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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!
  • 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...

    Florida growers worry about Cuban imports

    Some of Florida's agriculture experts say normalizing relations with Cuba could threaten the state's citrus and vegetable crops. The Lakeland Ledger (http://bit.ly/1ELxqaU ) reported on Saturday that Florida growers fear lax inspections at U.S....