Articles by AGDAILY Reporters

Panera petitions FDA to clearly define ‘egg’

· January 23, 2018

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 Paneral “100% real eggs” means freshly prepared, cracked shell eggs and/or egg whites with no additives. In developing its newest breakfast sandwiches, Panera […]

National Farmers Union lays out 14 Farm Bill recommendations

· January 23, 2018

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 […]

Illinois study examines runoff strategies for Mississippi River

· January 23, 2018

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 […]

$5.5M California carbon fund project halfway in investments

· January 23, 2018

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 […]

Survey finds college STEM graduates most confident

· January 23, 2018

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 […]

Smithsonian Museum marks 2018 as Year of the Tractor

· January 22, 2018

The Smithsonian Museum has marked 2018 as the Year of the Tractor with two new displays on the past, present, and future of agriculture. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History opened “Precision Farming” Jan. 19 within the “American Enterprise” exhibition with a more contemporary story of disruptive technology in today’s agriculture industry. A green, […]

Wheat growers: Government shutdown is bad for ag

· January 22, 2018

Failing to pass legislation to fund government operations and creating a government shutdown is a failure to farmers says the National Association of Wheat Growers President. NAWG President and Outlook, Montana farmer Gordon Stoner made the following statement: “Funding the government is a basic charge of Congress, and failing to do so impacts farmers across […]

Rural America uses USDA grants to address opioid abuse

· January 22, 2018

The USDA is awarding 72 grants totaling $23.6 million through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. Several recipients will use the grants to help address two of the nation’s most urgent needs: opioid abuse treatment and mental health counseling. “Under Secretary Perdue’s leadership, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in creating […]

Monsanto makes World’s Most Admired Companies List again

· January 22, 2018

Monsanto has did it again. Fortune Magazine has named the company to its 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies List for the fifth consecutive year. Monsanto is ranked No. 2 within the company’s industry sector. “We are honored to receive and celebrate this recognition, which acknowledges the work of our more than 20,000 passionate employees around […]

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