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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,...
  • Sunrise extends deadline on its existing pet shops

    While new pet shops in Sunrise can no longer sell dogs and cats from commercially licensed breeders, the city has extended the deadline for pet shops already in business prior to the ban taking place. In April, city commissioners unanimously agreed to...
  • Free Meals At Three Elementary Schools In East Hartford

    EAST HARTFORD — Breakfast and lunch will be served free to students at three of the town's elementary schools as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture program approved by the school board this week. The program is expected to take effect Oct....
  • As federal war on citrus greening heats up, growers see some signs of hope

    WASHINGTON The federal government is ramping up its spending to combat citrus greening, a growing scourge in farm regions in Florida and elsewhere, even as growers see some signs for optimism. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Citrus disease, development claiming local groves

    Citrus disease, development claiming local groves
    Uncle Sam is providing more money to fight the devastating citrus greening, but it may be too late for many South Florida groves. Some 26 citrus groves operated in Palm Beach County and 16 in Broward, growing oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes,...
  • U.S. nutrition program for mothers, infants sees falling demand

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept pace with technology and U.S. poverty experts say its paper voucher system is driving low-income women away from the program when they need it most....
  • Food companies, restaurants add protein to beef up profits

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. U.S. consumers have taken note, and so have food...
  • California adopts new olive oil standards

    California adopts new olive oil standards
    California has approved new quality standards for olive oil, dealing a major victory for large-scale state producers hoping to reverse years of European market dominance. The California Department of Food and Agriculture on Thursday adopted most of...
  • U.S. government warns Oregon researchers about monkey care

    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has warned a major research hospital that it provides inadequate veterinary care to monkeys at its primate research center, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) said on Thursday. The Aug....
  • More states enforce food stamp work requirements

    WASHINGTON In the coming months, food stamp work requirements suspended during the Great Recession will be reinstated in at least 17 states, jeopardizing benefits for hundreds of thousands of Americans. In those states, work requirements will be back...
  • Bees at the Brink: Fields of green are a desert for bees

    MINNEAPOLIS Mac Ehrhardt often feels like he has one leg on either side of a barbed-wire fence. On one side stand the farmers who have bought seed from his family's business for three generations, and who rely religiously on insecticides to protect their...