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2 hrs ago | Park Record

USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.


Related Topix: US News, Food Science, Park City, UT

4 hrs ago | Domestic Fuel

MSU to Develop Hardier Switchgrass for Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture have awarded $1 million to Michigan State University to develop hardier switchgrass .


Related Topix: Department of Energy, Agriculture, Science, Michigan State University, Plant Biology, Biology, Genetics, Medicine, US News

8 hrs ago | Ag Professional

Ag groups urge USDA to restore grain inspection service

Citing the "extremely troubling precedent" being set, 22 national, regional and state agricultural producer, commodity and agribusiness organizations, including U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers, have urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take immediate action to restore official grain inspection and weighing ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Vancouver, WA

10 hrs ago | Http

Here's the beef

Warren County 4-H members, Erin Cantrell, left, and Haile Adams, center, hand chips and water to Micah McColloch to complement his free hamburger.


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

14 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Cornucopia Institute calls for greater transparency on USDA Organic Standards Board candidates

In times of crisis, humans easily lose civility and good moral judgment. In times of adversity, like the ongoing drought conditions in California, standards can be reduced or lost altogether.


Related Topix: US News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Life, Food, Organic Food, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

Ground broken for new Bear Creek charter school

Workers began removing trees from the 97 acre-site off Route 115 in Bear Creek Township in the spring and recently started removing the tree stumps.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News


Beef costs poised to rise as fattened-cattle prices extend rally

Copyright i 1 2 2014 Bloomberg L.P. Bloomberg licenses the Beacon Journal Publishing Co, Inc. to recirculate and re-publish Bloomberg Business News stories as part of our production and publication.


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

Ag Professional

Ag markets diverged Wednesday morning

Corn futures are fluctuating around unchanged levels. The corn market followed soybeans lower Tuesday night as improved weather forecasts weighed on prices.


Related Topix: Weather, US News

KDXY-FM Jonesboro

Study: Kids like new, healthier school lunches

A recent study suggests that most elementary age students are okay with eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, Reuters, Boise State University

Hispanic Business

Hoeven: USDA Needs to Follow Up SCO for Wheat and Durum with...

The SCO covers spring and durum wheat for all is slated to announce the counties selected for other commodities later this summer, and Hoeven is pressing the agency to cover all counties.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science

Coal Valley News

Boone Memorial closes on loan for new hospital

Pictured from left to right are Randy Foxx, CFO BMH; Mark Linville, COO BMH; Janet Yeager, Board Secretary BMH; Kitty L Saddler, CP Specialist USDA; Robert "Bob" Brown, Board President BMH; Doug Bell, Board Member BMH; Tommy Mullins, CEO BMH; Tom Bias, Board Member BMH; and Robert D. " Bobby" Lewis, State Director USDA.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Madison, WV, Boone County, WV

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Deming Headlight

Project promotes food industry

ALBUQUERQUE >> USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner presented Rio Grande Community Development Corporation certificate of obligation which will begin the funding for the establishment of a food manufacturing entrepreneurship project in southwest New Mexico.


Related Topix: US News, Albuquerque, NM, Marketing, Life, Food, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science

The Spectrum

Nevada tribe receives USDA grant

The Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of Nevada is receiving a $99,950 grant to create a revolving loan fund for assisting small and emerging businesses.


Related Topix: US News, McDermitt, NV, Agriculture, Science

Free Republic

Lambs to the GMO Slaughter

American diets are being bombarded with genetically modified foods. Big seed companies initiate it.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Monsanto, US News


USDA Grants Help Veterans and Minority Farmers Get Started in Agriculture

Today, USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced the availability of over $9 million in outreach and technical assistance for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans that are new to farming and ranching.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Life, Veteran Affairs


Journalists Subpoenaed In Defamation Suit Against ABC

Several journalists at Food Safety News and The New York Times were subpoenaed in the the latest development in the legal fight between a beef producer and ABC News, according to Columbia Journalism Review .


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

WYMG-FM Springfield

Crops Are Making Good Progress and Are in Good Shape

The USDA's crop statistics service says the condition is good-to-excellent in 82 percent of corn and 78 percent of soybeans.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News


Landowners, Operators Need to Update, Elect and Enroll Land in New Farm Programs

In early August, USDA's Farm Service Agency will send every landowner and operator a summary of their acreage history.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Marketing

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Sampson Independent

USDA offers PEDV reporting instructions, other details9:10 pm

The USDA has followed up with more specifics on how to understand and comply with its Federal Order on June 5 that requires pork producers, veterinarians and diagnostic labs to report presumptive or confirmed positive occurrences of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus , Porcine Deltacoronavirus, or other swine enteric coronavirus diseases that meet the ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, CPU, Science / Technology


USDA approves emergency grazing in eastern Idaho

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved emergency haying and grazing on land normally used for the Conservation Reserve Program in parts of eastern Idaho.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought