The federal government will go into a partial shutdown tomorrow if Congress is unable to reach an agreement before midnight.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its 2011 Food Insecurity Report earlier this month.
The U.S Department of Agriculture is advising Massachusetts residents to keep an eye out for Asian Longhorned Beetles, an invasive species whose emergence peaks in August.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service has appropriated nearly $2.8 million to repair Western Massachusetts waterways damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. But municipalities will have to prove that changes to rivers and streams are a threat to public safety.
The USDA funds are being provided through the Emergency Watershed Protection program, which offers financial and technical assistance to reduce excessive erosion and flooding after a natural disaster.