|As Biotech Seed Falters, Insecticide Use Surges In Corn Belt|
National Public Radio - 7/9/2013. By Dan Charles - Across the Midwestern corn belt, a familiar battle has resumed, hidden in the soil. On one side are tiny, white larvae of the corn rootworm. On the other side are farmers and the insect-killing arsenal of modern agriculture.
|Raw milk deregulation bill dead after governor’s veto|
Bangor Daily News - 7/9/2013. By Mario Moretto - Unlicensed raw milk producers determined to sell their dairy products will have to continue doing so under the radar after a bill to deregulate the micro-industry was vetoed this week by the governor.
|Coalition of Farm, Consumer and Rural Organizations Urge Rejection of Smithfield Takeover|
Food & Water Watch - 7/9/2013. Washington, D.C. - A coalition of farm, rural and consumer organizations delivered a letter to the members of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States urging them to recommend that the Obama administration reject the proposed Shuanghui International Holdings, Ltd. acquisition of Smithfield Foods. The letter details the significant risks of a Shuanghui takeover of Smithfield to food security, consumer food prices, food safety, farm and rural economies in the United States and national security.