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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • U.S. farm income projected to rise 15% this year to four-decade high

    U.S. farm income projected to rise 15% this year to four-decade high
    A year after one of the worst droughts on record, U.S. farm incomes are projected to rebound this year to their highest level in four decades because of a surge in corn and soybean inventories. Net farm income this year is forecast at $131 billion, up...
  • Meatpacking firms reach settlement on animal cruelty charges

    Several California meatpacking companies that supplied beef to the National School Lunch Program have reached a $3.1-million settlement over allegations of abusive treatment of cattle and other issues. Westland Meat Packing Co., one of the companies...
  • USDA announces new plan to combat salmonella

    USDA announces new plan to combat salmonella
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled a new plan Wednesday to reduce the number of salmonella outbreaks linked to meat and poultry. The effort comes weeks after Foster Farms chicken was found to have sickened at least 389 people nationwide with...
  • USDA outlines plan to fight salmonella

    USDA outlines plan to fight salmonella
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has outlined a broad plan to combat salmonella. But some food safety advocates say it doesn't do enough to combat a pathogen responsible for 1.3 million illnesses in the U.S. each year. The push has taken on new...
  • A grounded view of the empire of insects

     A grounded view of the empire of insects
    Max Ataka loves insects. All kinds, from the beetles on his T-shirt to the Anise swallowtail butterfly perched on the back of his hand. The 12-year-old loves the colors, the weird behaviors, the fact that he can actually handle them. "When I was a baby,...
  • Kenter Canyon Farms reaps harvest of locally grown wheat

     Kenter Canyon Farms reaps harvest of locally grown wheat
    California farmers raise vast quantities of wheat, but this most basic of foods has remained an industrial commodity, absent from farmers markets. That may be changing, however, since a passionate bread baker, Andrea Crawford of Kenter Canyon Farms,...
  • Costco extends recall of chicken linked to salmonella outbreak

    Costco extends recall of chicken linked to salmonella outbreak
    Costco extended a recall of rotisserie chicken products Thursday from a South San Francisco store because of an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened at least 317 people nationwide. The recall targets 13,455 units of Kirkland Signature Foster Farms...
  • Fishing With Dynamite's Branding Iron flip a smart mix of beer, pisco

     Fishing With Dynamite's Branding Iron flip a smart mix of beer, pisco
    A flip is a class of cocktail that you may not be familiar with even though it dates back to the 17th century, when the term was used to describe a drink made with beer, rum and sugar. The concoction was then heated with a hot iron. That last part is...
  • Foster Farms pledges to win back consumer trust after salmonella cases

    Foster Farms pledges to win back consumer trust after salmonella cases
    Foster Farms said it was working hard to repair its tarnished image after a salmonella outbreak linked to its chickens sickenedĀ more thanĀ 300 people nationwide. In one of the first interviews since the outbreak was announced earlier this month, Foster...
  • Foster Farms apologizes for salmonella outbreak

    Foster Farms apologizes for salmonella outbreak
    LIVINGSTON, Calif. — With his company's poultry sales plunging after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of consumers, the head of Foster Farms has apologized for the biggest food safety lapse in the family firm's history. The...
  • USDA issues public health alert for some California chicken

    USDA issues public health alert for some California chicken
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a public health alert Monday afternoon, saying it had linked some raw chicken products produced in California to a salmonella outbreak. The agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said it had...