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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Top U.S. Department of Agriculture Articles

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  • Vermont institute helps schools grow farm-to-school programs

    Vermont has made a name for itself in the national farm-to-school movement getting more locally raised foods into school cafeterias and curriculum about nutrition and agriculture into classrooms. Now the state will serve as a classroom of its own to 13...
  • Florida zoo owner charged with mistreating animals

    Florida zoo owner charged with mistreating animals
    Federal officials filed a complaint accusing the owners of a Florida zoo of failing to properly care for the animals, including euthanizing them by shooting and drowning them. The charges by the U.S. Department of Agriculture say the 50-acre Gulf...
  • Health column: For tops in nutrition, shop at a farmers market

    Health column: For tops in nutrition, shop at a farmers market
    'Tis the season for maximizing our produce intake, and farmers markets are an excellent place to start. We know most Americans are not consuming enough fruits and vegetables, and we know taste is the number one motivator for eating them. Farmers market...
  • Stung by challenges, Florida's bee population rebounds

    Stung by challenges, Florida's bee population rebounds
    Jason Deeringer, wearing a white protective jacket, hood and veil, paid no mind to the bees that buzzed around him as he inspected their hive. Deeringer, 27, is one of more than 3,800 registered Florida beekeepers — a number that grows by about...
  • Editorials from around New England

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: Portland Press Herald (Maine), June 19, 2015 The more we learn about the young white man arrested in the killings of nine people Wednesday at a historic...
  • As farmers markets increase in SD, SDSU creates vendor guide

    The agriculture outreach division of South Dakota State University has released a manual that aims at helping interested and existing farmers markets' vendors navigate regulations and become successful merchants as the number of markets in the state...
  • Whataburger resolves egg shortage, resumes full breakfast

    Whataburger has resumed serving its overnight full breakfast menu after resolving egg shortages linked to the Midwest bird flu crisis. San Antonio-based Whataburger says its restaurants would resume 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. breakfast service Friday....
  • Foster Farms suspends 5 after undercover video shows abuse

    Poultry producer Foster Farms suspended five employees Wednesday after an animal-rights group released undercover video showing live birds being slammed upside-down into shackles, punched and plucked. The suspended employees were either directly involved...
  • USDA program promotes products such as plant-based bottles

    A program designed to promote ethanol and biodiesel fuels will be expanded to companies using plant-based plastic, rubber and fiber in manufacturing products such as bottles and packaging, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday. The USDA is...
  • Bird flu sends egg prices soaring

    Bird flu sends egg prices soaring
    By owner Peter Bovis' estimate, Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe goes through more than 14,000 eggs a week at its Randolph Street location just north of Millennium Park. But in the past month or so, Bovis and other restaurateurs have watched the price of this...
  • Why eggs have gotten more expensive in California

    Why eggs have gotten more expensive in California
    How big an impact has the new California law that reduced crowding in henhouses had on the state’s chicken farmers? New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that the state’s egg production has dropped by 20% over last year,...