Agriculture

11:29am

Thu March 21, 2013
Drought

Waiting For Colorado’s Drought To Improve? It’s Going To Be Awhile

The U.S. drought outlook shows much of Colorado will remain dry throughout the spring and summer, with little to no relief from the dry spell.
NOAA

4:37pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Drought

At Ag Day, Water Talk Just As Dominant As Agriculture Talk

The Colorado Agriculture Council teamed up with some of the state’s chefs for a ‘Farm to Fork’ cooking competition. Dishes included a range of in-state farming products like honey, wheat, buffalo and potatoes
Luke Runyon KUNC

Colorado officials touted the state's ability to grow food Tuesday for National Agriculture Day. Another topic captured just as much attention.

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6:00am

Wed March 20, 2013
Agriculture

GMO Labeling Laws On Deck In Midwest

Labels at Swiss Meat and Sausage Co. near Hermann, Mo., do not indicate if products contain genetically modified organisms.
Abbie Fentress Swanson Harvest Public Media

Whole Foods Market recently announced that all products sold in its U-S and Canadian stores containing genetically modified organisms will be clearly labeled as such by 2018.

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11:27am

Thu March 14, 2013
The Salt

Shanghai's Dead Pigs: Search For Answers Turns Up Denials

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 8:08 pm

Villagers gather dead pigs in Jiaxing, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, on Wednesday. The number of dead pigs found in Shanghai's main river had doubled in two days to more than 6,000, the government said.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

More than a week has passed since thousands of dead pigs were first discovered floating in a river in Shanghai, but authorities have yet to explain fully where the pigs came from or why they died.

Fourteen of the pigs had tags in their ears identifying them as coming from Jiaxing city, in neighboring Zhejiang province. Getting to the bottom of the pig story, though, is tough. A visit to Zhulin village, where most everyone raises pigs, was greeted by serial denials.

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6:00am

Wed March 13, 2013
Agriculture

Ethanol Plants Caught in ‘Blend Wall’

In Atkinson, Neb., a semi rolls past the NEDAK plant, which shut down when corn prices peaked during the summer of 2012 and new demand from E15 failed to materialize.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

Ethanol plants in at least 13 states have stopped running in recent months because of high corn prices and a lower demand for the fuel. The industry is trying to change the equation by putting more of the biofuel in gasoline, but ethanol critics are pushing back.

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