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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
Wildland Fire in the Appalachians: Discussions Among Managers and Scientists - Proceedings By USDA Forest Service
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Wildland Fire in the Appalachians: Discussions Among Managers and Scientists was designed for anyone with an interest in wildland fire in the Appalachian region and provided an unusual approach to... More > sharing information. The objective of the conference was for fire managers and researchers to learn from each other so they could better understand and work together on problems specific to the highly diverse Appalachian Mountains. The conference design was unique: it was neither a research symposium nor a managers’ meeting, but rather a synergy of both. Over 40 speakers were invited to discuss research updates, management experiences, and successful technology transfer. Research topics included plant and wildlife ecology, fire history, invasive plants, season of burning, and other topics. Managers shared experiences on how to apply fire to the landscape, how to work with media and the general public, and updates to fire management tools such as smoke prediction models, LANDFIRE, and IFT-DSS.< 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
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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