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  1. Gulf Coast landowners, farmers can tap $40M in conservation cash from BP oil spillRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | NOLA.com

    Gulf Coast landowners and farmers are eligible for $40 million in conservation grants aimed at offsetting the impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill , Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday . The Department of Agriculture is partnering with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to provide the grants to private landowners and operators, including agricultural operations.


  2. Illinois grain prices in country elevatorsRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Lincoln Daily News

    This is Monday's report of the grain prices and trends prepared by the USDA and the Illinois Department of Agriculture.


  3. Funds aim to boost rural economic developmentRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | WSJV-TV South Bend

    Michigan State University is getting $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help boost economic development in rural areas. James Turner, the USDA's Michigan director for rural development, says in a statement that the department has a "strong partnership" with the East Lansing school.


  4. Soy futures continued leading crop prices higher Monday nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Ag Professional

    Soybeans and meal are still leading the crop markets upward. The weekly USDA Crop Progress report stated the corn harvest a bit farther along than expected, but the result had little impact.


  5. Market Report, "Global Savory Snacks Market: News and Events September 2014", publishedRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | PR-inside.com

    Summary Using this report, marketers will effectively gain an insight into the latest happenings in the global savory snacks market throughout the month. The monthly report provides the reader with the top-line data necessary to quickly keep abreast of latest events in the global savory snacks market on a monthly basis.


  6. Wheat-for-Corn Switch Sweeps Across U.S. Farm Land: CommoditiesRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | The Washington Post

    With most grain crops mired in bear markets, Oklahoma farmer Sherwin Ratzlaff figures his only chance to break even is to expand supplies of wheat that already are in surplus. "Wheat offers a better bottom-line return than planting corn, milo or canola," Ratzlaff, 71, said by telephone from his farm near Enid, Oklahoma.


  7. USDA Agronomist Develops New Imaging Technique to Better Understand Freezing in PlantsRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Milling Journal

    A U.S. Department of Agriculture agronomist in North Carolina has used an imaging technique he developed to uncover fresh details about what happens to oats when they freeze. The work by David P. Livingston , who is with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Raleigh, has implications for growers.


  8. These 13 Fast Food Dishes Could Feed a Chicken Price Explosion in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | TheStreet.com

    Such a love affair with the bird, which is keeping inventories tight, could trigger an unsavory price shock next year on the menus of Chipotle Propelled by tight supplies, prices for USDA Georgia Dock Ready to Cook Wings have surged 35% this year, according to Bloomberg data. Whole bird prices have risen about 10%.


  9. NARA, Food, Excel, More: Morning Buzz, October 28th, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | ResearchBuzz

    If ever I am sad and lonely and want e-mail, I will simply forget to put a link in an issue of ResearchBuzz. Y'all pummeled me with messages with I accidentally left out the link to the useful spreadsheet templates.


  10. Drought-hit winter wheat makes disappointing startRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Agrimoney.com

    US winter wheat seedlings have got off to a far worse start than investors had expected, undermined by drought in some western and southern areas, and raising further questions over global production potential for 2015. The US Department of Agriculture, in its first condition assessment for the season, rated 59% of the winter wheat crop, which is still in the latter stages of planting, in "good" or "excellent" condition.


  11. Health Highlights: Oct. 28, 2014Read the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Drugs.com

    More than 31,000 pounds of frozen chicken products have been recalled by a Pennsylvania company because of concerns about contamination with staph bacteria. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture , the contamination was discovered during a sampling program conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.


  12. What the pumpkin-flavored boom means for farmersRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | KYTX-TV News

    Every great team faces challenges. The very best usually come out on top. But, one police officer and his partner encountered a foe they could not defeat.


  13. USDA Announces Funding To Improve Rural Water Systems Nationwide And...Read the original story

    Monday Oct 27 | Water Online

    More than $352M will deliver clean, reliable water to rural residents and businesses; create jobs in communities across the country Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is providing more than $352M in loans and grants to upgrade rural water and wastewater systems nationwide and make infrastructure improvements in rural Alaska villages. The projects funded will not only help ensure rural places have access to clean water, but will also create jobs and help communities retain and attract new businesses and families.


  14. Ricky B's Prime Burger House a chip off the old chopRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Daily Herald

    Burgers are a hot commodity, and restaurant-goers apparently can't get enough. In Schaumburg, chains and independent restaurants alike from Smashburger to Big Chef have long laid claim to a piece of the action.


  15. Hail storms: Automatic detection and measurement of crop damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Science Daily

    Using data from an instrument aboard a 3-year-old satellite, a graduate student hopes to develop a system that will automatically detect and measure crop damage caused by hail storms anywhere in the U.S. Using data from an instrument aboard a 3-year-old satellite, graduate student Jordan Bell is developing a system to detect and measure the 'scars' left by hail storms that pound the Midwest and the Great Plains.


  16. It's Getting Harder to Buy Dogs at Pet Stores - Here's WhyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Boston.com

    You've probably been in a pet store at some point. I'm not talking about one of the big national chains like Petsmart or Petco - but one of the smaller shops.


  17. East End bar closesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | The News Item

    A sign on the front of the company's social hall on Chestnut Street reads in black plastic letters "BAR CLOSED ... FIRE STATION OPEN." It popped up in the past several days.


  18. USDA Issues "Food Price Outlook" ReportRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Agri Marketing

    USDA ISSUES "FOOD PRICE OUTLOOK" REPORT Oct. 28, 2014 Economic Research Service reports: To view the complete report, click here. The Consumer Price Index for food is probably the most widely used indicator of changes in retail food prices.


  19. USDA Proposes Inclusion Of New, Innovative Products In The BioPreferred ProgramRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Agri Marketing

    USDA PROPOSES INCLUSION OF NEW, INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS IN THE BIOPREFERRED PROGRAM Oct. 28, 2014 Source: USDA news release As part of the continued rapid implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced proposed new actions to include new forest products in the BioPreferred program. The proposal also includes other traditional biobased products and other mature market products, which have been produced in innovative ways.


  20. High tunnel program proven on PeninsulaRead the original story

    Monday Oct 27 | Peninsula Clarion

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced last month the High Tunnel Cost Share grant program is no longer an interim practice. "The program has been tested and proven in the last four or five years," said Meg Mueller, the NRCS Kenai district conservationist.