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3 hrs ago | Deseret News

Raising a kid will cost you $245,000. Here are 12 things that cost the same

The average cost of raising a child has been on the rise in the last few years, reaching a new average of $245,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture .


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7 hrs ago | Redlands Daily Facts

Kids more than we bargained for

The U.S. Department of Agriculture just published a new estimate of how much it costs to raise a child today.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Agriculture, Science, US News, Opinion

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The News Tribune

Food stamps' $80 billion secret spending program

Imagine a government program that has exploded in size, is the subject of bitter partisan haggling and spends almost $80 billion a year in secret.


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Post and Courier

Lowcountry has a liking for butterbeans, or limas by another name

Florida and Georgia may be rivals on the football field, but the states' extension services tend to agree on basic agricultural definitions.


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The Washington Post

Greener Pastures Signaling U.S. Beef Supply Rebound: Commodities

Signs of a rebound in U.S. beef supplies are taking shape with the changing color of the pastures on Glen Cope's 2,000-acre ranch in Aurora, Missouri.


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The Medina Gazette

Complaint filed with federal government over Ohio's food stamp rules

Legal advocates for the poor have filed a civil rights complaint with the federal government over the state's move to enforce work requirements for food stamp beneficiaries in most counties, saying the decision has disproportionately impacted minorities in urban areas.


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Uzbekistan to increase wheat import

Dur to increase in demand for high-quality flour, Uzbekistan will increase the imports of wheat up to 2.1 million tonnes in the season 2014-2015 versus 1.95 million tonnes on the results of the last season, the report of Foreign Agricultural Service at USDA said.


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Mon Aug 18, 2014

KUGN-AM Eugene

Owners, Employees of California Slaughterhouse Charged for Distributing 'Adulterated' Meat

The United States Attorney for the Northern District of California announced an indictment against one of two owners -- and two employees -- of the now-defunct Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, California slaughterhouse.


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CBS Local

4 Petaluma Slaughterhouse Officials Indicted On Charges Of Processing Diseased Animals

A federal indictment against owners of a Bay Area slaughterhouse has revealed gruesome details of cancerous cows and adulterated carcasses at the facility, which was involved in a massive international beef recall.


Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Agriculture, Science, US News

The Beaumont Enterprise

USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult.


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WBIR-TV Knoxville

$254,340: Cost of raising a child born in 2013

A middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about $245,340 for food, shelter and other expenses up to age 18, an increase of 1.8 percent from 2012, the United States Agriculture Department said Monday.


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Vancouver Sun

Report: Average cost to raise a child tops $245,000, up 1.8 per cent from 2012

A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

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Average cost to raise a child hits $245,000

New parents be warned: It could cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise your child -- and that's not even including the cost of college.


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Ag Professional

Ag markets moved mostly higher Friday

Corn futures ended the week on a strong note. The annual USDA report on farmer enrollment in subsidy programs was published early Friday morning.


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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Washington Post

Hedge Funds Extend Longest Soy Bear Run Since 2006: Commodities

Hedge funds extended the longest bearish streak for soybeans in eight years as improving crop conditions bolster prospects for a record harvest in the U.S., the world's largest grower.


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The Jersey Journal

Town Square idea: Lester R. Brown; Parvey; BEN Column, Aug. 17, update 4

The column that admits, the chances of winning a dinner for 2 for whole year has lured us back to a Vineland eatery, and to heck with the 42-inch TV.


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Stocking up for school lunches: 12 items to have on-hand

Kids are returning to classrooms, and school lunch programs are back in business.


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USA Today

Truth behind 5 misleading food labels

Food shopping is more complicated than you think. Every aisle contains dozens of confusing labels slapped onto nearly every type of product.


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Veterans look to farming to grow and heal

More and more veterans are looking to farming as a way to recover from their war experiences and earn a living.


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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Start-up Whole Trees LLC creates strength in lumber

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.


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