With Panera Bread’s launch of new breakfast sandwiches featuring 100% real eggs, the company has announced that it has petitioned the FDA to establish a clear definition for the term “egg.” For Panera “100% real eggs” means freshly prepared, cracked shell eggs and/or egg whites with no additives. In developing its newest breakfast sandwiches, Panera […]
The National Farmers Union Board laid out a series of 14 recommendations that Congress should follow to provide a sufficient farm safety net, support rural communities, protect natural resources, improve beginning farmers’ and ranchers’ opportunities for success, and ensure the nation’s most vulnerable people have enough to eat. “The farm bill, rightly so, touches all […]
To address run off in the Gulf of Mexico, the EPA recently formed a task force and required 12 states to develop strategies to reduce agricultural runoff. Researchers at the University of Illinois say the strategies show promise, but leave room for the addition of certain practical elements that could help decision makers choose specific […]
Our condolences go out to this Pennsylvania community after losing a long time farmer and owner of a popular farmer’s market stand in a barn fire Saturday. According to The Daily Item, Roger R. Billig, 51, died in the Northumberland County fire on Saturday evening after suffering from smoke inhalation. The Elysburg Fire Department reports […]
The technological changes that are shaking up the agriculture market are going to change lives over the next decade.
U.S.-based private investment fund Climate Trust Capital, an independent entity of the long-standing mission-driven nonprofit The Climate Trust, has closed on a carbon investment in the biogas sector—the Carlos Echeverria and Sons Dairy (CE&S) Dairy Biogas Project. Approximately $1.12 million of Climate Trust Capital’s Fund I was invested in a covered lagoon digester that will […]
One frustrating aspect of social media is when some people call themselves “farmers” and are more like part-time hobbyists or homesteaders.
Sixty-two percent of STEM college students are confident their major will lead to a good job according to a recent Gallup and Strada Education Network survey. That’s good news compared to students with other majors. The 2017 College Student Survey, a new nationally-representative survey of current students examining their perceptions about preparation for the workforce […]