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USDA Reopens Chinese Market Access for California Citrus

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that California citrus farmers will be able to resume exports to China this season.


Related Topix: California, US News, Citrus, CA, Agriculture, Science

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Washington Post

Too Much Corn With Nowhere to Go as U.S. Farmers Plan for Record

The ripening corn and soybean fields stretch for miles in every direction from Dennis Wentworth's farm in Downs, Illinois.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Chicago, IL, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, Science / Technology


USDA Farm Bill's Impact on Iowa in Focus In Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa- Eight years ago Iowa Choice Harvest was an idea, but Friday the idea was recognized as a success.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Politics, Marshalltown, IA, Tom Vilsack, Marketing


USDA designates Yakima County as primary natural disaster area

Sharleen and Jim Hubbard raise beef cattle. This year's business has been tough.


Related Topix: Yakima County, WA, US News, Life, Beef, Food, Meat

Media Research Center

Lean, Finely-Textured Beef Making a Comeback In Spite of Media Attacks

Lean, finely-textured beef , commonly referred to by media outlets as "pink slime," is "back in demand," according to Yahoo! News.


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Chicken Caesar salad kits recalled

A California food producer is recalling more than 92,000 pounds of chicken Caesar salad kits due to listeria concerns.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News

Cybercast News Service

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, New England, ND, Life, Food, Local Food, Vegetables, US News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Silver City Sun-News

Project complete - Bayard Community Center newly renovated

Courtesy photo Various local dignitaries gathered Thursday afternoon to dedicate the newly renovated Bayard Community Center.


Related Topix: Bayard, NM, US News, Grant County, NM

Education Week

Some confidential student data available in Topeka

Some educators in the Topeka school district had illegal access to data that identifies students from low-income families, which is federally protected as confidential.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Prison, Agriculture, Science, US News, Life, Food, Nutrition

Courier News

Problems in NJ's food stamps program put funds at risk

Problems in NJ's food stamps program put funds at risk The state is working on a fix, said Department of Human Services spokeswoman Ellen Lovejoy via email.


Related Topix: New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Life, Food, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science, US News

KFYR-TV Bismarck

On the Farm: Disease Could Affect this Years Winter Wheat Outlook

The wheat harvest may have begun. And if the rain holds off, yields look to be promising this year, but quality issues are now a factor for local producers.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Weather


F.R.E.S.H. from the Farm

Fresh from the farm: Buy F.R.E.S.H. products at Chico Natural Foods Cooperative and S&S Organic Produce and Natural Foods.


Related Topix: Chico, CA, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home, US News

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Sunflower acreage up in Lone Star State, rains help crop on South Plains

A West Texas sunflower basks in a field as its namesake star provides August heat and light.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, South-Plains, TX, US News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Las Vegas Newstrip

Food For Good: Making Sure Kids Get The Nutrition They Need All Year Long

Here's food for thought: Of the 55 million kids enrolled in U.S. schools, 21 million get free or reduced-cost lunch, yet 85 percent of the schoolchildren eligible for these U.S. Department of Agriculture sponsored lunches don't get such meals when school's not in session.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition, US News, Agriculture, Science

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Coloma's Deer Forest to close amid scrutiny, USDA investigations

The announcement was made Tuesday morning, a day after an arrest warrant was issued in Illinois for Jon Stolarz, one of the park's operators.


Related Topix: US News

Holtville Tribune

More than 1.6 Million Worldwide to Benefit from USDA International Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service today announced funding for seven international projects through the 2014 Food for Progress Program.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News

Wall Street Journal

Sure, So a Kid May Cost $245,340 to Raise, But Don't Panic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study this week showing the average middle income family will spend $245,340 to raise a child to the age of 18 - even before paying for college tuition.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News

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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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.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Big Box Retailers, Retail, Wal Mart Stores, US News