Farm Bill – Senate Draft Might Just Pass – Improvements, Fixes are Part of Package Jun 13, 2018

🕔Jun 13, 2018
Release of the Senate Ag Committee draft Senate Ag Committee (2018 Farm Bill; Brasher, June 8, 2018)  represents more than different program and policy details but completely different legislating, political and […]

Peanuts: Nutritional, Health Benefits Highlighted by Research May 24, 2018

🕔May 24, 2018
The Peanut Institute recently brought together peanut industry leaders, research scientists and registered dieticians to highlight the latest research on the nutritional benefits of peanut consumption. Attendees learned how peanuts […]

Farm Bill: What’s in the House Draft? Apr 27, 2018

🕔Apr 27, 2018
On Thursday, April 18, 2018, the House Agriculture Committee reported its version of the farm bill titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (House Ag Committee Press Release, April 18, […]

Soybeans: FDA Approves Petition to Claim Soy Oil as Heart Healthy Jul 31, 2017

🕔Jul 31, 2017
Bunge North America, the North American arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its petition for a qualified health claim […]

Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate Jul 28, 2017

🕔Jul 28, 2017
Thirteen agricultural economists put together short papers describing issues that will surface during the writing of the next farm bill. For each issue, the author describes the “policy setting” and […]

California Prunes: Fall Orchard Management Considerations Nov 10, 2015

🕔Nov 10, 2015
Pruning Cautions: It is critical to avoid timing pruning activities near rainfall events, whereby rain-splash can result in costly disease spread to freshly cut branches (see article in this newsletter). In […]

Foodie Farmer Tackles Biotech Issues – DTN Sep 18, 2015

🕔Sep 18, 2015
When the National Research Council was looking for a farmer to give some perspective on biotech crops, weed management and farming practices, Jennie Schmidt got the call last March to […]

California: ‘The Biggest Loser’ Chef Named American Pistachio Growers’ Brand Ambassador Jul 24, 2015

🕔Jul 24, 2015
American Pistachio Growers (APG) has added a new Brand Ambassador to their lineup of world-class athletes who now claim the nutritious nut as their “Official Snack.” Cheryl Forberg, RD, the […]

Peanuts: Penn State Finds Heart-Healthy Mealtime Boost Mar 31, 2015

🕔Mar 31, 2015
A study of peanut consumption showed that including them as a part of a high fat meal improved the post-meal triglyceride response and preserved endothelial function. “Peanuts are a healthy […]

Keith Good: $4.8 Billion Hit to Farm Program Possible Over 10 Years Jan 30, 2015

🕔Jan 30, 2015
Policy Issues David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Falling crop prices are raising cost projections for new farm programs even before producers have signed up this spring. “The Congressional Budget Office […]

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