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2014-09-03 16:21:00

Voucher program provides access to fresh fruits and vegetables for 5,000 children and families in five counties ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In West Virginia, one in five children does not have reliable access to sufficient food - especially healthy food - due to limited financial resources, lack of transportation and other factors. But CSX and The Conservation Fund are working to improve food security in these at-risk communities through a program that provides increased...

2014-08-25 16:28:04

DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keynote speaker USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will detail the most pressing issues in agriculture at the third annual Women in Agribusiness Summit, to be held October 6-8 this year at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, La. Harden will speak at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140825/139313 The Deputy Secretary, who comes from three generations of Georgia farmers, helps lead the effort to...

2014-08-13 16:29:18

WUHAN, China, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aoxin Tianli Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAC) ("Aoxin Tianli" or the "Company"), a diversified company with businesses in hog farming and electro-hydraulic servo-valves manufacturing and marketing, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Mr. Ping Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aoxin Tianli Group, Inc., commented, "Despite continued weakness in market demand for our regular breeder and...

2014-08-11 23:06:18

Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS) is celebrating 40 years of providing the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program to families throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS) is celebrating 40 years of providing the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program to families throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. WIC is the nation’s premier public health and nutrition education program with...

2014-08-04 12:23:08

TV, Print and Radio PSAs Encourage People to Get Outside and Save Our Nation's Trees WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. Once a tree is infested, it must be removed, which is why the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated August as Tree Check Month to encourage the public to look for signs of a devastating invasive pest, the Asian...

2014-07-31 20:24:08

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement regarding the newly released final rule on poultry slaughter inspection: "The Obama administration's final poultry slaughter inspection rule - which was crafted by USDA and approved by OMB - will destroy effective oversight of our country's poultry slaughterhouses. This final rule will remove 800 federal inspectors...

2014-07-30 16:23:51

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven deer testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease are providing researchers with valuable samples and insights on combating the deadly disease. The deer from an infected Reynoldsville, Jefferson County farm tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. Two other white-tailed deer died in April on the farm and tested positive for the disease. This marks the 14(th) white-tailed deer in the state to test positive for the...

2014-07-28 10:08:55

New York University Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, which appears online in Food Policy, suggests that farmers market vouchers can be useful tools in improving access to healthy food. This finding validates a new program created by the Agricultural Act of 2014, or...

lunch box junk food
2014-07-23 03:30:32

Andrea Grossman, Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus Open a child’s lunch box and you’re likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines. Those are the findings of a study conducted by researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. The findings are published online ahead of print in the Journal of the...

2014-07-17 12:32:03

AFGE urges government to allow public comment on rule before enactment WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees says the public should be allowed to review and comment on a U.S Department of Agriculture plan to overhaul the poultry inspection system before the rule takes effect. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO USDA submitted a revised version of the rule to the Office of Management and Budget on...


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