July 18, 2013

Grain Bin Safety Group Focuses On Prevention

An Illinois group dedicated to safe operations in grain bins says it’s seeking to build a team of trainers to prevent tragedies like Wednesday’s death in Sidney.


milk cows
(Carrie Antlfinger/AP)
July 11, 2013

House Passes Farm Bill Without Food Stamps

House Republicans have approved a farm bill sans food stamps, leaving a gaping hole in the middle of the measure for the first time in 40 years.


Craig Rowles tends to his pigs in a barn near Carroll, Iowa.
(Dan Charles/NPR)
July 11, 2013

Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?

You've probably seen the labels on meat in the store: "Raised without antibiotics." They're a selling point for people who don't like how many drugs are used on chickens, turkey, hogs and beef cattle.


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