Food terrorism, part two: New rules would require the nation’s largest food manufacturing plants to tighten up security. How would that impact the dairy industry, which is considered the most vulnerable to attack?
Food terrorism, part 1: A terror attack on the U.S. food supply could be a disaster for the country and its economy. Regulators are proposing new rules designed to mitigate the chance of an attack, but with few documented incidents of malicious food contamination, is food terrorism fact or fiction?
The average age of American farmers has been climbing for decades, and many say rural towns are at-risk without new blood. There are enough people who want to farm, but there’s trouble connecting beginning farmers and the communities that need them.
Used wisely, risk management tools can insulate farmers from price swings. But learning the markets can be difficult. That's why some farmers are using an online game to sharpen their grain marketing skills.
The dairy industry is more efficient than ever, but ramping up production is costly and often out of reach for some small dairies. That's one reason why more than half of the country's dairies have gone out of business over the past decade.