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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Top U.S. Department of Agriculture Articles

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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,...
  • Animal research at NIH lab challenged by members of Congress

    Animal research practices at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) facility in Poolesville, Maryland are being challenged by four members of Congress, who have asked the NIH director to commission a bioethical review of experiments being conducted on...
  • Tips for keeping rabbits from eating your yard

    Tips for keeping rabbits from eating your yard
    A rabbit in our yard is eating everything, including bark from the trees and shrubs. We have an enclosed yard, and he lives under a deck. How can we keep him from eating our plants? Can we get him out of the yard? You can deter rabbits from vegetable or...
  • Outgoing USDA chief economist sees China, foreign data as key

    China will become an even bigger market for U.S. farm goods in coming years but obtaining accurate information on the country's food situation will remain a big challenge, according to U.S. Agriculture Department Chief Economist Joseph Glauber. "There is...
  • Hong Kong halts some U.S. poultry imports due to bird flu in U.S

    Hong Kong said Monday it has suspended imports of certain U.S. poultry and poultry products because strains of avian influenza have been identified in the United States, marking the second foreign market to issue such a ban. Two separate virus strains...
  • Frankfort expects near full recovery of defrauded investment

    Frankfort expects near full recovery of defrauded investment
    Frankfort's village administrator expects the town will recover nearly all of the $140,000 it has tied up in a short-term investment fund that's been defrauded of $50.4 million. Village administrator Jerry Ducay also is board chairman of the Illinois...
  • The snackification of everything

    The snackification of <em>everything</em>
    Symbols matter, which is why it's important to acknowledge that our truest national emblem isn't an eagle or a dollar sign or even a handgun, though each will have its proponents. No, I see a partially unwrapped Twinkie, draped alluringly in cellophane,...
  • Pilot Program To Increase Farm-To-School Produce Sales

    The farm-to-table movement isn't just for gourmets. It's for schoolchildren, too. With the backing of the United State Department of Agriculture, 15 Connecticut school districts will be buying more fruits and vegetables directly from local farms and...
  • Farmworkers' plight shows American complicity in illegal immigration

    Farmworkers' plight shows American complicity in illegal immigration
    To the editor: We are unable to pass comprehensive immigration reform that is fair and humane because immigrants are unfairly maligned as having the worst of intentions. Fearful, we demonstrate in our communities against immigrants in hateful ways. ("U.S....
  • Scott, Cabinet members part ways on Camp Lonesome in Osceola County

    Scott, Cabinet members part ways on Camp Lonesome in Osceola County
    State Cabinet members split with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday about how much to pay to preserve a section of land known as Camp Lonesome in Osceola County, with the governor saying Florida could have gotten a better deal. Meanwhile, property that once...
  • 'A Yen to Trade': American furs are a hit in Japan, but will the love last?

    TOKYO At the Northern World fur shop in Tokyo, where the most expensive garment sells for $30,000, owner Shoichi Mizuno proudly displayed a rack of coats made with American mink imported all the way from Washington state. "I don't know which farm, but...