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Fourth and fifth grade students in Tarrant County are invited to participate in Pizza Ranch. This fun and free educational event is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Tarrant County Food and Fiber Committee to help our youth better understand the origin of the ingredients in pizza.

In 2016 Pizza Ranch will be held on May 3 & 4 in the Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex, 1501 Rip Johnson Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

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 The Patio Lecture Series brings experts and citizens together to visit about topics of interest to homeowners who live where nature and the city meet. Each program will be at the Williamson County Extension Office Training Room. The cost of the series will be $25 or $10 at the door if you only want to attend a single program.

The third program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 12. The presenters will discuss preserving home produce. Shelly Franklin and Michelle Chambers will explain and demonstrate the different processes for storing home-grown produce and give understanding to the diversity of food preservation that can greet home-owners at the edge of their patio.

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Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise M. Slaughter introduced legislation to provide better information on the amount and use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials given to animals raised for human consumption, H.R. 820, the Delivering Antimicrobial Transparency in Animals (DATA) Act.

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MeetingPlace reporters note that a group of U.S senators led by Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is asking USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to clarify how meat inspectors can be furloughed under sequestration and provide the legal rationale that would allow it to occur.

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If you have ever thought about raising poultry for meat and eggs or just for the majesty they can bring to your yard we have scheduled a program with the River Bend Nature Center that can help you learn how to make the best out of the experience. The speakers will share the most current information on regulations, bird health, facilities, breeds and current topics in the news. This opportunity to learn with your kids will begin at 9 am on Monday, January 21- this exciting event is tailor-made for the vacation day.

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A new study shows that chops and ground pork may be full of bad bacteria according to Consumer Reports. A whole host of food-borne illnesses is caused by these bacteria, such as stomach aches, vomiting, diarrhea, fever — and in the most extreme cases, even death.

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Consumers’ interest in agriculture and personal respect for farmers is high, even in countries where less than two percent of the population works in agriculture, according to the BASF Farm Perspectives Study, which surveyed 1,800 farmers and 6,000 consumers in Brazil, India, the United States, Germany, Spain and France. Yet farmers and consumers also agree that farmers’ reputations remain low.

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