U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

USDA chief takes 'Georgia Fridays' as workers ordered to office

USDA employees say they have been particularly surprised by Secretary Sonny Perdue's recent pronouncement to cut back on telecommuting, especially as the secretary's many comments have stressed the importance of family.<p>Perdue himself has frequently combined office travel with visits home to see …

Sonny Perdue

Your Best Financial Move Is Also Best for the Environment

Sure, owning a home, driving the same car for 20 years, and forgoing daily coffee purchases can help you build wealth. But of all the financial …

Retirement

USDA workers bristle at move to severely restrict telecommuting

A planned change in USDA policy on working remotely has employees agonizing about their job security, scrambling to find child and elder care, and worrying about household budgets as a result of extra commuting costs.<p>In February, the department will start enforcing a new policy that requires …

The Workplace

The fight against dietary misinformation continues…

“I’m really confused, doc. I now know sugar is bad, but with all these newspaper stories I don’t know what else to eat. Is cutting carbs a fad, or …

Sugar

Industrial hemp backers narrow proposal for Kansas research

Advocates of industrial hemp production in Kansas are pursuing a new legislative proposal for allowing state universities to research it.<p>The new bill …

Business

Republicans are set to release their plan to avoid a disastrous government shutdown

• <b>House Republicans will roll out their bill to avoid a government shutdown and fund the government for around a month.</b>• <b><br>The funding extension will push back the deadline for a shutdown from January 19 to February 16.</b>• <b><br>The bill will also include extras like funding for the Children's Health Insurance</b> …

U.S. Politics

Government to vaccinate badgers to help eradicate TB in cattle

It has been announced that vaccination of badgers against tuberculosis (TB) will commence as an integral part of the bovine TB eradication programme …

News (Ireland)

One year Into Trump's presidency, agencies work to make good on his campaign promises

The first 12 months of President Donald Trump's administration showed little regard for precedent, tradition or protocol.<p>As he set about putting top …

Government

The next GOP panic: Governors' races

Republicans concede that a handful of once-competitive battlegrounds are nearly out of reach for them in 2018.<p>Buoyed by November election results, a surge in fundraising and expectations of a massive liberal wave, Democrats are preparing for an assault on one of the GOP’s most heavily fortified …

Elections

Birch Trees: 5 Favorites to Plant in a Landscape

“One could do worse than be a swinger of birches,” the poet Robert Frost wrote, praising the slender trees that can bend to the ground without …

Hamptons

Who Are We?

Posted: Jan 14, 2018 12:01 AM<p>“Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?”<p>That comment, attributed to President Trump, is …

Conservative View

USDA set for round 2 of feral pig extermination at Havasu

U.S. Department of Agriculture aerial sharpshooters are returning to the Lake Havasu National Wildlife Refuge for a second attempt to exterminate …

Business

With Sankranti around, danger of manja looms large

While Sankranti is a time when the popularity of kite-flying picks up, it is also a time when animal and avian welfare organisations in Bengaluru …

Here's Why Clothing Sizes Are The Way They Are

Or, how it's all the Department of Agriculture's fault.<p>But after WWI, manufacturers began looking for cheap ways to make clothes for lots of people without having to tailor-make every single garment. At first, girls were sized by age. So a girl who was 16 would wear a size 16, and a girl who was 12 …

Clothing

Sara Carter: Fusion GPS testimony backfired on the Democrats

<i>This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," January 12, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.</i><p>SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS HOST: Welcome to the special edition of "Hannity."<p>President Trump Versus The Swamp. Now, the title is fitting because yes, we are broadcasting tonight from …

Sean Hannity

Opinion: Donald Trump, you are no Dwight David Eisenhower

With the appearance of the highly publicized book by Michael Wolff, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” there’s increased speculation on …

Donald Trump

Corn and wheat futures drop after USDA report confirms supply glut

Grain markets were momentarily jolted out of a months-long torpor by a suite of grain reports from Washington.<p>Corn and wheat futures dropped, and …

Agriculture

The USDA's New Rules About Eggs, Explained

An egg-splainer<p>Though their last big move was to create confusion over what exactly constitutes an organic egg, Trump’s USDA has introduced a …

Agriculture

Here’s where Trump’s cabinet went to college

President Donald Trump's cabinet has already gone through a couple of changes since Trump took office — Gen. John Kelly has stepped out of his role as Homeland Security secretary in order to become White House chief of staff, and Tom Price resigned from the Department of Health and Human services …

U.S. Politics

Things You Should Never Ignore on Your Food Label

You might think it’s all about the calories—but there’s a lot more to your food label than that.<p>Ideally, most of the food we eat would be natural, whole foods that don’t come with nutrition labels. But we’re all human; sometimes we’re in a pinch and need a quick snack, other times we just want to …

Nutrition

Climate Scientists Unlock the Secrets of Blue Carbon

Tidal wetlands come in many forms, but they could be more alike below the surface than anyone realized. Whether it’s a mangrove forest in Florida, a …

Science

The Trump administration has relaxed school lunch nutrition rules — here's what kids can now eat

More sugary chocolate milk, fewer whole grains, and around 300 extra milligrams of salt — these are just some of the ways the Trump Administration has relaxed school-lunch nutrition rules put in place during the Obama Administration.<p>Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who heads the US Department of …

U.S. Politics

Michelle Obama Won't Like What the Trump Administration Is Doing to Her School Lunch Program

Making School Lunch Edible Again<p>Posted: Jan 10, 2018 8:30 AM<p>For years after Michelle Obama’s ironically named Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, …

Conservative View

Watch: Company Caught on Video Drowning Live Pigeons for Student Dissection Charged with 25 Counts of Animal Cruelty

A company that provides dead animals for study and dissection is facing 25 charges of animal cruelty due to the way they allegedly killed the …

Veterinary Medicine

Thousands of Salvadoran TPS workers clean federal offices. Now their livelihoods are on the line.

“I don’t think people realize who is affected by this.”<p>Many of the workers who clean the Trump administration's offices and bathrooms are scrambling to figure out a path forward after government officials rolled back one of the country’s largest humanitarian immigration programs.<p>Helen Avalos, who …

Immigration

NAFTA supporters use stock market to try to dissuade Trump from withdrawing from trade deal

When President Trump met with six Republican senators last week to talk about trade, the lawmakers issued a stark warning: Implementing an unrestrained “America first” agenda — such as withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement — would endanger stock prices that have soared since his …

Economics

Manuka honey: Tasmanian beekeepers claim 'we were first' in battle with New Zealand over product name

Tasmanian honey producers say they have the proof "manuka honey" was produced on the island state years before New Zealand — and the Kiwis can buzz …

New Zealand

Inside Number One Observatory Circle, the often overlooked but stunning vice president's residence where the Pences live

Almost everyone knows the White House, but few people know that the vice president has an official residence of his own.<p>Vice President Mike Pence and his family currently live at Number One Observatory Circle, located on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC.<p>The private complex …

U.S. Politics

How redrawing districts has kept Georgia incumbents in power

Democrats and Republicans alike have been accused of gerrymandering. What can be done?<p>Illustration by Matt Chase<p>After Joyce Chandler and Brian …

Atlanta

Canada worried Trump will withdraw from NAFTA: report

Concern is growing among Canadian officials that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ …

Robert Lighthizer