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Study: GMO Opposition Highest from Those Who Know the Least

Opposition to GMOs is highest among those who know the least about genetics, according to a new study published by the science journal Nature Human Behavior. Participants of the surveys were asked their attitude towards GMO’s and their knowledge. The

King Removed from House Ag Committee

Representative Steve King has been removed from the House Ag Committee after making controversial comments, leading to the first time in 120 years that an Iowan hasn’t been a member of the House committee. With agriculture wading through a tough

Food Industry Disputes New Dietary Study

Food industry leaders say a new study on dietary suggestions “lacks any kind of scientific rigor and only serves to misguide Americans on their nutritional health.” The Nutrition Coalition says the study should be read with “great caution.” The 50-page

Wheeler Intends to Roll Out E15 Rules by Summer, Pending Shutdown

The Environmental Protection Agency intends to complete a rule that allows year-round E15 sales by June. However, the government shutdown may delay the action. EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this week that

California Lawmakers Propose New Ag Labor Bill

A new ag labor bill by California Senator Dianna Feinstein and Representative Zoe Lofgren would allow certain foreign agricultural workers to receive permanent U.S. residency. Under the Agricultural Worker Program Act, farm workers who have worked in agriculture for at

Soil Health Partnership Showing Good Results

The Soil Health Partnership was host to the first-ever Soil Health Summit 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, January 15-16. Chad Smith has more. For more information on the Soil Health Partnership, go to

Rain, then Bitter Cold on the Way

Rains this weekend will usher in a cold front on Sunday, dropping temperatures into the teens, according to climatologist Corey Davis.

Property Rights Case Oral Arguments Heard at Supreme Court

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court reheard oral argument in a crucial property rights case affecting property owners across the country. At issue is a 1985 Supreme Court decision that bars property owners from federal courts. In 2013, government agents forced

The Economic Perspective: The Value of Parks

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the value of parks.   Mike, most people value open-space, or “elbow-room” as I once heard it called.  That’s one reason why some prefer to

John R. Block Reports from Washington January 17, 2019 “Trade”

Hello everybody out there in farm country.  This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.  They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous