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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud

    Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud
    The principal of a celebrated Baltimore high school has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of nearly $2 million he received in a previous job to feed disadvantaged children, but used instead for other purposes, including leasing luxury...
  • Slug catches ride from Mexico, forces customs to destroy mint shipment to Elkridge

    Slug catches ride from Mexico, forces customs to destroy mint shipment to Elkridge
    A stowaway slug that caught a free ride on a shipment of Mexican mint bound for Elkridge was intercepted at Washington Dulles International Airport as the first of its kind to be identified in the Washington region. Considered a threat to crops and...
  • Cachuma Lake, a crystalline mountain resource, is disappearing

    Cachuma Lake, a crystalline mountain resource, is disappearing
    When Jeff Bozarth retired after 20 years as a police officer and signed up as a park ranger here last spring, he knew what to expect and relished every bit of it. Hidden in the folds of the Central Coast mountains, Cachuma Lake featured the largest...
  • Drought Is Bringing The Next Food Price Shock

    Drought in the United States, past and present, might make 2014 one of the more volatile years for food prices and supplies globally. U.S. consumers may get a preview of what's coming at the salad bar. The main culprit is the parched land of California'...
  • Meal plan bust: Meat thawing strategies

    Meal plan bust: Meat thawing strategies
    Confession: This conundrum may very well fall into the category of "Just get yourself together, Paitsel." Still, I think it's worth a quick brainstorm.  Eating at home (and doing it well) is a multi-step process, from shopping sales, possibly...
  • Douglas C. Lyons: America's 'new normal' will bring higher food prices

    A few years back, I came up with a new economic indicator to chew on – the cost of bacon. I admit I freaked when that popular part of the pig went north of $6 a pound. But that was back in 2011 when the country was still grappling with the effects...
  • Central Florida shoppers find more organic food on shelves

    Central Florida shoppers find more organic food on shelves
    Antibiotics, pesticides and hormones are not on anyone's grocery list, yet they are standard fare in the foods we eat. But that is changing in Central Florida and across the state, as buying organic becomes easier, and grocers such as Publix, Whole...
  • $125,000: Beehive grant fund

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series looking at line items in state and local budgets. RICHMOND — There's a famous saying about priorities: Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value. Virginia's state government values...
  • South L.A. needs trees

     South L.A. needs trees
    Nowhere in the Los Angeles area are trees more sparse than in South Los Angeles. City and county officials have been working for years in that part of town to create pastoral swaths of parks, greenbelts and even wetlands — fighting against drought,...
  • Exhibit gives pioneer doctor his due

     Exhibit gives pioneer doctor his due
    Glenview was still part of the Illinois frontier when Dr. John A. Kennicott arrived with his family in 1836. The pioneer physician created the Grove Nursery & Garden, the region's first commercial plant nursery on about 45 acres of land, purchased for...
  • Wedded: Kathryn Thomas and Cody Yager

    Wedded: Kathryn Thomas and Cody Yager
    Date: Jan. 4 Her story: Kathryn "Katie" Thomas, 26, grew up in Frederick. She is a veterinarian at the Highland County Veterinary Hospital in Hillsboro, Ohio. Her father, Kevin Thomas, is a retired Army colonel, and her mother, Susan Thomas, is a stay-...