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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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Critics of Dow herbicide sue U.S. EPA over approval

    (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for an herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Has sugar lost its sweet spot? Paraguayan plant upends market

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The maker of America's top sugar brand Domino Sugar is launching its first no-calorie "natural" sweetener extracted from the stevia plant in Paraguay, the strongest sign yet that the upstart product is threatening to eat into raw-...
  • 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...
  • Courant Carrier Lucian Tercyak

    Courant Carrier Lucian Tercyak
    In his own words: Lucian Tercyak, Boston In New Britain, in 1962, I lived on Brooklawn Street. My Courant route started at the corner of Corbin Avenue and Dover Road and was bounded on the east by Corbin Avenue, on the west by Lincoln Street, on the...
  • Nik Patel resigns from UCF Foundation board

    Nik Patel resigns from UCF Foundation board
    Embattled businessman Nikesh Patel has resigned from the board of directors for the University of Central Florida Foundation, according to UCF spokesman Chad Binette. Patel was arrested Sept. 30, after the FBI alleged in an affidavit that he...