Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'usda'

Ken Salazar being announced as Interior nominee

President-elect Barack Obama today will announce Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colorado) as his pick for Secretary of the Department of the Interior. If confirmed, Salazar would oversee the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee for...

Taos Pueblo reintroduces otters on reservation

Taos Pueblo has reintroduced river otters to its reservation in northern New Mexico. The tribe worked closely with state and federal officials to bring the animals back to the Rio Pueblo de Taos. Otters were last seen in the...

Navajo employee to receive top USDA honor

An employee of the Navajo Nation is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Thomas Yellowhair is a senior budget analyst for the Navajo Food Distribution Program. He is being honored for working with government officials to streamline and...

Yellow Bird: Exploring healthy, traditional foods

"Chokecherries that you eat by the handful are excellent; it’s like tossing down a handful of vitamin pills, I guess. But, according to experts, wine made from the berries is full of healthy flavonoids. I am not a drinker,...

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