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Consumers in rural America soon could have another way to reduce their energy use because of changes the Agriculture Department is making to a popular loan program.
Lisa Coverdale, Connecticut State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, as announced the agency is currently accepting applications for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program for FY2014.
A Pineville man lost his life in a single vehicular crash in East Baton Rouge on Friday evening.
A 51-year-old Winnsboro woman has been given 40 months in prison for lying on loan applications to get money to hide the theft of $640,000 from a federally funded nonprofit.
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Deloitte Touche is one of the globe's "big four" auditing and consulting firms. It's a player in the Big Food/Ag space - Deloitte's clients include "75% of the Fortune 500 food production companies."
Two Alabama young farmers were recognized as competition winners during an awards ceremony Friday night at the Alabama Farmers Federation's 92nd annual meeting in Montgomery.
Speaking for the affirmative were Michael Hansen , Ph.D., the chief staff scientist of Consumer's Union, and Bhavani Jaroff , a chef and green foods activist, and speaking in opposition were Professor Kevin Folta , the interim chair of the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Florida, and Gregory Dolin , Associate Professor of ... (more)
Gardening is a forgiving pursuit. Get it wrong one year and you can start fresh again the next, wiser, with lessons learned.
Does it really cost more to stick to a healthy diet? The answer is yes, but not as much as many people think, according to a new study.
Low levels of vitamin D have been implicated as a potential cause of diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes.
The Kalamazoo Gazette stories on the rise of a local food movement in the Kalamazoo area introduced readers to an important change in our foodways, which is part of a national trend.
There is concern over market prices for corn if the U.S. produces another 14 billion bushel crop in 2014.
The Obama administration Department of Agriculture has been pushing its proposal to 'modernize' chicken processing inspection to include speeding up inspection lines and using fewer inspectors.
When all else fails to wipe out invasive snakes, rats, or wasps, a barrage of poison bait from helicopters might do the trick.
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