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12

Sep

USDA cracks down on online puppy millsNew rules will require breeders who sell pets online to have a USDA permit. They also must pay an annual licensing fee and consent to random inspections.

USDA cracks down on online puppy mills
New rules will require breeders who sell pets online to have a USDA permit. They also must pay an annual licensing fee and consent to random inspections.

11

Sep

Some schools adding ‘pink slime’ back to the menuMore than twice as many states put in orders with the USDA this year for ground beef that may contain the controversial lean, finely textured beef.

Some schools adding ‘pink slime’ back to the menu
More than twice as many states put in orders with the USDA this year for ground beef that may contain the controversial lean, finely textured beef.

18

Aug

How to use the USDA’s planting zone mapWant to know which plants will grow well in your garden? Follow the map, which is based on the average lowest winter temperature in your area.

How to use the USDA’s planting zone map
Want to know which plants will grow well in your garden? Follow the map, which is based on the average lowest winter temperature in your area.

24

Jan


 How to use the USDA’s planting zone map 



Want to know which plants you can grow in your garden? Follow the map, which is based on the average of lowest winter temperature in your area.
Want to know which plants you can grow in your garden? Follow the map, which is based on the average of lowest winter temperature in your area.

26

Jul

USDA rescinds recommendation for Meatless MondaysAfter initially suggesting that employees eat less meat, the agency bows to pressure from the livestock industry.

USDA rescinds recommendation for Meatless Mondays
After initially suggesting that employees eat less meat, the agency bows to pressure from the livestock industry.

19

Mar

Climate change gives gardeners new optionsThe USDA has updated its planting-zones map for the first time in 22 years, reflecting a warmer U.S. where many southern crops are expanding north.

Climate change gives gardeners new options
The USDA has updated its planting-zones map for the first time in 22 years, reflecting a warmer U.S. where many southern crops are expanding north.

05

Mar

USDA offers farmers more money to idle sensitive landOfficials will offer money to owners of environmentally sensitive farmland if they idle it in a conservation program instead of growing crops.

USDA offers farmers more money to idle sensitive land
Officials will offer money to owners of environmentally sensitive farmland if they idle it in a conservation program instead of growing crops.

30

Jan

Climate change gives gardeners new optionsThe USDA has updated its planting-zones map for the first time in 22 years, reflecting a warmer U.S. where many southern crops are expanding north.

Climate change gives gardeners new options
The USDA has updated its planting-zones map for the first time in 22 years, reflecting a warmer U.S. where many southern crops are expanding north.

26

Jan

USDA sets guidelines for healthier school mealsThe new meal requirements are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by Michelle Obama and aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

USDA sets guidelines for healthier school meals
The new meal requirements are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by Michelle Obama and aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

05

Dec

Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in U.S.The animals could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections.

Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in U.S.
The animals could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections.