Black Beans Recalled for Possible Plastic, Metal Contamination

July 19, 2016

Faribault Foods, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall Due to the Potential Presence of Foreign Material Limited Quantity of No-Salt-Added Black Beans (Frijoles Negros Bajo En Sodio, Frijoles Negros, Frijol Negro Sin Sal) Released by Ken Sevcik, faribaultfoods.com Faribault Foods, […]

New Agricultural Officers Sworn Into Foreign Service

July 17, 2016

Ten employees of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) were sworn in as Foreign Service Officers during a July 13, 2016, ceremony at USDA headquarters in Washington. The new officers include […]

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch

July 16, 2016

Released by Guy Webster (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Dwayne Brown and Laurie Cantillo (NASA) After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next […]

Blood Donors Needed Nationwide

July 6, 2016

Red Cross Reports Critical Blood Shortage; Blood, Platelet Donors Needed Now The American Red Cross issued an emergency appeal July 5, 2016, asking eligible blood and platelet donors to give as soon as possible. Right now, […]

Denver CO Dentists’ Group Plans ADA Extraction

July 5, 2016

Call for General Dentists to Declare Their Independence from the American Dental Association Released by Dean Rotbart, Team 1500 Inspired by America’s Declaration of Independence, a group of dentists and other concerned healthcare professionals are calling […]

Sweet News as Honey Consumption Rising in US

July 2, 2016

USDA Estimates Annual Honey Consumption of Nearly One Pound Per Person Released by Jessica Schindler, nhb.org According to latest data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Honey Board announces that honey consumption […]

Ohio, Pennsylvania Sheep Feed May Be Toxic

June 27, 2016

Purina Animal Nutrition Initiates Recall of Purina Medicated Sheep Feed due to Elevated Copper Level Released by Rebecca Lentz, Land O’Lakes Inc. Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina® Lamb Grower® B30 […]

“Drone” Rules Finalized by FAA

June 27, 2016

FAA Says that Regulations will Create New Opportunities for Business and Government to Use Drones Released by Les Dorr/Alison Duquette, faa.gov On June 21, 2016, the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first […]

Interior, USDA Announce More Than $47 Million in Investments

June 27, 2016

Funds For Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Drought Response & Agriculture Operations Across the West Reclamation Commissioner López, USDA Secretary Vilsack Announce Strengthened Collaboration to Address Water Supply-and-Demand Imbalances Released by Peter Soeth, usbr.gov The US Departments […]

Globetrotters Draft Picks Include Olympic Athletes, Actor

June 21, 2016

Popular NBA Sideline Reporter Named an Honorary Draft Pick Released by Brett Meister, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. The world famous Harlem Globetrotters held their 10th annual player draft June 20, 2016, selecting a host of world-class athletes, as […]

NASA Experimenting with Fully-Electric Aircraft

June 19, 2016

NASA Electric Research Plane Gets X Number, New Name Released by J.D. Harrington, Matt Kamlet, and Kathy Barnstorff of NASA With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test […]

Chicken Recall Due to Soil and Sand Contamination

June 18, 2016

GNP Company Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Released by Katherine Scheidt, fsis.usda.gov GNP Company, a Cold Spring, Minnesota establishment, is recalling approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous […]

Space Station Crew Members Back on Terra Firma

June 18, 2016

Three Space Station Crew Members Return to Earth, Land Safely in Kazakhstan Released by Tabatha Thompson (NASA HQ) and Dan Huot (Johnson Space Center) Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at […]

Porter Ranch CA Methane Leak Observed from Space

June 17, 2016

NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Earth Observing-1 Equipment Released by Alan Buis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on […]

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