What we're reading this week

Jan 24, 2017 11:27:14 PM

ASTA welcomes direction of plant breeding policy from USDA

HighPlains Journal

The USDA released a proposed rule-making that recognizes plant breeders.

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The USDA scrambles to ease concerns after researchers were ordered to stop publishing news releases

The Washington Post

The Agriculture Research Service was told to stop releasing their "outward facing" documents, photos, fact sheets, and new releases to the public. Read More>>

 Organic Conference returns to Twin Falls

CapitalPress

The conference will be held Feb. 8th and 9th at Canyon Crest Events Center. It will cover pollinator, beneficial insect habitat, and organic farming in Idaho. Read More>>

Check-off Proposed for Organic Food

The Progressive Farmer

The check-off will  cover a broad range of organic products from produce to meat and dairy as well as non-food items. Read More>>

Chicagoland's 1st Organic Fast Food Chain Set To Debut Next Month

Eater Chicago

Chicago opens the first organic fast food in the nation. Nic's Organic Fast Food serves sandwiches, burgers, breakfast and organic coffee. Read More>>