DENVER (AP) - Two Colorado companies have won contracts to thin national forests in Wyoming and Colorado, with some of the wood likely going toward heating homes. The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that the 10-year stewardship contracts will reduce help threats of catastrophic wildfires on at least 20,000 acres.... more »
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... more »
DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to issue its first official estimate this week of what the Colorado winter wheat harvest will look like this year.
Some wheat farmers in eastern Colorado have had very dry conditions this year. That makes it unlikely Colorado will... more »
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... more »
Now that you've rid your refrigerator of suspect eggs, here's another recall to check out.
Deli meat sold at Wal-Mart is being recalled because of a possible listeria contamination. The meat was sold here in Colorado and nationwide.
The meat was marketed under the Marketside Grab and Go... more »
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... more »
Food safety advocates are pushing the U.S. government to step up efforts to monitor less common E. coli strains.
The food industry and government regulators have focused for years on finding the most virulent strain, which has killed hundreds of people and sickened thousands every year.
But they... more »
Horse slaughter... Bring it up around horse people and an argument is sure to start, but the issue has long left arenas and stables and is now an issue in many state legislatures and even Congress.
It usually boils down to a cruelty versus commerce stance. Many claim the... more »
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... more »