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8 min ago | New York Post

The tyranny of the organic mommy mafia

"Am I going to be an outcast?" A friend, who recently moved to an upscale neighborhood in Madison, Wis., called me last week to ask if she would be able to make mommy friends if she continued feeding her children - gasp! - non-organic food.


Related Topix: Parenting, US News, Agriculture, Science

4 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

After Wait, Ranchers Find Relief From USDA

After a devastating blizzard killed thousands of cattle in October, South Dakota lawmaker and rancher Gary Cammack wondered whether his state's ranching community could recover.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Best ways to terminate cover crops

Cover crops are gaining popularity as a way to improve soils, drought resistance and cash crop yields.


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

12 hrs ago | Times Recorder

No coupons required: Saving the old-fashioned way

This past week, I emerged from my sackcloth and ashes after the news of the demise of Kroger's double couponing in the area.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Recipes, Nutrition, US News

16 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Schumer visits flooded farm in Lewis County, urges federal disaster relief

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., came to Lewis County on Friday afternoon to visit RiverEdge Dairy, one of eight farms in the county affected by flooding this week.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Green Bay Press-Gazette

More Wisconsin farmers markets accepting FoodShare

Farmers markets offer great opportunities to buy seasonal, local and healthy produce.


Related Topix: Wisconsin, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, US News, Vegetables

KVII-TV Amarillo

Women exceed men in food stamp use

A report put out by the USDA shows that, in 2012, 60% of the non-elderly individuals receiving food stamps were women.


Related Topix: US News, Texas Government, Texas, Entertainment

The Olympian

Lacey company widens recall despite no reports of illness

Nutriom LLC, a Lacey-based company that manufactures a freeze-dried egg product, has agreed to an expanded recall of its product for possible salmonella contamination, even though the company initially refused to comply, saying its products were safe.


Related Topix: Lacey, WA, Agriculture, Science, Marketing, US News, Food Science


USDA will require reporting of killer piglet virus PEDv

In an expected move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced new measures to combat the spread of disease in the U.S. pig population.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Pork, Meat


USDA Rural Business Grants Available in Nevada

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rural business enterprise grants are available in Nevada to nonprofits, economic development authorities, public bodies and federally recognized tribes.


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ABC News

USDA Orders Farms to Report Pig Virus Infections

The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.


Related Topix: US News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

The Guardian

New Americans turn to collaborative goat farming to address Vermont food, farm demand

A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News

The Afro American Newspaper

Food Insecurity a Problem for Nearly a Quarter of Baltimore Residents

A report by Feeding America, a Chicago-based hunger relief non-profit organization, titled "Map the Meal Gap".


Related Topix: Non-Profit, Agriculture, Science, US News, Life, Food, Nutrition

Science Daily

Study shows lasting effects of drought in rainy Eastern U.S.

This spring, more than 40 percent of the western U.S. is in a drought that the USDA deems "severe" or "exceptional."


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, Anthropology, Science, Kentucky, Home Gardening, Home, Harvard University

Thu Apr 17, 2014


American Harvest cocktails for Earth Day

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, and has grown to more than 190 countries.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Drink, Cocktails, Food, Recipes, US News, Rigby, ID, Agriculture, Science

Daily Kos

In race to bottom; USDA now hiring part-time contractors for meat inspection

Tony Corvo at Food and Water Watch writes that the USDA is out of control . He says leadership has failed and that the USDA continues to deceive on meat inspections.


Related Topix: US News, Food Science, Agriculture, Science, Healthcare Law, Law

The Papillion Times

USDA official tours Waverly ranch as disaster assistance program begins

Jenkins pleaded guilty in court Wednesday, then refused to accept prosecutors' accounts of the shootings.


Related Topix: US News, Waverly, NE, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Blog News

Detroit Free Press

Susan Selasky: What's the best way to keep your eggs safe and fresh?

Why do we refrigerate eggs in the U.S. if there are no problems with eating non-refrigerated eggs? Is it safe to keep eggs at room temperature? -- Joe Blanck, Shelby Township ANSWER: With the Easter and Passover holidays, this is a busy week for eggs and a perfect time for a refresher.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Agriculture, Science, US News, Food and Drug Administration, Food Science, Food, Nutrition

Watertown Daily Times

Sen. Gillibrand calls on USDA to declare agriculture disasters in...

U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare an agricultural disaster in Lewis and St. Lawrence counties because of severe flooding.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Life, Food, Nutrition

Greenwich Citizen

USDA files complaint against Alaska university

The U.S. Department of Agriculture accused the University of Alaska Fairbanks of possible Animal Welfare Act violations in the starvation deaths of 12 musk oxen at the school's large-animal research station.


Related Topix: US News, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Agriculture, Science, Animal Rights