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4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | AlertNet

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

8 hrs ago | KOLO-TV Reno

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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8 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Holtville Tribune

USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets for U.S. Agriculture through 2014 Farm Bill Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service awarded funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for American products.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Marketing, Non-Profit

Windsor Now

USDA designates 8 Colorado counties as drought disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently issued contiguous disaster designations for eight Colorado counties due to recent drought conditions.


Related Topix: Weather, US News, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat, Colorado, Colorado Government

Southwest Farm Press

Chili pepper production down in New Mexico

New Mexico commercial production fell sharply last year according to a USDA year-end crop production report and confirmed by the latest crop statistics from the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.


Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Agriculture, Science, US News, New Mexico State University, Life, Food, Vegetables

Snack Food/Wholesale Bakery

Late July Organic Snacks Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips

Product Snapshot: Late July Organic Snacks' new Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips are for consumers who prefer organic food to enjoy an organic snack.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, US News

KOLN-TV Lincoln

USDA Announces Tree Assistance Program (TAP) Sign-Up

USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced today that orchardists and nursery tree growers who experienced losses from natural disasters that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011, can sign up for the Tree Assistance Program beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014


10 Whitetails Killed by Dog Attack on Webster, Wis. Deer Farm

Wisconsin wildlife officials say they are investigating a canine attack at a deer farm that killed 10 white tails in Webster, Wis.


Related Topix: Webster, WI, US News

The Macon Telegraph

USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

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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