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Drought Crop Disasters Declared in 10 U.S. States

Crop Disasters Declared for 69  Counties in 10 States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 69 additional counties in 10 states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon and Utah—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought. 256 more words

News Alert

USDA’s LGBT rural summit series comes to Nashville

BY THE RURAL PRIDE CAMPAIGN

There is a misconception about the LGBT community, one which has been perpetuated for a long time. We’ve all heard it: LGBT people are generally more affluent, more educated, and more cultured than the general population, and disproportionately they live in urban environments. 665 more words

LGBT

Bavarian brand Loaf Product Recall [US]

US/Washington: Bavarian Meats recalls approximately 1,400 pounds of Bavarian brand Loaf Products due to mislabeling and undeclared soy, a known allergen and possible trigger of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention. 312 more words

Allergens & Intolerances

Campos Foods Cheese Burger Recall [US]

US/Washington: Campos Foods recalls approximately 136,950 pounds of Beef Products due to mislabeling and undeclared wheat, a known allergen, sources of dietary intolerance and possible trigger of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention. 379 more words

Food

NPR Article on Farm Bill!

Just a quick post on this NPR article on the USDA subsidies for individual run farms. Could be a response to higher demands of “naturally” produced food. 12 more words

Winter 2015

5th Circuit strikes down USDA rule aimed at penalizing owners who purposely sore horses

5th Circuit Nixes USDA Horse-Protection Rule
COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE
By LORRAINE BAILEY

(CN) – The 5th Circuit struck down a USDA rule aimed at penalizing horse owners who purposely injure their horses to achieve a gait prized at horse competitions. 481 more words

Horse Soring

John Block: Chickens and Eggs

By John R. Block

The State of California has a reputation for leading in many ways – especially in the area of government regulations. Now, they have bit off almost more than they can chew. 303 more words

Food