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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Meat safety at risk from new rules, staffing shortages

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Sept. 9: The risks of living in today's United States should not extend to eating meat purchased in supermarkets. Yet staff shortages and other problems in the nation's meat...
  • Newport News in talks to bring grocery store to Southeast Community

    Newport News in talks to bring grocery store to Southeast Community
    City officials are in talks with two grocery store businesses in the hope of convincing at least one to locate to the Southeast Community. "We have in the past year or two contacted every grocery store that would go in the Southeast Community, in...
  • More states enforce food stamp work requirements

    WASHINGTON In the coming months, food stamp work requirements suspended during the Great Recession will be reinstated in at least 17 states, jeopardizing benefits for hundreds of thousands of Americans. In those states, work requirements will be back...
  • Schools offer healthier foods but getting kids to eat them is still a challenge [Letter]

    Schools offer healthier foods but getting kids to eat them is still a challenge [Letter]
    With the new school year, parents' attention is turning to school lunches. Traditionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Children consumed animal...
  • Bees at the Brink: Fields of green are a desert for bees

    MINNEAPOLIS Mac Ehrhardt often feels like he has one leg on either side of a barbed-wire fence. On one side stand the farmers who have bought seed from his family's business for three generations, and who rely religiously on insecticides to protect their...
  • California adopts new olive oil standards

    California adopts new olive oil standards
    California has approved new quality standards for olive oil, dealing a major victory for large-scale state producers hoping to reverse years of European market dominance. The California Department of Food and Agriculture on Thursday adopted most of...
  • U.S. government warns Oregon researchers about monkey care

    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has warned a major research hospital that it provides inadequate veterinary care to monkeys at its primate research center, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) said on Thursday. The Aug....
  • Food companies, restaurants add protein to beef up profits

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. U.S. consumers have taken note, and so have food...
  • U.S. nutrition program for mothers, infants sees falling demand

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept pace with technology and U.S. poverty experts say its paper voucher system is driving low-income women away from the program when they need it most....
  • As federal war on citrus greening heats up, growers see some signs of hope

    WASHINGTON The federal government is ramping up its spending to combat citrus greening, a growing scourge in farm regions in Florida and elsewhere, even as growers see some signs for optimism. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility

    Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cargill Inc's [CARG.UL] lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world's biggest markets....