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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,...
  • Ambulance donated to exotic animal rescue in Beecher

    Ambulance donated to exotic animal rescue in Beecher
    Airocolina "Pinky" Janota climbs inside the ambulance that once was part of the Steger Fire Department's fleet and marvels at the possibilities. The 20-year-old vehicle, equipped with oxygen drops, cameras, monitors and all sorts of medical equipment,...
  • World strawberry capital sours a bit on its trademark fruit

    Some farmers in the strawberry capital of the world are souring on the fruits of their labor. Cold snaps, falling prices and worker shortages have combined to convince some farmers to scale back on strawberries, leading to a decline in acreage of Plant...
  • US funds to Va. totaling $1.75 million aimed at bay

    Virginia is receiving $1.75 million in federal funds to support the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. Announced Thursday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the funding is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Regional Conservation Partnership Program....
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Buffalo News on changes to the parkway along the Niagara Gorge. Feb. 25 The unmasking of the beautiful vista along the Niagara Gorge is finally starting to take shape as solid concepts emerge on how to replace a 2-mile stretch of the Robert Moses...
  • USDA stats show Illinois had 'historic' corn, soybean yields

    Illinois' 2014 corn and soybean harvest reached historic, "never seen" levels, Illinois Farm Bureau spokesman John Hawkins says. "I would say virtually all of them, if they're not records, they're close," he told The Pantagraph in Bloomington (http://...
  • U.S. needs to rework its byzantine food safety system

    U.S. needs to rework its byzantine food safety system
    The job of keeping our food wholesome has become more difficult as food itself has become more complicated. Because processed foods include ingredients from many sources, it is hard to trace the origin of pathogens. A package of ground beef, for instance,...
  • 5 tips for eco-friendly gardening

    5 tips for eco-friendly gardening
    As the season approaches for cleaning up flowerbeds and planting vegetable gardens, you may love the idea of all the blooms or produce you’ll create but dread the annual fight for control over weeds. There’s no need to go wild on chemicals...
  • Buffalo district moves ahead with farm to school lunch plan

    The Buffalo school district is inviting the public to get involved in efforts to put locally grown food into school lunchrooms. A public information session about a new Farm-to-School initiative is scheduled for Tuesday evening. District officials on...
  • Malloy Budget Cuts Mean Big Trouble for Tiny Conservation Groups

    Malloy Budget Cuts Mean Big Trouble for Tiny Conservation Groups
    HARTFORD – In the grand scheme of a $20 billion-a-year state budget, Gov. Dannel Malloy's plan to chop $285,000 in funding for a bunch of relatively obscure non-profit conservation agencies seems like no big deal. Except that, for these tiny soil-...
  • USDA will look into beluga death at SeaWorld

     USDA will look into beluga death at SeaWorld
    A federal agency will look into the death of a beluga whale at SeaWorld Orlando last week to see if the park violated any parts of the Animal Welfare Act. United States Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Tanya Espinosa said in an email the agency...