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Is It Really More Expensive to Eat Healthier?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Is it really more expensive to eat healthier?  Often, the general public assumes it is more expensive to eat healthier foods because an accurate method to...

Farm to School Resources- Colorado Department of Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

The term “Farm to School” often suggests images of freshly picked produce waiting to be shipped to your local school district, but how these products...

Meat Processor Financial Assistance

Small Meat Processors Updated: July 17, 2017

Many financial assistance programs at the state and federal levels will not work for small meat processors. If we had a dollar for every program out there...

USDA-NRCS and the National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) for Livestock and Poultry Operations

The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed as a first-of-its-kind tool to help producers and their advisors assess the impact of...

Fire Ant Quarantines and Regulations

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 06, 2017

Two species of imported fire ants were introduced into the United States from South America at the port of Mobile, Alabama. The black imported fire ant,...

Fowl Typhoid

Fowl typhoid is a highly contagious disease of poultry caused by the Salmonella gallinarum bacteria. The disease is spread through the droppings of infected...

Food Service Personnel: On the Job and In the Know

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 24, 2016

School food service directors and staff are expected to nourish students with tasty nutritious foods that follow MyPlate guidelines with, frequently, limited...

Smart Snacks at School and at Home

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 14, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014) 12.5 million youth, between the ages of 2 to 19, are obese. In just one generation the...

Why Internationalize Extension?

Internationalizing Extension Updated: June 05, 2015

Incorporating global dynamics and cultural knowledge into extension’s education, research and value to better respond to increasingly diverse and...

The 2009 National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Goat Report

Goats Updated: September 30, 2013

The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) program unit of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) conducts periodic...

The Importance of Soil Sampling for Growing Blueberries (Video)

Blueberries Updated: July 11, 2013

 J Stevens of the LSU AgCenter talks about the importance of soil sampling in this video. According to Stevens, it is important to get a representative...

USDA Unveils New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Blueberries Updated: February 09, 2012

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a...

Can fresh mango be transported out of Hawaii to the continental United States?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 06, 2011

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