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Opinion: Dean Leading FNS Means We’re Headed Toward Food Stamps for All

President Biden’s nomination of Tom Vilsack to, yet again, head the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seemed part and parcel to his pitch for a “return to normal.” Replaying an Obama official to lead USDA isn’t surprising, but it only heightened the concerns of those of us who understand what “normal” under an Obama administration meant for

U.S. Government

AP sources: Biden picks Fudge for housing, Vilsack for USDA

President-elect Joe Biden made two key domestic policy picks Tuesday, selecting Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge as his housing and urban development secretary and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reprise that role in his administration, according to five people familiar with the decisions. The picks highlighted Biden’s delicate balancing act as he builds out his

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

USDA Garden Hardiness Map See Temperate Rise

Find your garden’s hardiness zone by Zip Code. Gardeners rely on USDA Hardiness Zone Maps to tell us which plants survive and thrive locally. The USDA released updated Plant Hardiness Zone Maps for the United States. Plant zones are based on the average annual minimum temperature over a 30-year period, not the lowest temperature ever

Local

COVID-19 Update for Chino Valley Schools

We just completed our fifth week of school in Chino Valley Schools and a lot has happened over the last month.  When school started on August 10th, all students started with At Home Instruction.  On August 17th, some of our more severe and moderately disabled students began in person, on campus instruction.  These students were

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