7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginning Farmers


By Lauren Ware, About.com Guide

7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginning Gardens http://slclk.about.com/?zi=1/veX

When I saw those crocuses, I thought: “Hey! Why don’t I have any of those in my yard?” Then I realized that you actually have to plant crocuses to get crocuses. (Seems mean.)

http://smallfarm.about.com/od/cropsandvegetables/ig/7easytogrowplants/bestplants007.htm

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USDA-FSIS Recall Cases ~~ Nov 2013


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Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 065-2013, California Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Salad Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination (Nov 10, 2013).

Utah Firm Recalls Fully-Cooked-Not-Shelf-Stable, Ready-To-Eat Pork Roast Products Produced Under The Wrong Haccp Plan And For Mislabeling
Creminelli Fine Meats, LLC, a Salt Lake City, Utah, establishment, is recalling 31 pieces (approximately 101 pounds) of fully-cooked-not-shelf-stable,  ready-to-eat pork roast products because they were produced under the wrong Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan and for mislabeling

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Intevation Food Group, LLC, a Plover, Wis., establishment, is recalling approximately 156,924 pounds of frozen chicken fettuccine Alfredo products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall [066-2013], [Texas Firm Recalls Various Raw Poultry Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection], (November 13, 2013).

Texas Firm Recalls Various Raw Poultry Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection
Fran’s Fryers, a Milford, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 251 pounds of various raw poultry products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 065-2013California Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Salad Products Due to Possible E. Coli 0157:H7 Contamination, November 10, 2013

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 059-2013 (October 22, 2013),recall 059-2013-expansion (October 26, 2013) and recall 059-2013-expansion-2 (November 4, 2013), Kansas Firm Recalls Chicken, Ham And Beef Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination.

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall [059-2013], [California Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Salad Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination], (November 10, 2013).

California Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Salad Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination From this morning
Glass Onion Catering, a Richmond, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products with fully-cooked chicken and ham that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Recall Notification Report 064-2013
Wycen Foods Inc., a San Leandro, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 809 pounds of Chinese style chicken sausages, a dried snack food, because they are misbranded and contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label.

Kansas Firm Recalls Chicken, Ham and Beef Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination 
Reser’s Fine Foods, a Topeka, Kan. establishment, is expanding its recall of chicken, ham and beef products to include all products produced between Oct. 10 and Oct. 25, 2013. The company previously expanded its recall on Oct. 26, 2013,to include product produced between Sept. 5 and Oct. 9, 2013. This is in addition to the 22,800 pounds of product recalled on Oct. 22, 2013.

John Whitehouse, MMFA


Media Matters for America
 

The cognitive dissonance between Thanksgiving and Black Friday is well-noted, but as more retailers open on Thanksgiving instead of Friday, it’s worth remembering this weekend what being thankful really means — and what are the best ways to pass that on to others.

John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish

On Leave

Lara LoganFollowing a CBS internal review, the network asked Lara Logan and producer Max McClellan to take a leave of absence after their botched 60 Minutes Benghazi segment. http://mm4a.org/Ilyhpc

On Iran And Munich

Iran AgreementConservatives have rushed to compare the the preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran to the 1938 Munich agreement. Simon Maloy explains how this comparison points to gross misunderstanding of both agreements. http://mm4a.org/187oZTM Related: As experts praise diplomatic efforts, Fox’s John Bolton calls for military strikes on Iran right now: http://mm4a.org/Ipq0Q9

Fact Checking Fox

Fox Cleveland ClinicFox News blamed Obamacare for layoffs at the Cleveland Clinic. Just one problem: there aren’t any layoffs. A spokeswoman for the Clinic explained the real story to Tyler Hansen – and noted that they’ve been trying to get Fox to correct the record. http://mm4a.org/1bPRbeV Related: Economists agree the ACA is already successful in controlling health care costs. So why is the media ignoring that? http://mm4a.org/1a4EKL2

FEATURED VIDEO

LimbaughFollowing Pope Francis’ remarks denouncing trickle-down economics and vast inequality, Rush Limbaugh lashed out at the pope: http://mm4a.org/It52jt

THANKSGIVING AND THE NRA

NRAThe NRA is gearing up for Thanksgiving by asking members to regurgitate their lies at the dinner table. http://mm4a.org/1iTNxra

HALFWAY THERE…

Fox NewsFox News finally reported on the judicial crisis facing multiple states. But they didn’t mention that Republican obstructionism caused the crisis: http://mm4a.org/1bTcHPZ

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Happy Thanksgiving … Edison R. Wato, Jr. National Museum of African American History and Culture.


NMAAHC -- National Museum of African American History and Culture -- Happy Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches , we are thankful for all that you have done to help build the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Thanks to the help of friends like you, we broke ground in February 2012, and construction is well underway.
In fact, just this past weekend, we installed two signature objects, a Southern Pacific railway car and a 1930s-era guard tower from the Louisiana State Penitentiary, as part of the museum’s inaugural exhibition on segregation.
We are on track to open our doors in late 2015 thanks to your commitment to supporting and sharing African American history and culture with generations to come. From all of us here, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.
Sincerely, Edison Wato signature Edison R. Wato, Jr. Membership Program Manager

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