100 billion animal study: GM feed is safe

The practice of using genetically modified (GM) crops in livestock feed has been a controversy since the concept was introduced almost two decades ago. However, a recent study published in Journal of Animal Science found that GM feed does not have a negative effect on the animals, and that they are about as nutritionally equivalent […]

7 stories you need to know this week

[ SPANISH ] With Monday comes the Monday Links—your essential breakdown of all the must-know news stories going on right now. Read on below:

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Are beans and peas for the birds?

A controversial battle is brewing in England between wildlife campaigners, farmers and the European Union (EU) government. The debate: assist nature, or plant more crops?

Originally, grant funds from the EU were aimed towards supporting wild plants and animals in the English countryside. Now, the funds are being handed to farmers to grow beans and […]

2012 Agricultural census shows increase in female, Latino farmers

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the data for the 2012 agricultural census this month, which includes figures and statistics for the entire industry in the 586-page report. The statistics show that farms are increasing in size, value and expenses.

Even more recently, Tom Vilsack, agriculture secretary, issued a press release on the […]