS $40 MILLION ROBOTIC 'PLANTSCRAPER' WILL FEED OVER 5,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR

Plantagon By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion , with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection...

 
 
 
With Vertical Farms, Food Banks are Growing their Own Produce to Fight Hunger

WITH VERTICAL FARMS, FOOD BANKS ARE GROWING THEIR OWN PRODUCE TO FIGHT HUNGER

When temperatures dip below zero, it's too cold for farmers to grow fresh produce in Tulsa. Until spring, almost all of the fresh fruits...

The Keystone pipeline springs a leak

THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE SPRINGS A LEAK

TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota,...

 
 
 
Keystone pipeline leak days before Nebraska expansion ruling

KEYSTONE PIPELINE LEAK DAYS BEFORE NEBRASKA EXPANSION RULING

PIERRE, S.D. - TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern...

Ready-to-eat chicken wraps recalled for allergens, misbranding

READY-TO-EAT CHICKEN WRAPS RECALLED FOR ALLERGENS, MISBRANDING

Missa Bay LLC in Swedesboro, NJ, is recalling 46 pounds of chicken wrap products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according...

 
 
 
U.S. audit finds food safety problems continue for Brazil's meat

U.S. AUDIT FINDS FOOD SAFETY PROBLEMS CONTINUE FOR BRAZIL'S MEAT

The first U.S. audit of Brazil's food safety system since Operation Weak Flesh exposed corruption in the South American nation's meat...

Fungal Genome Study Sheds Light on Pathogenicity in Plants

FUNGAL GENOME STUDY SHEDS LIGHT ON PATHOGENICITY IN PLANTS

Photo of Armillaria gallica by Roberto Petruzzo They are colonizers and killers, growing as large as 2,400 acres, leaving devastation...

 
 
 
Thomasson Named Texas Section ASABE Engineer of the Year

THOMASSON NAMED TEXAS SECTION ASABE ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Thomasson for being named ASABE Texas Section Engineer of the Year! The award is given by the American...

 
 
 
Student Spotlight: Michaela Goff

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: MICHAELA GOFF

Michaela Goff always knew that Texas A&M University was the place for her even if the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department...

An Atlas of Agribusiness for Food Systems Advocates

AN ATLAS OF AGRIBUSINESS FOR FOOD SYSTEMS ADVOCATES

I'm going to be using this week's posts to catch up on reports that have been flooding in. Let's start with a publication from the...

 
 
 
Agriculture and Climate Change

AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The major problems of our time - energy, environment, climate change, food security, financial security - are systemic problems, which...

Late Researcher's Wish Fulfilled

LATE RESEARCHER'S WISH FULFILLED

Our visitor, Sara Gebremeskel, right, and hosts Siobhan Brady, left, and her husband, Jeremy Koch, top; and Cody Markelz, husband of...

 
 
 
Small artisanal farms might not be our environmental salvation

SMALL ARTISANAL FARMS MIGHT NOT BE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SALVATION

I have to admit, I've never been a huge fan of cricket flour. The rim of my little green drink was dusted with the stuff, and its smell...

Big Ag is ruining what ground water they don't take: Excess nitrogen reaching dangerous levels, study finds

BIG AG IS RUINING WHAT GROUND WATER THEY DON'T TAKE: EXCESS NITROGEN REACHING DANGEROUS LEVELS, STUDY FINDS

A new study has revealed that big agriculture's utilization of nitrogen can impact groundwater quality. A team of scientists from the...