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: technology, techlivewire.com
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Close Puppy Mills View Linked Idea

: Animal and Plant Health
: puppy mills
I am concerned about the inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills and want the puppy mill issue to be a priority for Congress.. Therefore I will be emailing my local, state and whitehouse everyday about this until something is changed! Too many loopholes for puppy mills and thousands of ...
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Top Nutrition And Fitness Health Sites View Linked Idea

: Food and Nutrition
: nutrition, fitness
Websites and blogs that promote nutrition, fitness and healthy living tips to parents, teachers and families. Example nutrition-and-fitness websites: { Link }
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Buy Cheapest Generic Viagra Online

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: generic viagra, kamagra online, men's health, impotence cure pills, online pharmacy
The Generic version on Viagra is considered the best male enhancement pill, without any doubt. It has found world wide acclaim for its high sexually enhancing powers and fast action mechanism. You can expect your life to take an about turn with the help of this cheap drug. Buy this ...
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Think Positive

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: think positive
If anyone from the USDA reads
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Identifying Additives on Label / Pink Slime

: Food and Nutrition
: accurate food lables
Absolutely unprofessional the way USDA has permitted additives to escape being identified on meat labels.

If USDA does not reverse it's error of calling sub-par beef scraps with pink coloring beef, it will be clear USDA is under the sole control of food beef industry and has no concern ...
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If anyone from the USDA reads this, please explain why you would do this

If anyone from the USDA reads this, please explain why you would do such a thing:

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"...Despite links to organ damage and mutated insects, the USDA says that it is changing the rules so that genetically modified seed companies like Monsanto will ...
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Additional contact options

: Operations and Administration
: contact, contact us, website, email, online form
Currently contact information is limited to phone, fax, and physical address. I think email, or a online form for contact would be beneficial.

When I call to have a question answered I need to explain my current situation and then ask my specific question in the confines of that ...
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improving survey results View Linked Idea

: All Other
: getting a better survey
We have been participating in surveys with the USDA for years. Why dont you ever even try to get the whole story on these surveys. We have 4 poultry farms and have been trying to tell the USDA this for years, yet they only want information on 1 farm. Can ...
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Early ChildHood Garden Education

: All Other
: preschoolers, headstart programs
We need to start teaching farming to inter city kids at a early level, we used to have this program when I was kid, we could buy plats and seeds for home gardens as a fundraiser, My local HeadStart wants to put a inside green house in there building but ...
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Seeds For Wic

: Loans, Grants and Payments
: wic, vegtables
Wic gives out coupons to buy fresh produce why dont we give out plants and seeds for them grow there own food
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Norfolk Botannical Gardens Eagles' Nest

: Animal and Plant Health
: eagles, norfolk, garden, gardens
‎There has been talk of removing the eagles' nest that has been at the Norfolk Botanical Garden since 2003. The Norfolk International Airport (which is located next to the gardens) called to report their "concern" after a female eagle was killed by an airplane that was landing. The eagle was ...
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Annual Leave "Furloughs"

: Operations and Administration
: s&e, savings, s&e savings
Similar to an idea I submitted aout "Voluntary Furloughs," why not let employees "credit back" annual leave to the agency instead of being faced with a poosible day (or more) without pay? The saving should be directly credited to the employees agency to foster generousity for the employees "agency family" ...
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Voluntary Furloughs

: Operations and Administration
: s&e, savings, furloughs, volunteers
Creat a program where senior manangement poksitions, say GS 14 and above, can voluntarily take furlough hours, thereby saving overall agnecy S&E. To be successful, the savings should be tied directly to the employees indvidual agency, so that his or her fellow employees recieve the benfits from their co-workers generousity. ...
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Use or Lose Annual Leave

: Operations and Administration
: leave, retirement
With the shrinking Federal workforce, many more employees are "losing" annual leave as they find it increasing difficult to schedule. As a reward for their hard work, instead of having to forfiet the leave, why not allow them to credit it to their time in service retirement calculation? The government ...
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USDA Disrupts Pet Food Supply

: Food and Nutrition
: pet, food, supply, disruption, hikari, bloodworms, imports
The USDA has recently made changes to it's import rules regarding certain pet food products. It has done so without advanced warning, which has left no time for companies to comply, resulting in a disruption in the import of these products. One example is the Hikari fish food company. Recently, ...
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Strengthen Community Disaster Preparedness/Response through Broadband Initiative or Community Connect mmuity Disaster Preparedness

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: community disaster preparedness/response, rural broadband, community connect
The USDA Rural Broadband Initiative requires successful Community Connect grant recipients to provide two years of free public access at sites included in their proposals. Provide the applicants an option to provide perpetual access to the community emergency response entities. In the appliCation paqcket, provide simple assessment and opt in/out ...
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Rural Development

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rus, rural utilities
To Whom it May Concern:

The USDA – Rural Development programs are of definite benefit for small municipalities. I have had experience with Rural Development for Delmar De. (water treatment plant) and Fruitland MD (public safety facility). If it were not for the funds provided by Rural Development these ...
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Identifying Additives on Label / Pink Slime
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Do not deregulate genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa
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GMO'S ARE UNLABELED, UNTESTED AND DANGEROUS
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If anyone from the USDA reads this, please explain why you would do this
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All GMO
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NO GMOs
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Almond Irradiation
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STOP Approving poison gmo crops! Stop subsidizing gmo crops!
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Elimination of Puppy Mills
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Severe confinement
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APHIS NEEDS TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC WHEN THEY GET A COMPLAINT ON ANY BIRD OR ANIMAL BEFORE THEY COME IN AND KILL THEM

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