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2014-09-15 23:07:45

Eco Nuts, an environmentally friendly cleaning product company, has introduced two new certified USDA Organic liquid detergents made with soapberry extract. Lawndale, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Eco Nuts, an environmentally friendly cleaning product company, has introduced two new certified USDA organic liquid laundry detergents made with soapberry extract – i.e. from soap nuts. Eco Nuts Organic Laundry Soap and Eco Nuts Organic Baby Laundry Soap are made with only USDA Organic...

2014-09-05 20:21:03

Horses with melanoma are the subject of this major clinical study TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphogenesis Inc., the biotechnology firm developing ImmuneFx(TM), a cancer vaccine that has improved the longevity and quality of life for dogs, cats and horses, announces that a formal equine clinical trial for the direct injection form of the vaccine will begin later this month at a large equine facility in Missouri. Pat Lawman, PhD., co-founder and CEO of Morphogenesis...

Training Your Brain To Prefer Foods That Are Healthier
2014-09-03 03:38:18

Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus Boston researchers see benefit from behavioral weight loss program designed to curb food addiction It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University and at Massachusetts General Hospital. Published online today in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes,...

2014-08-28 23:04:00

USDA-GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration) has approved Charm’s newest quantitative test for the detection of 5 to 100 ppb aflatoxin in a single 5 minute assay. The ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (AFQ-WETS5) utilizes Charm’s patented Water Extraction Technology (WET), eliminating the need for ethanol or methanol to extract mycotoxins. Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 “This kit has an improved extraction efficiency and provides users a single...

2014-08-26 12:22:49

Taking Simple Actions Can Help Stop Invasive Species WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) advises those who are planning to hike or camp this Labor Day to remember a few simple actions to help stop the spread of 15 invasive, Hungry Pests. These non-native insects, animals, plants and diseases devastate America's crops, trees and plants, and are mostly spread by humans. Because they don't have natural predators...

2014-08-18 23:05:39

Save Our Citrus campaign aims to prevent the spread of deadly citrus diseases. Riverdale, MD (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today launched a Save Our Citrus, Move It AND Lose It campaign to raise awareness in citrus-producing states about the risk of spreading deadly citrus diseases by moving citrus trees. “It’s no longer as simple as buying a citrus tree road side to bring home,” says Abby Yigzaw, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health...

2014-08-11 08:31:20

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today announced its second quarter 2014 results, which included continued strong portfolio credit quality and widening net effective spread. Farmer Mac's second quarter 2014 core earnings, a non-GAAP measure, were $23.2 million ($2.05 per diluted common share), compared to $16.5 million ($1.48 per diluted common share) in second quarter 2013 and $11.0 million ($0.97 per...

2014-07-30 23:12:01

CCAT Awarded $53,000 to Expand Feasibility Study for Implementing an Alternative Fuels Facility in Rural North-Central Connecticut East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a non-profit economic development organization based in East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to work on Phase II of a project that will determine the feasibility of implementing an alternative fuels facility in rural...

2014-07-30 08:24:35

USDA Reports 130,000 Trees Lost to the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is potentially a nightmare environmental and economic scenario. A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. The recreation, timber, nursery, and maple syrup industries alone could suffer severe losses. Once a tree is infested, it must be removed....

2014-07-17 23:10:55

ESHA Research, the leading supplier of nutritional software and databases, has been approved as a National Strategic Partner for the USDA MyPlate communications effort. Salem, OR (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 ESHA Research, the leading supplier of nutritional software and databases, has been approved as a National Strategic Partner for the USDA MyPlate communications effort. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal...


Latest USDA Reference Libraries

Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

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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