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2014-02-05 16:28:24

Agriculture Department Would Receive Vital Funding Boost for Research, Protecting Pennsylvanians HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett's 2014-15 budget proposal makes important investments to the Department of Agriculture and the economy-driving agriculture industry. "An investment in agriculture is an investment in our future," said Corbett. "In providing jobs and $68 billion in economic impact to communities across Pennsylvania, agriculture remains...

2014-02-05 00:20:33

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On track to meet growth objectives -- Sales $14.7 billion, up 3 percent; up 5 percent at constant exchange rates -- Integrated sales up 6 percent(1) -- underlying growth excluding corn rootworm royalty 8 percent(1) -- EBITDA $2.9 billion: 7 percent lower -- lower royalty income, non-recurring seeds costs -- Earnings per share(2) $19.30: 12 percent lower -- Proposed dividend increased by 5...

2014-02-04 16:30:18

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement attributable to Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America: "Today the Senate passed the new farm bill, which cleared the House last week. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law soon. "Feeding America strongly opposes the $8.6 billion cut to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) included in the legislation. The bill will result in about 850,000 low-income households losing an average of $90 in monthly...

2014-02-04 12:30:43

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust (AFT) announced the Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference will be held in Lexington, Ky. on Oct. 20-22. The conference will bring together leading experts from around the country for the first nationwide conference focused on farming, land use, and food policy. It will showcase and encourage best practices and inspire efforts to protect farmland and the environment, support the next generation of farmers and...

2014-02-01 23:02:48

In response to a Fox News article, Colle Farmers Market, an organic food advocate, discusses how increased demand and weather has caused a shortage in organic food. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an organic food advocate, addresses the organic food shortage in the U.S. and how climate and demand can cause a decrease in food supply. According to a January 20th Fox News article titled “Organic food shortage hits US,” many people make the decision to eat...

2014-01-29 23:22:10

More Than $6 Million Invested in Transformational Solutions Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Hunger-Free Minnesota (http://www.hungerfreemn.org) announced that with partner organizations its data-driven initiatives have contributed 49 million meals to those who are hungry in Minnesota since it funded its first initiative/grant in January 2012. The coalition has invested more than $6 million in 80 innovative hunger relief projects across the state. Programs receiving support...

2014-01-29 00:21:09

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America today issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address: Statement attributable to Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America: "In his State of the Union Address tonight, President Barack Obama spoke about income inequality and creating opportunity for all Americans. "We believe that the starting point for changing inequality, and making opportunity a reality for everyone, is...

2014-01-28 12:30:36

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement attributable to Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America: "Feeding America strongly opposes the $8.6 billion cut to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) included in the final version of the farm bill, which Congress is expected to vote on tomorrow. The bill would cause an estimated 850,000 low-income households to lose an average $90 in monthly benefits; and which follows an approximately $11 billion cut to SNAP...

2014-01-28 09:26:15

The study this story is based on is available in ScholarsArchive@OSU: http://bit.ly/LCp10Y One of the few studies of its type has found that a startling 59 percent of college students at one Oregon university were “food insecure” at some point during the previous year, with possible implications for academic success, physical and emotional health and other issues. Contrary to concerns about obesity and some students packing on “the freshman 15” in weight gain, another reality is...

2014-01-23 23:22:40

Efforts Will Include Increasing Access to Technology, Crop Biofortification and Capacity Building Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 On the margins of the World Economic Forum at DAVOS, DuPont and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) formally announced a joint agreement to deepen efforts to reduce global hunger and poverty by enabling smallholder farmers access to proven, safe and transformative agricultural innovations. Signed by DuPont Executive Vice President...