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Cornucopia Institute seeks transparency with organic board nominations

The Cornucopia Institute is calling for transparency on candidates being considered for appointment to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).

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USDA creates Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research

USDA said Wednesday all 15 members on the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research’s (FFAR) Board of Directors have been selected.

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Farm Bill supports clean plant network

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has allocated $5 million under the 2014 Farm Bill to support 19 National Clean Plant Network projects.

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Government agencies team up to fight foodborne illness

As Americans heat up their grills this summer, the Ad Council and USDA have partnered with FDA and CDC to provide an online tool that inserts food safety tips into users’ recipes.

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Consumer rights group says inadequate USDA inspection leaves consumers at risk

In a letter sent to USDA this week detailing examples of meat and poultry plants not receiving food safety inspections because of shortages in inspection personnel, nongovernmental organization Food & Water Watch says the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is mismanaged.

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Foster Farms recalls products after link to Salmonella outbreak

California poultry producer Foster Farms has issued a product recall after an investigation by USDA and CDC linked the company’s chicken to an ongoing outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella.

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Sodium nitrite tested as poison on feral swine

In order to control the overpopulation of feral swine in the country, USDA is starting to use sodium nitrite, a preservative used to cure meat, as a poison on the animals, reports the Associated Press.

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USDA funds declining honey bee population

In an active effort to find a solution to the declining bee population, USDA announced $8 million in funding the Conservation Reserve Program to give incentives to farmers and ranchers in the northern Midwest who establish new habitats for honey bee populations.

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USDA Secretary travels to Europe to discuss T-TIP

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is meeting with foreign leaders throughout Europe this week to talk about the future of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).

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AFGE urges passing amendment to block USDA plan

The American Federation of Government Employees is asking legislators to support an amendment to the 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill to stop USDA from implementing a new poultry slaughter inspectionsystem that they say would jeopardize worker and food safety.

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