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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Tips for keeping rabbits from eating your yard

    Tips for keeping rabbits from eating your yard
    A rabbit in our yard is eating everything, including bark from the trees and shrubs. We have an enclosed yard, and he lives under a deck. How can we keep him from eating our plants? Can we get him out of the yard? You can deter rabbits from vegetable or...
  • New diet guides may reflect how food is grown, not just how it's eaten, and retreat from meat

    For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment...
  • Beef, agriculture industries upset with dietary guidelines that consider environmental impact

    The government issues dietary guidelines every five years to encourage Americans to eat healthier. This year's version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too. A new focus on the environment would mean asking people to choose more fruits,...
  • Animal rights group says animal deaths at Johns Hopkins violated law

    Animal rights group says animal deaths at Johns Hopkins violated law
    An animal rights group has filed a complaint with federal regulators against the Johns Hopkins University over the deaths of three monkeys and a rabbit in 2014. Stop Animal Exploitation Now, which opposes all animal experimentation, has filed...
  • Brian Feinstein: A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress — change committees

    Brian Feinstein: A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress — change committees
    As Washington welcomes the 114th Congress, the capacity of our national legislature to address the nation's problems is in doubt. Public approval of Congress hovers near historic lows. The contrast between Congress' bare ability to pass routine...
  • Farm states: Let us sell to Cuba

    WASHINGTON Farm state lawmakers and agricultural groups are ramping up efforts to lift the trade embargo against Cuba in the wake of President Barack Obama's decision to normalize diplomatic ties with Havana. More than 25 food and agricultural...
  • Why buy "cage-free" when you can go egg-free?

    To the editor: Thank you for reminding readers that California voters decisively backed Proposition 2 in 2008 in order to improve the lives of millions of hens. The key word here is "improve." ("California's egg-laying hens to get their breathing room,"...
  • Shellfishermen, Seaweed Farmers Now Eligible For U.S. Aid For Severe-Weather Damages

    Shellfishermen, Seaweed Farmers Now Eligible For U.S. Aid For Severe-Weather Damages
    Connecticut shellfishermen and seaweed farmers will be eligible for federal assistance to cover losses from severe weather thanks to a change in U.S. Department of Agriculture policy. The change was made possible in the 2014 Farm Bill. "We're...
  • Invasive beetle found in rhubarb at Chicago port

    Invasive beetle found in rhubarb at Chicago port
    Agriculture specialists at the Port of Chicago intercepted an invasive beetle while inspecting a shipment of rhubarb stems from the Netherlands, federal officials said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that Customs and Border Protection...
  • California company recalls frozen beef, pork that may contain metal

    A Los Angeles-area company is recalling more than 48,000 pounds of frozen beef and pork that may be contaminated with metal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Unibright Foods of Bell Gardens is recalling 2.2-pound packages of "Mishima Sukiyaki...
  • Revival of Haiti's withered coffee industry would boost rural livelihoods

    TOZIA, Haiti Enoch Telemaque, a 47-year-old farmer, remembers when the misty mountains at Haiti's southwestern tip were among the richest pillars of a booming coffee industry. "Everything was covered with coffee," he said, pointing to the hills...