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U.S. Department of Agriculture
September 22, 2015
Government shutdown could cut off food stamps
A government shutdown Oct. 1 could immediately suspend or delay food stamp payments to some of the 46 million Americans who ...
September 18, 2015
Another food fight? Congress mulls school meal standards
Add another item to lawmakers' busy fall agenda: Congress must decide whether to do battle again with first lady Michelle ...
September 15, 2015
Ex-USDA official in settlement over supposedly racist video
Shirley Sherrod, the former Agriculture Department official whose supposed racist remarks on video ignited a firestorm in ...
September 04, 2015
From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial
The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?" They've all been part ...
September 02, 2015
APNewsBreak: Egg group scrambled over eggless mayo maker
A California company that makes an eggless mayonnaise alternative has the U.S. egg industry scrambling. The American Egg ...
August 28, 2015
USDA to approve Simplot's genetically engineered potato
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the ...
August 26, 2015
Farm profits to fall second consecutive year
It will be a less profitable year for farmers as low grain, milk and hog prices cut into income, U.S. Department of ...
August 25, 2015
Clinton wins endorsement of first Obama Cabinet member
Hillary Rodham Clinton collected her first endorsement from a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet on Tuesday when ...
August 19, 2015
USDA seeking proposals for production of bird flu vaccine
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to stockpile a bird flu vaccine as the agency plans for a possible return of ...
August 10, 2015
1st restocked Iowa turkey farmer talks lessons from bird flu
Thousands of small young turkeys ran around the barns on the Moline family farm Monday near Manson, the first Iowa farm to ...
August 04, 2015
Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2
It's unclear why after a widespread warning of impending severe weather a circus put on its planned show in a tent that ended ...
July 23, 2015
House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling
Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation ...
July 23, 2015
5 things: House bill would prevent mandatory GMO labeling
States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering.
July 22, 2015
USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys
Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and ...
June 30, 2015
USDA: Record soybean crop planted, progress slowed by rain
A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, but it's not ...
June 29, 2015
Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches
Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall.
June 22, 2015
High court says gov't seizure of raisins is unconstitutional
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can't force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual crop for ...
June 17, 2015
Foster Farms suspends 5 after undercover video shows abuse
Poultry producer Foster Farms suspended five employees Wednesday after an animal-rights group released undercover video ...
June 12, 2015
New bird flu cases slow, focus turns to preventing repeat
No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government ...
June 09, 2015
APNewsBreak: 1st Midwest farm hit by bird flu restarts
Three months after a devastating form of bird flu made its first appearance in the Midwest, the first poultry farm in the ...