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Homegrown by Heroes Program to Roll out Nationwide

Linda Watson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Linda Watson

Would you make a special effort to buy food raised by veterans?

A Very Unhappy Birthday for the Tongass National Forest

Cindy Shogan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

When we blew out the candles on our Tongass birthday cake this year, we made a very specific wish -- that the Forest Service finally make good on its promise to stop devastating large-scale industrial logging, transition away from old-growth logging, and protect America's rainforest for the future.

Souped Up School Buses Feed Hungry Kids On Summer Break

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Four days a week this summer, lime green school buses loaded with games, books and computers rumbled through low-income neighbor...

Sam Stein

Tom Vilsack To GOP: The '80s Called, They Want Their Attacks On Food Stamps Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Republicans' obsession with cutting food stamps is symptomatic of a 1980s state of mind. "This...

Government Works To Reduce Big Waste

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans throw away more than a third of the food they buy – that's almost $400 a year per person, or more than an average month'...

'Green News Report' - May 14, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Republican Makes Big Push To Restore Federal Payments

AP | BEN NEARY | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming congresswoman is sponsoring legislation that would restore $110 million in federal mineral royalty payments to 35 sta...

Horse Slaughterhouse To Open Soon

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The southern New Mexico plant that has been fighting for more than a year for permission to slaughter horses will open soon, unle...

U.S. Dairy Industry: Leading the Way in Sustainable Innovation

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Sec. Tom Vilsack

U.S. dairy producers are leading the way in productivity and innovation when it comes to sustainable practices. Earlier this afternoon, I joined Innov...

USDA StrikeForce: Expanding Partnerships and Opportunity in Rural Communities

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Sec. Tom Vilsack

Unfortunately, 90 percent of America's persistent poverty counties are in rural America -- and we can't allow these areas to be left behind. This week, USDA is further expanding a program to partner with rural communities on projects they support to promote economic growth.

How Sequester Will Affect Our Meat

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business

Of all the possible consequences of the U.S. budget sequestration that popped up in the media before Friday's deadline, few provoked as much fear and ...

'Green News Report' - February 26, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Home State Poll Finds Outspoken GOP Lawmaker 'Unappealing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The race to predict the race in Iowa to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin is on. Republican Rep. Steve King is favored among GOP primary vot...

USDA To Announce New Healthy School Snack Rules

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education

* USDA secretary says foods rule expected early 2013 * Soft drink makers needed time to change products -Vilsack * Advoc...

Vilsack: Gun Control Debate Has Changed

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Newtown school shootings have changed the gun control debate and that rural America is ready ...

USDA To Allow More Meat, Grains In School Lunches

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids' meals. Agri...

Key Group Slammed As 'Less And Less Relevant'

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It's "becoming less and less relevant," he says. A month afte...

Fattest Country In The World: Are Schools To Blame For America's Obesity Epidemic?

Posted 02.05.2013 | Education

To borrow a line from Kermit the frog, it's not easy being green -- or, eating green. America is the fattest country in the world, and only ranks s...

Jon Stewart Takes On School Lunch Fight, Tells Kids: Eat Your Food!

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

There's been quite a bit of tension since First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack rolled out their new school lunch initiative...

GOP Bill Moves To Repeal USDA Calorie Limits On School Lunches

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

As the new school year begins, fresh school lunch regulations are in effect to encourage healthy eating. But not everyone's pleased. While students fr...

What Students Will Be Eating Under New Lunch Guidelines

Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

New U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for school lunches are taking effect this fall, as part of a healthy school lunch initiative put forth i...

'Green News Report' - July 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drought e...

Study: Proposed School Lunch Nutrition Guidelines Will Benefit School Budgets

Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

Updating national nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in schools -- a move proposed by first lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Se...

GOP Governor Disenfranchises Thousands

AP | By RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has made Iowa one of the most difficult states in the nation for felons to vote, with an executive o...

Congress Is Still Wasting Money

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

Anyone who wonders how we got into our current fiscal mess need look no further than the latest farm bill.