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  1. Parents spend more than $500 a month to 'outdo' each otherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Effingham Herald

    A new survey from CouponCodesPro.com suggests that 78 percent of parents feel pressure to "outdo other parents" - costing them an average of $532.87 per month. A new survey from CouponCodesPro.com suggests that 72 percent of parents find themselves comparing their children to other children and 78 percent of parents feel pressure to "outdo other parents" - costing them an average of $532.87 per month, per child for extra clothes, parties and gadgets.

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  2. Number of Districts Axing School Lunch Program GrowingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | News Max

    Yet another school district, this time in the Obamas' home area of Chicago, has bailed out of the school lunch program first lady Michelle Obama has made her personal crusade. Mundelein High School District 120l has joined with Stevenson District 125, Maine District 207, Glenbrook District 225 and Northwest Suburban High School District 214 in leaving the program, which had students tossing their "healthy" lunches into the garbage and saw the number of students buying the in-school lunches plummet, the Daily Herald reports.

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  3. Supply But No Demand: U.S. Pushes Hormone Beef in Trade DealRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | Common Dreams

    "European consumers are willing to buy high-quality, hormone-free beef from the U.S. if it's offered. One of the big sticking points in the TTIP talks has been the EU's prohibition on imports of beef treated with growth hormones.

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  4. Organic industry challenges claims in certification reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Packer

    Organic grower-shippers and industry officials challenge claims made in a Wall Street Journal report on organic food certifiers that finds problems with the certification of organic crops and livestock. The report, published in the paper's Dec. 9 edition, cites a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Program study which found that 23 of 37 certifying agents that had a complete review in 2014 failed to correctly enforce certification requirements on farms in their audits, and that 19 agents received noncompliance citations for accreditation.

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  5. NCTC breaks ground in Amos and Mt. Zion, KYRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Macon County Times

    Shop, pay bills, apply for a job, look up a telephone number or find an answer to any question. These are just a few of the things people do on the internet.

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  6. U.S., China hope for bright biotech future - Commerce finalizes...Read the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | Politico

    U.S., CHINA HOPE FOR BRIGHT BIOTECH FUTURE: U.S. farm groups are cautiously optimistic about the future for biotech crop sales in China, their largest overall export market, after Beijing and Washington reached an agreement that could help to resolve differences in both countries' regulatory approval processes, according to Pro Trade's Doug Palmer. Tom Sleight, president of the U.S. Grains Council, said he was "very encouraged" by the new U.S.-China Strategic Agricultural Innovation Dialogue announced last week.

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  7. Enjoy fresh produce at your door? Now you can donate it, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | Davis Enterprise

    Farm Fresh To You, a Community Supported Agriculture and home delivery service that provides fresh, local, organic produce to customers' doorsteps, has launched a new program called Donate-A-Box and has received a USDA Local Food Promotion Program grant of $100,000 to develop and market the program. Farm Fresh To You has partnered with six regional food banks initially for the Donate-A-Box program: the Yolo Food Bank in Woodland, the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, and food banks in San Diego, San Francisco-Marin, Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

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  8. GMO Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Kansas City InfoZine

    "A look at the partners and funders of this program at SUNY ESF over the years reveals some very disturbing bedfellows... Monsanto and ArborGen among them." Washington, DC - infoZine - Syracuse.com recently reported in "Breakthrough at SUNY-ESF" that researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are growing 10,000 genetically engineered American chestnut trees to be distributed widely when approved.

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  9. Northern York County School District receives Farm to School grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture: West Shore School RoundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | PennLive.com

    A recent grant to the Northern York County School District from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Program will help support agriculture and nutrition education efforts such as school gardens, field trips to local farms and cooking classes. Pictured are horticulture students gathering produce this summer from a school garden that was planted, maintained and harvested by Northern High School Agriculture Education students.

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  10. America's Natural And Organic BreweriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | CBS Local

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  11. Video: Back to School LunchesRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | ClipSyndicate

    2. PRODUCE: The great thing about fruits and veggies is they deliver lots of nutrients and they don't require cooking. It's best to keep produced washed and cut in the fridge so there isn't a lot of prep work.

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  12. Beetle trackers hunt for 'hitchhikers'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    In a wooded residential area off Route 122, a team of foresters and entomologists took turns looking through a scope at a small hole in the bark of a maple, maybe 55 feet up. Everyone agreed the damage came from a bird, probably a woodpecker, and not the Asian longhorned beetle.

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  13. Arrayit works with USDA on pathogen detection systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Food Quality News

    Arrayit Corporation has signed an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture around pathogen detection and is also working with a team from the Food and Drug Administration . Under the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the USDA Agricultural Research Service a system will be developed and validated for surveillance of pathogens including hepatitis, E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter and Norovirus.

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  14. LumiGrow Advances Spectral Science with Successful 2014:...Read the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | PRWeb

    ... increased the number of LumiGrow products they use. Most prominently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) began using LumiGrow lights at an additional six locations which means that the company's fixtures are in use in all of the ...

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  15. US lifts world coffee supply hopes, despite 'widespread losses' in PeruRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | Agrimoney.com

    US officials flagged the setback to Peru's coffee industry from the spread of rust, even as they raised the estimate for world production, and slashed their forecast for a fall in world inventories. The US Department of Agriculture, in a twice-yearly coffee report, cut by 1.1m bags to a seven-year low of 3.4m bags its estimate for Peru's 2014-15 coffee output.

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  16. DL revAMP Partners with John Salley for 21-Day Betta Life ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | PRWeb

    DL revAMP is not just a way to jump start a healthy lifestyle but get a taste of what vegan living is like. The 21-day Betta Life Vegan Detox challenge is a great way to stay happy and healthy this year and into 2015.

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  17. Walmart's campaign to improve poultry safety, Part 2: Stakeholder engagementRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Food Quality News

    Companies that supply Walmart and Sam's Club stores with fresh or frozen raw poultry products will need to meet stricter microbiological standards by June 2016. Part 1 of this article described the strengthened poultry safety program Walmart has announced.

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  18. The Mullica Hill Group Breaks Ground on the World's Largest...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | PRWeb

    AGRO Merchants Group has teamed up with National Energy Partners to build and operate the 2.7 megawatt solar farm. The Mullica Hill Group, a proud member of AGRO Merchants Group, began construction on a state-of-the-art solar farm at their cold storage facility in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.

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  19. USDA Issues: "Commodity Costs And Returns" ReportRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | Agri Marketing

    USDA ISSUES: "COMMODITY COSTS AND RETURNS" REPORT Dec. 22, 2014 Economic Research Service reports: To view the complete report, click here. USDA has estimated annual production costs and returns and published accounts for major field crop and livestock enterprises since 1975.

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  20. USDA Issues Grants For UAV ResearchRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | Agri Marketing

    USDA ISSUES GRANTS FOR UAV RESEARCH Dec. 22, 2014 Source: USDA news release The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced $3 million in grants to advance the use of robots that work alongside people in American production agriculture. The four grants are part of the National Robotics Initiative , a federal research partnership that includes NIFA, the National Science Foundation , the National Institutes of Health , the National Aeronautics and Space Administration , and the Department of Defense.

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