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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • 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....
  • Falling corn prices threaten Midwest ag economy

    The prospect of a bin-busting crop has driven corn prices to their lowest levels in four years and raised fears of a prolonged slump for crop farmers in Minnesota and elsewhere. After three years of profits, analysts are calling 2014 a break-even year,...
  • Meatless Mondays about education, not propaganda

    The following editorial appeared in the Austin American-Statesman on Friday, Sept. 12: Beware the bean burrito. More than legume-filled deliciousness, it could represent the work of an "activist movement" that seeks to starve your children of meat...
  • Problems at Foster Farms plants emerged amid salmonella outbreak

    Problems at Foster Farms plants emerged amid salmonella outbreak
    LIVINGSTON Calif (Reuters) - Sanitation problems at a slaughterhouse can promote the spread of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," by allowing dangerous bacteria to remain on meat that is shipped into the food supply. In the poultry industry, salmonella...
  • As U.S. farm cycle turns, tractor makers may suffer longer than farmers

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet there are signs the downturn may last longer than tractor and harvester makers, including Deere &...
  • Florida's Captain Citrus character gets $1M makeover

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's homegrown superhero, Captain Citrus, has undergone a $1 million head-to-toe makeover with the help of comic-book giant Marvel Entertainment. The muscled-up Captain Citrus, powered by the sun and intended to help boost...
  • City officials warn of impact as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps

    City officials warn of impact as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps
    The federal government plans to shift the cost of accepting food stamps to retailers in the coming weeks, a move that Baltimore officials and anti-hunger advocates said Tuesday could make it harder for some families to buy groceries. Mayor Stephanie...
  • USDA chief says urged Buffett to ready BNSF for record crops

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year. Vilsack said on Tuesday...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Prepare fruits and vegetables wisely to preserve nutrients

    Environmental Nutrition: Prepare fruits and vegetables wisely to preserve nutrients
    Environmental Nutrition 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. Fresh is best, frozen is next. Fresh,...