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Coronavirus and Our Food: Should We Be Scared?

Coronavirus and Our Food: Should We Be Scared?

Every day seems to bring dire news about the increasing spread of a terrible new strain of virus – known as coronavirus COVID-19. As this virus spreads globally, how concerned should we be for our safety? And should we fear transmission of the virus via our food, especially among imported products? Based on what we now know, the answer is “no.”

Food Regulations and Policy, Food Safety

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5 Surprising Facts about Our Organic Foods

Why do we all have a different definition for organic foods? Is it really pesticide-free? Hormone-free? And if the label reads “natural”, is it also organic? We took a look at how the USDA monitors organic products and what the term really means.

Food Regulations and Policy

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Land Degradation: The History Lesson We Are Still Learning

While the Dust Bowl era is often seen as an anomalous, historical and uniquely American experience, the reality is unfortunately different. Agricultural lands around the world continue to slowly degrade. Guest writer, Michael Doane, explores this topic as part of an ongoing series about restoring land degradation.

Soil and Crop Management

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Holy Cow! What happened to Dean Foods & Borden?

The dairy downturn has now gone from family farm to corporate headquarters. The Dean Foods and Borden Dairy bankruptcy filings can teach valuable lessons to the food sector, our growing consumer trends and the industry at large.

Food Production

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Ag in the Classroom: FFA Spotlight on Lauren LaGrande

We would like to introduce Lauren LaGrande, an exemplary member of Future Farmers of America. Her education in ag started on her family farm and has taken her back to the classroom. Lauren's mission is to educate future generations about something that connects all of us – where our food comes from. Here is her story told from her point of view.

D2D on the Farm

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