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Latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Stories

A Labor Saving Way To Monitor Vast Rangelands
2011-09-28 04:35:02

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a tool used by the military, may be suitable for keeping an eye on changing land-use patterns across vast tracts of western rangeland.

New Flavors Emerge From Peruvian Cacao Collection Trip
2011-09-26 08:28:48

New cacao types with unique flavors that are distinctly Peruvian have been identified by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. These new flavors could one day be marketed like wine, by geographical provenance.

Digital Panoramas Of Rangelands Could Be Rich Source Of Research Data
2011-09-20 10:32:20

A scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is exploring how rangeland ecologists could use high-resolution digital panoramas to track landscape changes.

2011-09-19 21:41:14

When wireworms feast on potatoes, the results aren't pretty: The spuds' surfaces are left punctured, pitted and unappealing.

USDA Banning 6 Types Of E. Coli From Ground Beef
2011-09-13 13:17:31

According to multiple media reports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is planning to add six types of E. coli bacteria to its list of adulterants that are banned from being sold in raw beef.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.