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  • Single moms by choice: Making the finances work

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Monica Kipiniak doesn't think of herself as a statistic. She just thinks of herself as a doting mom. The 46-year-old attorney from Brooklyn, New York is indeed part of a societal trend: Single women by choice having kids past the age...
  • Citrus disease, development claiming local groves

    Citrus disease, development claiming local groves
    Uncle Sam is providing more money to fight the devastating citrus greening, but it may be too late for many South Florida groves. Some 26 citrus groves operated in Palm Beach County and 16 in Broward, growing oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes,...
  • Meat safety at risk from new rules, staffing shortages

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Sept. 9: The risks of living in today's United States should not extend to eating meat purchased in supermarkets. Yet staff shortages and other problems in the nation's meat...
  • As federal war on citrus greening heats up, growers see some signs of hope

    WASHINGTON The federal government is ramping up its spending to combat citrus greening, a growing scourge in farm regions in Florida and elsewhere, even as growers see some signs for optimism. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • U.S. nutrition program for mothers, infants sees falling demand

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept pace with technology and U.S. poverty experts say its paper voucher system is driving low-income women away from the program when they need it most....
  • Food companies, restaurants add protein to beef up profits

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. U.S. consumers have taken note, and so have food...
  • California adopts new olive oil standards

    California adopts new olive oil standards
    California has approved new quality standards for olive oil, dealing a major victory for large-scale state producers hoping to reverse years of European market dominance. The California Department of Food and Agriculture on Thursday adopted most of...
  • U.S. government warns Oregon researchers about monkey care

    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has warned a major research hospital that it provides inadequate veterinary care to monkeys at its primate research center, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) said on Thursday. The Aug....
  • More states enforce food stamp work requirements

    WASHINGTON In the coming months, food stamp work requirements suspended during the Great Recession will be reinstated in at least 17 states, jeopardizing benefits for hundreds of thousands of Americans. In those states, work requirements will be back...
  • Bees at the Brink: Fields of green are a desert for bees

    MINNEAPOLIS Mac Ehrhardt often feels like he has one leg on either side of a barbed-wire fence. On one side stand the farmers who have bought seed from his family's business for three generations, and who rely religiously on insecticides to protect their...
  • USDA grants approval to Dow's Enlist GMO corn and soybeans

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an...