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After the Secretary, USDA’s 4 most important jobs remain vacant

The United States of America is 400 days into President Donald J. Trump’s administration, yet four top USDA jobs remain vacant. The vacant positions aren’t what you call insignificant. After the Secretary of Agriculture, they are likely the most important jobs at USDA, especially when it comes to delivery of USDA programs. They include: The… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: Breitbart, WAPO on the same page with gross news

Opinion

From Breitbart News Network to The Washington Post, a story about Costco shopping carts and raw meat briefly captured the attention of media from right to left this week in a rare alignment. Actually, though, Costco is getting a raw deal. Only its shopping carts were involved, apparently without permission, but some people misunderstood a… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: Let’s be done with the U.S. Senate

Opinion

Okay, would any us know or care if the United States Senate ceased to exist? Nebraska, with its unicameral, is a well-run state. And the U.S. Senate original purpose was to represent the states in our federal union. Next to our entry into World War I, changing to direct election of the U.S. Senators appears… Continue Reading

GRAS Concerns are Back in the Media Spotlight

Quorn is getting some press coverage again after a Sunday Washington Post article laid out the Food and Drug Administration’s lack of oversight concerning the safety of food additives. Mycoprotein is a fungus-based meat substitute that is used in Quorn brand foods, and consumer advocates have compiled lists of the dangerous allergic reactions it can… Continue Reading

Washington Post Calls for More Action on Antibiotics

Another newspaper has weighed into the debate over antibiotics in agriculture. In a piece titled “Meat and ‘superbugs,’” the Washington Post editorial board argued for “a more concerted effort” from industry, regulators and scientists to help combat antibiotic resistance. The article, published in Sunday’s paper, follows last week’s editorial in the journal Nature and adds… Continue Reading