AG Miyares joins 22 attorney generals in lawsuit against US agency’s new LGBTQ school guidance
More than 20 Republican attorneys general filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Joe Biden's administration over a Department of Agriculture school meal program that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Plan don’t panic: Roanoke Valley SPCA shares what to do with pets
The USDA and Humane Society of the United States are urging pet owners to make a plan from what we know so far. So not coming into contact with people outside of your home, outside of your family that you’re living with,” said Suzanne Cresswell, director of philanthropy and community engagement at Roanoke Valley SPCA. Roanoke Valley SPCA has made a lot of changes in the last several weeks to take care of pets while protecting staff, volunteers and potential new pet owners. The general public can no longer just walk into Roanoke Valley SPCA. New pet owners are required to sign a contract to bring their pet back when thing return to normal.
Trump admin proposes new logging in nation's largest national forest
Guajajara tribe members on the reserve say their forests are being plundered(CNN) - The Trump administration is proposing opening more than 180,000 acres of the country's largest national forest, known as America's Amazon, for logging. The Agriculture Department proposal unveiled Tuesday would allow road construction and reclassify forest area -- including "165,000 old-growth acres" -- of the huge Tongass National Forest in the panhandle of southeastern Alaska. The forest -- about the size of West Virginia -- and region form the world's largest intact temperate rainforest. Both supporters and opponents of the proposal say it has important economic implications. "This is another Trump administration attempt to roll back protections for wildlife and hand over public lands to private interests," Defenders of Wildlife said in a joint statement.
Taco Bell recalls seasoned ground beef due to metal shavings
In a news release, the USDA reports some Taco Bell ground beef may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the recall centered on a Columbus, Ohio company that prepares beef for Taco Bell restaurants. In a news release, the USDA reports the products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings. In a statement, Taco Bell says the product was produced at one plant location on only one of the two lines used to make seasoned beef. Taco Bell reports all the affected beef was removed by Monday night.
USDA announces raw beef product recall
FreeImages.com/Koos SchwanebergWASHINGTON, D.C. - American Beef Packers of Chino, California is recalling more than 24,000 pounds of raw beef products that have been deemed unfit for human consumption. Bulk pack combo bins containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS 90 BONELESS BEEF" with LOT NO. Bulk pack combo bins containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS 85 BONELESS BEEF" with LOT NO. Bulk pack combo bin containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS 90 BONELESS BEEF SIRLOINS" with LOT NO. cases containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS DESC: BEEF FOR FURTHER PROCESSING 75/25" with lot code 08347412719.
Giles one of two counties to earn USDA 'Turnip the Beat' award for summer meals
GILES COUNTY, Va. - Giles was one of two Virginia counties to earn the USDA 'Turnip the Beet' award. The county was awarded a silver award for improving access to summer meals that featured local, culturally appropriate foods, according to the Department of Education. The division had sites at two schools in the county where it would serve food and even provide transportation for participating students. Giles County also works with the Virginia Cooperative Extension to operate the Giles County Agriculture Land Lab, where students can have hands-on learning experiences. Vegetables and beef from cattle raised on the student-run land are used in school and summer meals.
'Sad day': Northwest Roanoke grocery store closes, limiting food options for hundreds
ROANOKE, Va. - Save A Lot, a discount grocery store on Melrose Avenue in northwest Roanoke, abruptly closed for good Monday, further limiting food options for hundreds of people in the area. Now, I dont know what Im going to do.Traveling to grocery stores located farther away can be tough for many. Roanoke leaders have struggled to find potential grocery store owners to set up shop in some areas of the city. Neighbors said lots of elderly people and people using wheelchairs shopped at Save A Lot over the 11 years it was in business. Now, their choice is between dollar stores that may not have as many fresh options or paying to travel a little farther, if theyre able to do so.