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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Purchase of development rights subject of Woodstock vote May 12

    Woodstock residents will go to the polls on May 12 to decide whether or not to purchase development rights to 123 acres of prime soil in East Woodstock. The property is located behind 215 Woodstock Road where the May family and other area farmers have been working the land since 1929. Town records show the land has been farmed since the 1700's.
  • The Edgy Veggie: Packaged in various options (or DIY), popcorn is a munchy treat for us all

    Long before microwaves even long before popcorn poppers there was popcorn: whole grain and naturally gluten-free. We've been eating it for at least 2,500 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Only recently have we taken this simple,...

    Low milk prices, glutted market put strain on dairy farmers

    In an online profile of "Our Farmers," New York City milk bottler Elmhurst Dairy tells the story of how David Wood bought his first two calves as a part-time hobby in 1970 and grew his Saratoga County farm to more than a thousand Holsteins, whose milk...

    Idaho potato farmers sue feds, state over microscopic pest

    A group of 10 eastern Idaho potato growers and a shipper have filed a lawsuit seeking to end a quarantine and field testing imposed by state and federal authorities after the discovery of a microscopic pest that led some countries to ban Idaho spuds. The...

    Is organic food safer, healthier? Guy in charge of U.S. organics won't say

    Is organic food safer, healthier? Guy in charge of U.S. organics won't say
    Are consumers right to think that organic food is safer and healthier? It seems like a straightforward question, especially for Miles McEvoy, the chief of the National Organic Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That's the section of the USDA...