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Summer Wind Farms to Lose License, Must Give Up Most Animals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will revoke the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) exhibitor license of Summer Wind Farms Sanctuary, where a PETA eyewitness exposé revealed chronic neglect. The... The post Summer Wind Farms to Lose License, Must Give Up Most Animals appeared first on PETA.

USDA sanctions Vegwest Farms, Countryland Farms

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned two produce companies for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards, according to a news release. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned two produce companies for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards, according to a news release.

Video: Monkey Mutilating Himself at Maple Lane Farm

Armed with damning video footage, PETA sent a complaint this morning requesting that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigate Maple Lane Wildlife Farm for multiple animal-welfare concerns, including... The post Video: Monkey Mutilating Himself at Maple Lane Farm appeared first on PETA.

The cost of doing away with USDA Rural Development

Over the years, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grants and loans have served as a lifeline for rural communities, providing critical funding for water and wastewater infrastructure, public and community buildings, and essential community service facilities. Show More Summary

USDA Blackout Continues, PETA Demands Record Releases

PETA is calling on the USDA to do its duty under the law and post these records within days, not months. The post USDA Blackout Continues, PETA Demands Record Releases appeared first on PETA.

Blackout Continues: USDA Now Delaying Record Releases

In February, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) took down thousands of records pertaining to its enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), it assured the public that... The post Blackout Continues: USDA Now Delaying Record Releases appeared first on PETA.

Young, Donnelly seek applicants for USDA state posts

Indiana's two U.S. senators say they're seeking qualified individuals to fill state-level leadership positions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sens. Todd Young and Joe Donnelly announced Monday they will … Click to Continue...

This chart shows a major shift in the way Americans eat

Americans like to eat out. A lot. In fact, the portion of food spending outside the home is estimated to have eclipsed the portion spent on food at home for the first time around 2014, according to data from the USDA. The trend can be...Show More Summary

More Relief for Livestock Producers in Drought States

USDA is making the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands available for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota affected by severe drought. “We are working toShow More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News - 15 - 21 July 2017

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This week's water book is quite different from the usual ones. It's the 1937 USDA Technical Report 548 that covers a version of managed aquifer recharge (MAR): Spreading Water for Storage Underground, by A.T. Mitchelson and Dean C. Muckel. You can download the PDF here. I suspect this one of...

WINNING: Just Like That Food Stamp Use Falls To Lowest Level In SEVEN Years!

New USDA statistics on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are showing steady improvement thanks to changes at the federal level as well as on the local level in many

Chipotle’s food safety officials recently visited Washington D.C.

James Marsden, top food safety official for Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, who joined the Denver-based burrito chain’s Food Safety Advisory Board in January, met on June 1 with top officials at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Hagen was USDA under secretary for food safety from 2010 to 2013. Her return with Marsden... Continue Reading

80+ Years of Managed Aquifer Recharge! 1937 USDA Technical Bulletin 548: 'Spreading Water for Storage Underground'

Maria Gibson, the groundwatergeek herself, just sent me a PDF of this 1937 publication from the U.S. Department of Agriculture by A.T. MItchelson and Dean C. Muckel, Spreading Water for Water Underground Download Spreading_water_for_storage_underground There are some case studies from Arizona, California, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. The first two...

USDA announces $15.1m for research on renewable energy, biobased products, agroecosystems

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The USDepartment of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 34 grants totaling $15.1 million for research on agricultural systems and production...Show More Summary

Trump wants a talk-radio host to be the USDA’s chief scientist

The Dept. of Agriculture’s science will be run by someone with no science experience.

Investigation of Slaughterhouse Sought After Pig Repeatedly Shot in Head

Armed with damning U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) records, PETA sent a letter this morning calling on the Callaway County prosecutor’s office to investigate local slaughterhouse Central Missouri Meat... The post Investigation of Slaughterhouse Sought After Pig Repeatedly Shot in Head appeared first on PETA.

Two More USDA Appointees Announced

President Donald Trump intends nominate Indiana Agriculture Director Ted McKinney to be USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs and former Iowa economics professor Dr. Sam Clovis for Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics. Show More Summary

USDA sanctions Texas, Puerto Rico produce companies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned four produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned four produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards.

USDA says mad cow case in Alabama is ‘atypical’ and not risky

An 11-year old cow in Alabama is the fifth case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) to be found in the United States since 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced late on Tuesday. The non-scientific name for BSE is mad cow disease, a prion disease that reached epidemic levels in Great Britain in the late... Continue Reading

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