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Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Protections for Tongass National Forest

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today finalized protections for the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. USDA’s final rule, announced today, repeals the 2020 Alaska Roadless Rule and restores longstanding roadless protections to 9.37 million acres of roadless areas that support the ecological, economic and […]

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USDA Announces Increased Funding to Support School Meals and to Help Continue Serving Healthy Meals to Kids

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an adjustment in school meal reimbursements to help schools continue to serve children healthy and nutritious meals. This move will put an estimated $750 million more into school meal programs across the nation this year, making sure federal reimbursements keep […]

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Central Valley Meat Co., Inc. recalls ground beef products due to possible Salmonella Dublin contamination

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2019 – Central Valley Meat Co., Inc., a Hanford, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 34,222 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Dublin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ground beef items were produced on July 23, 2019. The following […]

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Cargill Meat Solutions recalls 25,288 pounds of ground beef products due to possible E. coli contamination

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2018 – Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ground beef items were produced on Aug. 16, 2018. The following […]

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Seven Northern California Counties Affected by Wildfires to receive D-SNAP

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2017 – Households impacted by recent wildfires in Northern California could be eligible for help buying food through USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced today. Those who may not normally be eligible for nutrition assistance under regular SNAP rules may […]

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USDA: Families Projected to Spend an Average of $233,610 Raising a Child Born in 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the 2015 Expenditures on Children by Families report, also known as “The Cost of Raising a Child.” The report, developed by economists at USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), estimates that for a child born in 2015, a middle-income* married-couple […]

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