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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Harford farms embrace sustainable agriculture without the 'organic' label

    Harford farms embrace sustainable agriculture without the 'organic' label
    Gone are the days when factory-produced food went unquestioned. In the age of GMOs and climate change theories, a growing number of consumers are demanding to know how their food gets from the ground to their dinner plates, and local farmers are ready...
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds local producers of acreage report deadline

    The deadline is quickly approaching for agricultural producers to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Northampton/Lehigh/Carbon/Monroe county Farm Service Agency required that planted acres be reported by...
  • A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'

    A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'
    With its four terraces of thriving plants sloping down toward a babbling lily pond, Jim Duke's garden could certainly be considered a healing place. And that's precisely what the world-renowned botanist and author's Green Farmacy Garden is....
  • Fresh Pride closure leaves Southeast Community with little access to fresh food

    Fresh Pride closure leaves Southeast Community with little access to fresh food
    Residents of the Southeast Community in Newport News wonder when or if they'll get a new grocery store to replace the Fresh Pride that closed with little warning late last month. The store that now sits boarded up at 2309 Jefferson Ave. was the only...
  • Foster Farms issues first recall in 16-month salmonella outbreak

    Foster Farms issued a recall for some of its chicken products Thursday, its first tied to a 16-month outbreak of salmonella. The recall is for chicken with “use or freeze by” dates ranging from March 21 to March 29, the company said. The...
  • Too much added sugar can sour your health

    Too much added sugar can sour your health
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugars every day. Sugars and syrups are injected into processed foods, stirred in during cooking, or sprinkled on at the table. But how much...
  • Ethanol offers consumers a choice

    Certain foods taste just like summer, and corn on the cob is one of them. What many people don’t know is that ethanol isn’t made from corn you’d put on the grill. It’s produced from No. 2 yellow corn, and it’s getting you...
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides

    The Environmental Working Group, a health research and advocacy organization, has launched its 10th annual Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The list, dubbed the "Dirty Dozen," outlines the fruits and vegetables that had the highest levels of...