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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Kentucky will have rural child poverty nutrition center

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the University of Kentucky will become home to his department's first center assigned to tackle childhood hunger and nutrition problems in rural America. Vilsack told a group on the university's campus Thursday...
  • First day of spring could bring wet snow early Friday

    First day of spring could bring wet snow early Friday
    It appears increasingly likely some snow will accumulate on the first day of spring, but it is expected to be limited to grassy surfaces and higher elevations. After more colder-than-normal weather Thursday, with highs in the upper 40s, a low pressure...
  • Overpumping of Central Valley groundwater creating a crisis, experts say

    Overpumping of Central Valley groundwater creating a crisis, experts say
    A simple instrument with a weight and a pulley confirmed what hydrologist Michelle Sneed had suspected after seeing more and more dirt vanish from the base of her equipment each time she returned to her research site last summer. The tawny San Joaquin...
  • Lake County Water Authority app provides snapshot of yesteryear

    Lake County Water Authority app provides snapshot of yesteryear
    TAVARES — Lake County's terrain has gone through numerous changes since the 1940s. Thanks to a recently installed web application by the Lake County Water Authority the public can get a bird's-eye view to see the differences — even in...
  • Gator farmers push meat at major seafood expo

    Gator farmers push meat at major seafood expo
    How about a little alligator on your dinner table? That's the pitch that the Florida Alligator Marketing Education Committee made this week when it went for the first time to Boston's annual Seafood Expo North America, the largest seafood show on the...
  • USDA, Minnesota agree to provide $220,000 for wolf control

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Minnesota have agreed to provide $220,000 to control gray wolves that prey on livestock in the state, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced Wednesday. The Minnesota Democrat said it was welcome news for...
  • Farm-to-school conference set in Charlottesville

    Efforts to increase the number of school systems using Virginian-grown products in school menus are the focus of a conference in Charlottesville. The Virginia Farm-to-School Conference will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the DoubleTree by Hilton...
  • Farmers' use of cover crops could benefit the pheasant population

    Jeff Prendergast said life is pretty easy for a grown Kansas pheasant. With so many crop fields, food is seldom a problem. Even with reductions in Conservation Reserve Program fields there's normally enough cover to protect a lot of the birds from...
  • Break free from the screens and enjoy some real family interactions

    Five signs that it's time for winter to be over: 1. You've beaten your all-time record on Words with Friends. 2. There's nothing left on your binge watch list. 3. You've texted one of your children... while they are in another room. 4. Minecraft...
  • Don't blame loss of bees on pesticides

    Don't blame loss of bees on pesticides
    Nobody here is diminishing the importance of honey bees. The bees are in trouble, but neonicotinoids are not the problem ("No bees? No food," March 5). Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam writes in her recent commentary "that bee hive losses are greater than 30...
  • Ex-SeaWorld trainer's book debuts this month

    John Hargrove, one of the former SeaWorld trainers featured in "Blackfish," has a book coming out March 24 — "Beneath the Surface," published by Palgrave Macmillan. Hargrove, who had worked in SeaWorld's Texas and California parks, is an outspoken...