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Bloomberg's big guns - Politico

Thu, 2016-10-27 09:01

Bloomberg's big guns
Politico
JOHN BOYD 'UP FOR THE TASK' OF AG SECRETARY: John Boyd, the founder of the National Black Farmers Association, has a not-so-subtle message for Hillaryland: He wants to be her Agriculture secretary. “I have expertise on running a ... U.S. SEAFOOD ...

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Hass avocados from Colombia could be coming to a grocery store near you - McClatchy Washington Bureau

Thu, 2016-10-27 08:46

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Hass avocados from Colombia could be coming to a grocery store near you
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Colombia is expected to export 10,000 metric tons of Hass avocados annually to the United States, according to officials. The Agriculture Department further estimates that U.S. “producer welfare losses” are expected to be between $4 million and $6 ...

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Koster vows to renew agriculture's prominence - News-Press Now

Wed, 2016-10-26 19:01

News-Press Now

Koster vows to renew agriculture's prominence
News-Press Now
“In the United States, we've got the cheapest food in the world and our government wants us to keep it cheap,” DeShon told Koster, “and yet St. Joe will feed 150 people at a food (kitchen) today.” Joan Hickman, the managing partner of a Buchanan County ...

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What Are Screwworms? Flesh-Eating Worms Have Returned To The US - Medical Daily

Wed, 2016-10-26 13:52

Medical Daily

What Are Screwworms? Flesh-Eating Worms Have Returned To The US
Medical Daily
Worms that burrow through flesh like corkscrews and which were thought to have been eradicated in the United States are now back in Florida, confirmed the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Flesh ...
Flesh Eating Fly Lands in FloridaForward Florida

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State's future in agriculture discussed - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Mon, 2016-10-24 23:04

State's future in agriculture discussed
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Hawks said the problem with the tax code isn't its complicated nature, but its unfairness in cutting more from low-income individuals than from the wealthy and from corporations. She said the corporate tax rate shouldn't be waived and the United States ...

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Food safety plays part in urban agriculture bill - Food Safety News

Mon, 2016-10-24 00:12

Food Safety News

Food safety plays part in urban agriculture bill
Food Safety News
Pointing out that urban agriculture is steadily growing in the United States, the senator said the act will build on this momentum by helping urban farmers get started or expand their business “so they can sell more products and supply more healthy ...

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Agriculture Drones Are Finally Cleared for Takeoff - IEEE Spectrum

Wed, 2016-10-19 14:11

IEEE Spectrum

Agriculture Drones Are Finally Cleared for Takeoff
IEEE Spectrum
The rules are a win for farmers, drone companies, and everyday consumers. Worldwide, agriculture is the largest commercial market for unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. And it is expected to bag 80 percent of all commercial drone use in the United States.

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FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Chicken Product Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination - USDA.gov (press release)

Sun, 2016-10-09 16:10

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Chicken Product Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
USDA.gov (press release)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with a ...

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Kraft Heinz Recalls Ready-To-Eat Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers Product Due to Misbranding and ... - USDA.gov (press release)

Sun, 2016-10-09 15:26

CBS Local

Kraft Heinz Recalls Ready-To-Eat Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers Product Due to Misbranding and ...
USDA.gov (press release)
... Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 959 pounds of ready-to-eat “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” packaged lunch products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and ...
Kraft Heinz Recalls - USDA Food Safety and Inspection ServiceUSDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Kraft Heinz Recalls Ready-To-Eat Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers Product Due to Misbranding and ...USDA.gov

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The Dizzying Grandeur of 21st-Century Agriculture - New York Times

Wed, 2016-10-05 05:34

New York Times

The Dizzying Grandeur of 21st-Century Agriculture
New York Times
(Above) At 376 feet, with a net more than half a mile long, the Alaska Ocean is the largest “catcher-processor” vessel in the United States fleet. (Below) On a given day, the ship's facilities might process Alaska pollock or Pacific whiting into 60,000 ...

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Vanilla nice: Signs point to Kaine as Clinton's VP choice - Politico

Fri, 2016-07-22 08:53

Politico

Vanilla nice: Signs point to Kaine as Clinton's VP choice
Politico
He's in it for the right reasons -- he didn't jump at the chance to run for the United States Senate. He was perfectly ... personal affinity. The agriculture secretary, a popular former governor of swing-state Iowa, also had a lot of backers pushing ...
Christie Vilsack, Tom Vilsack's Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need To KnowHeavy.com
For Clinton, Vilsack could be the perfect VPDesMoinesRegister.com
Two names emerge from Clinton's VP deliberations: Kaine and VilsackWashington Post
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Tour showcases state's diverse agriculture - Agri-View

Fri, 2016-07-22 01:16

Agri-View

Tour showcases state's diverse agriculture
Agri-View
Today NorthStar Bison products are sold throughout the United States, with the largest markets in California, New York, Florida and Texas. The company's four main markets are direct sales to consumers, and sales to meat-provision companies, groceries ...

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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks to Tod Robberson about opioid epidemic - STLtoday.com

Thu, 2016-07-21 20:02

STLtoday.com

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks to Tod Robberson about opioid epidemic
STLtoday.com
The United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks to Tod Robberson, editorial page editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, about the opioid epidemic on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in the Post-Dispatch newsroom. Secretary of Agriculture Tom ...

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Do all strawberries consumed by Congress pass through hands of undocumented workers? - PolitiFact

Thu, 2016-07-21 17:49

Do all strawberries consumed by Congress pass through hands of undocumented workers?
PolitiFact
Another U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service publication cites a report by the U.S. Department of Labor from 2005-09 which shows that 67 percent of fruit and nut hired workers do not have work authorization in the United States, ...

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Why a small agriculture tech company is big business - Christian Science Monitor

Thu, 2016-07-21 15:37

Christian Science Monitor

Why a small agriculture tech company is big business
Christian Science Monitor
William Nganje, the department chair of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University, says that water shortages have already caused agricultural shifts in the United States. One example: some avocado production that was once ...
Indigo Raises $100M in Series C Funding; Company Launches First Commercial Product for Water Efficiency in CottonBusiness Wire (press release)

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Hafkey learned how to educate in Grand Canyon State - Newton Daily News

Fri, 2016-07-15 11:06

Newton Daily News

Hafkey learned how to educate in Grand Canyon State
Newton Daily News
The conference is organized and hosted by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization that is a non-profit organization that is affiliated with the United States Department of Agriculture. The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, or IALF ...

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Research focused on the United States agriculture film market 2015 industry trend, share, opportunities and forecast ... - WhaTech

Fri, 2016-07-15 10:03

Research focused on the United States agriculture film market 2015 industry trend, share, opportunities and forecast ...
WhaTech
The report features an up-to-date data on key companies' product details, revenue figures, and sales. Furthermore, the details also gives the Global Agriculture Film market revenue and its forecasts. The report gives a detailed overview of the key ...

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NAFTA: Build on success - Maryville Daily Forum

Thu, 2016-07-14 23:15

NAFTA: Build on success
Maryville Daily Forum
Last year, Mexico exported $22 billion worth of agricultural products to the United States, our number-one market destination, while the United States sent $18.5 billion worth to Mexico, the third-largest market for U.S. food exports after China and ...

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Accepts "Federal Agency of the Year Award" at League of United Latin American Citizens ... - USDA.gov (press release)

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:49

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Accepts "Federal Agency of the Year Award" at League of United Latin American Citizens ...
USDA.gov (press release)
And I am thrilled to accept, on behalf of the hardworking people at the United States Department of Agriculture, this acknowledgement of the work that we have done in civil rights for Hispanic and Latino employees and individuals who receive services ...

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