Tuesday, March 31, 2015

U.S. Potato Board unveils new price elasticity tool - AgMinute for March 31, 2015

A new tool developed for the U.S. Potato Board analyzes how the price fluctuations of fresh potato products affect demand. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com

Monday, March 30, 2015

Congress in no hurry to pass meat-labeling fix - AgMinute for March 30, 2015

Congress is apparently waiting for the outcome of the U.S.' appeal of a World Trade Organization ruling against its mandatory meat-labeling rule before crafting a bill to avert potential trade sanctions by Canada and Mexico, which complain the rule creates a competitive disadvantage for their livestock. Click here for the full story

Friday, March 27, 2015

Perennial rice coming soon, perennial wheat? - AgMinute for March 27, 2015

Perennial rice may soon be available to farmers in China and Australia, but researchers are mixed on how long it will take a perennial wheat to make its way to U.S. farmers. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bill would create organic-type labels for non-GMO foods - AgMinute for March 26, 2015

The proposed government-certified label would allow companies that want to advertise their foods as GMO-free to do so, but it would not be mandatory for others. Click here for the full story

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Northwest hop acreage continues to grow - AgMinute for March 25, 2015

The March 1 inventory of hops is slightly down but acreage is expected to keep growing this year as the craft brewing industry drives demand. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Canadian government approves GM apples - AgMinute for March 24, 2015

Two Canadian agencies have approved genetically modified apples that were developed in British Columbia. They have also been approved in the U.S. Click here for the full story

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