USDA http://www.kplu.org en USDA Proposes New Standards For Marketing Of Foods In Schools http://www.kplu.org/post/usda-proposes-new-standards-marketing-foods-schools <p>Schools should take note of how food is marketed to children on campus, according to&nbsp;<a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-04100.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">new guidelines</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for school wellness policies proposed by the Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama.</span></p><p>The guidelines are the latest step in a process that began four years ago under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:56:09 +0000 Florangela Davila 14107 at http://www.kplu.org Washington Crops Rose in 2012, Apples Remain King http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-crops-rose-2012-apples-remain-king <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington’s agricultural crops rose 6 percent in 2012 from the previous year, according to federal bean counters.</span></p><p>A recent USDA report say agricultural products reached nearly $10 billion. Some of the products that saw rapid growth in Washington include dry edible beans, barley, and apples.</p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:59:40 +0000 Anna King 10810 at http://www.kplu.org Washington Crops Rose in 2012, Apples Remain King