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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Proposed Limits On Pet Stores Too Strict

    As the CEO of the Northeast's largest wholesale distributor of aquatics and pets, I have worked with Connecticut pet store owners for decades. These committed entrepreneurs, tireless workers and compassionate pet owners operate responsibly and with the...
  • Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA

    Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA
    Everyone knows the story of the fish that got away. Sean O'Scannlain is hoping to avoid such a fate for his pangasius, also known as swai, tra, basa or, erroneously, imported catfish. It might be in your fish and chips or fish tacos. His opponent isn't...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • $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,...
  • 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-...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Limit your exposure to pesticides in foods

    Environmental Nutrition The support for choosing "clean" foods, free of such chemicals as contained in pesticides, is broadening. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic food sales grew by more than 7 percent last year, partly...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Simple salads go big with steak, calamari or chicken

    Easy dinner recipes: Simple salads go big with steak, calamari or chicken
    If you think salads leave a little to be desired when it comes to a main course, go big by adding meat. A Southwestern-inspired steak, spicy calamari or Chinese chicken salad from Chinois are sure to fill you up. Chinois chicken salad: Best Chinese...
  • Tyson recalls chicken nuggets, some sold at Sam's Club

    Tyson recalls chicken nuggets, some sold at Sam's Club
    Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products, some sold at Sam’s Clubs, that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...