Organic grain handlers seek process, tech to fight fraud
Organic food manufacturers and grain merchandisers are upping efforts to prevent food fraud, especially from conventional crops fraudulently inserted into the organic supply chain, according to presenters at the Organic and Non-GMO Forum in St. Louis on Oct. 29.
Midwest crop experts waiting to monitor dicamba changes
The pesticide administrator for the Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) is uncertain if changes the U.S. EPA has made to dicamba labeling will be enough to lower the number of drift complaints the state receives.
Dairy in Ohio tough business, but stats show it does flourish
Dairy farming in Ohio isn’t as appealing as it once used to be. Statistics show that young college graduates of agriculture programs are looking elsewhere to make their living, not to the dairy industry.
Democrats take control in Illinois’ midterm elections
As the dust settled from a Democratic sweep of the state’s top offices in the Nov. 6 midterm election, the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) was among the first in state agriculture to congratulate J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire businessman known more for his ties to the Hyatt Hotel chain and venture capitalism than to the agricultural community.