Tag Archives: USDA

Rural America Is Back In Business

Over the past eight years, the Obama Administration has vigorously invested in the rural way of life, strengthening the small towns and rural communities that so many call home.

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US Set for Record Farm Exports Amidst Global Growth

Low energy prices and increasingly available credit make the U.S. agricultural export trade outlook promising in 2014. The farm exports will reach a record $149.5 billion in the year ending Sept. 30, up $6.9 billion from a February forecast.

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Food Safety: The Reality of Healthy Chicken

The USDA is set to implement controversial changes to regulations governing poultry processing. If these revisions are made, line speeds at poultry plants will go up significantly even as the number of USDA-trained inspectors at these same facilities shrinks.

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They’re Feeding WHAT to Cows?

Anyone who pays even scant attention to where our food comes from is likely aware that some pretty unsavory things happen between the farm and your fork (see this month’s big story in Rolling Stone, for example). But some of these farming methods are more than just unappetizing: they could be deadly. One practice in particular could allow for the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, …

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