Agriculture

"Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats”

A new book on "Big Chicken" dissects how common practices of the U.S. poultry industry are harming our air, water and health — and why Europe does it better. 

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"Crops in 25 States Damaged by Unintended Drift of Weed Killer"

"A weed killer called dicamba has damaged more than 3.6 million acres of soybean crops, or about 4 percent of all soybeans planted in the United States this year, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday in calling for an urgent federal response."

Source: NY Times, 11/03/2017

Trump Nominee Clovis Withdraws From Consideration for Ag Department Post

"A former Trump campaign aide dropped out of the running on Thursday for a senior position at the Department of Agriculture three days after his name was tied to a former campaign foreign policy adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. over his contacts with Russia."

Source: NY Times, 11/03/2017

Clovis, Trump USDA Science Pick, Confirms He Has No Science Credentials

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist nominee, Sam Clovis, who now serves as the agency’s senior White House adviser, confirmed in an Oct. 17 letter obtained by The Washington Post that he has no academic credentials in either science or agriculture."

Source: Washington Post, 11/02/2017

Amid the Fog of Policy, Reporting on Pesticide Regulation

Pesticides are a big environmental story. And under Trump, they are much in the news. But pesticide regulation, and its political, environmental and public health fallout, is an older and more complex tale. The Backgrounder explains how the rules work (and don't), and provides leads and resources for your reporting.

 
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Monsanto Attacks Scientists Who Found Problems With Weedkiller Dicamba

"In a normal year, Kevin Bradley, a professor of weed science at the University of Missouri, would have spent his summer testing new ways to control a troublesome little plant called water hemp. This has not been a normal year."

Source: NPR, 10/27/2017

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