USDA

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USDA Declares 11 Minn. Counties As Disaster Areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 11 Minnesota counties as disaster areas because of the combined impacts of excessive rain, high heat, strong winds, tornadoes and an early fall frost this year.

10/26/2011

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Renewable Energy Grants Awarded For Minnesota

Twenty-five Minnesota farmers and rural small businesses are getting almost $300,000 in renewable energy grants.

08/18/2011

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USDA Seeks Ways To Boost Farm-To-School Programs

The popularity of farm-to-school programs that put locally grown food on cafeteria trays has exploded in recent years — so much so that the federal agency in charge of school lunches is giving them a new stamp of approval.

07/13/2011

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USDA To Resurvey Farmers In 4 States This Month

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking the unusual step of resurveying corn, soybean and wheat farmers in four states.

07/06/2011

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Good Question: How Do You Eat From The New ‘Food Plate?’

It is the biggest change in the U.S. government’s visual representation of how we should eat — since the last time the government issued a visual representation of how we should eat.

06/02/2011

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USDA Releases New Food Guide Symbol

Move over food guide pyramid and make way for the “My Plate.” The USDA recently revealed their new food nutrition symbol to help encourage healthy eating.

06/02/2011

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Money Cut For Minnesota Wolf Management

Congressional budget cuts could jeopardize a federal program that controls wolves that attack or threaten farm animals or pets in Minnesota.

04/13/2011

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USDA Funds Research On Crops And Climate Change

The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests to help ensure farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber while trying to limit the impact of a changing environment.

03/21/2011

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School Lunch Standards To Get Major Overhaul

The lunch line at your children’s school could be changing. The government wants schools to dramatically change breakfast and lunch menus.

01/13/2011

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Minnesota Nutritionist Gives ‘A’ To New School Menus

A Minnesota nutrition researcher is giving high marks to the government’s new standards for school lunches.

01/13/2011

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NW Minn. Farmer Pleads Guilty To Lying To USDA

A farmer from northwestern Minnesota has pleaded guilty to lying to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a moldy beans scheme.

01/11/2011

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Good Question: Why Are Restaurant Steaks Expensive?

There’s nothing quite like a juicy restaurant steak, the most decadent thing on many menus. But why is that prime cut so expensive?

11/19/2010

John Williams show

Should Shirley Sherrod take this new position the USDA is offering her? Should she sue Brietbart? Lesibian receives $35 K settlement from her high school for being denied taking her girlfriend to prom John shares […]

07/22/2010

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