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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Florida offers bounty of botanical gardens

    Florida offers bounty of botanical gardens
    The Sunshine State may be best known for sand, sun and theme parks, but it's also home to world-renown botanical gardens. The unusual tropical flora and fauna, and the historic buildings and museums, tell the story of our past. Here are five Florida...
  • For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home

    For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home
    Hannah Sheats raises goats, makes clothes and bakes items with the 4-H to show at the Maryland State Fair. But the 11-year-old Parkton girl hasn't been to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as much as she'd like since Baltimore County public schools opened...
  • 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...
  • How to cook grass-fed meat

    How to cook grass-fed meat
    Grass-fed beef and bison, pastured pork and poultry, and lamb and goat are enjoying a heyday right now. But if you don't cook them properly, you may be disappointed. We would never want that, so we're here to offer some tips to make your experience with...
  • Schools facing more restrictions on snack foods

    Schools facing more restrictions on snack foods
    There's nothing yummier than a carton of veggie juice to wash down your whole grain Rice Krispies Treat, right? Students are about to find out as tighter federal regulations kick in on snack foods in school cafeterias. Sweetened teas and greasy chips...
  • Illinois' would-be farmers learn from the ground up

    Illinois' would-be farmers learn from the ground up
    Shea Belahi worked in information technology until last year, when she escaped her crowded, windowless office to follow her childhood dream of being a farmer. Now she runs a 1-acre farm in Champaign, but her dream has brought troubles as well as joys....
  • Hopkins medical school criticized for using pigs as part of training

    Hopkins medical school criticized for using pigs as part of training
    Using live pigs to train future doctors in surgery is unethical and unnecessary, members of a health and animal rights group said Thursday during a protest of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Physicians Committee for Responsible...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...