Jobs in agriculture increasing, interest decreasing

According to new data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) there will be 57,900 annual job openings in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and environment fields between 2015 and 2020.

While this may seem like good news for current students and recent college graduates, many in the industry are concerned that interest in […]

Start off your week with the Monday Links

Another Monday, another Monday Links! Bringing you the latest news in the food and animal safety industries and more, the Monday Links are your go-to source for information. What’s going on in the world? Read on to find out.

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Safety matters: Hot dogs

Head to any sporting event in the United States, whether it’s the major leagues or a game for your seven-year-old, and you can find that quintessential food: a hot dog. There are many different ways to cook it, and even more toppings to put on top of it, but what really is it?

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Kick off June with Monday Links

[ SPANISH ] Happy June, everyone! Today marks the first Monday links post of June, and there is a lot of news happening in the world. Don’t have time to scour the interwebs for all of the big news stories? No worries — we have you covered. (Plus: Stay tuned for a special announcement at […]

Safety matters: Steak

[ SPANISH ] With summer temperatures approaching, it’s only right that we bring our grills out of storage and give them the tender, loving care they deserve. You heard me: it’s time to grill some steaks.

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Safety matters: Grilling ground beef

[ SPANISH ] Keep your fingers crossed, wish on your lucky rabbit’s foot, find a four-leaf clover and look for a shooting star. I don’t mean to get you too excited, but spring may finally be here. With Memorial Day less than a week away in the United States, people are pulling their grills out […]

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 […]