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  • 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......
  • Russia bans import of US farm goods, but impact may be small

    WASHINGTON U.S. exporters of farm products said Wednesday that they would search for new foreign markets after Russia announced a one-year retaliatory agricultural trade ban as punishment for financial sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe....
  • USDA announces first update to poultry inspection rules since 1957

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday the first new regulations for poultry inspection since 1957. The rules, which were finalized Thursday, require plants to conduct their own testing and sampling of birds for the first...
  • Immigration crisis at border afflicts heartland harvest

    WASHINGTON The heated tempers of the nation's border states are driving the debate over immigration policy. States farther away from the U.S.-Mexico border, though, are reckoning with a different set of challenges: a skimpy agriculture labor market 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...
  • American youths consume way too much salt, CDC says

    WASHINGTON More than 90 percent of U.S. schoolchildren eat more salt than they should, taking in an average of nearly 3,300 milligrams of sodium per day, according to a government report released Tuesday. That's nearly 1.5 teaspoons of salt each day...
  • 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...
  • Are honeybees facing cataclysm?: Front Burner

    Are honeybees facing cataclysm?: Front Burner
    In 2007, the world got a glimpse of a calamitous future in the animated "Bee Movie." The cartoon allegory not so gently painted the disastrous consequences that would result with the absence of honeybees. That prospect raises significant concerns....
  • Food safety specialists help safeguard our food supply

    By Erinn Hutkin For Paul A. Hall, the path to a career in food safety began in first grade when he got interested in science by watching "Mr. Wizard," he recalled. His early love of science led to an interest in biology in high school, thanks to a...