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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • A farmer's perspective on phosphorous management

    A farmer's perspective on phosphorous management
    From the time I graduated from college and returned to the farm, I have been dealing with government regulations, environmental extremists and animal rights activists. Over the years I have seen farmers (myself included) negotiate and give in little...
  • Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains

    Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains
    For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that...
  • Escalating the weed wars

    When crops were first introduced that had been engineered to withstand the herbicide glyphosate — better known by the trade name Roundup — the agricultural industry said it would confer a terrific environmental advantage. Glyphosate is a...
  • How to make school lunch healthier

    How to make school lunch healthier
    The benefits of a healthy diet are clear and well documented. In addition to providing the nutrients a growing body needs, consuming a balanced diet helps children maintain a healthy weight. Obesity continues to be a growing problem among school-aged...
  • Habitat for Humanity home dedicated in Putnam

    When Lorielle Robidas turned the key and opened the door to her new home on Van Den Noort Street in Putnam, a crowd of people cheered her on. Robidas and her children are the 64th family in eastern Connecticut to be given a chance at home ownership with...
  • Courant Carrier Lucian Tercyak

    Courant Carrier Lucian Tercyak
    In his own words: Lucian Tercyak, Boston In New Britain, in 1962, I lived on Brooklawn Street. My Courant route started at the corner of Corbin Avenue and Dover Road and was bounded on the east by Corbin Avenue, on the west by Lincoln Street, on the...
  • Adam Putnam for Ag Commissioner

    Adam Putnam for Ag Commissioner
    Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says frustration with Washington, D.C. — "a hot, wet, dysfunctional mess" — led him to give up a top position among U.S. House Republicans four years ago to pursue a job in his home state where he...
  • Businessman Nik Patel arrested on $150M federal fraud charges

    Businessman Nik Patel arrested on $150M federal fraud charges
    Orlando businessman Nikesh A. Patel has been arrested by federal authorities on fraud charges. Authorities say Patel fraudulently sold $150 million in loans to an unidentified Milwaukee company. The FBI alleges he sold the loans as being guaranteed by...
  • York County: From collard greens to cul-de-sacs

    York County: From collard greens to cul-de-sacs
    James "Jim" Taylor hopped off the school bus in York County and saw his mama waiting to take him straight to the family farm to set plants, pick collard greens or do "whatever they had to" on the farm. That was life in York County in the 1940s and...
  • Orlando hotel projects in limbo after Nik Patel's arrest

    Orlando hotel projects in limbo after Nik Patel's arrest
    Two hotel renovation projects in Orlando are in limbo in the wake of businessman Nik Patel’s recent arrest on federal allegations of fraudulently selling $150 million in loans to a finance company. Patel is a financier who has invested millions of...
  • Preschool nutrition can be challenging

    Preschool nutrition can be challenging
    Preschool children, specifically ages 2 to 5, are notoriously picky eaters, and parents need to recognize that this is developmentally appropriate, although frustrating! Preschool is an appropriate time to begin teaching children the importance of...