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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation

    Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation
    Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, especially in the foothill areas. "The Los Angeles basin is facing a tumbleweed problem that hasn't happened in quite some...
  • 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.,...
  • Deere to explore strategic options for crop insurance business

    Deere to explore strategic options for crop insurance business
    Deere & Co, the world's largest farm equipment maker, said it was exploring strategic options for its low-margin crop insurance business and had hired Citigroup as its adviser. The company said no formal decisions had been made and no agreements had...
  • 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...
  • Signs of progress?

    Aside from folks who work or live there, and others who have occasion to visit King-Lincoln Park, few residents are likely to travel down Jefferson Avenue to its terminus at the southern end of Newport News. To get there requires a journey through some of...
  • Citrus disease, development claiming local groves

    Citrus disease, development claiming local groves
    Uncle Sam is providing more money to fight the devastating citrus greening, but it may be too late for many South Florida groves. Some 26 citrus groves operated in Palm Beach County and 16 in Broward, growing oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes,...
  • 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...
  • Arundel school buses turn into food trucks to deliver mobile meals to youngsters

    Arundel school buses turn into food trucks to deliver mobile meals to youngsters
    About a dozen schoolchildren at the Willows Apartments in Glen Burnie queued up curbside as the Anne Arundel County school bus pulled up. Some kids were flanked by parents and toddler siblings who appeared just as excited to see the bus; the moment...
  • Bee demise has been greatly exaggerated: Front Burner

    Reports in the media of a coming bee-apocalypse would particularly concern residents of the Sunshine State. Florida is home to a booming $9 billion citrus industry employing nearly 76,000 locals. As several citrus varieties require honeybee pollination to...