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Don’t wait: Be ready for new antibiotic rules

| July 25, 2016

New antibiotic rules will take effect in the U.S. at the beginning of 2017. This includes the Veterinary Feed Directive and prescription changes for water-based antibiotics. Pork Checkoff director of producer and public health, Dr. Jennifer Wishnie, is advising pork producers to be prepared.

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Purdue University discovers process increasing milk’s shelf life

| July 25, 2016

A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending the shelf life of one of the most common refrigerator staples in the world by several weeks, according to a Purdue University study.

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Southern corn rust working farther north

| July 22, 2016

As the name implies, southern corn rust is primarily found in the southern corn growing areas of the U.S. However, it’s been pushing those boundaries farther north in recent years, and it’s moving quicker than ever this year.

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Many consumers are unfamiliar with ethanol

| July 22, 2016

A recent Reuters poll seems to show that Americans largely don’t know or care what’s going in their tank.

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Navigating the GMO Labeling Law

| July 22, 2016

Navigating the waters of GMO labeling will be a challenge, but if a bill passed recently by Congress receives the President’s signature, new labels could turn into an opportunity.

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Farmers who rent high amounts of land feeling stress

| July 21, 2016

The downturn in commodity prices is starting to put serious pressure on producers across the country that rent most of their farmland.

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Americans support GMO labeling, but lack food safety knowledge

| July 21, 2016

A new survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Pennsylvania shows Americans widely support the labeling of genetically modified foods. However, they don’t appear to have a lot of actual knowledge about scientific evidence that supports the safety of those foods.

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Rural broadband access critical for agriculture

| July 21, 2016

A group of U.S. Senators recently sent a bipartisan letter to the Federal Communications Commission supporting rural broadband access. The FCC is currently reforming rules that cover rural broadband.

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Water challenges around the world are getting worse

| July 20, 2016

On Monday, a panel of experts said world water scarcity is a growing problem that will have a direct effect on agriculture and an expanding population that will need food.

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