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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Los Angeles, other school districts serve students dinner as busy, needy families show demand

    Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper. The nation's second...
  • Genetically modified wheat is in the works again, but are we ready for it?

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. At the heart of Monsanto's global research operation is a structure with a rather ordinary name. But on the fourth floor of Building GG is a room where the future of wheat may be changing. The facility has dozens of rooms just like it....
  • 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...
  • Plastic pieces found in some ground beef sold at Wegmans, recall issued

    Plastic pieces found in some ground beef sold at Wegmans, recall issued
    A Massachusetts company that supplies Wegmans store brand ground beef has issued a recall after some customers complained the meat contained pieces of plastic. According to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and...
  • Crews take down K-rails from Paradise Valley neighborhood

    Crews take down K-rails from Paradise Valley neighborhood
    Never has going off the rails felt so good. Just ask residents of the upper Ocean View Boulevard area, who received a happy surprise last week when county work crews removed several cement K-rails installed five years ago to gird homes against debris...
  • 'We're going to die here!': Deadly subway trouble in Washington leaves unanswered questions

    Commuters are demanding information after an electrical malfunction filled a Washington subway tunnel with smoke, forcing hundreds to evacuate and sending dozens to the hospital. Was the train's evacuation Monday afternoon unnecessarily delayed? Were...
  • $10 Million USDA Grant to Connecticut

    $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...
  • Officials downgrade Florida's citrus forecast

    Officials downgrade Florida's citrus forecast
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Agricultural officials are downgrading Florida's orange crop forecast for this season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated Monday that Florida would produce 103 million boxes of oranges in the current growing season....