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1 year 8 months ago

Nebraska's wheat crop could be low

The USDA is predicting Nebraska's wheat crop could be the smallest since 1944. While farmers are doing their part by growing the same number of acres as last year, expectations are lower for harvest. Germination of the plots has been hampered by dry conditions since last fall. The outlook...

2 years 11 months ago

Nutrition labels for your meat

Mystery meat is a thing of the past. Starting today, the Department of Agriculture is requiring nutrition labels on 40 of the most popular cuts of beef and poultry. The labels are similar to those shoppers have grown accustom to seeing on items like canned soup and cereal. The...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Keeping food safe when you lose power

With a severe winter storm comes the threat of losing power. The USDA has safety tips to follow to ensure food in your freezer and refrigerator is safe to eat following an outage: • Keep an appliance thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer. An appliance thermometer will indicate...

4 years 7 months ago

Ousted USDA employee to sue blogger

Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod says she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week. Sherrod made the announcement Thursday in San Diego at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention. The edited video posted by...

5 years 4 months ago

Illnesses push USDA, FDA to write safety rules

Two federal agencies are teaming up to write new food safety rules for fresh produce, following foodborne illness outbreaks tied to fruits and vegetables in recent years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday its fresh produce chief Leanne Skelton will work with the Food and Drug Administration to...

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