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Corruption Inside the USDA By W. Michael Baker
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An insider's report to the American public on : intentional routing of contaminated milk into America's food supply; funding a USDA office via the contaminated milk processor as it supplies infant... More > formula production; associated extraction of dairy farmer money; involved U.S. Department of Agriculture appointees; and evidence held inside the U.S. Department of Justice.< Less
Corruption Inside the USDA By W. Michael Baker
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An insider's report to the American public on : intentional routing of contaminated milk into America's food supply; funding a USDA office via the contaminated milk processor as it supplies infant... More > formula production; associated extraction of dairy farmer money; involved U.S. Department of Agriculture appointees; and evidence held inside the U.S. Department of Justice.< Less
Mechanical Design Manual for Overhead Distribution Lines By USDA Rural Electric Administration
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Reprint of USDA Rural Utilities Service design guide (REA Bulletin 160-2). This manual was replaced by RUS Bulletins 1724E-150, 151, 152, 153, and 154. The design guide is no longer available from... More > the USDA and is provided here as a reference for distribution line design and staking.< Less
Design Manual for High Voltage Transmission Lines, RUS Bulletin 1724E-200 By USDA Rural Utilities Service
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Revised May 2009. Reprint of RUS Bulletin 1724E-200, Design Manual for High Voltage Transmission Lines. You can obtain an electronic copy from the RUS website. This reprint is made available for... More > those engineers and designers wishing a published copy of the manual.< Less
Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America By United States Department of Agriculture, USDA Forest Service
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(COLORED EDITION) Oaks are primarily temperate region trees and shrubs numbering approximately 600 species worldwide. Oaks have occupied the nonglaciated landscape of North America since the... More > Cretaceous Period. Fifty oak species are represented in two-thirds of the eastern North American forest cover types and dominate 68 percent of hardwood forests (191 million acres). Oaks have figured prominently in folklore, construction, food sources, medications, and dyes. Great political events have occurred under “charter oaks,” and Native Americans utilized acorns as food (particularly the sweeter white oaks) and the inner bark as medicine (Q. falcata, Q. ilicifolia, Q. imbricaria, Q. muehlenbergii, Q. rubra, and others). This genus, which includes economically important hardwoods, is also critical for meeting watershed, recreation, and wildlife management goals. This field guide provides an illustrated reference for identification of eastern oaks and can be used in several ways.< Less
Wetland Trail Design and Construction (2007 Edition) By Robert T. Steinholtz, Brian Vachowski, USDA Forest Service
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This book is specifically designed as a guide to highway engineers. It was used as a textbook for the FHWA training courses on the above title. Several methods of analysis and design of piles under... More > lateral loading are in use. Two methods are presented: the method of Broms, and the method where nonlinear soil-response curves, p-y curves, are employed. The latter method is given prominence because of its versatility. A computer program is presented for solving the equations giving pile deflection, rotation, bending moment, and shear. An iterative procedure is employed internally in the computer program because of the nonlinear response of the soil. Nondimensional curves are presented that can be used for "hand" solution of the differential equation. Nondimensional solutions are useful as a means of checking computer output and to provide insight into the nature of the problem.< Less
He Loved to Carry the Message: The Collected Writings of Douglas Helms By Douglas Helms
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This volume is a collection of writings by Douglas Helms on topics ranging from cotton, the boll-weevil, and the folk culture of the South to the role of soils in history and the history of soil and... More > water conservation policies and practices in the United States.< Less
Don't Just 'Sneak' It In! 'Teach' It In! By Laura Halfpenny
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With children unwilling to eat fresh healthy foods because of addiction to fast foods, we have an epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes, obesity and related health problems. School lunchrooms work hard to... More > ensure healthy food is available but if the kids won't eat it, this food is thrown away! Junk Food Addiction starts at home. If the kids come to school junk food addicted the school lunchroom is basically powerless to change this. There are many gimmicks out about how to sneak in healthy foods without the kids knowing it. I find this both good and bad. In this book I show parents not only how to sneak it in at first, but to Teach It In as well! Getting your children involved making meals, baking goodies etc, I show how to utilize a dehydrator to make the maximum impact on your families health. And what are my qualifications? I am the mother of finicky eaters!And I will show you how we overcame picky eating to healthy eating. :) Be sure to sign up for my monthly newsletter when prompted!< Less
Fuel on the Fire: Veterans and Farmers Under Siege By MONICA DAVIS
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The problem today is that society has an unrealistic view of food. The spirituality, nutrition and lifestyle associated with growing food, harvesting food, preparing and cooking food have become so... More > disconnected that we often have trouble remembering that food has a purpose: to sustain our bodies and keep us healthy. We also have an unrealistic view of what war, as a foreign policy can accomplish. War and food production intersect in two ways: first, soldiers and farmers deal with oft-obstructive bureaucracies, and second, the farm is increasingly becoming a healing lifestyle for our wounded vets.< Less
Fuel on the Fire: Veterans and Farmers Under Siege By MONICA DAVIS
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The problem today is that society has an unrealistic view of food. The spirituality, nutrition and lifestyle associated with growing food, harvesting food, preparing and cooking food have become so... More > disconnected that we often have trouble remembering that food has a purpose: to sustain our bodies and keep us healthy. We also have an unrealistic view of what war, as a foreign policy can accomplish. War and food production intersect in two ways: first, soldiers and farmers deal with oft-obstructive bureaucracies, and second, the farm is increasingly becoming a healing lifestyle for our wounded vets.< Less