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 — The nation’s nutrition programs now feed one in four Americans, but they need to eat more nutritious food, Agriculture Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon said May 10 while a foundation suggested that the food stamp program should be changed to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables.
WASHINGTON — President Obama and Michelle Obama turned the April 5 White House Easter Egg Roll into part of their childhood anti-obesity campaign while anti-hunger and nutrition advocates continue their campaign to boost the increase in funding for school meals programs above the $4.5 billion in 10 years that the Senate Agriculture Committee provided in the in child nutrition reauthorization bill it passed March 24.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Agriculture Committee on March 24 approved a bill to reauthorize the child nutrition programs that is likely to increase federal spending on fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy and meat products for school meals programs but also may decrease some spending on the environmental quality incentives programs known as EQIP.
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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