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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Foster Farms to shift away from using antibiotics in its poultry

    Foster Farms to shift away from using antibiotics in its poultry
    California poultry giant Foster Farms has joined the flock of meat companies eschewing the use of antibiotics, pledging to eliminate all those used to combat infection in humans. The company's promise comes ahead of Tuesday's White House forum on the...
  • Bird flu outbreak has agriculture officials, Valley farmers on alert

    Like the rest of Pennsylvania's poultry industry, Orefield turkey farmer David Jaindl is keeping a wary eye on the bird flu outbreak that has devastated the egg and poultry business in the West and Midwest this spring. But for Lehigh Valley consumers...
  • Rearview Mirror: O.C. Week in Review

    Sunday, 05.24.15 Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal It's a technology with the potential to ease California's colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say. But there's just one problem —...
  • Foodbank feeds 200 in Newport News Southeast Community

    NEWPORT NEWS — Teresa King has to catch a bus or ask a friend for a ride every time she wants to buy fresh produce for herself and her 2-year-old granddaughter. But Friday, King and 200 others living in the Southeast Community "food desert" had...
  • USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1

    Farmers need to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form with their local USDA Service Center by June 1, in order to remain eligible, or to become eligible for crop insurance premium support, according to a news...
  • Suburbs, school districts face new delays in recovery of investment losses

    Suburbs, school districts face new delays in recovery of investment losses
    Efforts to recoup public funds on behalf of suburban governments and agencies who were victims of alleged fraud involving government-backed loans are facing new delays. But the recovery process will be more transparent. The local governments are...
  • Saving the endangered pollinators: Their Take

    Saving the endangered pollinators: Their Take
    Bee-deviling die-offs A recent survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that Maryland beekeepers lost nearly 61 percent of their colonies over the past year. ... The exact cause of this trend is not fully understood. Neonicotinoid pesticides...
  • Lee's Sandwiches recalls more than 210,000 pounds of meat products

    Lee's Sandwiches recalls more than 210,000 pounds of meat products
    A Garden Grove firm is recalling about 213,000 pounds of meat products that were not properly inspected, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Lee's Sandwiches supplied restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas...
  • Here's your flashing, warning sign: Memorial Day weekend is here

    Here's your flashing, warning sign: Memorial Day weekend is here
    Society would surely collapse without the flashing roadside signs that alert us to the unexpected, like the one seen in downtown Grayslake this week: "Parade Route, 5/25." Further explanation could have revealed that this parade was in honor of Memorial...
  • Survey finds honey bees' decline is particularly harsh in Maryland

    Survey finds honey bees' decline is particularly harsh in Maryland
    As much as one in every three bites of food we eat is the result of pollination by honey bees. That's why beekeepers like Steve McDaniel, of Manchester, say consumers should be concerned about a survey that shows beekeepers across the United States lost...
  • Savvy Senior: Home improvement assistance programs for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any financial assistance programs or other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my 86-year-old father make a few modifications to his house so he can live there as long as...