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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • 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...
  • Officials to Announce $10 Million USDA Grant to Connecticut

    Officials to Announce $10 Million USDA Grant to Connecticut
    HARTFORD – Federal, state and local officials are expected to announce Thursday the award of a $10 million conservation grant to Connecticut for work to cut pollution and flooding problems relating to Long Island Sound. Jason Weller, head of the...
  • USDA to provide funds for Delaware River watershed projects

    Several new water quality projects in the Delaware River watershed will be funded through grants and funds for long-term protection projects, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday. The projects and funding measures will be announced at 1...
  • 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...
  • California plant issues massive apple recall due to listeria

    California plant issues massive apple recall due to listeria
    Bidart Bros. has issued a recall of all of its Granny Smith and Gala apples after the Food and Drug Administration found two strains of Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, at the company's processing plant in Bakersfield. The...
  • New Federal Farming Grants Aimed At Cutting Long Island Sound Pollution

    New Federal Farming Grants Aimed At Cutting Long Island Sound Pollution
    HARTFORD – Cutting agricultural pollution and improving the use of water by farms in the Connecticut River Valley and the Thames River Valley are the targets for $10.8 million in new federal grants, according to federal and state officials. The...
  • Fitch Ratings raises red flags about IMET

     Fitch Ratings raises red flags about IMET
    A credit-rating agency has raised red flags with the investment practices of the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund, or IMET, after it lost $50.4 million last year. Fitch Ratings' report issued Thursday echoes a story the Tribune published in...
  • Sukiyaki beef, ginger pork recalled due to possible 'extraneous' metal

    Sukiyaki beef, ginger pork recalled due to possible 'extraneous' metal
    Bell Gardens-based Unibright Foods Inc. is recalling over 48,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat sukiyaki beef and gingered pork products that may be contaminated with “metal extraneous materials,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...
  • Florida strawberry season starts strong

    Florida strawberry season starts strong
    The 2014-15 Florida strawberry season is shaping up as one of the best in years, report Florida strawberry officials, who then go searching for the nearest wood to knock on. "We're all in good spirits," said Kenneth Parker, executive director of the...
  • Newport News grocery store talks in final stretch

    Newport News grocery store talks in final stretch
    The Southeast Community could have a grocery store up and running by the end of the year, if all goes as planned, City Manager Jim Bourey announced Tuesday. The city is now down to one party it wants to work with to open a grocery store – down...
  • Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts get $18 million from USDA

    Projects to help restore the Chesapeake Bay will be getting more than $18 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, part of more than $370 million in competitive conservation grants awarded across the country. The projects include measures to...