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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Southeast Community residents plant garden to combat food desert

    Southeast Community residents plant garden to combat food desert
    Southeast Community residents living in a food desert aren't waiting for a grocery store for access to fresh fruits and vegetables. They're growing them on their own. The Moton Community House is starting a series of urban community gardens while...
  • Different bird flu strain detected in Indiana backyard flock

    Bird flu has been found in a backyard poultry flock in northeastern Indiana, and it's the first time the specific strain in question has been detected in the central U.S., animal health officials said Monday. The H5N8 virus found in Whitley County is...
  • A hungry Gwyneth Paltrow fails the food stamp challenge after four days

    A hungry Gwyneth Paltrow fails the food stamp challenge after four days
    After four long days living like America's poor, Gwyneth Paltrow broke her much-mocked attempt at shopping on a food stamp budget in search of some chicken and black licorice. The multimillionaire mom was derided last week when she accepted the...
  • Service held to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing

    Service held to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing
    Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S....
  • Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

    Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use
    California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and...
  • Computer upgrades continue at Wheeler High School

    Computer upgrades continue at Wheeler High School
    Wheeler High School is poised to start a one-student-to-one-computer program a year from August. The school will likely start just the ninth- and 10th-graders with individual portable computers, Superintendent John Hunter said. However, starting the...
  • Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper tree

    Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper tree
    MELBOURNE— Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against...
  • Misguided Food Stamp Challenge Doesn't Cut It

    Misguided Food Stamp Challenge Doesn't Cut It
    Last week, American restaurateur Mario Batali challenged Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and foodie, to eat on $29 a week, purportedly the amount a single food stamp user receives in benefits, for the "Food Stamp Challenge." The stunt is part of an...
  • Morton Arboretum's Nicole Cavender talks trees, in time for Arbor Day

     Morton Arboretum's Nicole Cavender talks trees, in time for Arbor Day
    For many Chicagoans, The Morton Arboretum in Lisle is a green oasis, its canopied trails beckoning visitors for decades. But for Nicole Cavender, Morton's vice president of science and conservation, the 1,700-acre arboretum is much more than a wondrous...
  • Peoria hotel entangled in scheme to defraud IMET

     Peoria hotel entangled in scheme to defraud IMET
    The U.S. Small Business Administration has moved to foreclose on a Peoria hotel owned by a Florida man accused of defrauding investors, including an Illinois municipal fund, of nearly $180 million. The agency's claim adds a new wrinkle to the sale of...
  • Nutmeg Senior Rides Walk

    ENFIELD - David Dumais named Community Chairperson of the Nutmeg Senior Rides annual Walk. The Walk will take place at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield on Saturday, April 25. The event is slated to kick-off at 10 a.m.; registration opens at 9 a.m....