Posts Tagged ‘United States Department of Agriculture’


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Beef deemed unfit for human consumption prompts recall

A California company is recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef distributed through a slaughterhouse that processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Saturday. [ABC] The Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp. is... (Continue reading)

$20 million in aid for California farmers

Federal officials announced $20 million in aid for California farmers and ranchers affected by the intense drought. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the United States Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available for agricultural water conservation efforts throughout California... (Continue reading)

California chicken salmonella outbreak

Three California plants that sell chicken to Ralphs and Food 4 Less are blamed for an outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened at least 278 people nationwide. [LATimes] The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday threatened to close three... (Continue reading)

USDA declares SLO County agriculture disaster area

The United States Department of Agriculture has declared San Luis Obispo County an agricultural disaster area due to a recent drought. On April 10, the USDA designated San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties as primary natural disaster areas because of... (Continue reading)