STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A crowded, and important, ag intersection
One of the many interesting things about covering agriculture is surveying the intersection of nutrition, food policy and commodity group influence. View differ, often greatly, on what Americans shoul... Posted on 3/6/15 at 3:11 PM
PRAIRIE FARE How’s Your Iron Intake?
Mom, did you know that chocolate milk has 4 percent iron and white milk doesnt have any? My friend has white milk and I have chocolate milk for lunch at school. Yeah! Chocolate milk is healt... Posted on 5/30/14 at 12:58 PM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Yesterday's Absurdity Is Tomorrow's Mandate
One of the perks of homeschooling is that the lunches you eat are generally hot, and they don't taste like anything you remember from public school kitchens of your childhood.
This, and the good me... Posted on 11/21/13 at 2:40 PM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Accurate Source for Meat Safety Information
One of the things about the media that bothers me the most is how much inaccurate information is being shared so freely with peoplemost especially about our livelihood and the industry we work hard fo... Posted on 1/29/12 at 8:00 PM
WASHINGTON — Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., unveiled a bill March 17 that would reauthorize the child nutrition programs that would increase funding for school lunch and other programs by $4.5 billion over 10 years, with some of the money coming from the budget for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
WASHINGTON — After National School Breakfast Week, March 8 to 12, it’s important to recognize and raise awareness of the critical role the School Breakfast Program plays in meeting the nutritional needs of our children.
WASHINGTON — Senate Agriculture Chairman Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., said March 3 she is planning the biggest increase ever in child nutrition programs, but battles between ag groups already have broken out over how the reauthorization of school meals programs might change what the government buys.
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Feb. 23 called for quick passage of a child nutrition reauthorization bill that would provide funding for more children to participate in the school breakfast and lunch programs and improve the nutritional value of the foods served.
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