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School administrator, Nicolas Sulla, 31, and the school children of the Joseph et Bertha Wigfall School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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In a couple of posts last fall , I showed that corporations don't do much actual farming in the US.
Today the U-S-D-A highlighted some of the major benefits of its investments to support rural businesses and infrastructure in 2013.
About 8.7 million pounds were shipped, all through 2013 by Rancho Feeding Corp. of Petaluma, Calif.
Chipotle's recent SEC filing caused quite a stir. Specifically, one of the risks stated in that filing caused a stir.
A public interest group is asking a court to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to turn over documents explaining its approval of a genetically altered alfalfa even as the department acknowledged the crop's potential to do environmental damage.
Washington, DC - March 12, 2014 - Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will expand its already successful Greek yogurt pilot program to eight new states, in addition to New York and three other states that participated from September to November 2013.
North Carolina's health secretary said Wednesday that it will be "extremely difficult" to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month to comply with demands from federal regulators.
NMSU Photo New Mexico State University graduate student Hector Hernandez, who is set to earn his master's degree in agricultural economics in May, was one of just 10 graduate students and 20 undergraduate students selected to attend the USDA's 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum Feb. 20-21 in Arlington, Va., as part of the forum's student diversity ... (more)
March 27th will be the first day of the Shrine Circus in St. Paul Minnesota. Shriners have always been identified as a charitable fraternal organization that promotes multiple fund raising events to support their cause- and their cause appears to be a noble one.
A trade battle is ripening between the U.S. and Europe over cheese names. As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of names associated with Europe - like Parmesan, Gorgonzola and feta - on cheese products made in the U.S. Ohio dairy farmers applauded Buckeye Sens. Portman and Brown for looking out for the interests of dairy farmers and ... (more)
This is Tuesday's report of the grain prices and trends, prepared by the USDA and the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Record-breaking duo joins General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America to launch third Outnumber Hungera campaign supporting local food banks /PRNewswire/ -- General Mills today announced the launch of its third annual Outnumber Hunger campaign, which has provided more than 25 million meals to Americans in need as part of a ... (more)
There is no area of our lives over which the government will not seek control. Take the latest example.
Minnesota has been added to a long list of states - now numbering 45 - affected by an unusual beef recall stemming from the slaughter of "diseased and unsound" animals, according to federal regulators.
March 11, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Charles E. Schumer are working together to protect American dairy farmers and producers from an absurd European initiative that would change common names for cheeses Americans enjoy every day.