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First lady to host 3rd kids' recipe challenge

...territories are invited to submit an original recipe for a healthy, affordable and tasty lunch. Recipes must follow Agriculture Department guidelines for a healthful meal and fruits and vegetables must make up about half of the plate or recipe.Recipes...
Japan suspends imports - modified wheat found

...on an Oregon farm.The Agriculture Department announced the discovery...more information from the Agriculture Department as it investigates the discovery...other states in 2005.The Agriculture Department said the genetically engineered...
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Border security overkill

...on all public lands within 100 miles of the border (land currently under the jurisdiction of the Interior or Agriculture departments, a great deal of which is leased to ranchers and farmers).This legislation - ostensibly for national security...
Anchorage schools try out healthy meals on kids

...whole-grain bun, a side of black bean, garbanzo and kidney bean salad and canned pineapples.The meal fulfills agriculture department guidelines calling for schools to offer beans or legumes at least once a week and fruit.(The district provides...
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Land sales off the table

...the congressmen, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., had been holding up all nominations to the Interior and Agriculture departments due to his opposition to the land sales. He announced last week that he would lift his hold on the nominations...
Biologists test for bird flu in Alaska

...million birds, mostly poultry, have been destroyed to contain the disease. The Fish and Wildlife Service and the Agriculture Department have been testing bird samples since April, concentrating on Alaska where the first sign of the highly pathogenic...
In Maryland, felt boots blamed for invasive 'rock snot'

...of tickets. Fines and penalties haven't yet been determined and won't be effective until 2012. A U.S. Agriculture Department map shows didymo in at least 18 states as of 2008. New Zealand has banned felt soles to protect its trout fishery...
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Outside editorial: Ending hunger - by renaming it, that is

...Post: Sound off on the important issues at The Agriculture Department has taken what you might call the Scarlett O'Hara...have enough money to get more. At least the Agriculture Department doesn't have jurisdiction over national monuments...
300,000 acres in Tongass to open to logging

...exempt the Tongass and Chugach national forests from its planned revisions to the roadless rule. Mark Rey, the Agriculture Department's undersecretary in charge of forest policy, said 95 percent of the roadless areas in the two national forests...
30 pounds of beef recalled in Alaska in mad cow case

...what company in Alaska received the meat. An Agriculture Department spokesman in Washington, D.C., said the...would have been different," he said. Web link Agriculture Department:


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