The federal government announced proposed new regulations that would force food processors to reduce the amount of salmonella bacteria found in some raw chicken products.Read More »
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting a Baltimore high school to highlight opportunities in urban agriculture. The event Friday afternoon at Frederick Douglass High School also includes celebrity chef Kwame Onwuachi and Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother’s ...
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Maryland received a $3.4 million bonus incentive payment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for getting food assistance to low-income families, the state announced this week. Maryland is the top-performing state (and second only to the District of Columbia) for ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans’ health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet, issuing new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses. The rules announced Tuesday would subject dog owners who breed more ...Read More »
After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program. They say so many students refused the meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that their cafeterias were losing money. ...Read More »
DES MOINES, Iowa — Eight meat and livestock groups have sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture in federal court in Washington to block implementation of a new meat labeling rule. The rule approved in May by the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing ...Read More »