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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Bacon prices rise as disease hits pork production

    Bacon prices rise as disease hits pork production
    That extra slice of bacon is going to cost more than just your cholesterol. Prices for the crispy treat rose 13% in February from a year earlier to $5.46 a pound, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which looked at average prices in cities...
  • State, USDA Reach Deal To Save Connecticut Millions In Farmland Preservation Aid

    After years of bureaucratic infighting, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Wednesday that state and U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have reached a long-term agreement to prevent the loss of more than $4.8 million in federal funding for Connecticut's...
  • Beef prices hit all-time high in U.S.

    Beef prices hit all-time high in U.S.
    Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock. Beef prices have reached all-time highs in the U.S. and aren't expected to come down any time soon. Extreme weather has thinned the nation's beef cattle herds...
  • Hampton School Board raises price of school lunch

    Hampton School Board raises price of school lunch
    HAMPTON — Hampton City Schools students will pay a bit more for school lunch next year, as the School Board voted to raise the rate by 5 cents when it passed its budget last week. The hike will raise the price of lunch to $1.70 for elementary...
  • Tyson recalls more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets

    Tyson recalls more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets
    Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets believed to be contaminated with plastic shavings. A small number of consumers contacted the Missouri-based company complaining of minor oral injuries associated with the nuggets. ...
  • READER SUBMITTED: YMCA Of Greater Hartford Offers Afterschool Meal Program To Provide Nutrition; Activities

    The YMCA of Greater Hartford's East Hartford branch is offering an Afterschool Snack Program throughout the 2013-14 school year to provide children with additional nutrition and learning opportunities needed to be healthy and succeed in school. As part of...
  • Tyson recalls chicken nuggets, some sold at Sam's Club

    Tyson recalls chicken nuggets, some sold at Sam's Club
    Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products, some sold at Sam’s Clubs, that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
  • Spring ahead

    After one of the snowiest winters on record, the weather is finally turning warmer — giving people views of their lawns that were hidden for almost four months under the seemingly unending snows. But what does all that snow — roughly 70 inches...
  • Drought in California prompts some to rethink lawns as landscaping norm

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Sacramento, Calif., gets about as much annual rainfall as arid Flagstaff, Ariz., but its lush lawns are modeled on those of rain-soaked England. The capital's turf tradition is deeply rooted and is even enshrined in the bylaws of...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Simple salads go big with steak, calamari or chicken

    Easy dinner recipes: Simple salads go big with steak, calamari or chicken
    If you think salads leave a little to be desired when it comes to a main course, go big by adding meat. A Southwestern-inspired steak, spicy calamari or Chinese chicken salad from Chinois are sure to fill you up. Chinois chicken salad: Best Chinese...
  • Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms

    Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms
    As heavy snow shut down businesses and federal offices again this month, liberated workers tweeted about sipping hot cocoa, lying under blankets and bingeing on "House of Cards." But Edwin Gotico spent the day reading and responding to emails and...