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FDA: First two FSMA rules finalized; aim to protect consumers

According to the FDA, the first two regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have been finalized and aim to help make food safer for consumers. While the remaining five additional rules have yet to be finalized, the FDA says they will be released before the end of the year.

So, what do these […]

Dry conditions spell trouble for some U.S corn crop

Corn stalks on several farms from Nebraska to Ohio are yellowing and the leaves are starting to shrivel as a dry spell in parts of the mid and central U.S. is taking its toll on crops throughout the region.

One Illinois farmer described the ground as “concrete” and said his 8,000 acre farm will be […]

Anxiety mounts as California snowpack hits record low

Unfortunately it’s no April fool’s joke that the snowpack levels across the entire Sierra Nevada are now the lowest in recorded history, making the water outlook in drought-racked California even worse than was previously thought.

As profiled in a recent article, this has huge implications for tens of millions of people who depend on water […]