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Feedlots Go Further In The Red

Cattle feeders didn’t get any relief last week as they saw margins fall even deeper in the red. Continued struggles in the cash market put further pressure on feeder margins, which finished th... Read More

Bees prefer nectar containing pesticides

Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high levels of pesticides. Previous studies have suggested that... Read More

Bird flu found in 4 more NW Iowa poultry farms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens. The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable cases of avian influenz... Read More

Truckers strike at nation's biggest port complex over wages

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California are walking off the job in a dispute over their wages and employee status. The Monday strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach c... Read More

NEW POLL: 62% of Americans Support the Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Morning Consult released the results of a national survey conducted on behalf of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Morning Consult contacted 2,047 registered voters on April 5–7. The results show that Americans overwh... Read More

USDA Awards $3.8 Million in Grants for Nanotechnology Research

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced more than $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to soci... Read More

An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers almost 13 million birds since early March, including se... Read More

Food industry tries to block Vermont's GMO labeling law

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) _ Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them. The legal skirmi... Read More

Ready, Set, Grill: K-State Will Host Barbecue 101 Workshop May 30 in Hays

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University is presenting Barbecue 101, a one-day workshop for novice grillers and seasoned (pardon the pun) veterans alike, on Saturday, May 30 in Hays. K-State specialists will cover the basics of grilling, smoking, ... Read More

Chipotle: Transition to non-GMO ingredients complete

NEW YORK (AP) _ Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food. The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but said in late 2013 it was working on transitioning to a tortill... Read More

North Dakota farmers planting crop to be made into jet fuel

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Western North Dakota farmers this year have agreed to plant 6,000 acres of jet fuel. The farmers actually will be seeding carinata, a variety of mustard seed that can be made into a biofuel. Canadian seed producer Agrisoma Bi... Read More