Agriculture

5:27am

Sun June 10, 2012
Around the Nation

New Farm Bill Has Its Share Of Complications

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 1:50 pm

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4:00am

Sun June 10, 2012
Around the Nation

Southern Farmers See Midwestern Bias In Farm Bill

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 2:58 pm

Georgia farmer Donald Chase says the Senate's proposed farm bill favors farmers in the Midwest and leaves Southern farmers without a safety net.
Kathy Lohr NPR

Southeast of Macon, Ga., near Oglethorpe, rows of peanuts planted six weeks ago have sprouted. Tiny yellow flowers dot the rich-green plants. Donald Chase, his father and grandfather have owned this farm since the 1950s.

Like many southern farmers, Chase objects to the version of the farm bill kicking around in the Senate this week. The bill aims to do away with direct payments to farmers by expanding crop insurance programs.

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10:29am

Thu June 7, 2012
Food

Assessing Consumer Concerns About The Meat Industry

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 12:58 pm

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On Thursday's Fresh Air, Tom Philpott, who covers food and the agricultural industry for Mother Jones, joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a wide-ranging discussion about the meat and poultry industries — covering topics like pink slime, proposed legislation affecting antibiotics in the livestock food chain,

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4:08pm

Thu May 31, 2012
The Salt

Antibiotic-Free Meat Business Is Booming, Thanks To Chipotle

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 5:12 pm

The antibiotic-free pigs roam freely on Niman Ranch in Iowa.
Sarah Willis courtesy Niman Ranch

4:25am

Mon May 28, 2012

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