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  1. Some school food program recipients ineligible, audit findsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | The Miami Herald

    School districts in California, Florida and Texas are providing free or low-cost meals to ineligible students, Agriculture Department auditors warn in a new report . The failures cost taxpayers millions of dollars in benefits provided to children from households whose income was later found to be excessive or unsupported, auditors say.


  2. Wheat soars, helping corn higher. But coffee, cotton dropRead the original story

    57 min ago | Agrimoney.com

    It took quite a confluence of bullish factors - including a European stocks forecast downgrade, data on Canadian stocks and downbeat results from the Wheat Quality Council crop tour of Kansas - to drag wheat futures out of their decline. But, with a weaker dollar chipping in too - down 1.1% against a basket of currencies - Chicago wheat for July closed up 2.7% at $4.79 1 4 a bushel, ending back above its 10-day moving average for only the second time in the past month.


  3. Airplane-deer collisions might prompt shoot-to-kill orderRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Deer that continue to wander onto the runways and taxiways at Bob Sikes Airport will be shot, according to the county's new agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


  4. Brain food is real: Study shows how diet affects memory as we ageRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | IVillage

    A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish may help protect your brain from the ravages of aging, a new study suggests. An international team of researchers found that seniors who consumed the most nutritious food had a nearly 25 percent reduction in the risk of mental decline compared those with the least healthy diets, according to the study published Wednesday in the online issue of Neurology.


  5. Getting into Compliance with USDA Conservation RulesRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Progressive Farmer

    If you are a commodity producer, chances are you've been dealing with this issue for several years with the Farm Service Agency and compliance standards. However, conservation compliance may be a new concept facing as many as 25,000 farmers who grow specialty crops.


  6. Drought help for Arizona farmers and ranchersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KGUN

    Farmers and ranchers can now apply for special loans to help cope with the financial impact of the drought. Laura Oxley with the Arizona Department of Agriculture tells KGUN9 the USDA declared a natural disaster for all 15 counties this month.


  7. NCO awarded grant to support farmers and help feed familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Willits News

    On April 3, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the recipients of the USDA's first ever Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grants, totaling $31.5 million. FINI was authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program increase their access to fruits and vegetables.


  8. Looking For Something New To Worry About?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WPLR

    The U.S. government just approved an additional $330 million in emergency funds to help contain the worst avian influenza outbreak in U.S. history, as infected bird cases soared and hundreds of Minnesota poultry workers learned they would lose their jobs. Virulent H5 avian influenza strains have spread to 14 states in five months and affected about 24 million birds so far, mostly egg-laying hens and turkeys, according to USDA.


  9. Could This Be Shake Shack's Worst Nightmare?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

    Most, if not all, of SHAK's competitors cook at "medium well" or above as that's the only way to kill all the harmful bacteria, according to the USDA. With all the hype of the burgers and the hype of the stock, I just had to sink my teeth into one of Shake Shack burgers and see for myself.


  10. Ethanol Co-products Can Help Expanding HerdsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Progressive Farmer

    With record-high cattle prices and an abundance of feed in recent years, many U.S. cattle producers are expanding their herds. Two Iowa experts encourage producers to evaluate using ethanol co-products for feed as they rebuild herds, according to an article by Missouri Farmer Today .


  11. US: Avian flu toll doubles in a weekRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Crofs Blogs

    Five new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been confirmed in Minnesota and three in Iowa; seven of these were in commercial turkeys. These bring the total number of confirmed outbreaks to 122 with almost 24 million birds affected.


  12. USDA Spent $12.5M On Free Lunches For Ineligible KidsRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Sweetness & Light

    Part of us wonders why anyone bothers to report on this kind of waste nowadays. Nothing is ever done about it.


  13. Mortgage Bank Acquisitions; Iowa's Cool TRID Grid; USDA Rural Housing UpdatesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Mortgage News Daily

    I received this note from a veteran LO in a western state. "I was talking with a top-producing Realtor on broker tour this week.


  14. Hen-housing study unveils tradeoffs for birds and workersRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

    Alternative housing systems for laying hens present a variety of tradeoffs, according to new UC Davis research. The findings shed light on how hen housing affects the 75 billion eggs produced in America each year, providing data on the cost, safety, animal welfare, worker health and environmental impacts of various hen-housing systems.


  15. Club Sandwiches Survive Bird Flu Killing 4 Million TurkeysRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    More than 4 million of them across the country have died in the worst-ever U.S. outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza. Even so, the lost supply so far amounts to less than 2 percent of annual production, U.S. Department of Agriculture data show.


  16. Exclusive: US Boosts Bird Flu Emergency Funds As Hormel Cuts JobsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Medical Daily

    The U.S. government approved the use of an additional $330 million in emergency funds to help contain the worst avian influenza outbreak in U.S. history, as infected bird cases soared and hundreds of Minnesota poultry workers learned they would lose their jobs. The funds became available after the federal Office of Management and Budget granted U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's request for additional emergency funds, USDA sources confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday.


  17. NGFA wants stronger grain inspection systemRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | World-Grain

    The National Grain and Feed Association on May 5 urged the U.S. Congress to strengthen the official grain inspection and weighing system as it considers reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act this year. In testimony presented at a hearing conducted by the Senate Agriculture Committee, NGFA Grain Grades and Weights Committee member Tim Paurus, assistant vice-president of terminal operations for CHS Inc., Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, U.S., urged Congress to make several changes to enhance the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the U.S. official grain inspection system.


  18. Course participants learn about grain purchasingRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | World-Grain

    Participants from around the world traveled to the IGP Institute in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S., for the annual two-week Grain Purchasing courses. The courses took place April 6-17, with 20 participants from 10 countries.


  19. Newly Named Bacteria Help Honey Bee Larvae ThriveRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Science Blog

    U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists have identified a bacterium that appears to give honey bee larvae a better chance of surviving to become pupae. Molecular biologist Vanessa Corby-Harris and microbial ecologist Kirk E. Anderson at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, Arizona, have named the new species Parasaccharibacter apium.


  20. These Are the States With the Most McDonald'sRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Time

    McDonald's, with almost 16,000 outlets, is the largest fast-food hamburger chain in the United States. Many of the states where McDonald's iconic Golden Arches dominate the landscape are also, coincidentally, states with the highest rates of obesity and deaths due to The circumstantial evidence may be there, but no studies demonstrate a direct link between McDonald's specifically and adverse health outcomes.