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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • USDA announces first update to poultry inspection rules since 1957

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday the first new regulations for poultry inspection since 1957. The rules, which were finalized Thursday, require plants to conduct their own testing and sampling of birds for the first...
  • A Shocking Experience At Barkhamsted's Eagle Wood Farm

    A Shocking Experience At Barkhamsted's Eagle Wood Farm
    I asked Dave Finn for permission to shoot pictures of the chickens and ducks roaming around in and out of their pen at his Barkhamsted farm, and he said “sure.” So I leaned over the wall, and ZING!!! – got a jolt on my arm. Oh, so...
  • Russia bans import of US farm goods, but impact may be small

    WASHINGTON U.S. exporters of farm products said Wednesday that they would search for new foreign markets after Russia announced a one-year retaliatory agricultural trade ban as punishment for financial sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe....
  • Brothers involved in food stamp scam sentenced to prison

    Brothers involved in food stamp scam sentenced to prison
    Two brothers who scammed millions from the government by giving cash for food stamps were sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison on Thursday, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Ali Jaber, 52, and...
  • OPM releases rules for phased retirement

    OPM releases rules for phased retirement
    Bob Fireovid, a national program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, has been planning to retire in late September. But now that the Office of Personnel Management has finally released its long-awaited guidelines on phased...
  • Watchdog group names 'worst' restaurant foods

    Watchdog group names 'worst' restaurant foods
    How much are you willing to work out in order to dine out? That’s the tongue-in-cheek question posed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a watchdog group that released its latest list of high-calorie, high-fat, high-sodium and high-...
  • Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion

    Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion
    Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
  • BLT costs harder to swallow with U.S. pig virus, drought

    BLT costs harder to swallow with U.S. pig virus, drought
    The cost to produce a BLT, America's favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad...
  • Mini tomatoes are garden gems

    Mini tomatoes are garden gems
    They have names like Jolly Elf, Indigo Rose, Orange Fizz, Baby Cakes and Cherry Buzz. They come in stop-sign red, deep ruby, golden yellow, chocolate brown and pale orange. They can look like a big gum ball or a plump olive. They are some of the more...
  • Virginia makes Top 10 states for number of farmers markets

    Virginia makes Top 10 states for number of farmers markets
    Farmers markets are alive and well in Virginia, which was cited as a top ten state for the number of markets available in a new United States Department of Agriculture report. With 249 markets listed, the Commonwealth comes in at No. 9, with...