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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Top U.S. Department of Agriculture Articles

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  • Address hunger concerns [Editorial]

    Gov. Larry Hogan and state officials should look for ways to address the continuing rise in the number of families who struggle just to put food across our state. According to Feeding America's "2015 Map the Meal Gap Report," more than half a million...
  • Trader Joe's and other chicken sausage recalled

    Trader Joe's and other chicken sausage recalled
    Kayem Foods is recalling nearly 30 tons of fully cooked chicken sausage products that were sold at Trader Joe’s and other retailers because they may be contaminated with pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and...
  • High court appears to back farmer's battle against California raisin board

    High court appears to back farmer's battle against California raisin board
    The California raisins were back before the Supreme Court, and the justices sounded ready to rule in favor of a Fresno farmer in his long battle against a Depression-era law that allows the government to seize privately grown crops to reduce supply and...
  • As bird flu spreads, USDA working on vaccine

    As bird flu spreads, USDA working on vaccine
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount. A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus — which has already cost Midwest turkey and chicken producers...
  • CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is low

    Federal officials said Wednesday they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low and the food supply not at risk. Dr. Alicia Fry, an...
  • With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount. A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus — which has already cost Midwest turkey and chicken...
  • Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

    A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals. But in the study published by the journal...
  • Can government squeeze raisin growers? Justices have doubts

    A post-World War II-era program that forces raisin producers to give part of their annual crop to the government could soon be a relic of history. Several Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday that federal officials can legally take raisins...
  • Eat for less: The 12 worst mistakes you can make at the supermarket

    If you're like most Americans, your monthly grocery spending is eating up a big portion of your budget. Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that, on average, a family of four spends up to $1,300 a month on the food it consumes at home....
  • Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

    President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves. New, streamlined application systems built for the health care...
  • States where health law seems to increase food-stamp use

    President Barack Obama's health care law seems to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps in 11 states, despite significant improvement in the economy. Under the law, many states tried to improve Medicaid and food-stamp enrollment systems...