The new program requires students to include a fruit or vegetable with their lunch, or it will cost them more, charging them at the a-la-carte price, instead of the regular lunch. While they can not force the student to eat the fruit or vegetable, food waste has also become a hot topic with the school lunch debate.
Recently, cases in deer and cattle have been diagnosed in Nebraska and South Dakota. The deer population in Nebraska has seen a significant number of cases this year. Further investigation is ongoing to determine if the outbreak in Colorado may be tied to the Nebraska cases.
Beef Products Inc. (BPI) last week announced the filing of a defamation lawsuit against ABC News for its coverage of lean, finely textured beef (LFTB), dubbed “pink slime” by critics, alleging that the network misled consumers to believe the product is unhealthy and unsafe.
Now, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the $3 million grant to researchers at MU to determine if specific genes play a role in the breeding problems and other issues in the cattle industry.
USDA has forecast agriculture exports to reach a record $143.5 billion in the 2013 fiscal year, with strong demand from Canada, Europe and Japan, according to The Outlook for US Agricultural Trade released Aug. 31 by the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and Foreign Agricultural Service.
A press conference organized by three groups, held outside of the Denver Courthouse, to announce a lawsuit against the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) recent Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) ruling, was a dire disappointment to the groups’ organizers.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been busy making headlines and wreaking havoc on state fairs the last couple of months. The group has successfully made its way into the Colorado, Kansas and Iowa state fairs, with what has been described as a graphic documentary titled “Glass Walls.
While the ethanol debate rages on, producers were given some hope last week when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a 30-day public comment period on a waiver request from two governors that voiced concern over the worst drought in 50 years and the continuing climb of the price of corn.
Brown’s plan, a $14 billion dollar project, would be willingly paid for by farmers and other water users supporting the project, with state taxpayers funding most of the estimated $3 billion for habitat restoration. The two underground tunnels would carry water 37 miles to the federal and state pumps at Tracy.