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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • USDA opens enrollment for safety-net programs

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period began June 17 and will end...
  • Around South County: Lothian girl named 2015 Miss Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau

    Around South County: Lothian girl named 2015 Miss Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau
    Just the other day, I was making hamburgers with my 7-year-old niece and she asked me where hamburger comes from. I said, "From cows." She was horrified for a moment. "From cows? Eeww!" I asked her if she still wanted a hamburger for dinner. She...
  • Farmers worry about harvest as stink bugs make a mess in NW

    VANCOUVER, Wash. On a hot June day, Joe Beaudoin ducked into the shade of his orchard to check for peaches with shallow dimples the telltale signs left by the brown marmorated stink bug. This invader from Asia has a formidable appetite for the berries,...
  • Supreme Court: Government seizure of raisins is unconstitutional

    Supreme Court: Government seizure of raisins is unconstitutional
    The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can't force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual crop for less than it's worth, a victory for conservative groups that hailed the decision as a win for private property rights. The justices...
  • Egg shortage cutting into restaurant profits, menu items

    Egg shortage cutting into restaurant profits, menu items
    Those who like to indulge in a good omelet or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a little more — if it's even on the menu. Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products...
  • Doggie bag hacks turn leftovers into something new, delicious

     Doggie bag hacks turn leftovers into something new, delicious
    Leftovers don't have to look or taste like leftovers anymore, listlessly plopped from doggie bag to plate with possibly a quick zap in the microwave. Smartly use those leavings, whether from restaurant meals or takeout chow to create something new and...
  • Mount Dora family soars in Scouting with three generations earning Eagle rank

    Mount Dora family soars in Scouting with three generations earning Eagle rank
    MOUNT DORA — Scouting is in the Mosteller family's blood. Jackson Mosteller carried on a family tradition as the third generation in his family to have achieved the top rank in the Boy Scouts of America — Eagle Scout. Jackson accomplished...
  • Vermont institute helps schools grow farm-to-school programs

    Vermont has made a name for itself in the national farm-to-school movement getting more locally raised foods into school cafeterias and curriculum about nutrition and agriculture into classrooms. Now the state will serve as a classroom of its own to 13...
  • Florida zoo owner charged with mistreating animals

    Florida zoo owner charged with mistreating animals
    Federal officials filed a complaint accusing the owners of a Florida zoo of failing to properly care for the animals, including euthanizing them by shooting and drowning them. The charges by the U.S. Department of Agriculture say the 50-acre Gulf...
  • Health column: For tops in nutrition, shop at a farmers market

    Health column: For tops in nutrition, shop at a farmers market
    'Tis the season for maximizing our produce intake, and farmers markets are an excellent place to start. We know most Americans are not consuming enough fruits and vegetables, and we know taste is the number one motivator for eating them. Farmers market...
  • Stung by challenges, Florida's bee population rebounds

    Stung by challenges, Florida's bee population rebounds
    Jason Deeringer, wearing a white protective jacket, hood and veil, paid no mind to the bees that buzzed around him as he inspected their hive. Deeringer, 27, is one of more than 3,800 registered Florida beekeepers — a number that grows by about...