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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Top U.S. Department of Agriculture Articles

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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,...
  • Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

    SHEKHAN Iraq (Reuters) - For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part...
  • Escalating the weed wars

    When crops were first introduced that had been engineered to withstand the herbicide glyphosate — better known by the trade name Roundup — the agricultural industry said it would confer a terrific environmental advantage. Glyphosate is a...
  • 12 apple recipes to ring in fall

    It's official. Fall has begun. Instead of lamenting the end of summer and the imminent return of icy weather, let's celebrate all that fall has to offer: Pumpkins, hayrides, apple picking (find a farm for all those things using this list). Cozy...
  • Preschool nutrition can be challenging

    Preschool nutrition can be challenging
    Preschool children, specifically ages 2 to 5, are notoriously picky eaters, and parents need to recognize that this is developmentally appropriate, although frustrating! Preschool is an appropriate time to begin teaching children the importance of...
  • Texas meatpacker recalls beef products for possible E.coli

    A Texas meat processing plant has recalled 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings products for possible contamination with the E.coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced late Thursday. USDA said...
  • Unapproved GMO wheat find should not hurt U.S. exports: trade group

    (Reuters) - U.S. wheat exports should not be hurt by the second discovery of experimental Monsanto Co. genetically modified wheat growing in a U.S. state where it was not approved, industry leaders said on Friday, because the wheat is not believed to be...
  • U.S. says unapproved genetically modified wheat found in Montana

    (Reuters) - Monsanto Co's experimental genetically engineered wheat, never approved for sale, has been found growing in a second U.S. state, and regulators said on Friday they could not explain how the plants escaped field trials that ended almost a...
  • Goodwin Recognized Students In Jobs Training Program

    EAST HARTFORD – Sixteen students at Goodwin College who completed a jobs training program for participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program were recognized during a ceremony Friday morning. Six of the students have booked job...
  • Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness

    Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness
    Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade. "It was very pretty here, very pretty," said...
  • Foster Farms recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of chicken

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - California-based poultry giant Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen grilled chicken due to Listeria contamination, the Department of Agriculture said on Friday. Foster Farms shipped the breast strips produced on...