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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Forest Service criticized over management of Alaska national forest

    Federal efforts to end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of tax dollars are being wasted, according to a report that will be released Tuesday, the latest salvo in a dispute over the future of America's...
  • Lehigh County meat producer recalls pork products

    Lehigh County meat producer recalls pork products
    The federal government said Wednesday that a Lehigh County meat processor is recalling nearly 3,000 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. K. Heeps Inc. of Upper Macungie Township packaged its Stryker Farm Beer...
  • Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips

    WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday. Ingredients for a typical...
  • 2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records

    2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records
    This year is on track to be the warmest year on record for California¬†— and the entire planet — according to a new report. Temperatures in California for the first 10 months of the year averaged 4.2 degrees above the state's 20th century...
  • Suburban funds frozen by fraud investigation

    Suburban funds frozen by fraud investigation
    Some suburban officials worry that millions in taxpayer dollars could be lost and are closely following as federal authorities prosecute a case involving alleged fraudulent loans provided to a state investment fund in which dozens of Illinois towns...
  • Ode to that second fridge

    Ode to that second fridge
    I love our second fridge. It sits unassumingly in the utility area of our basement, next to the washing machine and dryer. It isn't quite as big as our kitchen fridge and it isn't the flashy stainless steel. But inside, it contains wonders. There's...
  • South Florida activists arrested in monkey-farm protest

    South Florida activists arrested in monkey-farm protest
    Seven animal rights activists from South Florida were arrested over the weekend on a road trip to protest the growing number of facilities in rural Hendry County that breed monkeys for scientific research. They were on a tour organized by South...
  • Prepare fruit and veggies wisely to preserve vitamins and minerals

    Food preparation techniques such as peeling, chopping and cooking make an impact on the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables. Follow these tips to preserve nutrients in your kitchen: 1. Fresh is best, frozen is next. Fresh, ripe produce in-season-...
  • Timing that Thanksgiving dinner just right

    Timing that Thanksgiving dinner just right
    Q: I love to cook on Thanksgiving. I do the full meal of turkey, stuffing, rolls, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. Sometimes, when family comes, they like to bring a green bean casserole that needs to be heated up, or...
  • 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......
  • Nik Patel agrees to sell Rolls Royce, Rolex, hotels, homes

    Nik Patel agrees to sell Rolls Royce, Rolex, hotels, homes
    Facing criminal charges of fraud and a $72 million lawsuit, Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel has agreed to sell five hotels, two multimillion-dollar homes, several luxury brand watches, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, and gold coins. But Patel hasn’...