Agriculture
5:16 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

GM animals; tax day for farmers

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Over the last year or so, at least 20 states have introduced bills that would require labeling of genetically modified food. The common point of contention is the pervasiveness of grains that have had their DNA altered. But some of these proposed laws – including one in Missouri – take aim specifically at genetically engineered meat or fish. And that got Harvest Public Media’s Abbie Fentress Swanson wondering: How close are we to actually eating genetically engineered animals? What she found out might surprise you.

If April 15 looms before you every spring as Tax Day, then you’re probably not a farmer. Usually, most farmers must file and pay their taxes by March 1. But this year’s different and as Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer explains, when it comes to taxes, farming’s often unique.

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