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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • U.S. imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit, now banned, is proposed

    U.S. imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit, now banned, is proposed
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing lifting a ban on imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit. The announcement Thursday comes one week after China said it had reopened its doors to American citrus exports. Under the proposed rule, China...
  • Tall order: Author urges choosing the right tree for your yard

    You wouldn't buy a crib and expect your kid to sleep in it till he's 18. So why would you plant a dawn redwood six feet from your house? Yet Scott Zanon sees that kind of heedlessness in landscaping all the time. That's why he's written "Landscaping...
  • Allentown Fair preview: Here's what's new and what remains the 'heart of the fair'

     
    Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock......
  • Immigration crisis at border afflicts heartland harvest

    WASHINGTON The heated tempers of the nation's border states are driving the debate over immigration policy. States farther away from the U.S.-Mexico border, though, are reckoning with a different set of challenges: a skimpy agriculture labor market and...
  • U.S. rice farmers see opportunity in China

    Greg Yielding was given a quixotic task: travel to China and determine if consumers there would be willing to eat American rice. So he set up tables at some of the most popular supermarkets in southern China, hung American flags and began dishing out...
  • Louisiana grocery workers plead guilty in $7 million food aid fraud

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Three workers at a Louisiana grocery store pleaded guilty this week to participating in a $7 million scheme to exchange food assistance benefits for cigarettes and cash, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. The fraud scheme,...
  • California saw 163 new wildfires last week, most sparked by lightning

    California saw 163 new wildfires last week, most sparked by lightning
    California firefighters responded to 163 new wildfires last week, most of them sparked by lightning in parched forest lands. The wildfires further stretched firefighting resources that have already been spread thin by fire activity across the state that...
  • Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion

    Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion
    Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures...
  • Get details about controlling, managing Type 2 diabetes

    The University of Florida/Marion County Extension Service will present "Take Charge of Your Diabetes," a 9-part series about controlling and managing Type 2 diabetes in adults, at On Top of the World's Master the Possibilities Learning Education Center,...
  • What's new at the Allentown Fair?

    What's new at the Allentown Fair?
    Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock...
  • New rules aimed at halting imports of sick, abused 'puppy mill' dogs

    New rules aimed at halting imports of sick, abused 'puppy mill' dogs
    When New York resident Jillian Civitano saw a picture of Tink on a Texas dog dealer’s website, she fell in love and purchased the 2-pound Maltese puppy. She was told the dog was born in South Korea and brought to Texas. But soon after Civitano...