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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • States target long-term unemployment, food stamp rolls

    WASHINGTON After years of struggling with stubbornly high unemployment and elevated food stamp rolls, 10 states and the federal government are embarking this year on an ambitious new effort to help the jobless find work. Passed as part of the 2014 Farm...
  • Facility that inspired new primate law has past violations

    A spider monkey with bones poking out of his foot, baboons with skin lesions or scarred tails, other primates with injuries thought to be caused by frostbite — those were the images that greeted federal officials during an inspection at the Wild...
  • Bird flu spreads to Iowa turkey flock; 6th Midwest state

    A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more...
  • When the rich try to eat like they're poor

    When the rich try to eat like they're poor
    What happens when you cross a celebrity chef with a celebrity actress/lifestyle coach? You get the "Food Stamp Challenge." Last week, American chef and restaurateur Mario Batali challenged Gwyneth Paltrow, the Academy Award-winning actress and avid...
  • Washington City Council votes to let geese stay in park

    The geese hanging around a Washington park are getting to stay. WITN-TV in Washington reports (http://bit.ly/1GHCS0z) Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Roberson says the city council voted unanimously Monday not to remove the geese from Veteran's Park. City Manager...
  • Five organic fruits and vegetables that might really be worth the price

    Five organic fruits and vegetables that might really be worth the price
    Buying organic fruits and vegetables costs more, and for many shoppers, the advantage hardly seems worth the expense. But there are certain produce items for which "buying organic is a must," according to a new release from Consumer Reports, the non-...
  • Development plan threatens 200-year-old giant oak tree in Waukegan

    Development plan threatens 200-year-old giant oak tree in Waukegan
    "It was big," said Jerome Moore, 9, of Zion. "It was huge," corrected Gianna Connard, Jerome's 8-year-old sister. They were talking about the first time their grandparents, Pat and Linda Carry of Waukegan, brought them to see the giant bur oak tree at...
  • Egg executives sentenced to 3 months for 2010 salmonella outbreak

    Egg executives sentenced to 3 months for 2010 salmonella outbreak
    Two former egg industry executives received jail sentences Monday for their roles in a major 2010 salmonella outbreak, representing the latest high-profile victory for government officials hoping to emphasize food safety. The three-month sentences...
  • Navajo Nation sees tax on junk food as way to combat health problems

    Navajo Nation sees tax on junk food as way to combat health problems
    On a weekday shopping trip to the only real grocery store for 30 miles, Ann Neagle paused before a bag of Red Delicious apples, $7 for a dozen, plus a new discount — the Navajo Nation lifted the 5% sales tax on fresh fruits and vegetables. That'...
  • Beauty products that claim to be 'all natural' sell best

    Beauty products that claim to be 'all natural' sell best
    Of all the age-defying, line-erasing, environment-loving claims plastered across beauty products, shoppers are most likely to open their wallets wider for those labeled "all natural," according to a recent Nielsen survey. Forty-six percent of more than...
  • Women's History Month: Daily Press readers honor Virginia women of distinction

    Earlier this month, we asked readers to tell us who should be honored as a woman of distinction during Women's History Month. Whether a relative or friend, a public official or an unsung hero, we wanted your input. We received quite a few responses from...