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USDA Spending $3M To Feed Honeybees In Midwest

Agricultural production has been threatened by a decline in commercial honeybees and their wild cousins due to habitat loss and pesticides.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2014

Michigan’s Wine Grape Industry Grows At Rapid Pace

USDA reports a doubled growth in Michigan’s wine grape acreage based on last year’s Michigan Fruit Survey.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2012

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In 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.

09/26/2012

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Michigan Farmers Welcome Rain As Crops Struggle

Is this steady rain enough to take the edge off the drought for local farmers?

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2012

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45 Michigan Counties Get Disaster Designation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 45 counties in Michigan as natural disaster areas for three separate sets of disaster conditions last year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/29/2012

USDA Announces Public Safety Grants For Michigan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $94,000 in grants to improve public safety in three rural areas in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2012

Number Of Michigan Farms Operated By Women Has Doubled In 30 Years

The number of Michigan farms operated by women has more than doubled in the last 30 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2011

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Food Safety Tips For Kids Snacking At Home Alone

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued tips to keep kids safe from food poisoning as they prepare their favorite after school snacks, sometimes unsupervised by mom or dad.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/03/2011

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Tainted Beef Leads To Recall

Meat packing companies in Detroit are being affected by a recall of beef. And, at least three major grocery store chains – Kroger, Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. and Publix Super Markets – have recalled some of their ground beef packages.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2011

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