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54 min ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Vilsack says up to $25M to help Lake Champlain

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced up to $25 million will be provided for efforts to protect soil and water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin over the next five years.

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4 hrs ago | KVOX-FM Fargo

USDA Extends North Dakota Crop Insurance Options

The U.S. Agriculture Department has announced new supplemental coverage for North Dakota crops through the federal crop insurance program.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, North Dakota Government, North Dakota, US Governors, John Hoeven

4 hrs ago | The Day

Radar used as window into past as searchers look for 17th century foundation in Mystic

Debbie Surabian, center, a state soil scientist with the USDA Resources Conservation Service, and Scott Brady, left, a volunteer with Friends of the Office of State Archaeology, use ground penetrating radar with Brian Jones, Connecticut's state archaeologist, as they try to locate Capt.

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Related Topix: Mystic, CT, US News, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Agriculture

7 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

Univ Of Illinois Economist: What Can We Learn About Corn, Soybean Yields From Crop Tours?

UNIV OF ILLINOIS ECONOMIST: WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT CORN, SOYBEAN YIELDS FROM CROP TOURS? Aug. 28, 2014 Source: Univ of Illinois news release It almost goes without saying that corn and soybean prices are heavily influenced by the size of the U.S. crop and that expectations about crop size are especially important for prices during the growing ... (more)

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

KCRG

Iowa DNR launches rap video to promote cover growth

"They Gotta Have Cover," the music video featuring a rap about pheasant habitats in Iowa, was produced by the Iowa DNR.

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Related Topix: Iowa, US News, Agriculture, Science

Health.com

5 Reasons to Love Bananas

If you're a fan of bananas, then your day is about to get better. August 27 is National Banana Lovers Day, meaning it's time to celebrate all the health benefits of your favorite yellow fruit.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Potassium (generic), Slow-K, K-Lyte, Life, Fruits, Food, US News, Nutrition

Bioscience Technology

Estrogen-based Compound Suppresses Binge Eating

Binge eating, an eating disorder in which a person frequently consumes unusually large amounts of food in a short period of time, affects about 5 to 10 percent of U.S. adults and is more common in women than men.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, US News, Nutrition, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Genetics, Health, Breast Cancer

Tomahawk Online

State's best tasting water title awarded to Cold Springs Utility

Judges Keith Head and David Collett with the USDA Rural Development, Richard Hammons of Cold Springs Utility District, Judge Tisha Calabrese-Benton with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Judge Mary Constantine, the Food Editor with the Knoxville News-Sentinel The citizens of Tennessee are fortunate to have an abundance ... (more)

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NewsBusters.org

Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Back to School: 'Tossing the First Lady's Lunch'

While most national-media reporting on Michelle Obama's push for strict school-lunch standards has been delivered with unhealthy amounts of promotional syrup, some outlets have grown more blunt.

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Education Etc., Life, Food, Nutrition, Family, Kids, Fort Thomas, KY, US News

Boston.com

Dining Out The Bancroft: a steakhouse successfully reimagined

Just what Burlington - nay, the world - needs. Another steakhouse. Imagine those sentences dripping in barnaise-flavored sarcasm and crusted in peppercorns with a red wine demi-glace and a side of creamed spinach.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Life, Food, Dining, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Bumper crops leave farmers scrambling for storage space

The E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper.

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Brandon Sun

Beyond honeybees, what? You can attract many other pollinators to your yard

The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Entomology, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, Agriculture, US News

New Hampshire Public Radio -

No New Hampshire Schools Signing On To FDA 'Free Lunch' Program

The Manchester School Board voted Monday night not to apply for a new federal program that provides free breakfast and lunch to all students, but the state's largest city is not alone in opting out of the program.

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The Baltimore Sun

U.S. says non-allergic peanut moves closer to commercial reality

A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, North Carolina A&T State University, Life, Food, Nutrition, Marketing, US News, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

The Raw Story

Dept. of Agriculture: Researchers are close to creating an allergy-free peanut

A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, North Carolina A&T State University, Life, Food, Nutrition, Marketing, US News, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

WVNY

USDA Secretary to Visit VT

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is visiting Vermont on Thursday. A press release says funding related to improving water quality through conservation-related practices on Vermont farms will be announced.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Agriculture, Science, Tom Vilsack

Media Research Center

Ethical Conflict Doesn't Stop Al Jazeera from Attacking Chicken Industry

Anti-factory farming rhetoric is all the rage on the left, so when the USDA announced changes to its inspection for the first time since 1957, liberal outrage was sure to follow.

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Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegan

KTIV-TV Sioux City

USDA will consolidate Madison County, Nebraska offices

The U.S. Agriculture Department is moving one of its service centers in northeast Nebraska from Battle Creek to Norfolk.

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Related Topix: US News, Madison County, NE, Agriculture, Science, Battle Creek, NE, Norfolk, NE, Pierce, NE

Science

Animal welfare accreditation questioned

The international gold standard of laboratory animal care may have lost a bit of its luster.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

NewsTarget.com

New experimental GMOs cause Public outrage after USDA colludes with biotech industry

Despite a groundswell of opposition from watchdog groups, doctors, scientists, 50 members of Congress and thousands of members of the general public, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to move forward with approval for three new genetically modified crops designed to be sprayed with Dow AgroScience's Enlist Duo herbicide, which contains ... (more)

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