The USDA’s Foodkeeper app is a handy way of finding out on your smartphone or tablet if those leftovers are safe to eat. Cathy Isom fills us in about the changes coming to the mobile app that tells us how long we can keep and safely eat food.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed 2017 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The conventional biofuel amount of 14.8 billion gallons is an increase from 14.5 billion gallons in 2016, but Read the rest of this entry »
Genetically modified organism labeling continues to be a hot topic for many, and it’s an issue that continues to be a major focus for the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). Association CEO Andy Lavigne explains why.
USDA researchers will soon establish the start of what will be a long-term measuring process of how well we are doing in reducing food loss and food waste. Cathy Isom tells us about the tool researchers plan to use to figure out if Americans are really reducing food waste.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an increase to the fiscal year 2016 Overall Allotment Quantity (OAQ) for domestic sugar, reassigned some of the projected surplus sugar marketing allotments among processors, and reassigned part of the surplus cane sugar marketing allotment to raw cane sugar imports. USDA recognizes that America’s beet sugar producers have made significant investments in a strong 2016 crop, but they continue to face uncertainty. Read the rest of this entry »
After earlier attempts failed, U.S. senators from Florida and Alabama are working on a new effort to get Congress to intervene in their states’ long-running “water wars” with Georgia. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., on Monday joined Alabama Republicans Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions in writing a letter to Read the rest of this entry »