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2014-10-13 23:08:59

U.S. Department of Agriculture selects DRT Strategies as a prime contractor for its five-year, Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide technology and systems support for USDA FNS nutrition programs. Arlington, Virgina (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) (http://www.drtstrategies.com), a leading provider of technology and management consulting services and solutions to federal agencies, the U. S. Navy, and enterprise clients in the technology and financial services sectors,...

sandwich sodium
2014-10-08 05:34:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sandwiches are responsible for about one-fifth of the average American’s sodium intake, according to a new study from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the new study was part of the national "What We Eat in America NHANES 2009-2010” survey and it found that sandwiches comprised a much higher percentage of total sodium intake for the average...

2014-10-03 12:22:15

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will hold the next State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Oct. 16, 2014. The STAC is invited to recommend natural resource priorities for NRCS California to consider as the Agency implements Farm Bill conservation programs in fiscal year 2015. The meeting will be held at the USDA building in Davis from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "We always look forward to these...

2014-10-01 12:33:44

NRCS invites Latino farmers/ranchers to seek technical and financial help DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Information on the new Farm Bill conservation opportunities is now available in Spanish, in time to help farmers plan for the 2015 planting season http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/enespanol/ley2014/. With the new federal fiscal year beginning October 1(st,) a new round of funding opportunities will open to all interested farmers and...

chefs move to schools
2014-10-01 03:00:50

Katherine Baildon, Cornell Food and Brand Lab Gourmet pizza in school? According to a new Food and Brand Lab pilot study, published in Appetite, chef-made meals can increase participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) by 9% and overall selection and consumption of vegetables by 16%! Chefs Move to Schools (CMTS), an initiative of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, pairs chefs with schools in order to provide nutrition instruction to students and culinary advice to...

2014-09-22 20:21:02

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced the winning proposals funded for 2014 California Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) in the state level competition. Five projects have been awarded more than $324,000 to develop conservation approaches to benefit wildlife and native plants, conserve water, and improve farm resource management. "CIG invests in innovative, on-the-ground conservation...

2014-09-22 14:05:07

Most of us remember what it was like to eat hot lunch in the school cafeteria, where day after day of “mystery meat” and soupy mashed potatoes was occasionally interrupted by Taco Tuesday or Pizza Friday. For most kids, school lunch was simply a form of sustenance, something to keep them from becoming ravenously hungry during the rest of the school day. Under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, though, many of the staples of the school cafeteria, like Salisbury steak and chicken...

2014-09-17 16:22:43

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has selected three California organizations to receive national Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) awards for 2014. NRCS administers both a national and a state-level CIG program to fund the development of unique and innovative solutions that will make natural resources conservation more effective and efficient. State level grants will be announced soon. "Conservation...

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...


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