U.S. Farmers Make Foray Into Quinoa As Demand For Grain GrowsAmericans consume more than half the global production of quinoa, which totaled 37,000 tons in 2012. Yet quinoa fields are so rare in American farming that the total acreage doesn't show on an agricultural census.
USDA Declines To Pay For Cows, Crops Poisoned By PesticideThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to pay claims filed by two Idaho families who contend its pesticide treatment contaminated their crops and poisoned a cattle herd.
Chicken Breast Strips Recalled Over Listeria ConcernsThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday that Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible Listeria contamination.
Chicken Plant Closes Again After Cockroach Cleanup A California chicken farm that reopened over the weekend after it was shut because of a cockroach infestation says it's "voluntarily and temporarily" suspending operations again.
USDA Replacing Junk Food In Schools With "Smart Snacks"Students, say goodbye to junk food temptations during school hours. The USDA is replacing potato chips and candy bars with baked chips and granola bars as part of new standards for the nation's schools.
Smithfield Recalls 38,000 Pounds Of Sausage Smithfield Packing Co. is recalling about 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves.
USDA Wants "Smart Snacks" In School Vending MachinesWhen the USDA mandated new nutrition standards for meals served in schools, the amount of snacks sold in vending machines went up significantly. Officials are addressing the issue with a proposed new Smart Snacks in School rule.
Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are HungryIn recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

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