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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Bay Area beef processor sold meat from cows with eye cancer

    Bay Area beef processor sold meat from cows with eye cancer
    Rancho Feeding Corp., the Bay Area slaughterhouse that recalled nearly 9 million pounds of beef products last month, sold some meat that came from cows with eye cancer, according to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Meat processed...
  • Cachuma Lake, a crystalline mountain resource, is disappearing

    Cachuma Lake, a crystalline mountain resource, is disappearing
    When Jeff Bozarth retired after 20 years as a police officer and signed up as a park ranger here last spring, he knew what to expect and relished every bit of it. Hidden in the folds of the Central Coast mountains, Cachuma Lake featured the largest...
  • Adding olive oil to California's salad

    Adding olive oil to California's salad
    ARTOIS, Calif. — Nestled in a corner of the Sacramento Valley known for its rice, almonds and walnuts, densely packed rows of manicured olive trees stretch toward the horizon. This 1,700-acre spread is the domain of California Olive Ranch, an...
  • Foster Farms reopens Livingston plant

    Foster Farms reopens Livingston plant
    Foster Farms reopened its largest poultry processing plant Wednesday after voluntarily closing the facility for 10 days to improve safety conditions. The plant in Livingston, Calif., was cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety...
  • New virus linked to bee colony collapse disorder

    New virus linked to bee colony collapse disorder
    A rapidly mutating virus has leaped from plants to honeybees, where it is reproducing and contributing to the collapse of colonies vital to the multibillion-dollar agricultural industry, according to a new study. Tobacco ringspot virus, a pollen-borne...
  • Watch First Lady Michelle Obama horse around with the Miami Heat

    Watch First Lady Michelle Obama horse around with the Miami Heat
    Looks like the Miami Heat are the latest recruits in First Lady Michelle Obama's bid to get the country moving more and making healthier food choices. The first lady is seen video bombing Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and the championship team's coach, Erik...
  • Americans are making healthier food choices, new study says

    Americans are making healthier food choices, new study says
    Way to go, America, you're making healthier choices each and every day. American adults are increasingly consulting food labels, eating less fat and downing more fiber, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic...
  • Foods likely to cost more in 2014: Chocolate, beef, cereal and more

    Foods likely to cost more in 2014: Chocolate, beef, cereal and more
    Eating well in 2014 could get more expensive. Items such as chocolate, beef, bread and cereal are expected to experience price hikes in the new year. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report, all food prices are expected to increase by 1.25%...
  • Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency

    Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. The investigation of U.S....
  • USDA closes Foster Farms plant over roach infestation

    USDA closes Foster Farms plant over roach infestation
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended operations at a Foster Farms poultry plant Wednesday because of a cockroach infestation. The plant, which is located in Livingston, Calif., 25 miles southeast of Modesto, was one of three Foster Farms...
  • Plant closure over roach infestation latest setback for Foster Farms

    Plant closure over roach infestation latest setback for Foster Farms
    The cockroach infestation that closed a Foster Farms chicken plant in Central California was the latest setback for the giant poultry company, which last year faced a salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 400 people. The U.S. Department of...