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3 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph
In a letter to DHHS Secretary Dr. Aldona Wos, a U.S. Agriculture Department regulator said the department had met the requirement to reduce its backlog by March 31. "The state has made significant strides in providing services to those households that experienced delays in receiving" food stamps, Regional administrator Robin Bailey wrote to Wos in ... (more)
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7 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne
Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous planter, kicking up dust while sowing corn in hundreds of acres.
7 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls
Starting Tuesday, farmers and ranchers can sign up for USDA disaster assistance programs restored by the 2014 farm bill.
9 hrs ago | CBS Local
Federal officials have given Georgia a deadline to show that it's doing a better job of processing food stamp applications.
12 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton
It seems hard to believe as this long winter continues -- but three percent of the nation's corn crop has been planted already.
14 hrs ago | CSP
Clif Bar & Co. has announced that Geoff Showers has been promoted to senior customer manager for convenience stores.
The highest beef prices in decades have people searching for cuts of meat that won't break their budgets.
WASHINGTON >> Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.
The United States is considering rules that would require outbreaks of a deadly pig virus to be reported to the government in an effort to improve tracking of the disease, which has already spread to 30 states, an industry group said on Monday.
USDA has approved Titanium 5 + PH-M, a new Elanco vaccine that protects cattle against the viruses and bacteria most associated with Bovine Respiratory Disease .
A parking lot lined with red tassels marks the opening of the 18th Gelson's Market location in La Caada Flintridge.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its rural development program is lending $7.1 million to a New Orleans sausage maker and $1.3 million to a Bunkie senior care company.
While total debt held by farms increased from 1992 to 2011, average farm debt-to-asset ratios declined during that time according to a report on debt use by farms conducted by USDA's Economic Research Service.
The 2014 Farm Bill represents a big transition for a major sector of the economy.
In another from-the-top decree, President Obama and his USDA have used regulatory powers to officially ban all junk foods from the nation's schools.
In the late 1990s, Matt McLean, a fourth-generation citrus farmer from Clermont, went to his grandfather for advice.
The Subway restaurant chain announced Friday that they're phasing out bread produced with a chemical commonly found in yoga mats.