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Zoetis IBV vaccine receives full license from USDA

Animal health company, Zoetis, has obtained a full license from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sell Poulvac Bron GA 08, the first commercially available vaccine to reduce disease caused by Georgia 2008 (GA 08) Type infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) in poultry.

Which Refinance Is Best: FHA, VA, Conventional, or USDA?

Mortgage rates are near 15-months lows, so which mortgage refinance program is best? Analysis and today's live mortgage rate quotes. Safe and secure. Click for the complete post : Which Refinance Is Best: FHA, VA, Conventional, or USDA?.

Training your brain to prefer healthy foods

BOSTON (September 1, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT) — It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University and at Massachusetts General Hospital. Show More Summary

How many servings of fruits and vegetables should we eat a day?

Many organizations cook up recommendations for the number of fruit and vegetable servings you should eat every day.  Well known examples include the USDA which suggests two cups of fruit and two and a half cups of vegetables daily (approximately 8 to 10 servings), the American Heart Association which recommends 8 to 10 and the […]

USDA releases final 2008-2012 crop numbers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released its final 2008-2012 summaries for citrus, vegetables, melons and strawberries.

Using tip from social media, USDA seizes 1,200 illegal giant snails

The giant African snail can eat plaster, stucco and 500 types of plants, including most row crops and citrus, making them a nuisance in places like Florida, where local agencies are trying to eradicate them. Photo by Flickr user Coleg Gwent WASHINGTON — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. Show More Summary

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.

USDA proposes additional South Africa citrus access

Citrus from South African regions infected with the citrus black spot virus would be allowed into the U.S. under a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

USDA proposes access for China citrus

China citrus will be given access to the U.S. market under a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ethical Conflict Doesn’t Stop Al Jazeera from Attacking Chicken Industry

Anti-factory farming rhetoric is all the rage on the left, so when the USDA announced changes to its inspection for the first time since 1957, liberal outrage was sure to follow. Al Jazeera America devoted most of an episode of “The Stream” to criticism of the changes on Aug. Show More Summary

USDA doesn’t find drought price effect yet

The California drought still hasn’t had a major effect on consumer-level fruit and vegetable prices, but economists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture say the potential remains for large and lasting effects on how much they cost.

Ag Economy; Farm Bill; Political Notes (Farm Bill); Climate; and, Regs- Wednesday

Agricultural Economy Yesterday, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) updated its 2014 Farm Sector Income Forecast, which stated that, “Net farm income is forecast to be $113.2 billion in 2014, down 13.8 percent from 2013’s forecast of $131.3 billion. If realized, the 2014 forecast would be the lowest since 2010, but would still remain more than […]

FSIS Enforcement Action Results in Sentencing in Three Criminal Cases

A trio of successful prosecutions top the quarterly enforcement report from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for the period ending June 30th. The April to June period is the third quarter of the federal fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Linda Chen Mai, an employee of the Trinh Company in San Jose, CA,... Continue Reading

USDA: Consumers predicted to pay more for pork

The USDA have recently published a summary on the Food Price Outlook for 2014-15. according to this outlook the USDA predict that consumers will be spending more on their pork purchases.

August Weather Supports Crop Conditions

By T. Marc Schober: Crop conditions are at favorable levels not seen since the early 1990s. Ideal weather throughout the growing season has provided enough sun and moisture to produce what has been estimated by the USDA to be record-breaking yields for both corn and soybeans this year. Show More Summary

More money in food: USDA’s food dollar

While I’m thinking about the role of money in food, take a look at USDA’s new food dollar series. Farm and agribusiness get 11.8 cents on the dollar. The real money is in adding value through processing (18.6 cents) and food service (33.7 cents). When farmers complain that it’s hard to make a living, they aren’t […]

Blue Diamond among USDA grant recipients

Blue Diamond Growers will use a new $200,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help introduce its almonds to an international market.

Ocean Mist Farms receives USDA training

Almost 50 Ocean Mist Farms employees in five different departments participated in a custom training session led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at its headquarters in Castroville, Calif.

USDA clarifies use of ‘organic’ in brand, company names

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the National Organics Program, has issued a clarification to certifying agencies about the use of the word “organic” in company or product brand names.

USDA clarifies use of ‘organic’ in brand, company names

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the National Organics Program, has issued a clarification to certifying agencies about the use of the word “organic” in company or product brand names.

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