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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Virginia peanut growers topped U.S. average crop yield

    Virginia peanut growers topped U.S. average crop yield
    Virginia peanut growers had a productive 2014.
  • Kane County considers food hub to promote local sources

    Kane County considers food hub to promote local sources
    Kane County officials are exploring the idea of setting up a food hub and poised to hire a consultant to conduct a feasibility study. A contract is being finalized to hire New Venture Advisors, said Matt Tansley, Land Use Planner. The firm is expected...

    Federal food police back in action

    The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Saturday, Feb. 28: The food police are at it again. The latest assault on the freedom to control what you put into your own body comes in the form of a 571-page report from the Dietary...

    Getting a handle on proposed U.S. Dietary Guidelines

    It's time again to anticipate the release of a new set of official U.S. Dietary Guidelines. The guidelines, which inform federal food and nutrition education programs, are updated every five years. A government advisory committee submitted its report...

    Virginia farmers eligible for $3 million to reduce pollutant runoff

    Virginia farmers eligible for $3 million to reduce pollutant runoff
    Runoff from farmland has been called the largest source of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Now Virginia farmers will be able to use about $3 million in federal and state funds during the next four years to cover nearly all the cost of increased fencing...