US Department of Agriculture

Type: Organization
Name: US Department of Agriculture (USDA, United States Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture)
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 42 mins ago - 2 reports

Harris Teeter beef first to use USDA Certified Very Tender label

Harris Teeter claims to be the first retailer to earn the USDA Certified Very Tender label on its Cargill-supplied private label beef. The retailer will use the Very Tender label on its Reserved ... ... [Published Big News Network - 42 mins ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Weekly soybean exports hit marketing year low

USDA reports corn, soybean, soybean product, and wheat export sales for the week ending April 17 were within pre-report estimates. Physical shipments of corn and soybeans were above what’s needed weekly to meet USDA projections for the 2013/14 marketing ... [Published Brownfield Network - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Soybean, Mexico, Wheat, Corn
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Organic Marketing Report:

Organic industry achieved 25 years of fast growth through fear, deception A 3,400-percent increase in sales in 24 years makes organic the fastest-growing consumer food and lifestyle trend in modern history, say independent researchers looking into the ... [Published Fresh Plaza - 8 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Harris Teeter First Retailer in Country to Meet Requirements of USDA Certified Very Tender Program

Shoppers Guaranteed Tenderness with Newly Certified Beef “Harris Teeter’s meat merchandising team has always been committed to offering its customers the best quality products available, as well as helping shoppers better understand the items sold in ... [Published PRWeb - 9 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 3 reports

Federal Eye: Top 5 USDA discoveries of 2013, including weight-loss flour

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has produced countless innovations in its time, from frozen orange juice concentrate and permanent press clothing to mass-produced penicillin and almost all breeds of blueberries and cranberries in production today.Read ... [Published Washington Post - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 8 reports

Producers want more federal help to deal with highly contagious pig virus

, EDT. EDMONTON - Hog producers want more help from Ottawa to deal with a virus detected in four provinces that has already killed millions of baby pigs in the United States.Ideas include federal funding for special washing facilities at key points across ... [Published 610 CKTB - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 10 reports

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces New Report on Scientific Breakthroughs from USDA in 2013

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces New Report on Scientific Breakthroughs from USDA in 2 ... [Published Noodls - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 4 reports

CROP PLANTING PROGRESS

The USDA says this week 26-percent of the Missouri corn crop is planted, more than twice the amount at the same time last year, and just under the five-year average. Southwestern Missouri leads the state in corn planting, with 77-percent of its acres ... [Published CentralMOinfo.com - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 5 reports

USDA assigns $6.6M to fix Puerto Rico sewage systems

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. (Credit: www.usda.gov)The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority and the Municipality of Hatillo are getting a combined $6.6 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve sanitary sewer ... [Published News is my Business - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 3 reports

USDA creates new investment fund to support agriculture-related businesses

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a new $150m fund to help create growth and job opportunities in rural areas in the US.The investment fund, which is part of the Obama Administration's new 'Made in Rural America' export ... [Published Food Processing Technology - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 3 reports

Pork Industry Concerned about New PEDv Rules

Dr. Paul SunbergOn Friday, the USDA announced it would mandate the reporting of PEDv infection by pork producers and would implement a tracking system for animals and equipment. While generally supporting the new requirements, the pork industry has serious ... [Published Hoosier Ag Today - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 8 reports

4. USDA Reports Corn Plantings Advances to 6%

USDA Reports Corn Plantings Advances to 6% Lagging behind the 14% five-year average for plantingsUS farmers were able to make some strides in corn plantings this past week according to Monday's release of the   US   Department  of  Agriculture's  ( USDA ... [Published Feed and Grain - Apr 22 2014]

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"I think there are a lot of ways to farm more sustainably and responsibly, and this is just one way to do it in an urban environment," Puri said. "I think urban agriculture will only get bigger, and will only compliment and help our food system get more sustainable."
"Brewers have demonstrated that we can market these grains in a safe, swift and sanitary process. The grain already exceeds human consumption standards, let alone those for animals."
"The food community would be well served if a lot of Republicans retired" O'Conner said
centre of the Plains into the central Corn Belt, "was much more regional with"

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Help for Jewish Women [Published Baltimore Jewish Times - 32 mins ago]
Delayed Phenotypic Expression of Growth Hormone... [Published PLoS medicine - 33 mins ago]
Wheat Higher on Dry Forecast [Published AgWeb.com - 34 mins ago]
Support school wellness policies [Published Lake Placid News - 40 mins ago]
Harris Teeter beef first to use USDA Certified ... [Published Big News Network - 42 mins ago]
A new season blooms for a neighborhood garden [Published Battle Creek Enquirer - 43 mins ago]
More Wisconsin farmers markets accepting FoodShare [Published Marshfield News Herald - 51 mins ago]
Lancaster County farmer says certain lifestyle ... [Published FOX 43 - 55 mins ago]
Westbrook Notes - 4/24 [Published Keep Me Current - 56 mins ago]
Is There A Game Change Just Ahead For Ranchers? [Published Beef Online - 1 hour ago]
Gotham Greens Is Pushing The Scale Of Urban Agr... [Published Huffington Post - 1 hour ago]
Weekly soybean exports hit marketing year low [Published Brownfield Network - 1 hour ago]
National Astronomy Day [Published Leaf Chronicle - 1 hour ago]
Farmers, brewers await grain fate under FDA rule [Published NewsFirst5.com - 1 hour ago]
Indiana corn: Tough planting decisions ahead [Published AgProfessional - 1 hour ago]
Disaster Assistance Sign Up for Farmers and Ran... [Published Gilmer Mirror - 1 hour ago]
The Hidden Business Benefits of Regulation [Published Strategy & Business - 1 hour ago]
USDA certified "Very Tender" beef debuts in Mat... [Published CattleNetwork.com - 1 hour ago]
Divisions Created in Passing Legislation Could ... [Published Progressive Farmer - 1 hour ago]
Beef regains top spot in U.S. meat export earni... [Published Business Recorder - 1 hour ago]
Ghana to establish an International Trade Commi... [Published Agritrade - 1 hour ago]
Evening markets: wheat prices rise, with Ukrain... [Published Agrimoney.com - 1 hour ago]
Bird flu on California farm prompts HK, others ... [Published TrustMedia - 1 hour ago]
AGRIBUSINESS: President Obama Talks Beef, Pork ... [Published WHO-TV - 2 hours ago]
Cross-Border Truck Inspection Fees Could Skyrocket [Published Todays Trucking - 2 hours ago]
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Is There a Filthy Chicken in Your Future? [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - 5 hours ago]
In 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed a new poultry inspection rule that not only would replace 40% of the current USDA-trained food safety inspectors with poultry company employees, but would speed up the processing lines by ...
Predicting Wildfires Could Save Lives. So Why A... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - 7 hours ago]
A firefighter uses a flare to conduct backburn operations against the 89 Mesa Fire the night of May 6, 2010.Credit: USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest. Last year in Arizona, 19 firefighters got trapped in an unpredictably fast wildfire. ...
Top 5 USDA discoveries of 2013, including weigh... [Published Federal Eye - 11 hours ago]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has produced countless innovations in its time, from frozen orange juice concentrate and permanent press clothing to mass-produced penicillin and almost all breeds of blueberries and cranberries in production today. ...
Drought Disaster Declared for Crops in 9 States [Published Fire Earth - 18 hours ago]
EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENTS DROUGHT CROP DISASTERS STATE OF EMERGENCY NEEDED! . Crop Disaster Declared for 315 Counties in 9 States The U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA has designated 315 counties across nine states as crop disaster areas due to the worsening ...
Drought Destroys Texas Crops [Published Fire Earth - 19 hours ago]
EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENTS DROUGHT CROP DISASTERS STATE OF EMERGENCY NEEDED! . Crop Disaster Declared for 249 Counties in Texas The U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA has designated 249 counties (98% of all counties) in the Lone Star State as crop disaster ...
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The Grill Killer [Published Slate Magazine - Apr 11 2014]
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GSA and World Energy Solutions Deliver Millions... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - Apr 15 2014]
USDA and ATIP Foundation Announce Public-Privat... [Published Financial Services - Apr 03 2014]
TD Bank Adds USDA Loan to Home Financing Portfolio [Published Financial Services - Apr 02 2014]
TFAH's Statement on the Conference Agreement on... [Published PR Newswire - Jan 29 2014]
Wine Can Help the Hungry! [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Jan 15 2014]
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