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Brief Respite Predicted For Beef Price Increase
While analysts predict we'll feel the major effects of drought on food prices next year, they say there may be a surprise effect in 2012.
U.S.D.A. Food Price Analyst, Ricky Volpe, says because pastures have been wiped out and feed prices are going up, cattle producers are sending cows to market …
USDA Invests Dollars Toward Wood-To-Energy
Utilization of forests and grasslands are part of rural prosperity, says U.S. Department of Agriculture, Secretary Tom Vilsack.
To that end Vilsack says the department is working to boost recreational use and do more forest restoration...
Wyoming Preps For Wild Fire Mitigation
The state of Wyoming held a training workshop for county wild fire mitigation coordinators last week. It took place on Casper Mountain where representatives from across the state took a tour to see first hand various types of wild fire mitigation techniques in use...
Grocery Store Book Keeping, Road Block To Food Safety?
They're called "grinding logs' and many such records at grocery stores across the country with on-site meat grinders have mediocre book keeping.
U.S. Undersecretary for Food Safety, Elizabeth Hagan, says through the years, and over and over again, they find themselves investigating outbreaks of…
Proposed Animal I.D. Traceback System Under Review
A proposed new U.S. Department of Agriculture Livestock I.D. and Trace-back System was made ready for review the same day word started to spread about a recent case of BSE, or mad cow disease, in California. The new animal tracing system will be used to track and prevent disease outbreak...
Mad Cow Case In California Found In USDA Testing
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Federal and state agriculture officials are working to find out more about a California dairy cow that was found to have mad cow disease.
The finding announced yesterday is the first new case of the fatal brain disease in the U...
The Historical Perspective On Eggs And Bunnies
This Sunday, April 8th, is Easter and for some it means eggs and bunnies.
According to Ann Effland, historical expert at the U.S. Department of Agriculture,  the egg goes  back to  early pre-Christian spring celebrations as a symbol of fertility...
USDA Appeals Country Of Origen Labeling Decision
A ruling by the World Trade Organization last November on a challenge to the U.S. Country Of Origin Labeling Policy said the U.S., in labeling, was not treating meat imports equally and so the practice could be construed as a trade violation...
School Beef Not Labeled For Fillers Says Food Service Manager
Natrona County School District's Food Service Manager says until this past week he was unaware that USDA beef supplied to schools may contain by-product treated with ammonia.
Food Service Manager, Mike Pyska says the beef labeling does not indicate the presence of fillers only the 80/20 fat rat…

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