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  1. Maine Petitions To Ban Unhealthy Food Stamp PurchasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | The Daily Caller

    The federal government doesn't allow states to ban food stamp recipients from buying junk food and soda. The Maine Department of Health and Human Service , however, believes such a ban will greatly help the program and those in it.


  2. Pesticide-makers point to other culprits in bee die-offs Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students wander through 6,000 square feet dedicated entirely to the specialness of bees.


  3. National Science Foundation, Agriculture Release CIO-Boosting FITARA PlansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Government Executive

    New plans required by agencies under the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act are starting to trickle out ahead of an end-of-the-year deadline. The National Science Foundation and Agriculture Department have both published FITARA implementation plans recently detailing new responsibilities their chief information officers will undertake.


  4. Gov. Nikki Haley asks feds to rush crop insurance payoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Post and Courier

    Gov. Nikki Haley wants to expedite crop insurance payments to farmers who were hit hard by last month's floods. Agriculture, the state's largest industry, took a $587 million hit last month when floodwaters ravaged fields at the height of the fall harvest.


  5. Deere & Company (DE) - Analysts' Recent Ratings UpdatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | AmericanBankingNews.com

    Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Deere & Company in the last few weeks: 11/20/2015 - Deere & Company had its price target lowered by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $100.00 to $90.00. 11/16/2015 - Deere & Company is now covered by analysts at Societe Generale.


  6. Canned Food SafetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | US Recall News

    Canned food saves refrigerator space, makes a variety of foods available to us at all times of year, and is a great choice for donating around the holidays or any time of year. It is one of the safest ways to preserve food, but when the canning is done improperly the results can be potentially fatal food poisoning in the form of botulism .


  7. Wide Variety In Brazil RainRead the original story

    Monday Nov 23 | Progressive Farmer

    A rundown of rainfall totals logged by my colleague Joel Burgio shows a wide variance indeed on rainfall in the major Brazil row crop areas. A slow start to the subtropical rainy season is a big reason why Brazil soybean planting at the end of last week was only 70 percent completed--the slowest pace since 2007.


  8. Hawaii awarded for improved food stamp processingRead the original story

    Monday Nov 23 | West Hawaii Today

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Hawaii more than $660,000 for expediting its review of applications for the federal food stamp program. The state Department of Human Services has come a long way from 2010, when only 29 percent of applications were processed within the 30 days required by federal rules.


  9. Free Breakfast Program Helps Hastings StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | KHGI

    "It's ingrained into the day so it's convenient for families they don't have to be here 25 minutes before that first class to get breakfast," says the Director of Finance and Operations for Hastings Public Schools, Jeff Schneider . 90% of students at Lincoln Elementary are on the free and reduced school lunch plan, causing school officials to take more action in the nourishment of their students.


  10. FDA Issues Final Food Biotechnology Labeling Guidelines for Plant...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | JD Supra

    On November 19, 2015, FDA issued its final guidance for industry concerning the requirements for voluntarily indicating whether food products have or have not been derived from genetically engineered plants. The final guidance updates the FDA draft guidance originally issued on January 18, 2001.


  11. View Press ReleaseRead the original story

    Monday Nov 23 | Business Wire

    )-- Sunrise Senior Living today announced it has joined the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Center for Nutritional Policy and Promotion (CNPP) as a MyPlate National Strategic Partner . In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama released a ...


  12. Consider the TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Encyclopaedia Britannica

    ... on factory farms; virtually the same conditions apply on turkey farms. As the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports, the country's turkey industry has been marked by consolidation and "technological innovation" in the past 30 years. ...


  13. updated Food insecurity rate declines in RI for 1st time since 2007Read the original story

    Monday Nov 23 | Turnto10.com

    The rate of what's called food insecurity has dropped in Rhode Island in recent years, but not as much as advocates thought it would this long after the recession. Advocates said the need is still great, and this year there's a new effort to help a particular population in need: seniors.


  14. USDA grants to help County school enhance access to adult edRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Bangor Daily News

    Administrators at the Region Two School of Applied Technology in Houlton were excited Monday after hearing that they would receive two federal grants totaling nearly $1 million to enhance adult education access statewide. The funding is part of a combined $2.68 million in grants awarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development for distance learning and telemedicine projects in Maine communities.


  15. U.S. agricultural exports to China increase during past decadeRead the original story

    Monday Nov 23 | World-Grain

    Over the past decade, the U.S. agricultural exports to China have risen sharply, propelling China into its position as the fastest-growing and highest-value export destination for U.S. farm and food products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Communications reported on Nov. 20. In 2011, China surpassed Canada to become the top U.S. market and it has since retained that position. In fiscal year 2015, U.S. agriculture and related exports to China totaled $25.9 billion, comprising approximately 16% of all U.S. agricultural exports, the USDA said.


  16. Findings from China show the post-antibiotics future approaching [The Pump Handle]Read the original story

    Monday Nov 23 | ScienceBlogs

    Last week was World Antibiotics Awareness Week , and a new study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases showed just how dire the antibiotics situation has gotten. Authors from the South China Agricultural University, the China Agricultural University, and other institutions identified a gene that confers resistance to a last-resort antibiotic, and then found that gene in E. coli isolates from 15% of raw meat samples, 21% of pigs about to be slaughtered, and 16% of hospital patients with infections.


  17. Yucatan News: Manzanero and SandalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Yucatan Living

    Yucatan's Armando Manzanero has been presented the "Cultural Heritage of the Americas Award", given by the Organization of American States . He was presented with his award by Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS, to recognize the influence of his Latin American music throughout the entire span of his career.


  18. The Average Cost of a Thanksgiving Grocery List Is $69.01Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | The Huffington Post

    There are few celebrations as cherished as Thanksgiving. It's the second favorite American holiday next to Christmas, the most recent Harris Poll found.


  19. Research finds 'buying local' not all positive for dairy supply chainRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Penn State

    Buying local might be appealing for individual local restaurants and businesses, but research conducted by Chuck Nicholson of the Penn State Smeal College of Business revealed surprising effects on supply chains for fluid milk products if there are large increases in local purchases in the Northeast. Nicholson, a clinical associate professor of supply chain management at Smeal, collaborated with four Cornell University researchers: Miguel I. Gomez and Elaine Hill in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and Xi He and H.O. Gao from the School of Civil Environmental Engineering.


  20. Slight Improvements Seen in Commodity Prices, Used Equipment BacklogsRead the original story

    Monday Nov 9 | Lessiter Publications

    Most industry observers agree that before ag equipment dealers and manufacturers see a significant upturn in unit sales we'll need to see two things: an increase in commodity prices and a decrease in the volume of used machinery on dealers' lots. Unfortunately, we haven't seen a lot of progress in either of these, at least not enough to move the needle on new equipment sales.