Celebrating National Nut Day

Dan This Land of Ours

Everybody goes nuts over nuts. Cathy Isom is celebrating a nutritious snack that’s can eaten raw, cooked, or roasted. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Nut Day National Nut Day is observed annually on October 22, a food holiday that celebrates a healthy and nutritious snack.  Nuts are a highly prized food and energy source and …


Nuts for Calories!

Dan Industry News Release

Not all of nuts’ calories are taken up by the human body; on some of them, the body gets a free pass, according to studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Physiologists David Baer and Janet Novotny, with ARS’s Food Components and Health Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, recently looked at how many of an almond’s, walnut’s, and pistachio’s calories can actually be used by the …


Celebrating National Liqueur Day

Dan This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom tells us about a holiday not many know about. She is celebrating a sweet beverage that often flavored with fruit, cream, spices, flowers or nuts. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     Every year on October 16th America celebrates National Liqueur Day. This particular beverage holiday recognizes the myriad classes and flavors of liqueur which …


Research on Pests and Beneficial Species Funding from USDA

Dan Field Crops, Forestry, Fruits, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 21 grants totaling $7.6 million for research to help manage pests and beneficial species that affect agricultural crops. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “There continues to be a critical need to …