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  1. USDA commodities to be distributed across territoryRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    The V.I. Education Department Special Nutrition Programs will distribute bonus USDA commodities next month as part of the Emergency Food Assistance Program. Food will be allotted to all eligible persons at each distribution site until supplies are depleted.


  2. USDA to Invest $84 Million to Help Communities in 13 States Recover from Natural DisastersRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | U.S. Department of Agriculture

    "This program helps communities carry out much needed recovery projects to address the damage to watersheds that is caused by floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters," Vilsack said. "USDA is committed to helping repair and rebuild the rural communities that anchor rural America and are a key part of our nation's economy."


  3. USDA Expands Investments in Next-Generation Bioenergy DevelopmentRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | U.S. Department of Agriculture

    USDA will publish the final rule on the Biomass Crop Assistance Program in tomorrow's Federal Register . BCAP provides up to $25 million each year in financial assistance to owners and operators of agricultural and non-industrial private forest land who wish to establish, produce, and deliver biomass feedstocks to a qualifying energy facility.


  4. State to boars' owner: Kill 'em allRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Times Herald-Record

    The owner of local hunting preserves was given a single directive from the state last month on what to do with his wild Eurasian boars: Kill them all. According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Zbigniew Truniarz - owner of Pond Ridge Hunts - must kill all of his boars at his Town of Hancock location in western Sullivan County by March 31 or face a $10,000 fine.


  5. Sunset Farm Foods, Inc Recalls Sausage ProductsRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2014 | Holtville Tribune

    Sunset Farm Foods, Inc., a Valdosta, Georgia establishment, is recalling approximately 42,669 pounds of link sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The link sausage items were produced on various dates between September 3, 2014 and January 28, 2015.


  6. Ag ready to move forward with deer farm regulationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | West Virginia Metro

    CHARLESTON, W.Va . - Captive cervid facilities in West Virginia are now under the regulatory authority of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.


  7. Usda Rural Development to Host Free Seminar on Rural Energy for America ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Gilmer Mirror

    The meeting will take place Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, located in the County Courthouse Annex, 203 W. Main Street, Nacogdoches, Texas. As many U.S. farmers are discovering, renewable energy is the new cash crop of the 21st century.


  8. 10 healthful and delicious baby foods you can make at homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | KSL-TV

    Whether it's your first kid or your fifth, buying baby food can take its toll on the family budget. Popular baby foods regularly cost $1 or more for 6-7 ounces.


  9. Beef output in 2015 forecast at 22-year lowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Chicago a There's little relief ahead for record U.S. steak and burger prices. While cattle ranchers like Brenda Richards are expanding herds for the first time in almost a decade, it can take two years to get more meat on the plate.


  10. USDA Announces $14 Million in Grants Supporting Economic Growth for Rural CommunitiesRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | World News Report

    "Nearly 60 million Americans live in rural areas, and their value and impact through the agriculture industry can be felt both domestically and internationally," said Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director. "To help these communities remain prosperous and viable, we need to support discovery of new ways that promote economic viability among producers, small businesses, and communities in rural America."


  11. Researchers find link between persistent insomnia and increased mortality riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A connection between persistent insomnia and increased inflammation and mortality has been identified by a group of researchers from the University of Arizona. Their study, published in The American Journal of Medicine , found that people who suffer from persistent insomnia are at greater risk than those who experience intermittent insomnia.


  12. Bee Researchers Focus On Chemical Management, Disease ResearchRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Agri Marketing

    BEE RESEARCHERS FOCUS ON CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT, DISEASE RESEARCH Feb. 26, 2015 Agri-Pulse reports: Bee experts at USDA's annual Agricultural Outlook Forum last week said better management of crop chemicals could go a long way toward improving the health of this pollinator that is crucial to agriculture, but researching diseases that plague the insect is the best long-term solution. "Adult honey bees are not living long enough," said Gordon Wardell, the senior bee biologist at Paramount Farming Co.


  13. Trek From Turf to Table Delays Cheaper Beef in U.S.: CommoditiesRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Washington Post

    After shrinking supply sent beef costs surging last year, the government still expects output to drop to a 22-year low in 2015. While ranchers are starting to breed more cows, calf gestation is nine months, with as much as 20 more before they are big enough to slaughter.


  14. Logan County Illinois FSA Program Deadlines ApproachingRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Lincoln Daily News

    B ase and Yield Update: Deadline is February 27, 2015 - Yield options - Producers may elect to keep their farm's current counter cyclical yields or update them to 90% of the 2008-2012 planted average yields.


  15. Banning conversion therapy; low-carbon fuel standard times two: Opinion roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | OregonLive.com

    In her inaugural speech, Gov. Kate Brown has said she wants to make public records more quickly and easily available. Regulating food safety is anything but straightforward, writes the Los Angeles Times editorial board , with about 15 agencies playing a role.


  16. Application Deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program ExtendedRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Neighbors

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program general sign-up applications through March 13. Although applications are accepted year round, farmers and landowners must apply by the deadline to ensure consideration for this year's funding, set at $100 million. Farmers and landowners with expiring CSP contracts may renew through March 31. To be eligible, they must adopt additional conservation activities to achieve higher levels of conservation.


  17. USDA Records Reveal Staffing Shortages Undermining Food SafetyRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Common Dreams

    Today, the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch released an analysis of USDA records documenting the impact of long-standing vacancies in the ranks of USDA meat and poultry inspectors. This release comes just hours before officials from USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service are due to discuss their budget request for FY2016 before the House Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee.


  18. Illinois grain prices in country elevatorsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Lincoln Daily News

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


  19. New Dietary Guidelines Have the Food Industry in a TizzyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Wall St. Cheat Sheet

    If the government's Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee had its way, we'd be having a lot more " meatless Mondays ," and upping our intake of coffee and scrambled eggs. At least that's one of the major takeaways from the revised 2015 dietary guidelines submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , which has leaders from several major food industries steaming.


  20. Numbers from Last Fall's Harvest Very StrongRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    Illinois is coming off a historic corn and soybean harvest last fall. "The Bloomington Pantagraph" reports data released by the USDA showed yields above two-hundred-bushels per acre for corn and 50-bushels per acre for soybeans across the state in 2014.