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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Having a baby? Get ready for a bellyful of costs

    It more than goes without saying that having children costs money, from bake-sale supplies and college funds to tattoo removal and bail. Just look at the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which reports that a child born in 2012 would...
  • Kentucky school districts eye flexibility in proposed lunch waiver

    WASHINGTON Debate in Washington over a controversial school lunch waiver has spread into the Bluegrass State, where proponents say the innocuous proposal helps rural schools, and which critics argue threatens years of work combating one of the nation's...
  • Best steaks for grilling on Father's Day

    Best steaks for grilling on Father's Day
    Dad doesn't need another tie for Father's Day. Just grill a steak on June 15 and let him groove to a carnivorous beat. What to buy? Well, rib-eye remains the favorite across the United States — and the bigger the better on dad's day. But the...
  • Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life

    Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life
    In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to change how orcas are kept in captivity, a debate propelled by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer-whale who killed Sea...
  • Southland gets a leg up on aerospace, advanced manufacturing grants

    The Southern California region received a federal designation this week intended to funnel money into its aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. The designation gives the region the first crack at $1.3 billion in federal grants. Though the...
  • Can food stamps help improve diets, fight obesity and save money?

    Can food stamps help improve diets, fight obesity and save money?
    Prohibiting the use of federal food stamps to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages and subsidizing the purchase of fruits and vegetables with the coupons would improve nutrition, foster weight loss and drive down rates of Type 2 diabetes among the program's...
  • U.S. farmers making hay with alfalfa exports to China

    U.S. farmers making hay with alfalfa exports to China
    The machine harvester cut across Ronnie Leimgruber's alfalfa field, blades whirring, leaving behind a thick trail of leafy legume ready to be dried and baled. "You've got to drive like hell, drive fast and get as much as you can," said Leimgruber, a...
  • Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change

    Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change
    When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs. They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet....
  • 10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise

    10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise
    The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...
  • Governor gives Orange County schools' operations department top efficiency award

    Governor gives Orange County schools' operations department top efficiency award
    Orange County Public Schools' operations side has been granted the prestigious Governor's Sterling Award, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday. The Sterling is the highest award an organization can receive for performance excellence in Florida. Only two...
  • USDA expanding release of parasitic wasp to combat citrus disease

    USDA expanding release of parasitic wasp to combat citrus disease
    The U.S Department of Agriculture on Tuesday said it would expand efforts to breed and release a tiny parasitic wasp in an attempt to contain the spread of a disease that has killed thousands of citrus trees in Florida and now is threatening California'...