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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Where was the beef? [Commentary]

    Where was the beef? [Commentary]
    A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upholding federal regulations requiring that meat labels state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, is a win for consumers, public health and American meat producers....
  • White potatoes filled with vital nutrients

    Perhaps George J. Motsay's letter to the editor is pointing to information from a 2005 report by the Institute of Medicine, which used now-obsolete nutritional recommendations and outdated consumption data from the mid-1990s to justify excluding...
  • Florida offers bounty of botanical gardens

    Florida offers bounty of botanical gardens
    The Sunshine State may be best known for sand, sun and theme parks, but it's also home to world-renown botanical gardens. The unusual tropical flora and fauna, and the historic buildings and museums, tell the story of our past. Here are five Florida...
  • What happens to U.S. exports already bound for Russia?

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture and its plant health inspection service has halted all certification of almonds and other commodities bound for Russia "effective immediately." The move Thursday, confirmed by California almond growers,...
  • Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion

    Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion
    Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures...
  • Farmers worry over forecasts of another strong corn harvest

    With what appears to be another exceptional corn harvest headed our way, you might think farmers would be shopping for new trucks and planning pricey vacations. But for many of them particularly those who rent their farmland 2014 looks like it's bringing...
  • All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels

    All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels
    With the plethora of food shows and fancy menus these days, I thought I might clarify some culinary terms. I must confess that a few of these are as new to me as they may be to you. Berkshire pork: This is purebred swine originating in Britain. It is...
  • Voluntown Library receives $34,278 grant toward expansion

    Voluntown Public Library is one step closer to its hoped-for expansion, thanks to a $34,278 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 5. The Community Facility Grant from the USDA's Rural Development Fund will help finance a...
  • State to consider emergency protection for tricolored blackbird

    State to consider emergency protection for tricolored blackbird
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday will consider an emergency listing of the tricolored blackbird as a threatened or endangered species in response to a statewide survey showing its population has plummeted 44% since 2011. The...
  • Long time waiting

    From our perspective, so many of the problems facing residents of the Southeast Community in Newport News stem from a lack of economic opportunity. The neighborhood is among the poorest in the region and putting it on a path to prosperity will require...
  • Virginia makes Top 10 states for number of farmers markets

    Virginia makes Top 10 states for number of farmers markets
    Farmers markets are alive and well in Virginia, which was cited as a top ten state for the number of markets available in a new United States Department of Agriculture report. With 249 markets listed, the Commonwealth comes in at No. 9, with...