Soybean Oil Missing from FDA’s Boost of High Oleic Oil Health Claims – DTN

🕔Nov 25, 2018A campaign by the soybean checkoff to champion the planting, use and conversion to high oleic soybeans may have gotten a boost Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s […]

Livestock: Cell-Based Meat Gets Dual Oversight, FDA and USDA – DTN

🕔Nov 19, 2018After months of debate among livestock groups and the emerging cell-cultured protein industry, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a joint statement Friday […]

Our Food: Landfills are Full of It – USDA ‘s Plan to Stop the Waste – DTN

🕔Oct 24, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Thursday (October 18) signed a joint agency agreement aimed at […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Management of Flood-Submerged Grain

🕔Sep 27, 2018There have been flooded fields with water over the grain in Southwest, Northwest and East Central Iowa this year. This was caused by intense rains over Labor Day and the following […]

Rice: FDA Gives Golden Rice a Nod – DTN

🕔Jun 4, 2018The international effort to release a strain of rice known as Golden Rice is nearing completion. On May 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) became the third major […]

USA Rice Takes Aim at Market Pretenders

🕔May 11, 2018The rice pretender war is heating up this spring as USA Rice is registering formal complaints and offering recommended fixes to purveyors of what the trade group terms “rice pretenders.” […]

Rice: Fraud in Organic Ag Imports is Focus of Proposed House Bill

🕔Feb 9, 2018Representative John Faso (R-NY) has introduced a bill that addresses fraudulent organic agricultural imports and proposes to increase funding to the National Organic Program (NOP) for oversight and technology upgrades. […]

Tobacco: FDA Proposal Threatens Fire-Cured Production

🕔Jan 10, 2018Could fire-cured tobacco production be on the way to extinction? Dark fire-cured tobacco is facing a serious potential challenge from a proposal made last year by the Food and Drug Administration […]

“Riced Vegetables” are NOT a Form of Rice – Arkansas Ag Committee Discussion

🕔Dec 6, 2017Yesterday, Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified before the Arkansas Joint Senate and House Committee on Agriculture on the industry’s concern of a current food trend where […]

Rice: USA Rice Asks for Govt. Crackdown on Mislabeled Products

🕔Oct 17, 2017It’s only natural for manufacturers, competing for the ever-dwindling attention of consumers, to make product claims to set theirs apart. But a rise in these statements that range from the […]

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