LA Firm Recalls Ground Beef Due to Possible E.Coli Contamination

Commercial Meat Co., a Los Angeles, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 377,775 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The following… Continue Reading

Agriculture Secretary Urges Green Builders to Use Wood

The findings of a new U.S. Forest Service study indicate that wood should factor as a primary building material in green building, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. The authors of Science Supporting the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Using… Continue Reading

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USDA Honors Weaverville Duo for Heroism in Fire

Tiffany Hayes, district conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Weaverville, CA, and Jim Fitzgerald, a geologist consultant, were formally recognized for their heroism in a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Jefferson Auditorium at the U.S. Department… Continue Reading

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‘Feds Feed Families’ with 33,500 Pounds of Donations

USDA agencies in California worked together to raise more than 33,500 pounds of fresh and non-perishable food to donate to local food banks across the state. Feds Feed Families is a national food drive led by USDA, the Office of… Continue Reading

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10 Conservation Innovation Grants Awarded In California

Seven private companies and conservation and agricultural organizations have been awarded Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) in California totaling $497,625. These are in addition to the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) national awards for organizations in the state for over $1.5… Continue Reading

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Conservation Service Seeks Input on 2012 Preservation Priorities

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will hold its next State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Sept. 7, 2011, to discuss 2012 priorities for Farm Bill conservation programs. The meeting will be held at the USDA… Continue Reading