RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

A collection of news and information related to U.S. Department of Agriculture published by this site and its partners.

Top U.S. Department of Agriculture Articles

Displaying items 45-55
  • Changes Promised After Farmington Students Boycott School Lunch

    Changes Promised After Farmington Students Boycott School Lunch
    FARMINGTON — After gaining national attention during a social-media organized boycott against food service contractor Chartwells, Farmington High School students said their voices were heard as the school took steps to improve the cafeteria program....
  • Pittsburgh Zoo under investigation over using dogs to herd elephants

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking into the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's use of dogs to herd its African elephants after receiving a complaint from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "We have video footage [taken at] the...
  • After a century, bison return to Illinois

    After a century, bison return to Illinois
    The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people. The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
  • Foster Farms recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken

    Foster Farms recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken
    Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen, pre-cooked chicken produced in its Louisiana plant because of potential listeria contamination, federal inspectors said. The recall is for Chicken Breast Grilled Strips sold in 3.5-pound...
  • Chinese snail forces fumigation at Baltimore port

    Chinese snail forces fumigation at Baltimore port
    A shipment of aluminum sheets from China had to be fumigated at the port of Baltimore this week after a snail species never seen locally before was spotted on the outside of a shipping container, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The...
  • Ongoing Nik Patel investigation delays formal indictment

    Ongoing Nik Patel investigation delays formal indictment
    An investigation into Orlando hotelier Nikesh Patel’s loan business has delayed a formal indictment in the case, authorities said in a recent court filing. The delay for purposes of investigation raises questions about whether Patel’s...
  • Farmland preservation celebrated on the Lebanon Town Green

    Farmland preservation celebrated on the Lebanon Town Green
    Since 1978, Connecticut's Farmland Preservation Program has permanently protected the prime and important farmland soils of 300 farms and nearly 40,000 acres to ensure the future of agriculture in our state. Members of the Farmer's Cow cooperative,...
  • Traveler apps include brain training, food selector, Gettysburg guide

    Traveler apps include brain training, food selector, Gettysburg guide
    Lumosity (Free for iOS and Android with a premium option) What it is: A way to exercise your brain with puzzles, memory games and other mind-stimulating and problem-solving challenges, a great companion for the road. How it works: After creating an...
  • Nik Patel agrees to sell Rolls Royce, Rolex, hotels, homes

    Nik Patel agrees to sell Rolls Royce, Rolex, hotels, homes
    Facing criminal charges of fraud and a $72 million lawsuit, Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel has agreed to sell five hotels, two multimillion-dollar homes, several luxury brand watches, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, and gold coins. But Patel hasn’...
  • Nik Patel resigns from UCF Foundation board

    Nik Patel resigns from UCF Foundation board
    Embattled businessman Nikesh Patel has resigned from the board of directors for the University of Central Florida Foundation, according to UCF spokesman Chad Binette. Patel was arrested Sept. 30, after the FBI alleged in an affidavit that he...
  • Nik Patel ripple effect: Texas company also suing over bad loans

    Nik Patel ripple effect: Texas company also suing over bad loans
    There’s a ripple effect spreading from the alleged loan fraud of Orlando businessman Nik Patel, who was arrested on Sept. 30 on federal charges that he lied about $179 million in loans he sold through his company First Farmers Financial. The...