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FSA County Producers Have Until August 1 to Submit FSA County Committee Nominations

July 30, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director for Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby County, Lance Jacobs, today reminded farmers and ranchers that they have until August 1, 2018, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

Study Shows Most People Spread Dangerous Bacteria Around the Kitchen, Don’t Even Realize It

June 28, 2018 - A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that when it comes to handwashing before meals, consumers are failing to properly clean their hands 97 percent of the time. Rushed handwashing can lead to cross-contamination of food and other surfaces, resulting in foodborne illness.

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

June 8, 2018 - Tyson Foods Inc., a North Little Rock, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,120 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue and clear soft plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Kick Off Grilling Season with Food Safety in Mind

May 23, 2018 Washington — For many Americans, the summer grilling and travel season begins this upcoming weekend. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to make sure you and your family avoid food poisoning this summer. An estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized with food poisoning each year, but foodborne illnesses can be prevented during summer months by properly handling perishable foods during travel, and by using a food thermometer when grilling.

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips to Avoid Foodborne Illness While Celebrating at Spring Gatherings

April 12, 2018 Washington — Spring is finally here. It has been a long wait, but warmer temperatures bring events like weddings, graduations and holiday celebrations. These events bring together groups of people to enjoy considerable amounts of delicious and often traditional foods. But if proper food safety steps aren’t taken, your celebration could turn into a disaster.

USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Contracts

April 3, 2018 – Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to renew their Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contract.

Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. 

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Products

February 16, 2018 -
Class I Recall
Health Risk: High

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 101,310 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Agricultural Producers Sign Up Now for the Conservation Stewardship Program

February 1, 2018 Center – Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

Applications for CSP are accepted year round, however, applications for the current funding period must be received by March 2, 2018. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. 

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