Southeast Regional Ag News
The Agribusiness Update
Vilsack Confirmed by Senate as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Rise in Farm Bankruptcy
Disaster Assistance Available for Producers Impacted by Severe Winter Storms
David Sparks Ph.D.
Food ForethoughtChange more often than not means stepping outside of your comfort zone.
Food ForethoughtLow gas prices can be a double-edged sword for farmers.
Food ForethoughtBetween a third and a half of all food grown on the planet goes to waste.
Food ForethoughtAnimal rights activist proposing that domestic animals and livestock be given legal citizenship.
Food ForethoughtThe use of evergreens for celebrating the winter solstice has ancient origins.
Food ForethoughtHow do we base our understanding of Big Data on fact instead of fiction?
Food ForethoughtWe will soon be ushering in 2015, and it will more than likely offer more of the same.
Food ForethoughtScammers are just as busy this time of year as we are.
Food ForethoughtWhat happens when you try to promote "Meatless Mondays" on a University campus smack dab in the middle of America's Heartland?
Food ForethoughtNow Californians can rent a live Christmas tree.
Food ForethoughtMany within the ag industry have mixed feelings when it comes to the $1.1 trillion omnibus package that was approved by the Senate.
Food ForethoughtWhat farmers eyes wouldn't light up if they found a brand new tractor with all the bells and whistles wrapped up with a shiny red bow on Christmas morning.
Food ForethoughtThere seems to be an ever increasing demand at our nation's food banks.
Food ForethoughtMatching animal personalities to their human counterparts is extremely important.
Food ForethoughtDebate over GMO's in front of voting audience has interesting results.
Food ForethoughtWhile millions of us continue to waste food millions more are starving.
Food Forethought"Every dollar spent at a local business is recirculated three times more in the community than a dollar spent at a chain store".
Food ForethoughtArchaeologists have found turkey bones dating back to almost six thousand years; so they were probably on somebody's dinner menu long before Thanksgiving ever became a national holiday.
Food ForethoughtThe main source of donated foods to food banks continues to be from growers and processors.
Food ForethoughtAg industry caught in the middle of battle over immigration reform.
Food ForethoughtFarmers are well aware of the benefits that can be gleaned from big data; they are also well aware of the privacy issues surrounding such data.
Food ForethoughtFashion designer Westwood is backpedalling on "just eat less" comment directed at low income families.
Food ForethoughtJ.R. Simplot Co.'s new genetically modified potato has been approved by the USDA, but that doesn't mean squat to McDonald's.
Food ForethoughtEach time it rains gallons upon gallons of toxic runoff finds its way into our lakes and rivers - threatening the environment, wildlife, and ultimately us.