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  • China for the first time agrees to accept imports of all US apple varieties

    For the first time, all varieties of apples from the United States will go on sale in China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.
  • Reducing pathogens in chicken, other poultry products is goal of proposed govt standards

    A favorite staple of American diets — chicken breasts, legs and wings — could become safer to eat. Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause...

    New standards proposed to reduce salmonella in poultry

    Federal officials Wednesday proposed new standards for permissible levels of salmonella contamination in ground poultry and poultry parts such as breasts, thighs and wings -- a move that could prevent 50,000 cases of food-borne illness a year. The...

    Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address

    Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address
    Here is the prepared text for Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2015 State of the Commonwealth Address:  Lieutenant Governor Northam, Speaker Howell, Chairman Stosch, men and women of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, people of Virginia – thank you...

    Farm states: Let us sell to Cuba

    WASHINGTON Farm state lawmakers and agricultural groups are ramping up efforts to lift the trade embargo against Cuba in the wake of President Barack Obama's decision to normalize diplomatic ties with Havana. More than 25 food and agricultural...