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2011-10-14 09:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventeen Pennsylvania projects were recently awarded $1,043,305 in federal grants to increase the visibility and market share of the state's produce, nursery, horticultural and nut products, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced today. "Agriculture plays a significant role in the state's economy, with specialty crops contributing more than $1 billion in sales each year," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "By...

2010-12-09 18:37:53

Safety standards need to incorporate more sound science, analysis A new National Research Council report finds no scientific basis that more stringent testing of meat purchased through the government's ground beef purchase program and distributed to various federal food and nutrition programs -- including the National School Lunch Program -- would lead to safer meat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) buys ground beef from suppliers who must meet...

2010-04-30 11:22:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trucks provide America's agriculture producers with the best service for transporting time-sensitive products from supplier to farm and farm to market, said a study released April 27 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Transportation. According to the USDA, many high-value agricultural products are perishable and time-sensitive, requiring the efficiency, special handling, or...

2009-11-11 08:00:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Traceability Interoperability Summit 2010 (www.traceinterop.com) today announced its keynote speaker--Douglas Bailey, chief information officer (CIO) for the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Bailey will discuss the USDA's efforts to support adoption of global traceability standards in meat and poultry supply chain. Traceability Interoperability Summit, taking place...

2008-07-30 21:00:29

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 30, 2008) - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today responded to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published rule regarding the implementation of the mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL). "The Government of Canada is disappointed with the U.S. COOL legislation, and remains concerned that it may discriminate against Canadian products," said Minister Ritz. "We will analyze the recently released rule to determine the economic...