Browsing the "Agri-business News" Category

Task Force to Identify Farmers Market Fraud in California

October 7th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

We trust farmers markets to be the anti-supermarket. There are no unflattering fluorescent lights, loud disorienting music, those confusing price tags or dizzying endcaps. But what if farmers market stalls were just going to the supermarket for you—and bringing those store-bought items to their stalls? It’s happening in California, and the state is cracking down.


Peanut Corporation of America Executives Behind Bars, Awaiting Sentencing for Widespread Salmonella Outbreak

September 21st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell have been taken into custody after an Albany U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia convicted the two on close to 100 federal felony counts related to deadly salmonella outbreaks connected with Peanut Corporation of America’s peanuts dating back more than six years. Bail was set at $150,


Something and Son: Rooftop Aquaculture, More Sustainable Fish and Chips

September 10th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

Green roofs and rooftop farming are some of the latest buzzwords of green architecture, but the guys behind Something and Son in Folkestone, England are taking it a step further. They’ve set up an advanced aquaponic system on the roof of their building, and they’re using the fish to help raise potatoes. In other words: it’s a fish and chips restaurant


Manure-to-Biogas at Dairy Farms Gets EPA and USDA Boost

August 3rd, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

The Energy Department’s methane biogas program has been chugging away in relatively obscurity for several years, and now that’s all about to change. The agency has just teamed up with EPA and the Department of Agriculture to announce a new initiative for ramping up manure-to-biogas at dairy farms and other farming operations, called the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap.



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