What we're reading this week

Feb 21, 2017 6:43:27 PM

USDA inspection reports are vital to safeguard animals 

CNN.com

The USDA removed all government inspection reports of animal facilities from the website. 
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Setting the stage for the upcoming farm bill

newsfromOTA

Agri-Pulse will hold a farm bill educational summit at National Press Club on March 20. Read More>>

Cricket-based food start up awarded $100,000 by USDA to make bugs tasty

FoodDIVE

The USDA granted $100,000 to Bugeater Foods to come up with new ways to turn insects into safe and healthy food products. Read More>>

Strongest growth in demand for organic produce in over a decade 

farming UK

Britain has experienced a major growth in organic foods due to a wider range of organic foods in stores. Read More>>

With local food readily available, are farmers markets now out of date?

concordmonitor

 At the New Hampshire Farm and Forest Expo workshop the session discussed the importance of consistancy, publicity, and how changes in the states food scene are affecting the markets. Read More>> 

USDA to survey Planting Intentions

lancasterfarming

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey 84,000 farmers to discuss their growing plans this season. Read More>>