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2014-03-14 08:24:52

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron, a leader in security and management for mobile apps, content, and devices, announced that Digital Management, Inc. (DMI) of Bethesda, Md. has completed delivery of the first large scale Federal enterprise mobile solution for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The solution is the foundation for the USDA's long-term mobile strategy and was awarded under a five year, $20 million next generation mobility contract....

2014-03-07 12:23:14

Amanda Eamich Nguyen Joins the Rock Creek Strategic Marketing Team as the Director of Strategy CHEVY CHASE, Md., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This week Rock Creek Strategic Marketing welcomed Amanda Eamich Nguyen as their Director of Strategy. Nguyen served the U.S. Department of Agriculture for more than 10 years as the Director of Web Communications since 2008, and previously as the Food Safety and Inspection Service's Director of Strategic Communications and New Media....

2014-02-26 20:21:23

The brand known for wholesome, delicious breakfasts and snacks provides a total of $125,000 to support healthy habits and getting kids moving in schools CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Giving kids the inspiration, motivation and opportunity to stay active and eat right has never been more relevant than it is today. In fact, a recent study found only one in four adolescents gets enough exercise(1),( )and less than one percent of kids are getting the daily recommended amount of whole...

2014-02-24 20:23:36

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's non-alcoholic beverage industry applauds First Lady Michelle Obama's common-sense efforts to strengthen school wellness policies, including support for aligning food and beverage signage in schools to reflect what is allowed under U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140207/MM61579LOGO) "Mrs. Obama's efforts to continue to strengthen school wellness make sense for the...

2014-01-31 08:22:45

MrFeed(TM) Shows Strong Potential to be a Sustainable Mercury-free Source of Protein and Amino Acids in Fish Feed SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Menon Renewable Products, Inc., a sustainable biomass conversion company that converts low-value organic feedstocks to high value products using its CelTherm(TM) process, today announced that MrFeed(TM), Menon's renewable feed product, demonstrated comparable growth and survivability to standard feeds in independent fish trials....

2014-01-03 16:20:58

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released for public input its Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS), which calls for the deregulation of genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybeans engineered to be tolerant to the toxic herbicide 2,4-D. According to Nichelle Harriott, senior scientist at the national environmental group Beyond Pesticides, "The engineered varieties will not only spawn new weed resistant...

2013-11-25 23:32:03

Ag Resource Strategies, LLC offers ‘Farm Portfolio’ approach to simplify conservation complexity New Ulm, MN (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 City dwellers as well as farmers need bottom-line returns from over $4 billion invested in federal conservation programs every year. A new “Farm Portfolio” approach shows that the U.S. economy, human health and the environment can benefit in measurable ways from coordinating conservation at all levels. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

2013-10-08 12:29:00

MODESTO, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Poultry Federation would like to reassure consumers that the recent government shutdown has not affected the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) practices at California poultry facilities. Millions of pounds of poultry have been safely produced and consumed in California in 2013. There is no recall involved with the recent USDA-issued alert regarding the increased incidence of...

2013-10-08 12:26:26

Chicken is safe to consume if properly handled and cooked to a safe temperature WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Chicken Council (NCC) and the Partnership for Food Safety Education are taking steps to remind consumers to properly handle and cook raw poultry in a manner to prevent undercooking and to prevent the possibility of bacteria spreading to other foods and food contact surfaces in the kitchen. (Logo:...

2013-09-17 16:21:12

U.S. Department of Agriculture Guts National Organic Law; Circumvents Public Process Decision makes it easier to continue use of artificial ingredients and substances, undermining integrity of organic label YONKERS, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move decried by consumer and environmental groups as severely weakening the meaning of the organic label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that the agency had changed the process for exempting...