FDA seeks public comment on newest food safety rules
The nation’s farm and food industry has less than a month to file new comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s latest proposed rule changes to the agency’s Food Safety Modernization Act, ahead of the FDA’s deadline of Dec. 15.
Indiana turkey producers climb in national rankings
Many Americans will stuff themselves on turkey in the coming month. But Indiana’s turkey production, which reached a record level this year, is increasing not so much from holiday demand as from year-round global trends.
Missouri researchers collar cows to maximize pastures
Corn Belt pastureland is scarcer – and more valuable – than a decade ago. That makes forage management ever important, and researchers at the University of Missouri are using GPS-linked collars on grazing cattle to identify the ideal forage mix in tall fescue pastures.
Colleges diversifying to attract more students to ag programs
Most agriculture colleges associated with land grant universities in the Farm World region saw enrollment increases this fall. College officials point to the diversity of their offerings and the demand for graduates in areas covered by their programs as keys to the higher numbers.