Soybeans variable in yield during one northern Indiana FIRST trial
In the northern part of Indiana, hit hardest by the heavy rains this season, crop height and yields were variable in one soybean hybrids test staged by Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST).
Treated food scraps another feed option for Indiana swine
Swine nutrition has improved dramatically over the last 50 years, resulting in hogs that are 75 percent leaner today. Another feed option may be coming to the table for Indiana swine: Treated food scraps from commercial kitchens.
Urban farmers developing vacant lots in some Midwest cities
In Cleveland, with 20,000 vacant lots and 1,000 houses torn down per year, the city managers are spending exorbitant amounts to maintain properties. In one neighborhood, however, something is growing again: food and farms.
Executive branch, ag groups backing passage of final TPP
Farm groups last week joined the federal departments of Agriculture and Commerce to praise the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), as the U.S. Trade Representative and White House continued pushing for what would be the world’s biggest free trade agreement to date.
FDA approves GMO salmon; won’t require special labeling
It has been more than two decades since a company first approached federal health officials about developing a genetically modified (GMO or GE) salmon, and while it has been an upstream fight to win the approval it received last week, there are numerous groups and retailers who still say they’ll boycott the fish.