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May 16 '14
USDA Reports Honeybee Death Rate Too High for Long-Term Survival
Honeybees in the U.S. are dying at a rate too high to ensure their long-term survival, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/16/usda-honeybee-death-rate-too-high/

USDA Reports Honeybee Death Rate Too High for Long-Term Survival

Honeybees in the U.S. are dying at a rate too high to ensure their long-term survival, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/16/usda-honeybee-death-rate-too-high/

May 8 '14
Agriculture Census: Conservation and Energy
On May 2, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The Census of Agriculture has been conducted since 1840 and currently is collected once every five years.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/08/agriculture-census-conservation-energy/

Agriculture Census: Conservation and Energy

On May 2, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The Census of Agriculture has been conducted since 1840 and currently is collected once every five years.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/08/agriculture-census-conservation-energy/

Apr 30 '14
USDA Invests $7 Million to Research Small Farm Challenges
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than seven million dollars in funding to support research on the profitability of small and medium-sized family farms.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/30/usda-research-small-farm-challenges/

USDA Invests $7 Million to Research Small Farm Challenges

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than seven million dollars in funding to support research on the profitability of small and medium-sized family farms.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/30/usda-research-small-farm-challenges/

Apr 24 '14
Organic Consumers Accuse USDA Regulators of Surrendering to Corporate Interests
When the organic industry gathers in central Texas next week sparks are predicted to fly when farmers and consumer activists face off with government regulators who they have accused of a “power grab,” significantly eroding …
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/24/organic-consumers-accuse-usda-of-corporate-interests/

Organic Consumers Accuse USDA Regulators of Surrendering to Corporate Interests

When the organic industry gathers in central Texas next week sparks are predicted to fly when farmers and consumer activists face off with government regulators who they have accused of a “power grab,” significantly eroding …

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/24/organic-consumers-accuse-usda-of-corporate-interests/

Jan 2 '14
Documentary Exposes Wildlife Services’ Secret Killings
This month, Predator Defense launches a nationwide film screening tour of their documentary detailing the secretive killings of the Wildlife Services, a department of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which kills more than one million coyotes, bears, otters, foxes …
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/02/documentary-exposes-wildlife-services-killings/

Documentary Exposes Wildlife Services’ Secret Killings

This month, Predator Defense launches a nationwide film screening tour of their documentary detailing the secretive killings of the Wildlife Services, a department of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which kills more than one million coyotes, bears, otters, foxes …

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/02/documentary-exposes-wildlife-services-killings/

Sep 4 '13
USDA’s Privatized Poultry Inspection Plan Would Leave Industry Unregulated
Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a scathing analysis of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) in poultry slaughter, the pilot project that U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is using to justify its proposal to privatize poultry inspection in some 200 poultry plants across the country.
The proposed “Modernization of Poultry Inspection” rule published by FSIS on Jan. 27, 2012, would remove most FSIS inspectors from the slaughter lines and replace them with untrained company employees, allowing processing companies to police themselves. It would also permit chicken plants to increase line speeds to 175 birds-per-minute … 
http://ecowatch.com/2013/usdas-privatized-poultry-inspection-unregulated/

USDA’s Privatized Poultry Inspection Plan Would Leave Industry Unregulated

Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a scathing analysis of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) in poultry slaughter, the pilot project that U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is using to justify its proposal to privatize poultry inspection in some 200 poultry plants across the country.

The proposed “Modernization of Poultry Inspection” rule published by FSIS on Jan. 27, 2012, would remove most FSIS inspectors from the slaughter lines and replace them with untrained company employees, allowing processing companies to police themselves. It would also permit chicken plants to increase line speeds to 175 birds-per-minute …

http://ecowatch.com/2013/usdas-privatized-poultry-inspection-unregulated/

Jul 24 '13

U.S. Agencies Plan to Eliminate True Organic Egg Production


Since organic producers are required by federal standards to grant outdoor access to their laying hens, the guidance applies to all organic egg producers. The FDA, which collaborated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program in promulgating their guidance, recognizes minute covered porches—which do not afford true and meaningful outdoor access to laying hens—as one of four possible organic production systems and thereby legitimizes their use.

Already the focus of controversy and threatened lawsuits, the USDA has been widely criticized for allowing giant “organic” factory farms, confining as many as 100,000 birds to a building, to skirt the requirements for outdoor access by employing tiny screened porches, often with a capacity of only one-three percent of the confined birds. The USDA is currently allowing these giant poultry operations to claim these structures as the legally required “access to the outdoors.”

http://ecowatch.com/2013/eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

May 20 '13
The USDA Forest Service is Going BROKE Fighting Wildfires 
From California to Wisconsin, Record-Breaking Wildfire Season Has Begun: Are You & Your Family at Risk? Though it can be argued that wildfires are normal for this time of year, it can also be said that global warming is providing ideal conditions for them to become fierce and difficult to contain.http://ecowatch.com/2013/california-wisconsin-record-breaking-wildfire-season-has-begun/

The USDA Forest Service is Going BROKE Fighting Wildfires

From California to Wisconsin, Record-Breaking Wildfire Season Has Begun: Are You & Your Family at Risk?

Though it can be argued that wildfires are normal for this time of year, it can also be said that global warming is providing ideal conditions for them to become fierce and difficult to contain.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/california-wisconsin-record-breaking-wildfire-season-has-begun/

May 9 '13
FDA & USDA in perpetual EPIC FAIL.
Not Good Enough for Pet Food: Imported Food from China Under Scrutiny for Fraud and Lack of Inspection“We don’t trust, for good reason, the Chinese to supply ingredients for our dog and cat food … Why should we trust Chinese exporters for the food that we are feeding our children and families?”http://ecowatch.com/2013/food-imports-from-china-under-scrutiny-fraud-lack-inspection/
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FDA & USDA in perpetual EPIC FAIL.

Not Good Enough for Pet Food: Imported Food from China Under Scrutiny for Fraud and Lack of Inspection

“We don’t trust, for good reason, the Chinese to supply ingredients for our dog and cat food … Why should we trust Chinese exporters for the food that we are feeding our children and families?”

http://ecowatch.com/2013/food-imports-from-china-under-scrutiny-fraud-lack-inspection/

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Jun 7 '12
After years of debating, petitioning, rulemaking and outright stalling, this week the federal government is finally implementing new requirements for testing E. coli in ground beef.
Why is this cause for celebration?
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After years of debating, petitioning, rulemaking and outright stalling, this week the federal government is finally implementing new requirements for testing E. coli in ground beef.

Why is this cause for celebration?

To Learn More, CLICK HERE