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2014-12-03 16:25:13

USDA awards OTA $785,000 in market promotion funds for 2015 WASHINGTON, Dec 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If Taka Yamaguchi has his way, athletes competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics

2014-11-25 23:06:58

The first 100% organic five-day plant based food detox program on the market, DL revAMP bridges the gap between traditional food diets and liquid juice cleanses. Oakland

2014-11-25 08:25:15

"Food Safe Families" public service campaign dispels cooking myths and offers tips to help consumers safely prepare and serve Thanksgiving meals WASHINGTON, Nov.

2014-11-24 16:23:35

GNC PUREDGE formulas and bars support daily protein, energy and antioxidant needs to invigorate and boost workouts for active, on-the-go adults PITTSBURGH, Nov.

2014-11-11 08:28:12

BOSTON, November 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the USDA's chief in-house scientific research agency, and the National Agricultural Library,

potato
2014-11-10 12:32:29

The US Department of Agriculture has announced its approval for the commercial farming of a new genetically-modified potato that was designed to resist bruising and the production of a carcinogenic chemical when it is fried.

2014-10-23 16:22:23

AHOSKIE, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S.


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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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.