RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Virginia several grants to bring more local farm products to school meal programs. Announced Monday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the funding includes $20,750 for…
A power outage can be expensive depending on how much perishable food
you have to lose.
Many shoppers buy their Thanksgiving turkey frozen, but more and more people prefer a fresh one. If that includes you, be careful not to buy that bird too soon – one to two days before you plan on cooking it is the maximum, according to the USDA.
After years of pressure from the public and animal-welfare groups, the USDA\’s inspector general looked into the laws regulating commercial dog breeding and agreed there was a gap between breeders who sell online and those who do not.
Organic food products are traditionally more expensive for consumers than their conventional varieties. This difference in price is also felt by the farmers who grow and produce certified organic food. But a new program is helping small farmers grow certified natural food.
It\’s something that\’s enjoyed for taste and it\’s something that\’s
required to survive. It\’s found in the ground, on trees, on shelves, in homes and
in retail settings throughout the world. It defines cultures, helps to run vehicles and even influences national security decisions. It\’s food, and its
future is up for discussion.
Shoppers are paying between 35 percent to 39 percent more for
groceries than they did a decade ago.
Department of Agriculture inspectors could be
furloughed for up to 15 days under
sequestration. That would force meatpacking
plants to intermittently shut down and would
result in less meat in grocery stores. Prices
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is cutting
down on fried foods with a new plan to eliminate
deep fryers from the federal department\’s
A middle-income family can expect to pay $234,000
to raise a kid born last year to the age of 18,
according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The USDA has released new data that show a baby born in 2010 will cost about $287,000 to raise.