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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Foster Farms recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken

    Foster Farms recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken
    Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen, pre-cooked chicken produced in its Louisiana plant because of potential listeria contamination, federal inspectors said. The recall is for Chicken Breast Grilled Strips sold in 3.5-pound...
  • Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness

    Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness
    Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade. "It was very pretty here, very pretty," said...
  • Goodwin Recognized Students In Jobs Training Program

    EAST HARTFORD – Sixteen students at Goodwin College who completed a jobs training program for participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program were recognized during a ceremony Friday morning. Six of the students have booked job...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Brothers involved in food stamp scam sentenced to prison

    Brothers involved in food stamp scam sentenced to prison
    Two brothers who scammed millions from the government by giving cash for food stamps were sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison on Thursday, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Ali Jaber, 52, and...
  • OPM releases rules for phased retirement

    OPM releases rules for phased retirement
    Bob Fireovid, a national program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, has been planning to retire in late September. But now that the Office of Personnel Management has finally released its long-awaited guidelines on phased...
  • Kick up your fiber quotient to ward off disease, obesity

    Kick up your fiber quotient to ward off disease, obesity
    Dietary fiber has long been touted for its digestive benefits, but the scientific research is booming on fiber's ability to boost immune health and reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Wendy Dahl, Ph.D.,...
  • California breaks drought record as 58% of state hits driest level

    California breaks drought record as 58% of state hits driest level
    More than half of California is now under the most severe level of drought for the first time since the federal government began issuing regular drought reports in the late 1990s, according to new data released Thursday. According to the U.S. Drought...