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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Operation Jade Helm: Crank up the conspiracies

    Operation Jade Helm: Crank up the conspiracies
    Some of the good folks in nine Southern states have their camo knickers in a twist over the U.S. military's Operation Jade Helm. It’s a special-operations training exercise in new warfare tactics, but the conspiracy-minded, from Chuck Norris to...
  • Free food program for Ohio children often overlooked

    Schoolchildren throughout Ohio can receive free meals throughout the summer through an often overlooked program. The Summer Food Service Program provides free, nutritious meals and snacks throughout June, July and August to children ages 1 through 18 and...
  • Connecticut 'Bee Whisperer' seeks to save honeybees

    When a basketball-sized swarm of bees decided to camp out at the peak of a decorative arborvitae tree near the Cheesecake Factory in Trumbull last week, the mall maintenance department called an exterminator. When that exterminator saw honeybees, he...
  • USDA seeks applications for grants to help socially disadvantaged producers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications to provide technical assistance to socially disadvantaged groups in rural areas. "These grants will help socially-disadvantaged business owners develop the tools and skills they need to grow...
  • Free summer lunch program for kids expands in Valparaiso

     Free summer lunch program for kids expands in Valparaiso
    The Valparaiso Community Schools lunch program will not only offer free lunches to students for the second consecutive summer, it will offer them in two places off school grounds and for longer than the summer school session. The program will run from...
  • Most unhealthy restaurant meals named by watchdog

    Most unhealthy restaurant meals named by watchdog
    What’s on the menu? Extremely unhealthy meals. Especially combo platters. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a watchdog group, is out with its latest list of “Xtreme Eating” meals, a summary of some of the high-calorie,...
  • The endangered pollinators

    The endangered pollinators
    For those who visit the Maryland State Fair each year, the honey and wax exhibit is always a highlight. A busy hive of bees can be viewed through a plastic window, there's locally-produced honey and candles in a variety of shapes and sizes for sale, and...
  • Most unhealthy restaurant meals

    Most unhealthy restaurant meals
    What's on the menu? Extremely unhealthy meals. Especially combo platters. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a watchdog group, is out with its latest list of "Xtreme Eating" meals, a summary of some of the high-calorie, high-fat, high-sodium...
  • Costco becomes largest organic grocer, passing Whole Foods, analysts say

    Costco becomes largest organic grocer, passing Whole Foods, analysts say
    Costco Wholesale seems to have quietly surpassed Whole Foods to become the biggest organic grocer as it courts a younger demographic, according to one investment bank. In an earnings call last week, chief financial officer Richard Galanti mentioned that...
  • CCPS opts out of program expanding access to free meals for low-income students

    CCPS opts out of program expanding access to free meals for low-income students
    Carroll County Public Schools will not opt into a program created by a new Maryland law, called the Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2015, that will allow an entire school to qualify for free breakfast and lunch for students from low-income families, rather...
  • Feds inspect Florida monkey farm at PETA's behest

    Feds inspect Florida monkey farm at PETA's behest
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating a monkey breeding facility in southwest Florida after an animal welfare group said an undercover worker found sick and injured monkeys living in inhumane and unsanitary conditions. People for the...