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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • As U.S. farm cycle turns, tractor makers may suffer longer than farmers

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet there are signs the downturn may last longer than tractor and harvester makers, including Deere &...
  • Problems at Foster Farms plants emerged amid salmonella outbreak

    Problems at Foster Farms plants emerged amid salmonella outbreak
    LIVINGSTON Calif (Reuters) - Sanitation problems at a slaughterhouse can promote the spread of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," by allowing dangerous bacteria to remain on meat that is shipped into the food supply. In the poultry industry, salmonella...
  • Kick up your fiber quotient to ward off disease, obesity

    Dietary fiber has long been touted for its digestive benefits, but the scientific research is booming on fiber's ability to boost immune health and reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Wendy Dahl, Ph.D., R....
  • Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility

    Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cargill Inc's [CARG.UL] lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world's biggest markets....
  • Yale's Rudd Center For Food Policy & Obesity Moving To UConn

    Yale's Rudd Center For Food Policy & Obesity Moving To UConn
    EAST HARTFORD — Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity announced plans Friday to join the University of Connecticut in January, as part of a new partnership. Marlene Schwartz, director of the Rudd Center, said that when she read UConn's...
  • Stroke less likely for older women who get more potassium

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who get more potassium in their diets are less likely to have a stroke or die than those who don't get as much, according to a new study. Potassium-rich diets have been linked to lower blood pressure...
  • Boy attacked by mountain lion in Cupertino discharged from hospital

    Boy attacked by mountain lion in Cupertino discharged from hospital
    A 6-year-old boy who was attacked by a mountain lion while hiking with his parents in Cupertino, Calif., is now recovering at home after being treated at a hospital. The boy was released Monday afternoon after treatment for puncture wounds and cuts to...
  • Single moms by choice: Making the finances work

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Monica Kipiniak doesn't think of herself as a statistic. She just thinks of herself as a doting mom. The 46-year-old attorney from Brooklyn, New York is indeed part of a societal trend: Single women by choice having kids past the age...
  • Islamic State advances in Iraq force Syria to cancel wheat deal

    By Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Syria has canceled a deal to sell 200,000 tonnes of wheat from its 2013 local crop to Iraqi private traders as conflict raging in both countries has paralyzed transport of the grain, a source at Syria's state grain...
  • Top 10 endangered jobs face threat from technology, report says

    Technology killed the switchboard operator, the lamp lighter and the ice cutter. And it's a threat for workers in a variety of other fields, from flight attendants to drill press operators to lumberjacks. "When economies change, it kills opportunities,"...
  • Numerous tracks found in hunt for cougar that attacked 6-year-old boy

    Numerous tracks found in hunt for cougar that attacked 6-year-old boy
    Game wardens plan to continue their search efforts into the night Monday for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy in Cupertino and followed the youngster to his family's car. Armed wardens from the California Department Fish and Wildlife,...