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Now the Trump Administration's US Department of Agriculture is pushing an overhaul that could significantly speed up that already-frantic pace. In a Friday press release, the USDA announced its intention to approve a new system for hog slaughter that reduces the role of USDA inspectors on the kill line, ...
This time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to change restrictions on 17 substances allowed in organic production or handling: micronutrients, chlorhexidine, parasiticides, fenbendazole, moxidectin, xylazine, lidocaine, procaine, methionine, excipients, alginic acid, flavors, carnauba wax, ...

In 2005, Glorianna Davenport began to think about retiring the cranberry farm she owned in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In the late 1980s, the 600-acre farm was producing 1 percent of Ocean Spray's cranberry harvest, but Davenport had become concerned about the amount of pesticides being used--and the way those ...
U.S. Department of Agriculture projects highest meat production ever in 2018. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released record-breaking projections for 2018.
Durango, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released record-breaking projections for 2018. They are projecting an all-time high in meat production and consumption this year. According to their 2018 Red Meat and Poultry Forecasts, the Department of agriculture projects over ...
Chicago: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized a rule recognizing Mexico free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), which will allow all states in Mexico to export pork to the United States, the agency said in a release on Friday. At the request of Mexico's government, USDA's Animal and ...

Des Moines, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers have harvested record crops for soybeans, peanuts, canola, rapeseed and hops. The agency released its annual crop production report Friday summarizing the 2017 crop year. It shows that peanut production jumped 30 percent to 7.2 ...
I've been involved in multilateral trade negotiations for almost 30 years, and it was my honor to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture's senior official in the U.S. delegation to MC11. The 1995 WTO Agreement on agriculture was truly a breakthrough, establishing for the first time disciplines on countries' use ...
We are enthused with the Attis technology portfolio in that regard, and are grateful and excited to have the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a highly-accomplished team of experts working with us." Meridian, through Attis, had acquired Advanced Lignin Biocomposites LLC, a Minnesota ...
"Family farm" can be one of the most controversial terms and concepts in modern agriculture. "America's Diverse Family farms: 2017," a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, or ERS, won't resolve the controversy. But the new report does offer insight and conclusions.
A Ferndale company is recalling more than 4,000 pounds of pepperoni sticks after customers found pieces of metal in the snacks, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Hempler Foods Group is recalling the pepperoni sticks distributed in 2 1/4-pound vacuum-packed packages containing ...
Forest Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture Reflects on 2017 Year of Progress - Cites Wildland Fire strategy ... December 27, 2017 - The Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, last week highlighted some of the agency's accomplishments during 2017 to improve the ...
The Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, highlighted some of the agency's accomplishments during 2017 to improve the productivity, uses, and Sustainability of national forests and grasslands. "Our accomplishments this year demonstrate the Forest Service's strong commitment ...
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The United States Department of Agriculture has picked a new State of Maine Director. Timothy Hobbs is a Maine native. USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help boost the economy. Hobbs told TV 5 News Thursday that one of his goals is to focus on customer ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized a regulation late last week that will allow all Mexican states to export pork to the U.S., reports the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). The group supports the new regulation. USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is implementing a ...
University of Missouri Extension Economists urge farmers to complete the census. Forms should be returned by mail or securely submitted online at agcensus.USDA.gov. MU Extension economist Ryan Milhollin said federal, state and local governments, as well as agribusinesses, researchers, trade ...
To be precise, the average consumer will eat 222.2 pounds of red meat and poultry this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), surpassing a record set in 2004. Meanwhile, domestic production will surpass 100 billion pounds for the first time, as livestock owners expand their herds on ...

The Makana North Shore Urgent Care clinic in Princeville will receive a loan of about $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to complete construction and help with operating costs. "Makana Urgent Care Clinic will bring critical medical care to the North Shore community of Kauai and provide ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will loan the Makana North Shore Urgent Care $1.1 million to complete construction and help with operating costs of a new urgent care clinic to serve Kauai's North Shore community. The 7,000-square-foot facility, which is currently under construction, is scheduled to ...
A farmer harvests corn along Highway Z north of Prairie du Sac in October 2016. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is mailing forms this month for its Census of agriculture. Sauk Prairie Eagle file photo. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. It's time, once again, for farmers in Sauk and Juneau counties to ...
Sonny Perdue, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sought to allay those concerns Thursday in Phoenix during meetings with agriculture representatives. He also listened to grievances. "His negotiating style is to go to the brink, make people think we are willing to walk away from the table," said ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations to allow fresh mango fruit imports from Vietnam to enter the continental United States by year's end. By Chris Gillis |Thursday, November 30, 2017. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant ...
The farm economy is showing some stability, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says, but the upswing doesn't extend to all agricultural sectors. Over the last three years, farm earnings have plummeted, eliciting concerns that the farm economy could tumble toward another farm crisis like the 1980s. For 2017 ...
CORNELIA -- Not far removed from his high school days in North Hall, Sam Smith of Clermont began his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service in 1963 when John F. Kennedy was president and a rock 'n' roll group from Liverpool, England, invaded the U.S. pop ...
According to a fact sheet provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, lanternflies suck the sap out of plant stems and leaves, causing the plant to look like it's under drought conditions. Their excrement is a sticky, sugar substance that promotes sooty mold and blocks photosynthesis. Logue said that there ...
Cultivating Community is the recipient of a Beginning farmer and rancher Development Program grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The money will be used to provide land access, new opportunities for product diversification and market access, and training to New American, veteran and other ...
Columbia County agricultural producers -- including this farmer, who was cultivating a town of Scott field in May -- will soon receive in the mail their forms for the United States Department of Agriculture's 2017 Census of agriculture. Every five years, the census provides a detailed picture of the state of ...
The National Organic Standards Board, which advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture, voted this month against a proposal to exclude ...
Des Moines, Iowa (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been asked by an animal rights group to require more humane treatment ...
... of raw poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, including metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced.
Former three-term El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark has been named the U.S. Department of Agriculture's state director of rural ...
BOISE - President Donald Trump has appointed two Idahoans to serve in state director positions for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
WASHINGTON -- Karl Elmshaeuser and Nancy Johner have been appointed as directors to the U.S. Department of Agriculture state agencies.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the term "milk" refers to the lacteal secretion from healthy cows. In many ...
November 3, 2017 - Sam Clovis was the first of President Trump's nominees to withdraw from consideration after he was among the names of ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Davis, ... of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the ...
November 3, 2017 - Sam Clovis was the first of President Trump's nominees to withdraw from consideration after he was among the names of ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientist nominee, Sam Clovis withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday amid revelations ...
U.S Secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue, left, swore in Greg Ibach of Sumner as undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs.
U.S Secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue, left, swore in Greg Ibach of Sumner as undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs.
Organizers with Des Moines-based Lutheran Services in Iowa will use a new $24,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer ...
U.S. Secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue, left, swore in Greg Ibach as undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs.
"It's unjustifiable for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Idaho to expose wild bighorn to deadly pathogens for the sake of a ...
"Without this critical funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than two million students might have nothing to eat during the school ...
WASHINGTON - On Oct. 12, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke and USFS Director of Fire and aviation Shawna Legarza presented ...
Bob worked as a soil scientist and forester with the U. S. Department of agriculture. In 1965, he joined the faculty at SUNY Delhi College and ...
This responds to your September 16, 2016, request for a legal opinion regarding certain U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) economy Act ...
The Department of agriculture is concerned with forestry, food and farming. This executive branch department oversees 17 major agencies, ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's sprawling headquarters, photographed from the Washington Monument. By Bob Nichols/U.S. Department of Agriculture.
... Director Greg Ibach on Monday in Omaha as Under Secretary for marketing and Regulatory Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


 

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