Britain Votes to Leave EU
Fri. Jun 24, 2016 2:18 PM
In a historic move that will have major long-term implications on trade and markets, voters in Great Britain surprised the world by voting Thursday to leave the European Union.
High Hopes for Costco Poultry
Fri. Jun 24, 2016 1:27 PM
Costco Wholesale Corp. has been working all spring to get approval for a $180 million poultry processing plant near Fremont, Nebraska, that would process roughly 1.6 million birds a week. The processing plant, under the name Lincoln Premium Poultry LLC, would need roughly 400 barns built in the local area that would each raise about 43,000 birds per barn for each flock delivered.
Crop Tech Corner
Fri. Jun 24, 2016 7:07 AM
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, Monsanto is testing a new Bt protein for plant bugs and thrips, a giant robot is scanning crops near Phoenix and an old Southern wheat variety is back on the table.
Senators Reach GMO Compromise
Thu. Jun 23, 2016 2:44 PM
A Senate GMO labeling bill offers companies a choice of providing consumers with an on-package label or creating a symbol or electronic label that can be scanned with a smartphone or directs consumers to "more food information." However, if there is an electronic label, it must take consumers directly to information on genetically modified ingredients.
Thu. Jun 23, 2016 1:59 PM
Use context clues to figure out if your corn and soybeans are victims of chemical drift or a pathogen.
Ready for Farm Overtime?
Thu. Jun 23, 2016 11:40 AM
For the first time, "white collar" farm jobs may need compensation when hours exceed 40 per week. However, farm employers don't need to pay time and a half for farm work.
FAA Releases UAS Rules
Wed. Jun 22, 2016 5:33 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration has released rules for flying small unmanned crafts that will ideally lead to more use of the technology while keeping the skies safe for air travel.
RFS Under the Microscope
Wed. Jun 22, 2016 5:32 PM
The House Energy and Commerce Committee begins looking closer at the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Glyphosate Assessment Ongoing
Wed. Jun 22, 2016 5:30 PM
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told a House committee Wednesday the agency's inadvertent release of the glyphosate cancer assessment report does not indicate direction EPA is taking.