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28 min ago | 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.

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4 hrs ago | NewsReview.com

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.

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8 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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TheBostonChannel.com

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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