Food Security Issues and Goat Milk Recall

Food Security Issues and Goat Milk Recall

Food Security Issues and Goat Milk Recall plus Switchgrass Variety. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

Alicia Coleman Jensen of the Agricultural Research Service talks about levels of food insecurity in households with children, per USDA's study of food security in the US for 2013.

JENSEN: In 2013 about 9.9% of U.S. households with children had food insecurity among children. So in those households one or more children in the household had effects on their dietary quality or quantity meaning they may have been eating a poor quality diet relying on low cost food or not having enough food.

Raw goat milk produced, sold and distributed by Treasured Sunrise Acres in Parma, ID is the subject of an investigation. Test results indicate the milk tested positive for the pathogen, cryptosporidium.  The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has issued a hold order to Treasured Sunrise Acres, halting all raw milk sales until further notice.  If you purchased raw goat or cow milk from Treasured Sunrise Acres, or any of its raw milk retail outlets either on or after August 24th, officials ask that you discontinue consumption and discard the product.

Now, USDA researchers have developed a variety of switchgrass which doubles yields and produces more biofuel. Rod Bain reports.

(USDA Report)

Thanks Rod. That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

Previous ReportFood Stamp Decline & Produce Exports Up
Next ReportHouse May Vote To Block EPA WOTUS and Enjoy Harvests Bounty