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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,...
  • A splitting tree trunk can have many causes

    A splitting tree trunk can have many causes
    Can you tell me why the trunk of our weeping mulberry is splitting? It is 14 years old and has been moved twice. We treated it for fungus last summer. We are in zone 7a [on the U.S. Department of Agriculture map] and haven't had any big swings in...
  • Revised maple syrup standards spread a better understanding

    Revised maple syrup standards spread a better understanding
    Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, and now consumers can have a better understanding of what topping they're buying. The revisions to the voluntary...
  • USDA revises maple syrup grading standards with more descriptive, universal terms

    Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, and now consumers can have a better understanding of what topping they're buying. The revisions to the voluntary...
  • China for the first time agrees to accept imports of all US apple varieties

    For the first time, all varieties of apples from the United States will go on sale in China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. A deal was reached last week between officials for the United States and Chinese governments to grant access to...
  • Avian flu detected at Central Valley farm

    Avian flu has been detected among a flock of turkeys at a Central Valley ranch operated by Foster Farms, authorities said. The influenza virus was found at one of the company's facilities in Stanislaus County. In a statement, the company said no...
  • Don't be chicken-hearted: Take on cooking a whole bird

    Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Every home cook should know how to get the most out of a whole chicken. We're talking about the basics here, like how to roast a whole bird as well as how to deconstruct one. Why? Because chicken is a winner in so many...
  • Milk industry fighting back at gathering in Boca Raton

    The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs...
  • Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

    Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'
    The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to...
  • Delta water weed problems called the worst in years

    ANTIOCH, Calif. Over the past several months, a thick carpet of green has spread across many Delta harbors and even open channels, making them the latest victims of California's historic drought. From the air, the expanses of dense vegetation can pass...
  • Exotic animals in L.A.'s urban jungle

    Exotic animals in L.A.'s urban jungle
    Residents of Van Nuys discovered this month that an alligator named Jaxson had been living in a neighbor's backyard for the last 37 years. But it is far from the only story of exotic pets living among us in Southern California. Over the years, officials...