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      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZBTL9AY1RxQ The village - the roots of Russia. I decided to go back home to his village. After about two hundred kilometers in the Samara region. Looked like our Russian agriculture is alive and the Russian countryside. I was terrified, look, how you (the government) have brought the peasant. In three villages, I asked people how much you guys who do not drink and can not work properly and keep his farm. I was told 20 percent of 30 100, which is 70-80 percent drank themselves or sit back, because there is no work. Crops are planted and livestock in full decline, or is sluggish in its current state. Two hundred miles, I rode, built only one breeding complex in the village. Chaos and collapse in the village becomes irreversible, further collapse. What I saw this horror, destruction of farms, zernotoka, destruction and looting of farm equipment, squalid huts of rural residents. Another five to ten years, and agriculture can put krest.Skryvanie actual situation in which poor condition is agriculture, which is unable to feed the population of Russia. There was a threat to food security, it is the economy of the state, at which the food sovereignty, when the population, any individual has the right physical and economic access to food, in accordance with the physiological norm, and, of course, the quality and safety of food consumed. Without imports we can not live, and this is a strategic threat to Russia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZBTL9AY1RxQ
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  2. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, valid October 9, nearly two-thirds (63.55%) of the contiguous U.S. remains in drought. However, this is down nearly two percentage points from the late-September peak of 65.45%, as recent rains across the South and East have chipped away at the drought.
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  4. Scientists around the globe are ready, willing and able to address the challenge of feeding the world. It requires the sustained commitment of stakeholders and investors around the world to meet the call to action this World Food Day represents.
  5. Currently, USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service funds 37 active McGovern-Dole Food for Education agreements with 16 cooperating sponsors in 26 countries, assisting more than five million beneficiaries. To date, the program has provided meals to more than 28 million children.
  6. Organic agriculture is proving itself to be a veritable cornucopia, according to the results of the first-ever report on USDA-certified organic production, which we released earlier this month.
  7. " Folks who call rural America home should be able to enjoy the same opportunity as Americans in our cities. Faster internet isn’t just more convenient – it opens new doors for businesses, grows opportunity and improves quality of life. I’m proud of our work – and even in a time of uncertainty, we will continue doing all we can to strengthen rural communities." - Secretary Vilsack
  8. Althea Raiford was one of nearly 40 veterans who traveled to Kearneysville, W.Va., on Oct. 10 to attend a symposium co-sponsored by USDA that provides veterans who have an interest in agriculture with financial and business planning information.
  9. For the first time in school history, students at Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College in Mount Pleasant, Michigan can register to take physics thanks to an upgraded laboratory. And at Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota, students ...
    were able to take trigonometry for the first time last year. Funded and supported by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, both schools made improvements to bolster their students’ learning in the areas of science and mathematics.
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  10. Lucky for us, Terrie Benavidez Jain, a U.S. Forest Service scientist, has answers to help reduce the impacts of fire on forested lands. In fact, researching and studying the science of forest fires is something Jain has come to know quite well throughout her impressive career.
  11. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack participated in the kickoff of four regional workshops on drought recovery, the first of which was held Tuesday in Omaha, Nebraska. More than 200 people gathered in Omaha to discuss ways to access existing resources and to offer ideas on new efforts to assist those impacted by drought.
  12. Standard is the first urban farmer in Cleveland, which lies in Cuyahoga County, to build a high tunnel as part of the Cleveland Seasonal High Tunnel Pilot Project administered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  13. Nestled in the southwest corner of Florida’s Apalachicola National Forest sits a historic fort known today as Fort Gadsden—the only historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Region.
  14. The USDA organic label is backed by a certification system that verifies farmers or handling facilities located anywhere in the world comply with the USDA Organic Regulations. Certification entails five steps:
  15. The Olympic Experimental State Forest is the largest site in the U.S. Forest Service’s national network of experimental forests and it’s the only representative of the Olympic Peninsula’s temperate rain forest ecosystem, which is known for its extreme rainfall and growth rates.
  16. From desktops to tablets, and from floppy disks to flash drives, technology is constantly changing. Each new idea is developed in an effort to solve old problems. That’s why the White House issued a plan last year to help stimulate our nation’s economic development and create jobs by accelerating Federal science and technology (S&T) innovations.
  17. Fall is a wonderful time to find an amazing array of wildflowers on your national forests and grasslands. But before you venture out, take a moment for a sneak preview on the U.S. Forest Service’s Fall Colors web site for a few ideas to plan your visit
  18. The Forest Products Laboratory (FLP) recently guided Secretary Vilsack through its unique set of research facilities. Basic and applied research at FPL supports a number of objectives, including forest management and restoration, the wise use of forest resources, job creation, and expanding economic opportunities through public-private partnerships on a national scale.
  19. Just outside Lexington, Ky., you can find Peaceful Valley Farm, the longtime Kiser family home. Joe Kiser bought the 162-acre farm in 1965. The farm has thrived since then—even during the current severe drought—thanks to Kiser’s conservation-minded land management.
  20. Mineral Community Hospital in Superior, Montana received a Woody Biomass Utilization Grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The new Mineral Hospital Biomass Generator will use woody material such as beetle-killed trees removed from forests to help prevent wildfires.
  21. The U.S. Forest Service is releasing i-Tree version 5.0 with changes inspired by users from 105 countries. Version 5.0 is upgraded to rapidly assess urban trees and forests throughout Canada and Australia, two of the countries leading i-Tree’s international expansion.
  22. An innovative Foreign Agricultural Service-funded program in Pakistan is not only improving local diets, but is creating jobs, training workers and helping create a thriving aquaculture industry with U.S. soy.
  23. After gaining an understanding of Pacific Pine and its needs, a lender suggested USDA’s Business and Industry guaranteed loan program as a good option. As a result, the business is on track to have a record year for 2012, hammering out roughly 5,000 doors each month for both upscale residential markets as well as bulk retailers.
  24. It's fall colors time! You can take advantage of this beautiful time of year by finding a forest near you on the Forest Service fall colors website! Visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/fallcolors
    Photo: It's fall colors time! You can take advantage of this beautiful time of year by finding a forest near you on the Forest Service fall colors website! Visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/fallcolors
  25. Sometimes it can take a while to turn a good idea into a successful venture. At USDA, we understand the value of research, and by providing resources to get things started at the local level, we often see amazing results that have positive impact for farmers, agribusinesses and consumers across the country.
  26. Based on data since 1995, U.S. corn and soybean harvests are proceeding at a record pace. By September 30, 2012, more than one-half (54%) of the corn had been harvested, nearly three times the five-year average of 20%.
  27. Since 1930, America has observed National Co-op month in October and what better way to celebrate the strength and vigor of cooperatives in the United States than to read a new USDA report, which notes that farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives posted record sales and income in 2011, surpassing the previous record sales year of 2008 by $10 billion.
  28. Over the last three years, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has worked with the peanut and dairy industries to create a government-hosted electronic trade document repository. The eTrade Document Exchange (eTDE) System makes electronic trade documents, including official certificates, available securely through the Internet to facilitate the domestic and international movement of U.S. agricultural products.
  29. It was about 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Onia, a small community in Stone County, Arkansas, within the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest. About 24 hours had passed since three-year-old Landen Cade Trammell had wandered away from his home and about 30 Forest Service employees were actively searching for the little boy....
  30. Yesterday, Secretary Vilsack announced the Specialty Crop Block Grant awards totaling $55 million dollars. These grants will fund over 748 initiatives across the United States and its territories, and help expand opportunities for local and regional farmers.
  31. Allyson Felix, member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and three-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist in track and field, tells us how good nutrition has improved her health and gives her the energy she needs to perform like a champion.
  32. We’re continuing to answer questions we’ve received from folks about the improvements to school meals that started this school year. We know it is important that students get the calories and nutrition they need to stay alert and energized through the day and schools are doing a number of things to make sure this happens.
  33. Want to learn more about how school meals are healthier? Join this afternoon's webinar.
  34. Working closely with U.S. Forest Service biologists, members of the Oregon Hunter’s Association learn how to identify non-native grasses, noxious weeds, invasive species, ferns, blackberries, trees and shrubs that are choking out the native species and closing in open spaces. Over the last three years, the group has maintained about 60 acres of meadow habitat to benefit a variety of wildlife species.
  35. In keeping with President Obama and Secretary Vilsack’s efforts to improve the lives of Native Americans, USDA officials last month signed two Memorandums of Understanding with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The intention is to improve access to USDA programs by tribes and tribal members.
  36. Levy County, like the rest of Florida, is part of Working Lands for Wildlife, a partnership between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that extends assistance to landowners who voluntarily implement specific conservation practices to benefit one or more of seven at-risk, threatened or endangered species across 37 states.
  37. Kids should know: Eating healthy will help them do their best in school, have energy to do well in sports, and grow and stay strong.

    Be sure to visit our website for more information: www.usda.gov/healthierschoolday
    Photo: Kids should know: Eating healthy will help them do their best in school, have energy to do well in sports, and grow and stay strong.

Be sure to visit our website for more information: www.usda.gov/healthierschoolday