Latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Stories
Revised rules will help prevent future infestations of non-native invasive insects, diseases, and plants ARLINGTON, Va., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.
OTA: To keep pesticides out of food, water, and off farms, choose organic products BRATTLEBORO, Vt., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers wishing to avoid pesticide residues in food, water and on farms have a simple choice: choose organic products, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) pointed out today. The annual Pesticide Data Program (PDP) summary released by the U.S.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded studies of mammary gland development in laboratory rats fed blueberries or other foods of interest may aid breast cancer research.
Partnership with Federation of Virginia Food Banks Aims to Immediately Connect Children to Free Summer Meals and End Childhood Hunger in Virginia by 2015 ARLINGTON, Va., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Academy Award Winner and No Kid HungryÂ® National Campaign Spokesperson Jeff Bridges, Gov.
America's Cattle Farmers & Ranchers Eager to Help Consumers Use New Icon to Build Healthier Diets with Lean Beef WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new visual icon released today by the U.S.
Familiar blueberries and their lesser-known wild relatives are safeguarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and curators at America's official blueberry genebank.
The general public is on the front lines of detection of tree-killing insects and diseases ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that spring has arrived, and summer is quickly approaching, The Nature Conservancy, along with nursery industry partners and scientists, encourages people to take the time to learn more about tree-killing invasive insects and diseases as they spend more time outdoors.
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- May is National Moving Month, and if you are one of the estimated 40 million people who move in a given year, there is one more critical thing you can do before closing the moving-van door.
Eating raw or undercooked mollusks may pose a safety hazard if they are harvested from waters polluted with pathogenic microbes, so USDA scientists are studying ways to enhance the food safety of these popular shellfish,
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