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Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016


'Food e-Vangelists’ distrust how food is made


A group of consumers called “Food e-Vangelists,” who actively critique and recommend food, brands and agriculture practices, is growing in size and influence, according to a report by Food Navigator, citing…

RFA Clears Up Presidential Candidates Mistakes on Ethanol

Illinois Corn Growers Association

In response to the anti-ethanol rhetoric that has been dominating the presidential campaign in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a one-pager to media outlets to…

Cattle Markets Broken: NCBA sends letter to CME

Drovers Cattle Network

Agriculture markets can be quite unstable, but 2015 was especially volatile for cattle markets.

Protein prices dropped in 2015, poised to rise in '16: USDA


U.S. consumers paid less for major proteins used in at-home meals in December than in the same period in 2014, although 2016 may find prices on the rise, according to USDA’s latest Food Price Outlook.

Front of Package Labels Do Not Mean a Food Is Healthy

Illinois Ag Connection

American grocery shoppers face an array of front of pack (FOP) nutrition and health claims when making food selections.

Co-op Hero Rescues Driver of Overturned Van

Illinois Ag Connection

It was one of those soaking wet, cold, windy days that electric cooperative crews hate.

Lawmakers urge USDA to delay hog slaughter rule


Lawmakers are asking for more data proving the validity of USDA’s proposed modernized hog slaughter protocol before the agency moves to expand the program.

Trump Leads in Farm Futures' Presidential Poll

Illinois Ag Connection

Farm Futures magazine reports that the nationwide frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination also topped the latest Farm Futures surveys among farmers in both the U.S. and Iowa.

Missouri House Passes Resolution to Stop Tax Hike on Farmers

Missouri Ag Connection

The Missouri House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 58 (HCR 58), which disapproves the Missouri Tax Commission's recommendation of a five percent tax increase on Missouri farmers and…
U.S. Navy Deploys Biofuel-Powered Ships

U.S. Navy Deploys Biofuel-Powered Ships

Illinois Ag Connection

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off the Great Green Fleet with the deployment of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCS CSG) during a ceremony at…