|Synthetically modified organisms aren’t “natural” at all|
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy - 6/23/2014. By Dr. Steve Suppan - Synthetic biology is “Still in [the] Uncharted Waters of Public Opinion,” according to a recent focus group study by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. That’s not surprising since the technology involved sounds like something out of science fiction.
|New USDA website aims to get young Americans 'back to the land'|
Los Angeles Times - 6/23/2014. By Brianna Sacks - Faced with daunting financial challenges, new farmers are getting some help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The department said at a UC Davis conference Monday that it has launched a new website that focuses on the specific needs of beginning farmers and ranchers.
|USDA Announces New Support for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers|
USDA - 6/23/2014. U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced the implementation of new Farm Bill measures and other policy changes to improve the financial security of new and beginning farmers and ranchers. Harden also unveiled www.usda.gov/newfarmers , a new website that will provide a centralized, one-stop resource where beginning farmers and ranchers can explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.