GMO

Meat Demand Is Up; Ag Employers to Invest in Employees
**The USDA’s latest cold storage report showed strong retail and export demand for meat.
Pork was down 10% on the year, despite record pork production during March, including a 68% drop in bellies, and beef supplies were 4% lower, even after a 7% year to year increase in production la…
Group Must Pay Legal Fees in Campaign Finance Case
OLYMPIA  (AP) — A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ordered Grocery Manufacturers Association to pay $1.1 million in legal fees after it violated state campaign finance disclosure laws.
Those fees are on top of the $18 million in fines the Washington D...
EU Snubs Russia Global Grain Forum
The Pork Checkoff is launching a new national awards program that will recognize future industry leaders. Targeting youth age 18-29, the group plans to give three recipients awarded with an invitation to speak at the National Pork Board events...
EPA and RoundUP
WSJ reports that Peter Barfoot and Graham Brookes, two British researchers calculated the environmental benefit from not having to run tractors to spray pesticides on GMO crops. The effect in 2014, they wrote, was “equivalent to removing nearly 10 million cars from the roads...
Farmers Reconsider GMO Revolution
WSJ reports that farmers reconsider the GMO revolution and that behind the wave of multi-billion dollar mergers is a moment of change for the American farmer. The paper stated that farmers are finding it harder to justify the high prices for GMO or modified seed and weeds are evolving to resist herb…
A Third of Of Farm Operators Are at Least Age 65
Successful Farming writes that the USDA never found how an experimental GMO variety by Monsanto ended up on a farm in eastern Oregon in 2013, and it is again stumped by 22 stalks of a sister strain found recently in Washington state. APHIS spokesperson Andre Bell says Washington State “is a minor in…

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