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In some cases, logos, symbols, or quick-response codes printed on packages could convey the product's status as genetically modified or not genetically modified. Alternatively, shoppers could get similar information by visiting a website or dialing a 1-800 phone number. The U.S. Department of ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to change import requirements on pest treatments for greenhouse peppers from South Korea. Although the shipments are allowed, South Korea hasn't exported peppers to the U.S. since 2008. South Korean officials requested changes in pest safeguards ... South Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Thursday the selection of senior leaders for several U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies. The appointments included Ken Isley as Foreign Agricultural Service administrator, Joel Baxley as Rural Housing Service ...
Allegations of animal abuse and illegal slaughterhouse activities at several locations in Lee County have drawn the interest of the United States Department of Agriculture. The allegations surfaced at a news conference April 12 where the head of an animal welfare nonprofit detailed his group's ...
U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) April WASDE report reflects the serious drought problems plaguing Argentina's soybean crop. USDA lowered the estimate for Argentina's soybean crop by seven million tons to 40 million due to reduced harvested area and yield. Drought hit the region during ...

GAO's analysis of cattle market data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also indicated that competition levels among packers that slaughter and process fed cattle did not appear to affect the national price changes in the fed cattle market in 2015 but that areas of the country with less ...
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the Small Business Administration (SBA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the SBA to promote stronger ...
Target is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal Drug Administration. Customers should dispose of the products and call Target Guest Relations at 1-800-440-0680 for help and a full refund. Products sold at any other Target store are not affected by the recall. Here is a list of frozen ...
Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Planning Warren Hart said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Connect grant program to help expand broadband to underserved rural areas may be asking too much from corporations to make it a feasible opportunity.
Installation of a broadband tower in the Cranberry Islands. The town of Cranberry Isles received at $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pay for its improved broadband network that provides speeds equal to New York City.
He went on to enjoy a successful career at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., where he retired as director of personnel. Mr. Hickey was preceded in death by his parents and his only brother, Charles Edwin “Buddy” Hickey; three wives, Gae Nell Harper, Betty Ruth Johnson Selinka and ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering assistance to local farmers and ranchers who sold livestock to Bartels Packing and were owed payment when the business abruptly shut its doors. Agriculture officials say livestock suppliers owed money can file what are known as bond claims or packer trust ...
Language in a document connected to the omnibus spending bill urges the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase public access to inspection reports of animal breeders and other facilities after the agency, citing privacy concerns, rolled back access to the information. The USDA removed inspection ...
For instance, if you're going to have a sandwich, have it on some healthy, whole-grain bread. Don't settle for less-healthy options. If you're not sure how to decide, the United States Department of Agriculture website, choosemyplate.gov, is stocked with excellent resources based on up-to-date research.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized a plan under the Obama administration that required chickens laying organic eggs to have access to soil, not just enclosures attached to hen houses. But before the rule could be implemented under the Trump administration it was reversed, raising questions ...

Through a memorandum of understanding with Fahe, a Kentucky-based organization on a mission to eliminate persistent poverty in Appalachia, and the United States Department of Agriculture, we are now the country's only state housing finance agency to offer the United States' Department of ...
This male red-cockaded woodpecker is the first seen in the Midlands in over 40 years. It's an endangered species. (Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture) ...
There was an outcry from both animal welfare groups and animal research defenders 13 months ago when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) blacked out a public database containing thousands of animal welfare inspection reports, as well as records of enforcement actions that USDA took against ...
National Ag Day was March 20, but Ag Day is every day for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The agency works on a voluntary basis, directly with farmers, ranchers, natural resource, and conservation partners to help get sound conservation practices onto private lands that ...
In addition to his declaration, Governor Colyer also requested that the Kansas State Executive Director of the FSA, and county executive directors, urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to consider permitting the use of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program for emergency haying and ...
Agency re-designates 12 counties as natural disaster areas, including two Utah counties. by The Associated Press. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the re-designation of 12 counties, including San Juan and Washington counties, as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by recent ...
NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared an agriculture disaster because of the recent drought in three Mississippi counties, 25 Louisiana parishes, 61 Arkansas counties and 60 Texas counties. Farmers and ranchers in adjacent counties in those and other states can qualify for ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service reported March 14 that honey production in the U.S. was down 9 percent for operations with five or more colonies in 2017. In 2017 operations of five or more colonies produced 148 million pounds of honey from 2.67 million colonies.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently unveiled Farmers.gov, the new interactive one-stop website for producers maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Farmers.gov is now live but will have multiple features added over the coming months to allow ...
The Missouri River flooded Sioux City, Iowa, in 2011. Tech. Sgt. Oscar Sanchez/Air Force/U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr. The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for flooding in the Missouri River Basin caused by changes in water management intended to protect endangered species, a federal ...
A searchable database of inspection reports was temporarily removed from the United States Department of Agriculture's web site as part of a review ... In May of last year, the Tampa Bay Times asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide the three most recent inspections of 15 puppy breeders who ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 60 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas because of losses and damage from recent drought. In a statement Wednesday, the USDA designated the counties of the Texas Panhandle and South Plains, along with those along the Red River and ...
... to education, and record low unemployment rates." The 14th District includes Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and eastern Rutherford counties. The seat opened in November when Republican Jim Tracy resigned to serve as state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office.
The insurance program would be modeled after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Price Loss Coverage program for corn and soybean farmers, Gillibrand said. New York state is the third-largest dairy producing state in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the economic ...
Scheduling a U.S. Department of Agriculture symposium at Sycamore Winery on Tuesday afternoon seemed appropriate. After all, the winery — located in northwestern Vigo County and owned by Daniel and Sarah Pigg of West Terre Haute — is a USDA-assisted business that first opened in July 2017.
Wolves_Guard_Dogs_85318 In this 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture a Kangal dog greets Ben Hofer of the Hutterite Rockport Colony near Pendroy, Mont. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children ...
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue presents a certificate of appreciation to Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program ... and 20 undergraduates who were selected for a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Student Diversity Program.
Briceville Volunteer Fire Department recently gathered to formally receive a $17,400 grant and a $14,300 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Chief Jamie Brewster, board members, and firefighters of BVFD are pictured with USDA Rural Development representative Mary Short, ...
Jackie Speier of California, a Democrat and leading voice in Congress against sex harassment, said a wide investigation was needed into the Forest Service's “toxic culture” by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After Congressional hearings on sex harassment at the Forest Service ...
Last year, more than 1,500 wildfires burned over 640,000 acres on National Forest System lands in California, including the Thomas Fire, the largest fire in California's recorded history. The surrounding communities are still dealing with damage from debris flows caused by a charred and barren landscape ...
Corn prices climbed Thursday, set to mark their highest settlement since July, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture cut its forecast for 2017/2018 corn ending stocks by 225 million bushels to 2.127 billion bushels. In a monthly report, the USDA "surprised markets with a lower than expected estimate for ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the first commercial case of bird flu in the country this year has been confirmed at a turkey farm in southwestern Missouri. USDA spokeswoman Lyndsay Cole said Thursday that the H7N1 avian influenza, a low-pathogenic form, was detected ...
Boxes of 230,000 signatures for a petition calling for the protection of chickens were delivered to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ... The I-Team contacted USDA which emailed: “The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) takes humane handling seriously. The Poultry ...
South Dakota doesn't have much organic agriculture now — just 86 certified farms with 115,780 total acres during the 2016 growing season, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. And a little more than half that is pasture or rangeland rather than crop acres. Gunsmoke Farms is owned by ...
Former U.S. Representative and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Mike Espy confirmed to WLBT that he intends to run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Thad Cochran. "I just learned of the pending resignation of Sen. Cochran- a person I admire and respect, and who has done so much for ...
As Florida lawmakers consider whether to block local puppy mill ordinances, the federal government has made it harder to see inside breeders. SKIP O'ROURKE | Times. TAMPA — In May of last year, the Tampa Bay Times asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide the three most recent ...
Three facilitators from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are conducting the workshop this week to support Pakistan Water Dialogue and Soil health and Fertility projects. This workshop utilizes the Positive Youth Engagement model from USDA's 4-El programme, which has been active in the ...
[U.S. Department of Agriculture] policies must change if they contribute to a long-term failure for many [food stamp] participants and their families.” The 1996 welfare reform law allowed states to apply for full or partial waivers of the work requirement based on high unemployment or low job availability.
Monday, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., encouraged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement agricultural provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act in a timely, transparent, and ...
E. coli concern spurs recall of nearly 15,000 pounds of ground beef and pork products. Interstate Meat Distributors is recalling the meats after a sample of their beef trim was positive for E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Author: Statesman Journal. Published: 2:55 AM PST March 5, ...
... filed a declaration in federal court in support of a lawsuit demanding that the United States Department of Agriculture enact the Organic Livestock and ... the declaration to support the lawsuit brought by the Organic Trade Association in September 2017against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over its ...
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows a group of zebra mussels. The invasive species of small mollusks seen sporadically in the Dakotas in past years is establishing a population in two river systems. Federal officials are offering a $100,000 prize in a ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says small and midsize farms across Nebraska have lost much of their land and revenue to bigger operations over the past two decades. Many of these farms have been caught between falling prices and rising costs, the Omaha World-Herald ...


 

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