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USDA - Beef is Tender But What Else?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday August 09, 2013   -   By David

The USDA has announced it's new 'tenderness' program designed to help consumers choose a good piece of beef. The new USDA program allows beef companies to label products as "USDA tender" or "USDA very tender" if they are certified...

The USDA’s The New Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods to Eat Or...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Thursday February 28, 2013   -   By Arlene

The USDA’s The New Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods to Eat Organic©   Recently I read a report or rather several reports that identified 12 foods you should eat provided they are organic because the 12 foods the USDA 2011 list...

Say No To GMO's

Blog: Freedom To Grow Our Own Food   -   Tuesday June 05, 2012   -   By Jason

Pepe makes a prediction: Your health will one day depend on how wealthy you are, since foods will contain more and more GMO. People who can't afford USDA Organic Foods will be at greater risk to the potential hazards posed by GMO'S. Farming...

USDA Budget Cuts...You Mean We're Paying For This?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday January 13, 2012   -   By David

The USDA recently announced they are going to lose 150 Million dollars in a budget cut. Listen to what Tom Vilisack mentions in his announcement.  I'm always amazed at the waste found when somebody actually looks for it. He mentions office buildings and...

Buy Local

Blog: Growing Clean Food   -   Tuesday August 16, 2011   -   By Paul

For the context of this post, read the story found here .  I recently read an article on CNN Money about the USDA's recent $40 million purchase of surplus chicken from the national poultry supply. First of all, I wasn't aware that there was so much of...

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NAIS Comes Back With a New Name

Blog: Hames & Axle Farm   -   Tuesday August 09, 2011   -   By Pat

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USDA Hare Tactics - Protest Scheduled for May 25 i...

Blog: IICFA   -   Monday May 23, 2011   -   By GrannySue

This came from Doreen H. - who lives in MO and has been fighting against NAIS with us for more than 7 years now. The saga in Missouri continues...  If you are headed down that way or happen to live in Missouri - this would be a good protest to attend....

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food - Gov't GRANT, LO...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Sunday March 06, 2011   -   By Poly

You can get a government grant to grow food. Grants, Loans & Support. Earlier this year, in response to President Obama's challenge to reinvigorate local food systems, each of USDA's 26 agencies was asked to come forward with programs that can help...

The USDA - Antibiotics and Chicken

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday February 19, 2011   -   By David

Bacterial Chicken! Poultry are heavy consumers of antibiotics in mainstream agriculture. The establishment has assured us for years that it is not really a health hazard. The reside left in the chickens is harmless. Yea, right. So I wonder why The...

New USDA Labeling Requirements for Meat and Poultr...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Tuesday January 11, 2011   -   By Poly

As in the earlier post, the new labeling laws will go into effect by Jan 1st 2012. I have posted an informative article here with the link to the Federal Register and the phone numbers for you to call for more information. By Susan Brady Published:...

So, let the games begin!

Blog: Rockgate Farm   -   Wednesday June 16, 2010   -   By Angela

So, it finally happened.....The Government drew a line in the sand  that I just wouldn't/couldn't cross.   Just one more hit to the small farmer/producer.  In my misguided attempt to "do it right", I made it past the county...

Preserving the Right to Preserve

Blog: Rockgate Farm   -   Tuesday March 16, 2010   -   By Angela

MY GRAMMA DIDN'T USE NO STINKING PH METER!!!!!! Ok, so I may be a little out of touch with the times, and granted...I do live in my own little world....but I like it here!!!  In my little world, we remember and follow family traditions.  We...

NAIS Listening Sessions

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Thursday June 18, 2009   -   By Megan

First let me say that I was very disappointed by the low turnout at Todays Session. This was a perfect opportunity to have a say in the way this process is going to be implemented. If we want to have a voice in shapeing Government Policies that directly affect...

USDA Census Figures

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Saturday April 18, 2009   -   By Walter

The USDA Ag census says that there were 12,549 CSAs in 2007, but Local Harvest has only 2,700+ in their database. This is a problem, and the problem is not with Local Harvest, but rather with the USDA methodology. If you go to the USDA website ...

IICFA on Derry Brownfield: USDA/DHS closed door tr...

Blog: IICFA   -   Sunday February 22, 2009   -   By GrannySue

Sharon and I were on the Derry Brownfield show on Friday morning (Feb 20), talking about the closed USDA/DHS training meeting and some of the new bills in our federal Congress. http://www.derrybrownfield.com/tracks/022009.mp3 Please take a few...

USDA and DHS - No Producers or Consumers Invited, ...

Blog: IICFA   -   Thursday February 12, 2009   -   By GrannySue

Many of you are already aware of the NAIS program, however, this issue addresses both that, and the USDA's decision to hold a planning session for emergency livestock disease control - without benefit of owner/producer involvement of any sort. ...

NAIS and your right to Farm

Blog: AML Appaloosas   -   Monday February 09, 2009   -   By Anna

Animal owners, consumers and taxpayers: NAIS ALERT! Protect your right to farm and the food supply! The USDA has proposed a rule to mandate premises registration under the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) for existing disease control...


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