Bayer crop unit apologizes to farmers for tweeting meat consumption hurts the environment

God help us. Big businesses are as stupid as Republican politicians. Continue reading Bayer crop unit apologizes to farmers for tweeting meat consumption hurts the environment

Letter: Livestock density not a risk factor for MRSA to people without livestock contact

From a letter in the September 2013 issue of Emerging and Infectious Diseases: Continue reading Letter: Livestock density not a risk factor for MRSA to people without livestock contact

Obama to rehabilitate Malthus: USDA ‘aggressively’ seeking ways to grow less food to save the climate

Obama wants to rehabilitate Thomas Malthus. Continue reading Obama to rehabilitate Malthus: USDA ‘aggressively’ seeking ways to grow less food to save the climate

Obama takes first steps toward regulating farmland to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

“The USDA also will calculate the carbon content of farmland to determine which management practices boost soil quality and limit greenhouse-gas emissions…” Continue reading Obama takes first steps toward regulating farmland to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

EPA chief on flights over farms: Not ‘spying’ — just looking for farmer violations

During the ongoing Senate Appropriations Committee meeting on the EPA budget. Continue reading EPA chief on flights over farms: Not ‘spying’ — just looking for farmer violations

EPA chief on spy flights: ‘Nothing to worry about if you’re not doing anything wrong’

During the ongoing Senate Appropriations Committee meeting on the EPA budget. Continue reading EPA chief on spy flights: ‘Nothing to worry about if you’re not doing anything wrong’

EPA chief admits using piloted aircraft to spy on famers during hearing. Nebraska Senator calls EPA flights ‘wacky’, ‘rogue’

During the ongoing Senate Appropriations Committee meeting on the EPA budget. Continue reading EPA chief admits using piloted aircraft to spy on famers during hearing. Nebraska Senator calls EPA flights ‘wacky’, ‘rogue’

Ohio Congressman: EPA release of farmers’ personal information appalling

“This incompetent, or deliberate, release has placed the CAFOs and their owners at the risk of possible vigilantes.” Continue reading Ohio Congressman: EPA release of farmers’ personal information appalling