HOUMA, La. (AP) — Commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and charter boat operators who got help from a $27 million disaster relief program after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita may be getting a second check before long. Martin Bourgeois, a biologist with the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, says that when the original program wrapped up last year, state officials found themselves with $3.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Despite a state law banning it, Kansas Livestock Commissioner George Teagarden says people are still bringing feral hogs into the state for hunting. Teagarden says the animals are a nuisance that do serious damage to crops and pastures. The Kansas Legislature passed a law in 2006 banning feral hog hunting.
Washington, DC (American Meat Institute) — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ARS) has launched a new online tool, Your Food Environment Atlas, which allows users to map and compare availability of “healthful food” in counties across the United States.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Livestock groups that lost a recent Idaho Supreme Court decision asked lawmakers Thursday to come to their defense by scaling back local authority over large dairies with thousands of cows and tons of manure. Idaho Dairyman's Association lobbyist Ken McClure told the Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee that Idaho should limit counties to matters involving the location of dairies and forbid them from passing stricter air and water quality standards than those already on Idaho's books.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities say poultry processor Koch (kuk) Foods Inc. has paid more than $536,000 in fines stemming from a 2007 immigration raid in southwest Ohio. Authorities say they rounded up 161 workers who were in this country illegally at the Koch plant in Fairfield, north of Cincinnati.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man's lawsuit claims salami containing tainted pepper made him sick. Raymond Cirimele Cirimele (seer-uh-MEHL'-ee) sued three companies linked to a nationwide outbreak of salmonella in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 225 people have been sickened, including 15 in Illinois.
As states assess their budgets for this year, many have elected to raise or renew food and beverage taxes in order to balance budgets and offset costs associated with product packaging disposal. COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Senate on Wednesday narrowly passed nine bills taxing everything from candy and soda to online sales, energy used in manufacturing and pesticides to balance the budget, despite fears the taxes will cause layoffs.
When your eyes dart between the grilled cheese and the salad bar during your lunch break, what are you really thinking about? How do you decide between the real-fruit sorbet and the chocolate cake? We recently ran a video from CBS news , which suggests that the reasons we choose to eat what we choose to eat may be more complicated than they seem at first glance.
ATLANTA (U.S. Poultry & Egg Association) — To recognize those facilities that have achieved a high level of safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective safety and health programs, the Joint Poultry Industry Safety and Health Council announces the first annual safety award program.
SHARON, Vt. (AP) — The third and fourth graders at Sharon Elementary know where the veggies in their soup come from because they've visited the farms. They know the nutritional value of the carrots, onions and cabbage because they've studied them in class, and they know how they're grown because they've nurtured them in raised beds out back.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two months ago he accomplished the rare feat of coaxing cheddar to mature for a full 15 years. Now a prizewinning Wisconsin cheesemaker is preparing to sell a second batch of similarly aged cheese, and the orders are already pouring in. Tony Hook, co-owner of Hook's Cheese Co.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department moved Thursday to reverse Bush administration rules that made it easier for farmers to hire temporary foreign workers to help pick their crops. The new regulations will increase wages and offer greater job safety protections for thousands of foreign farm workers hired each year.
Global food production must double by 2050 and the newly formed IFEEDER foundation plans to provide the necessary education and research.
Though developing nations should ultimately choose whether or not to plant genetically modified crops, according to Bill Gates, GMO pros may outweigh the cons.
Agricultural scientists in India say they have developed a variety of rice that requires no cooking and can be eaten simply after being soaked in water.
The Food and Drug Administration is now warning consumers to limit exposure to BPA, commonly found in canned foods.
The model LSB210 is a Submersible Jr. S-Beam Load Cell used in applications where protection from liquids is required. The unit has a thickness of 0.25 inch and low profile height of 0.75 inch. The load cell has a high accuracy with a deflection of 0.005” nominal and an operating temperature of -60° F to 200° F.
The Gardner Mixers and Blenders feature the Easy-Clean Cantilever Shaft, which eliminates one set of bearings and seals at the non-drive end of the shaft. This, along with the full diameter hinged and safety, interlocked door significantly improves access for cleaning and hygiene. The completely contained mixing media provides an ideal environment for dry, semi-dry or moist powder applications.