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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,...
  • Turkey farmer hit by bird flu sees emotional, financial toll

    Lifelong turkey farmer Greg Langmo knew as soon as the young flock that usually clustered around him like curious little puppies turned lethargic and stopped eating that his Minnesota farm had been struck by the bird flu that has shaken the poultry...
  • Success of organic farming is 'the future of Kane County'

    Success of organic farming is 'the future of Kane County'
    Marc Bernard has had a bit of a learning curve when it comes to running Rustic Road Farm. He has learned the hard way that mature roosters like to constantly fight each other so it's not a good idea to get too many of them. Or that you have to really...
  • Briefing planned on Lake Erie nutrient reduction initiative

    Federal officials are holding a public briefing on a program designed to prevent runoff of nutrients into Lake Erie that scientists blame for outbreaks of toxic bacteria that have fouled drinking water in southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio....
  • Purchase of development rights subject of Woodstock vote May 12

    Woodstock residents will go to the polls on May 12 to decide whether or not to purchase development rights to 123 acres of prime soil in East Woodstock. The property is located behind 215 Woodstock Road where the May family and other area farmers have...
  • The Edgy Veggie: Packaged in various options (or DIY), popcorn is a munchy treat for us all

    Long before microwaves even long before popcorn poppers there was popcorn: whole grain and naturally gluten-free. We've been eating it for at least 2,500 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Only recently have we taken this simple,...
  • 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....
  • Bird flu virus raises questions scientists working to answer

    It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu virus that's endangered turkey and...