New Director of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Joins UW


WYOMING (July 19, 2021)---The new director of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) recently joined the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Eric Webster began his duties July 6. He previously was director of the Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Iberia Research Station and assistant regional director of…

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination


July 13, 2021,  Editors Note---The release is being updated to alert consumers that the recalled ready to eat products were used in additional products produced by other establishments and retailers. Some products bear a different establishment number on the label due to further processing and some products may have been…

Biden Excluded White Farmers: US Federal Judge Halts Biden’s Agriculture’s Loan Program


FORT WORTH, TEXAS (July 6, 2021)--A US District Court judge has halted President Joe Biden's US Department of Agriculture's loan program.  Judge Reed O'Connor ruled "This prohibition encompasses: (a) considering or using an applicant Class Member’s race or ethnicity as a criterion in determining whether that applicant will obtain loan…

FDA Provides Update on Ongoing Efforts to Better Understand the Occurrence of PFAS in the Food Supply


CITY OF WASHINGTON (June 30, 2021)-- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on its ongoing sampling and testing efforts designed to better understand the occurrence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the food supply. The foods tested in the FDA’s recent analysis were collected from the…

Speech of FAO Director-General at G20 Meeting of Joint Foreign Affairs and Development Ministers


UNITED NATIONS , Rome (June 29, 2021)--FAO Director-General QU Dongyu speeks during the joint G20 Foreign Affairs and Development Ministers’ Meeting. "Excellencies, It is an honor to join you today. FAO applauds the G20 Presidency for placing food security at the center of this Joint Ministerial Session. Before the pandemic…

Are plant-based ground beef alternative products healthier than ground beef?


MINNESOTA (June 15, 2021)---A growing number of Americans are giving plant-based ground beef alternative products a try, with the aim of eating healthier and protecting the environment.To find out if plant-based products are in fact healthier, University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) researchers studied the nutritional quality of plant-based ground…

4-H Canada: Program to Develop Leadership Skills and Inspire Careers in Agriculture


The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $1.4 million and working with 4-H Ontario to develop educational content and first-hand learning experiences to inspire the next generation to explore exciting careers in the agri-food sector. CANADA (June 11, 2021)---The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $1.4 million and…