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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?

    Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?
    Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy. Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...
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  • District 214 may quit federal school lunch program

     District 214 may quit federal school lunch program
    A northwest suburban high school district is looking to quit the National School Lunch Program, giving up about $900,000 in federal aid before strict new guidelines would restrict some fundraisers such as school bake sales. Starting in July, the Smart...
  • Reader feedback May 26: Evacuation plans, boat falls off, People Express to launch, California drought

    McAuliffe wants to review local evacuation plans Gov. Terry McAuliffe says reviewing Hampton Roads hurricane evacuation plans is a "top priority." He has asked two cabinet secretaries to head a new look at emergency evacuation plans for Hampton Roads...
  • USDA expanding release of parasitic wasp to combat citrus disease

    USDA expanding release of parasitic wasp to combat citrus disease
    The U.S Department of Agriculture on Tuesday said it would expand efforts to breed and release a tiny parasitic wasp in an attempt to contain the spread of a disease that has killed thousands of citrus trees in Florida and now is threatening California'...
  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of wieners over undisclosed milk

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of wieners over undisclosed milk
    Kraft Foods Group Inc. is recalling about 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the packages may instead contain Classic Cheese Dogs made with milk, a known allergen.  The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the...
  • Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change

    Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change
    When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs. They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet....
  • 10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise

    10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise
    The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...
  • End of organic farming raises concern in Gambrills

    End of organic farming raises concern in Gambrills
    The sprawling farm along Annapolis Road in Gambrills stands as an oasis of rural life in the midst of suburbia. Cows graze beyond the white fence as commuters pass by; farm trucks carry organic produce to local farmers markets. Maryland Sunrise Farm...
  • More people sickened by Foster Farms salmonella outbreak

    More people sickened by Foster Farms salmonella outbreak
    More than two months after declaring the outbreak over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an additional 43 people have been sickened by strains of salmonella linked to Foster Farms poultry. The new cases were reported between late...
  • Bacon prices rise as disease hits pork production

    Bacon prices rise as disease hits pork production
    That extra slice of bacon is going to cost more than just your cholesterol. Prices for the crispy treat rose 13% in February from a year earlier to $5.46 a pound, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which looked at average prices in cities...