| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The farm-to-table movement isn't just for gourmets. It's for schoolchildren, too.
With the backing of the United State Department of Agriculture, 15 Connecticut school districts will be buying more fruits and vegetables directly from local farms and...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 11:17 AM
Your credit score and credit history are key requirements in borrowing to buy a house. Credit bureaus use varying scales to rate credit worthiness. Because of this, consumers are sometimes misled by scores higher than their FICO number, which is the one...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:01 PM
A Los Angeles-area company is recalling more than 48,000 pounds of frozen beef and pork that may be contaminated with metal.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Unibright Foods of Bell Gardens is recalling 2.2-pound packages of "Mishima Sukiyaki...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Symbols matter, which is why it's important to acknowledge that our truest national emblem isn't an eagle or a dollar sign or even a handgun, though each will have its proponents. No, I see a partially unwrapped Twinkie, draped alluringly in cellophane,...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 9:26 AM
A rabbit in our yard is eating everything, including bark from the trees and shrubs. We have an enclosed yard, and he lives under a deck. How can we keep him from eating our plants? Can we get him out of the yard?
You can deter rabbits from vegetable or...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:13 PM
The Southeast Community could have a grocery store up and running by the end of the year, if all goes as planned, City Manager Jim Bourey announced Tuesday.
The city is now down to one party it wants to work with to open a grocery store – down...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Thank you for reminding readers that California voters decisively backed Proposition 2 in 2008 in order to improve the lives of millions of hens. The key word here is "improve." ("California's egg-laying hens to get their breathing room,"...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Connecticut shellfishermen and seaweed farmers will be eligible for federal assistance to cover losses from severe weather thanks to a change in U.S. Department of Agriculture policy.
The change was made possible in the 2014 Farm Bill.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Agriculture specialists at the Port of Chicago intercepted an invasive beetle while inspecting a shipment of rhubarb stems from the Netherlands, federal officials said.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that Customs and Border Protection...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:13 AM
An animal rights group has filed a complaint with federal regulators against the Johns Hopkins University over the deaths of three monkeys and a rabbit in 2014.
Stop Animal Exploitation Now, which opposes all animal experimentation, has filed...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:38 PM
As Washington welcomes the 114th Congress, the capacity of our national legislature to address the nation's problems is in doubt.
Public approval of Congress hovers near historic lows. The contrast between Congress' bare ability to pass routine...