Hemp rules panned by growers, lawyers, lawmakers

The USDA released its interim industrial hemp regulations at the end of October. The public comment period extends through the Dec. 31. If you are a hemp...

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USDA Finalizes Rule For SNAP Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents

In the last two years, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; colloquially known as the “Food Stamps” Program) has been a major point of contention within political cir

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US re-authorizes 'cyanide bomb' anti-predator devices

They use a spring-loaded ejector to release sodium cyanide when an animal tugs on a baited capsule...

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Nearly 700,000 will lose food stamps with USDA work requirement change

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Brandon Lipps, the deputy undersecretary for the USDA’s Food...

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USDA Under Secretary of National Resources and Environment to bring high speed internet to rural...

HUGER, S.C. (WCBD) – Jim Hubbard, the Under Secretary of National Resources and Environment, will...

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USDA awards Tombigbee Communications more than $29 million to extend broadband access - Birmingham...

Alabama-based Tombigbee Communications has been awarded more than $29 million to extend broadband...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Trump administration for cuts to food stamps, sharing that her...

The Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a rule which would tighten work requirements for...

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Boomers have outgrown real Christmas trees

According to the USDA’s Census of Agriculture, Christmas tree production fell nearly 30 percent from 2017 to 2002, the earliest year for which data is...

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USDA finalizes new food stamp work requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has finalized new work requirements that could strip food stamp eligibility from nearly 700,000 Americans. The rules...

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USDA says strong jobs report supports cutting food stamps

As the U.S. economy added far more jobs than expected in November and the unemployment rate fell to...

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How Does Food Insecurity Affect Physical And Mental Health?

Food insecurity is defined by the USDA as the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally...

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As Thanksgiving approaches, beware these recent food recalls

The FDA, USDA, and CDC are urging consumers to be extra careful as they shop for Thanksgiving after...

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Here’s how to get a Christmas tree for $5 at national forests

USDA is offering $5 Christmas trees to the general public at Huron-Manistee National Forests. Here's...

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Serious E. coli outbreak sparks national salad recall: Here’s the full list of products to avoid

The USDA has announced that over 75,000 pounds of salad products are being recalled because the...

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States get grants for feral hog eradication | Invasive species damages farmers' crops, grazing...

Arkansas will receive $3.4 million as part of the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program,...

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USDA announces funding to control feral swine in Louisiana

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced November 21 it is awarding $1.5 million to fund...

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U.S. farm income expected to rise in 2019, but only because of government aid

Department of Agriculture. The USDA increased its net farm income forecast for 2019 by more than 10%, to $92.5 billion, driven largely by the Trump administration's trade ...

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Growing concerns prompt senators to urge USDA to adopt new hemp rules

“We appreciate USDA’s commitment to hemp producers across the United States, and are pleased by your...

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USDA invests $5.2 million in rural broadband for Kansas families

Wave Wireless received $5.2 million from USDA’s ReConnect pilot program. The USDA’s Natural...

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Growers push USDA to make big OK purchase

LAKELAND – Florida citrus growers hope the U.S. Department of Agriculture has the anti-freeze that will open up the market for the state’s 2019-20 orange...

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Simple Precautions Will Keep Thanksgiving Dinner Safe

The USDA’s deputy under secretary for food safety, Mindy Brashears, says it’s important to scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds when washing to eliminate germs. To avoid ...

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Nearly 100,000 Pounds of Salad Are Being Recalled for E. Coli Contamination—Here’s What You Should...

The USDA has filed this as a Class I recall, which is the highest hazard category. New Jersey-based...

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Illinois Department of Agriculture to host hemp summit

The Illinois Hemp Summit follows the release of USDA’s 2019 Hemp Rules that have raised questions...

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USDA Provides Millions To Stop Feral Hog Growth In Arkansas

ARKANSAS (TB&P) — Feral hogs have become a more significant problem in Arkansas during the last...

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Public Affairs Specialist (Communications Coordinator) job with USAJobs | 40434659

(OC) is to provide leadership, expertise, counsel and coordination for the development of communications strategies, which are vital to the overall formulation, awareness and acceptance of U.S ...

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Montana officials brace for invasion of feral pigs

The USDA describes feral pigs as "one of the most destructive invasive species" in the U.S., causing more than $1.5 billion in damages annually

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All Aboard the Churchill Mortgage Express Giveaway

Churchill Mortgage®, a leader in the mortgage industry providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 46 states, announced today...

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2nd MFP payment will be made within days

The MFP payments provide financial support for producers of a wide range of crops, including corn, soybeans and wheat, as well as hog and dairy...

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Understanding what makes a food ‘organic’

The rules that govern the use of the USDA organic seal — or even the word organic — are essentially the same for all foods. “Organic comes with a long...

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What supermarkets are open on Thanksgiving? Are Walmart and Target open at all?

These recalls could signal a broader problem coming If you find yourself with a turkey cooking...

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Here are the food recalls to be aware of before preparing Thanksgiving dinner

The recalls — and there are many — include foods ranging from romaine lettuce and pork to...

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House Democrat asks USDA to halt payouts to Brazilian meatpacker under federal probe

A top Democratic congresswoman on Thursday asked the Agriculture Department (USDA) to investigate...

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Iowa farmers snag $767 million so far in Trump's 2019 bailout, the most nationally

USDA has sent $6.9 billion to U.S. farmers under this year's bailout to offset damage from ongoing...

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Oregon critiques of new USDA hemp rules likely for naught, for now - Portland Business Journal

There's a lot of confusion about testing regulations for 2020 and beyond.

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Omaha center to lead $31 million USDA effort to evaluate nutrition incentive programs

It's the largest-ever grant for the independent, nonprofit research center, established in 1973.

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Schumer: Upstate farmers being treated unfairly

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has released a report detailing how the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Market Facilitation Program (MFP) has...

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Montana Ag Network: Monday, November 18

USDA has announced that Crop year 2019 lentils and chickpeas have reached Loan Deficiency Payments rate levels while hard red spring wheat is close to...

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Farmers get next payments from Market Facilitation Program

The USDA confirms the second round of farm payments to help farmers during the trade war with China will come the week before Thanksgiving. President Trump promised American ...

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The Best Cinnamon Varieties to Add to Your Spice Rack

Cinnamon spice really is everything nice because it’s such a versatile flavor. It’s USDA-certified,...

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Last Year's Frozen Turkey Is Still Good

Whatever the reason, if you’ve got a year-old turkey taking up space in your freezer, we have important news: It’s still good. According to the USDA’s...

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USDA lowers corn yield projections

As many grain marketing experts expected, USDA lowered the projected corn U.S. average yield for this crop year, based on the USDA Crop Production Report ...

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Key Takeaways from USDA Final Interim Rules for Domestic Hemp Production

On Oct. 31, 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its highly anticipated interim final rules, establishing the USDA Domestic ...

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Perdue defends, celebrates USDA agency moves to Missouri

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Friday that he has “absolutely zero regrets” about...

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USDA suspends Portage County slaughterhouse over pig's treatment. PETA wants criminal charges.

Department of Agriculture issued the suspension to the Julius Falkavage, LLC/People's Meat Market on...

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Ask Our Experts 11/13/19: Takeaways From The USDA's Interim Hemp Rules

While it may take time to develop technology that can discern the difference between hemp and...

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Activists Protest USDA Changes That Threaten Free School Lunch

NOVEMBER 14: Justin Ruben, co-director and co-founder of ParentsTogether speaks at a press...

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The Best Way to Cook a Turkey

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Whether you buy your turkey at a grocery store or from a local farm,...

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DHS S&T, National Pork Board Collaborate Against African Swine Fever

Disease Center (PIADC) will evaluate commercial disinfectants and methods to decontaminate porous...

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Shannon: Ghosts of the USDA

If I’m reading Andrew correctly, humanity managing to feed itself over the centuries without the help of scientists at the USDA was just a lucky fluke....

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A mysterious disease is striking American beech trees

Some have recently blamed a tiny leaf-eating worm introduced from Asia, but others are skeptical...

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Why You Should Buy an Organic Turkey

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Still deciding whether to buy an organic turkey or a conventionally raised...

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USDA unveils first 'true' red spinach

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service has developed what the USDA describes as the first “true” red spinach. Although the...

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USDA announces $7.2 million grant for broadband expansion in southeastern South Dakota

Northey, U.S. agriculture undersecretary for farm production and conservation, announced the grant...

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Zut alors! The Americans who are farming snails

He hand-delivers fresh snails (escargots in French) to restaurants in New York City, and is struggling to keep up with demand. He has seen annual sales...

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Parents Rally To Save Free School Lunch For 500,000 Kids Across The U.S.

Frustrated, a number of concerned citizens and parents are rallying to save free school lunch access...

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12 Tons of Pizza Toppings Recalled Over Listeria Contamination Fears

The USDA released a class I notice after samples of affected products tested positive for a...

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Not your Popeye’s spinach: New strains are turning red

Once America’s favorite green, spinach was dethroned by a nasty illness outbreak, then the sudden...

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USDA cuts U.S. corn harvest forecast as cold, rain hurts yields - Reuters

Department lowered its corn harvest outlook on Friday as cold and wet conditions late in the growing...

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USDA to Allow Chinese Poultry Imports in Sign of Trade Progress

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving to allow imports of Chinese poultry in a sign of...

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Consider farm-level implication of payments

Department of Agriculture and the White House announced the 2019 Market Facilitation program, we noted that direct government payments were set to soar...

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STU ELLIS: Trade preferred to USDA handouts

Farm bank accounts will be getting another shot of U.S. Department of Agriculture money, either late this month or early in December. The USDA is...

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USDA's Interim Rules Raise Questions, Possible Jeopardy For Cultivators

Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its interim rules for the...

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USDA Interim Hemp Regulations Provide Welcome Guidance But Need Refinement

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its interim regulations establishing...

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Senate Democrats assail Trump's $16B bailout for farmers

The analysis by Democratic committee staffers concluded that farmers in the Midwest and Northern...

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