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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Pesticides, parasites and poor forage hurting bee pollinators

    Pesticides, parasites and poor forage hurting bee pollinators
    Although honeybee loss slowed last year, it remains at dangerously high levels, according to a new federal report that concluded there was no single remedy for the colony collapse that has hit America’s hard-working crop pollinators. The report,...
  • Proposed New Mexico horse slaughterhouse likely to get permit soon

    Proposed New Mexico horse slaughterhouse likely to get permit soon
    The battle over the opening of the nation’s first domestic horse slaughterhouse since a government ban six years ago has ramped up as a company in Roswell, N.M., moves closer to reinstituting the practice. Activists throughout the West say they...
  • New beef vendor at Santa Monica farmers market has history on its side

    New beef vendor at Santa Monica farmers market has history on its side
    LOMPOC, Calif. — A new beef vendor at the Santa Monica farmers market, Rancho San Julian is very likely the oldest continuously operated family farm in California, dating to 1816, when José de la Guerra began to raise meat for the presidio at...
  • Farmers Markets: Look for Page and Lee mandarins

    Farmers Markets: Look for Page and Lee mandarins
    Mandarins at their best are the noblest of citrus, with intense, complex aromatics and fascinating varietal identities. Two clementine-tangelo crosses prized for their rich flavor, Page and Lee, are now in peak season and well worth searching out. Page...
  • Farmers Markets: Raisins, outside the box

    Farmers Markets: Raisins, outside the box
    REEDLEY, Calif. -- Raisins are the neglected icon of California agriculture, perceived as an old-fashioned industrial commodity, devoid of seasonal sizzle. At farmers markets, however, it's well worth searching out special varieties, freshly harvested and...
  • Market Watch: Kinnows make a sweet citrus juice

    Market Watch: Kinnows make a sweet citrus juice
    Amid the seasonal abundance of apricots, cherries, peaches and Boysenberries, it is hard to imagine that a citrus juice would become an object of craving, but few shoppers have any idea just how sweet and flavorful late-harvest Kinnow mandarins can be....
  • Farmers Markets: Exotic fruits, exciting harvests in De Luz

    Farmers Markets: Exotic fruits, exciting harvests in De Luz
    DE LUZ — High on a hill overlooking an idyllic vista of citrus, avocados and chaparral, Bill Vogel spied a tree loaded with an unexpected bounty and started to holler. "Holy moly, look at all these starfruit," he said, cradling a cluster of...
  • Helping farmers markets managers manage better

    Helping farmers markets managers manage better
    As certified farmers markets have proliferated in California over the past decade, it has become clear that many of their managers lack crucial knowledge of their responsibilities. In response to this problem, veteran managers and the California...
  • $1 billion in pot uprooted from public lands in California, West

     
    "Marijuana trafficking organizations seek to turn our nation’s parks and public lands into their own drug havens,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart....
  • L.A. County D.A. opens inquiry into Montebello councilman

     
    The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has launched an inquiry into the campaign finances of Montebello Councilman Jack Hadjinian. Prosecutors said they’re looking at possible wrongdoing related to campaign contributions, but warned there...
  • Video allegedly shows cows shot, shocked at meat processing plant

     
    A Hanford meat processing plant was shut down after federal agriculture investigators received a video allegedly showing cows being shocked and shot....