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2 hrs ago | The Morning Call
The sudden disappearance of entire swarms of bees from their hives, first observed in 2006 and termed Colony Collapse Disorder, focused worldwide attention on the plight of these pollinating powerhouses whose numbers still are declining.
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6 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Blue violets are similar to the purple violet but are smaller and lack the deep purple coloring of purple violets.
11 hrs ago | WHO-TV
On Friday, a poultry inspection proposal hit the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture; in it, USDA is attempting to implement a system which would some current responsibilities of Food Safety Inspection Service inspectors in the hands of company employees.
15 hrs ago | Business Journal
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the WSSU grant and two others at the recent 2014 National PTA Legislative Conference in Virginia.
A man who was simply enjoying nature was killed after a 200-foot tall tree came crashing down on him.
Director of chemical and pharmaceutical sciences at The American Council on Science and Health in New York since 2010.
U.S. farmers this week finalized their crop insurance plans for spring planting with critics of the government-subsidized program saying insurers are set up for a bonanza after passage of the new five-year farm bill last month.
School administrator, Nicolas Sulla, 31, and the school children of the Joseph et Bertha Wigfall School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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)