country of origin http://kbia.org en Meat labeling advocates back new farm bill http://kbia.org/post/meat-labeling-advocates-back-new-farm-bill <p>Proponents of a <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/new-labeling-rules-could-give-consumers-more-information-about-their-meat-COOL">new labeling rule that gi­ves consumers more information about where their meat comes from</a> say they are pleased with the new farm bill President Obama signed into law on Friday. That’s because the bill does not include any significant changes to current country-of-origin labeling rules, known as COOL.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 47814 at http://kbia.org Meat labeling advocates back new farm bill More than 1 in 7 Americans receive food stamp benefits http://kbia.org/post/more-1-7-americans-receive-food-stamp-benefits <p>Fifteen percent of Americans received federal food stamp benefits in the 2013 fiscal year, according to a <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/annual.htm">U.S. Department of Agriculture report</a> released in early January.</p><p>In the Harvest Public Media network, that includes about 936,000 people in Missouri; 420,000 in Iowa; 2 million in Illinois; 179,000 in Nebraska, 507,000 in Colorado, 316,000 in Kansas; and 926,000 in Indiana.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 47070 at http://kbia.org More than 1 in 7 Americans receive food stamp benefits Field Notes: Where does our meat come from? http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-where-does-our-meat-come <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><a href="http://kbia.org/programs/field-notes" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Field Notes</a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font- Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 44213 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Where does our meat come from? New labeling rules could give consumers more info about their meat http://kbia.org/post/new-labeling-rules-could-give-consumers-more-info-about-their-meat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new labeling rule that went into full effect Saturday requires </span>meatpackers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and retailers to provide consumers with more information about where their meat comes from.</span></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 44211 at http://kbia.org New labeling rules could give consumers more info about their meat Field Notes: Overhaul of meat labels on hold http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-overhaul-meat-labels-hold <p><em>This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><a href="http://kbia.org/programs/field-notes">Field Notes</a><em>, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.</em></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:51:57 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 39707 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Overhaul of meat labels on hold