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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Breastfeeding Support

    Breastfeeding Support
    A quarter of a million dollars... that's how much the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates it'll cost you to raise a child until they're 18 and that DOESN'T include college! So, if you're like me, and want to save every penny where you can,...
  • Sandwiches may be a source of too much dietary salt

    (Reuters Health) - Americans consume too much sodium, according to current guidelines, and much of the excess may be hidden in our sandwiches, researchers say. Based on national survey data depicting American eating habits over the course of a single...
  • Factbox: GMO crops have history of controversy

    (Reuters) - Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops. On Nov. 4, voters in Oregon and Colorado will weigh in on...
  • How to make school lunch healthier

    How to make school lunch healthier
    The benefits of a healthy diet are clear and well documented. In addition to providing the nutrients a growing body needs, consuming a balanced diet helps children maintain a healthy weight. Obesity continues to be a growing problem among school-aged...
  • Habitat for Humanity home dedicated in Putnam

    When Lorielle Robidas turned the key and opened the door to her new home on Van Den Noort Street in Putnam, a crowd of people cheered her on. Robidas and her children are the 64th family in eastern Connecticut to be given a chance at home ownership with...
  • Nik Patel ripple effect: Texas company also suing over bad loans

    Nik Patel ripple effect: Texas company also suing over bad loans
    There’s a ripple effect spreading from the alleged loan fraud of Orlando businessman Nik Patel, who was arrested on Sept. 30 on federal charges that he lied about $179 million in loans he sold through his company First Farmers Financial. The...
  • For Sierra resident, the well runs dry -- along with her options

    For Sierra resident, the well runs dry -- along with her options
    Things were bad enough for Rochelle Landers before her well went dry. No job. No money for eye glasses or dentures. And now, for the last month and a half, no water. Landers, a onetime school secretary, does not live in the parched heart of the state:...
  • Group has a long history of serving others

    Group has a long history of serving others
    Nadine McCrea saw many people in need in her community — and was determined to help. More than 30 years later, she's still doing so through Community Enhancement Collaboration, the nonprofit she started in her home. The group, based in Hollywood's...
  • New combination herbicide for crops gains federal approval

    MINNEAPOLIS A new herbicide, long awaited by farmers as a tool to fight "superweeds" but long opposed by environmental groups, has received final federal approval and is likely headed for Midwestern fields next year. Enlist Duo, manufactured by Dow...
  • A farmer's perspective on phosphorous management

    A farmer's perspective on phosphorous management
    From the time I graduated from college and returned to the farm, I have been dealing with government regulations, environmental extremists and animal rights activists. Over the years I have seen farmers (myself included) negotiate and give in little...
  • Nik Patel agrees to sell Rolls Royce, Rolex, hotels, homes

    Nik Patel agrees to sell Rolls Royce, Rolex, hotels, homes
    Facing criminal charges of fraud and a $72 million lawsuit, Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel has agreed to sell five hotels, two multimillion-dollar homes, several luxury brand watches, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, and gold coins. But Patel hasn’...