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2014-04-11 23:04:41

HyDri™ Cotton's USDA Biobased Product Label signifies a level of trust that consumers want. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its HyDri™ Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part...

2014-04-10 16:21:59

USDA's Campaign Anti-Hero, 'Vin Vasive,' Lends a Creepy Hand in New, Compelling Videos WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) is calling on the public to help stop the spread of 15 invasive species dubbed "Hungry Pests." These non-native insects, other animals, plants and diseases could devastate America's crops, trees and plants, and are often unknowingly spread through human actions. To help get the word out,...

2014-04-09 23:27:40

Foothill Farms®, a dry-blending and packaging food company, responds to recent USDA changes for K-12 Grain and Protein maximums by adding new recipe categories specific to USDA foods and whole grains. Now K-12 distributors, foodservice brokers, directors, managers and school nutritionists can more easily find recipes and create monthly menus. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 This January, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) permanently lifted the part of the...

2014-04-09 12:32:55

According to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics A new USDA mandate calling for access to free drinking water during lunchtime at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program went into effect at the start of the 2011-12 school year. Researchers from the University of Michigan and University of Illinois at Chicago examined compliance with the new requirement as well as perceptions about drinking fountain cleanliness and water quality....

2014-04-03 08:33:04

Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership Foundation Announces Seven Founding Participants for REAP initiative ARLINGTON, Texas, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS), the ATIP Foundation (Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership) has established a public-private partnership to enhance research on sustainable soil health for multiple land uses in agriculture....

2014-03-26 23:23:59

Sartomer Americas has earned the Certified Biobased Product designation from the USDA for its entire Sarbio® line of 13 specialty acrylates and methacrylates. The certification confirms that these products meet or exceed prescribed USDA standards for renewable biobased content. Exton, PA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Biobased products are materials composed in whole or in significant part from renewable agricultural or forestry products. Sartomer’s Sarbio® acrylate and methacrylate...

2014-03-20 23:23:24

eTrition by Harris School Solutions has been approved by USDA for use in conducting nutrient analyses. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Offered by Harris School Solutions (Harris), eTrition, the first web-based school nutrition product in the market, has received the most current USDA approval for use in conducting nutrient analyses. The Menu Planning and Nutritional Analysis Module is available to all school districts within the United States free of charge. In compliance with National...

2014-03-17 23:24:38

The USDA confirms TeraGanix all natural liquid probiotic formula controls pathogen salmonella in poultry growing conditions. Peer reviewed research published in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research. Alto, TX (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 The pathogenic microorganism Salmonella is a concern for all poultry growers. Most food safety approaches utilize disinfectants and harsh chemicals to control pathogenic microorganisms. TeraGanix supplies an all-natural liquid product made of all...

2014-03-13 16:30:13

-Highlights Include Sustained Business Volume Growth and High Credit Quality- WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today announced its results for the year ended December 31, 2013, which included new highs in outstanding business volume and core earnings. Total outstanding business volume grew $935.1 million to reach just under $14 billion by year-end. Business growth was driven by a diversified mix of...

2014-02-27 12:25:28

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHY: The First Lady is expected to share today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to update its Nutrition Facts label policies, which will impact nearly all food and beverage products...


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2012-06-14 08:08:15

Symbol: USFI61 Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   USCA5 Usnea caucasica Vain.   USDA Usnea dasypoga auct.   USES Usnea esthonica Rasanen   USFL2 Usnea flagellata Mot.   USSU61 Usnea sublaxa Vain. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales...

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