Tag Archives: agriculture

USDA Enacts Policy Allowing Anti-LGBT Materials

Back in May, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Purdue issued a letter allowing the posting of anti-LGBT materials at USDA-inspected plants. This week that policy went into effect. Tony Perkins, of course, is thrilled: The Family Research Council praised policy guidance released today by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service that makes clear the agency will protect religious freedom and will not ...

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USDA Banned From Releasing Scientific Studies

Buzzfeed reports: The US Department of Agriculture has banned scientists and other employees in its main research division from publicly sharing everything from the summaries of scientific papers to USDA-branded tweets as it starts to adjust to life under the Trump administration, BuzzFeed News has learned. According to an email sent Monday morning and obtained by BuzzFeed News, the department ...

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Sonny Purdue To Be Tapped For Agriculture Secretary

Sonny Purdue, who was elected Georgia governor in 2002 after promising a referendum to reinstate the Confederate battle cross as the state flag, and who once held a public prayer vigil for rain, will be nominated as Secretary of Agriculture today. Via Politico: The decision, which is expected to be announced on Thursday, ends weeks of speculation that Trump was ...

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What Does Your State Do Best?

The rest are here.

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Tom Vilsack – It Gets Better

Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack’s message is directed at rural kids. These days he is the Secretary of Agriculture.

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John McCain: Go After The Undocumented Workers, But Not Their Employers

Keeping big agriculture and developers in his back pocket, John McCain says that the government should just focus on preventing illegal immigration. The companies that hire those workers? Well, we’ll work on that later once the “danged fence” is built.

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Study Claims Americans Waste 40% Of The Food That They Purchase

A new study that measures the amount of the American food supply and what is actually eaten claims that we throw out 40% of the food we purchase. U.S. residents are wasting food like never before. While many Americans feast on turkey and all the fixings today, a new study finds food waste per person has shot up 50 percent ...

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