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The war on the boll weevil

by Dominic Reisig, NC State University

In NC State University News

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is not much to look at – just a grayish, little beetle with an impressively long snout. 1,676 more words


Grapes to the Rescue; A Vine New Twist on Heart Disease Prevention

Grapes are always a delicious treat on a hot day and can be great additions to salads, desserts, and various other summer dishes. Loaded with health-boosting antioxidants and vitamins, grapes are also widely known for being a nutritious alternative to unhealthy sweets like candy and cookies. 230 more words

President's 2018 Budget Undercuts Rural Communities

Center for Rural Affairs Policy Associate Anna Johnson said today that President Trump’s 2018 budget does not support rural America and its communities. The budget was released in its final form this morning. 452 more words


Get Well Wednesday: How To Keep Your Cookout Safe

We’re heading into the Memorial Day weekend and kicking off of grilling season. The USDA’s Janell Goodwin has info on protecting ourselves from foodborne illness. 469 more words

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Competitive Funding Opportunity Webinar

Join us for the USDA NIFA Competitive Funding Opportunity Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of the USDA NIFA competitive grant programs in order to enhance the application success rate of eligible institutions. 80 more words


Charted: Trump's budget would cut $200 billion from food stamps. Here's who that hurts.

The new US budget the Trump administration plans to unveil later today is expected to propose trimming $193 billion over the next decade from the US Department of Agriculture’s “supplemental nutrition assistance program,” better known as food stamps. 326 more words

Massive food recall result of Airway Heights PFAS water contamination

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. – Out of an abundance of caution, Washington state correctional industries voluntary recalled 319,000 pounds of meat, poultry, baked goods and frozen meals.  57 more words