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Binge-watching Gardeners’ World: A guide for U.S.-based cold-climate gardeners

The holidays are over. Seeds have been ordered (or not–I decided to take a break from seed sowing). The temperature is dropping (-5°F tonight) and the wind is blowing (wind chill advisory in effect). Time to binge-watch some gardening shows. I’ve been watching BBC 2’s Gardeners’ World for several years now, and I’ve got some tips for you to get the most out of it. Gardener’s World is an hour-long British gardening television show, currently moderated by Monty Don but also featuring oth...
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United States: DOJ And USDA Agree To Work Together On Enforcement Of Meat And Poultry Processing Sector - Husch Blackwell LLP

The meat processing sector has been in the crosshairs of the federal government over that last several years due to increased consumer prices for meat products and complaints from farmers and ranchers.
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Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 1.4 percent from one week earlier, for the week ending January 7, 2022. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, the Market Composite Index, which measures the mortgage loan application volume, increased 1.4 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. The previous week’s results included an adjustment for the holidays. Key findings: Unadjusted, the index increased 46% compared with the previous w...
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The Purest of Human Pleasures? From Eton to Paradise.

  Robin Lane Fox, classical scholar, gardener, equestrian and journalist, has been near the front of the cavalry charge of garden writers in Great Britain for over 50 years. In a film, he even rode near the lead when Alexander the Great defeated Darius in Persia. No other living garden writer compares. I recently enjoyed a brilliant, virtual lecture he presented called “The Purest of Human Pleasures? From Eton to Paradise.” Robin Lane Fox, Financial Times photo I have, through two friends, sli...
Tags: Gardening, England, Usda, Fox, Oliver Stone, Oxford, Angelina Jolie, Colin Farrell, Duke, Gardens, Financial Times, Louisville, Great Britain, Peter, Alexander, Christo

Recall: Beef Processed By Oregon Company And Sold In California Could Contain E. Coli

CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) — A meat distributor based in Clackamas, Oregon, has recalled more than 28,300 pounds (12,800 kilograms) of ground beef because of concerns the meat may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The raw ground beef products from Interstate Meat Distributors, Inc., were produced on Dec. 20, 2021, and shipped to Oregon, California, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The recalled prod...
Tags: Health, California, Oregon, Usda, Wyoming, Recalls, Coli, Consumer, Clackamas Oregon, E. coli, CLACKAMAS Ore AP, Oregon Company, Interstate Meat Distributors Inc, Oregon California Washington Arizona Nevada Utah, WinCo Walmart Kroger, Albertsons Anyone

Record year of oilseed production

In Germany, UFOP reports that according to current USDA estimates, global production of oilseeds in the crop year 2021/22 is set to hit a peak of around 627.6 million tons, which would be up around 4 percent year-on-year. After recent expectations of an output of 628 million tons, the current forecast is slightly more cautious. Global processing of oilseeds is also set to rise to a record high of 527.2 million tonnes, according to the most recent USDA outlook. This would be up around 18.3 millio...
Tags: Germany, Global, Usda, Eu, Canada, South America, North, EC, Biofuel, Biomass, Ufop, EU Commission, Agrarmarkt Informations Gesellschaft mbH, Fuels, Oilseeds, Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food BLE

Walmart, Kroger, and Albertsons recall over 28,000 pounds of ground beef over possible E. coli contamination

Ground beef for sale at Walmart.ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages More than 28,000 pounds of ground beef is being recalled after possible E. coli contamination.  Customers who purchased ground beef from Kroger, Walmart, Albertsons, and WinCo Foods in several states are encouraged to check their products. E. coli infection can cause severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting, according to the CDC. Retailers Kroger, Walmart, Albertsons, and WinCo Foods are recalling more than 28,000 pounds of groun...
Tags: Meat, Food, News, Cdc, Washington, Trends, Usda, Walmart, Recall, Wyoming, Retail, Grocery, Grocery Store, Kroger, Meat Consumption, Processed Meat

USDA pumps $750 million into school meals to counter inflation, supply chain woes

The US Department of Agriculture is pumping an estimated $750 million more into school meals programs nationwide as part of a midyear adjustment to the reimbursement rate. Schools will receive an additional 25 cents per lunch to counter higher food costs and other issues.
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USDA pumps $750 million into school meals

Schools are not only wrestling with how to educate children amid the surge in coronavirus cases. They are also contending with feeding kids as inflation and supply chain problems disrupt their ability to serve meals.
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Ag-Grid Energy breaks ground on second biogas to electricity project

In Connecticut, Ag-Grid Energy has broken ground on its second biogas to electricity project in Connecticut. Hytone Ag-Grid, in partnership with Hytone Farms, would be Ag-Grid’s fourth dairy digester in the northeast US and will begin construction in March 2022. It is expected to be operational in Fall 2022 and will produce around 4.5 million kWh of renewable electricity per year derived from manure and food waste. The renewable electricity produced from the Hytone Ag-Grid project will be consum...
Tags: US, Usda, Connecticut, Coventry, Thompson, Biogas, State, Mira, Hartford, Hartford Connecticut, New Britain, EPC, Fuels, State of Connecticut, Erin Stewart, Ag-Grid Energy

Mortgage Applications Down for the Holidays

Mortgage applications decreased 2.7% from two weeks earlier for the week ending Dec. 31, 2021. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, the Market Composite Index, which measures the mortgage loan application volume, decreased 2.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis from two weeks earlier. Key findings: Unadjusted, the index decreased 32% compared with two weeks ago. The holiday adjusted refinance Index decreased 2% from two weeks ago—40% lower YoY....
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November corn use for ethanol held steady while soybean crush fell

In Illinois, Brownfield Ag News reports USDA data shows corn use for ethanol rose less than 1% in November compared to October at 468.655 million bushels but it was 9% higher than November 2020. DDGS production rose 2% over October at 1,997,444 tons, 11% higher than the year prior. The soybean crush was a different story in November, however, with just 190 million bushels crushed, 7 million bushels less than in October and 1 million bushels less than in 2020.
Tags: Usda, Corn, Illinois, Ethanol, Fuels, Illinois Brownfield Ag News

8 vegan and alt-meat food trends you won't be able to escape this year

Food items from Chef Matthew Kenney's Liora restaurant.Courtesy of Liora As more people seek out vegan foods and alt-meat products, more are becoming available. This year will be no different, as vegan options become easier to find and food tech ushers in novel proteins. These are the trends to watch in 2022, from "animal-free dairy" to plant-based fine dining. We're in the midst of a food evolution — and a food revolution — as more people seek out plant-based foods and products. As v...
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Critics Complain as New US Agriculture Dept Label Rules Replace 'GMO' With 'Bioengineered'

"As the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) changes its labeling rules for genetically modified foods in the new year, critics say the new move adds work for consumers and creates large loopholes for suppliers," writes The Hill. Starting on Saturday, foods containing "genetically engineered" GE ingredients or "genetically modified organisms" (GMOs) will now simply be marked as "bioengineered," according to The Washington Post. A phone number or QR code on the packaging may also direct consumer...
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The USDA’s new labeling for genetically modified foods goes into effect Jan. 1. Here’s what you need to know.

Image Credit: (Jim Mone/AP) Starting January 1st, grocery store labels will be revamped for food that has been genetically modified.  The goal was to get rid of the mosaic of various food and ingredient labels  that had been scientifically modified, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.  However, the move also puts a greater burden on consumers to do their homework to understand what the labels mean, food advocates say.  Modified Organisms (GMOs) are ...
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IFUS Cattle Turning Bagasse Trash Into a Cash Cow

By Michael Sheikh, Head Research Analyst, Falcon Strategic Research Special to The Digest Impact Fusion International Inc (OTCMKTS: IFUS) markets products in the “Health and Wellness” sector using its proprietary Nutri-Mastic ingredient. Their product aids in the digestive health of both humans and animals by increasing the absorption of nutrients. They repurposed their Nutri-Mastic with sugar cane waste fiber (known as bagasse) and came up with a brand new product unique to the Cattle feed bus...
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The Low-and-Slow Approach to Food Safety Reform Keeps Going Up in Smoke

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. For Nancy Donley, the fight for safer food started one agonizing summer night in 1993. She and her family had hamburgers for dinner, and soon after, her 6-year-old son Alex complained of a stomachache. Within hours, he had curled himself into a ball and was begging his mother for comfort. The nex...
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Australia to raise biofuels consumption in 2022

In Australia, Argus Media reports that Australia’s federal government will implement new fuel standards for gasoline from 1 January 2022, which may significantly raise the ethanol blend rate in the country and boost demand for imports. Under the new fuel quality standard, Australia aims to reduce maximum aromatics content in the gasoline pool to 35pc from 42pc on a volumetric basis. Ethanol will be the primary substitute for aromatics and Australia will need to approximately triple its bioethano...
Tags: Australia, Usda, Policy, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Biofuels, Argus Media, Australia Argus Media

Moving Emerging Tech and Rural Development Forward: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA RBCS

USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS) loan guarantees, grants, and technical assistance support the bioeconomy and rural economic development, so what are some of these programs? What are some of the biogas and biobased programs and where can you find more information on programs available to you?
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Application window opens for $700M in COVID payments for biofuel producers

In Washington, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS or Agency), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the application window, application requirements and the availability of up to $700 million in payments to eligible biofuel producers for unexpected market losses as a result of COVID-19 in order to maintain a viable and significant biofuels market for agricultural producers that supply biofuel producers. The Biofuel Producer Program is authorized und...
Tags: Washington, Usda, United States Department of Agriculture USDA, Fuels, Rural Business Cooperative Service, COVID-19, Biofuel Producer Program

Reversed Employee Suspension at USDA Leads to New Policy on Employee Publishing Rights

Employee successfully challenges an agency's attempt to prohibit her from conducting certain activities when off the clock.
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Blue Biofuels and USDA ARS collaborate on boosting king grass yields

In Florida, Blue Biofuels, Inc. and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) are collaborating on optimizing the yields of Pennisetum hybridum, commonly known as king grass, a perennial grass biomass crop, that the Company is using as feedstock for its patented cellulose to sugar (“CTS”) process. The USDA ARS and BIOF are cooperating to develop production methods which can be used to increase the productivity of land in Florida formerly used for oran...
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Overall Mortgage Applications Down, Refis Take Hit as Homeowners Watch Rates

For the week ending Dec. 10, mortgage applications decreased 4%. The Market Composite Index, according to the Mortgage Banker’s Association (MBA), decreased 4% compared to the previous week. Key findings: Unadjusted, the index decreased 6% compared with the previous week The Refinance Index decreased 6% from the previous week—41% lower YoY The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 1% from the previous week The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 4%—9% YoY The refinance share of mortgage ...
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The 3 best men's multivitamins of 2021, backed by medical experts

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Ritual; The Vitamin Shoppe; Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Please consult with your doctor before taking a multivitamin to ensure it is the best option for you. Multivitamins are a way to help ensure you hit 100% of the US Daily Value (DV) for essential nutrients. You should definitely be eating a healthy, whole-food diet first a foremost.But considering most ...
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The White House is pissed off at big meat for price gouging, arguing it's the biggest source of rising grocery prices

Pork, beef, and poultry made up a quarter of the overall hike in food prices last month, the White House said.alle12/Getty Images The White House said on Friday that large meat processing companies are gouging consumers.  Saying that four large firms control up to 85% of meat supply, it criticized their excessive profits. Last quarter, their gross profits collectively went up by more than 120% compared to 2019, and net income by 500%. Groceries have been getting more expensive for Americans a...
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USDA researchers find carinata-based SAF could reduce GHG emissions 68%

In Georgia, carinata, also known as Ethiopian mustard, is an oilseed crop that can be grown across the southern U.S. during winter months. The oil obtained from crushed carinata seeds can be refined to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This could reduce up to 68 percent of carbon emissions compared to a unit of conventional aviation fuel in the U.S. based on the findings of a USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture funded study recently published in the journal Global Change Biolo...
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USDA provides $800M to biofuels producers and infrastructure

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will make up to $800 million available to support biofuel producers and infrastructure. The announcement includes $700 million to provide economic relief to biofuel producers and restore renewable fuel markets affected by the pandemic. The Department will make the funds available through the new Biofuel Producer Program authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Addi...
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Mortgage Applications Increased Following Rate Declines

Mortgage applications increased 2.0% for the week ending Dec. 3, 2021, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The findings: The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.0% on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous week. Unadjusted, the Index increased 45% compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index increased 9% from the previous week—37% lower YoY. The seasonally adjusted Purc...
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Feather on the pedal: EPA proposes renewable fuels slash for 2020, cuts for 2021, slow growth in 2022

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2021 and 2022, and a retroactive action on 2020 volumes that has the ethanol industry up in arms. Advanced biofuels producers were cautiously optimistic, biogas producers took a more positive view, noting that cellulosic volumes would increase 51% between 2020 and 2022. Ethanol producers didn’t like the 2021 volumes but were generally positive about 2022 volumes, and action on small refi...
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Biden Administration to release $70oM in trapped biofuels COVID relief, USDA pledges $100M for infrastructure

In Washinton, the Biden Administration announced $700 million in COVID relief funding for biofuels producers that had been appropriated roughly one year ago and the USDA announced they would soon be taking steps to make another $100 million available for higher-blend biofuels infrastructure. “We do want to say a strong thank you for the COVID relief funding announced today and for the Biden EPA stepping up to begin applying the 10th Circuit Court ruling to all refinery exemption determinati...
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