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Long-time Anaconda Job Corps Employee Leaves Mark on Montana Center

Rosemarie Thomas, office supervisor for the Anaconda Jobs Corps Civilian Conservation Center

Rosemarie Thomas, office supervisor for the Anaconda Jobs Corps Civilian Conservation Center

Thousands of young people have successfully passed through the Anaconda Jobs Corps Civilian Conservation Center in a mile-high valley on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

The facility in southwest Montana is on the largest national forest in the state and boasts two wilderness areas and spectacular scenery that goes on for miles. Read more »

Americans Getting More “Real” About their Diets

ERS research shows that people who rate their diet quality more favorably are more likely to share meals with the family. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

ERS research shows that people who rate their diet quality more favorably are more likely to share meals with the family. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

This post is part of the Science Tuesday feature series on the USDA blog. Check back each week as we showcase stories and news from the USDA’s rich science and research portfolio.

Nutrition advice is all around us—in grocery stores, magazines, public service announcements, and food labels.  We’re urged to cut back on fats, sodium, and added sugars, and eat more fiber, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables. But if we don’t think our diets need improving, we may turn a blind eye or deaf ear to dietary advice.  We may think all that advice is directed to someone else. Read more »

A 5th Anniversary for the Forest Service National Library Celebrates 100 Years of History

As far back as 1902, a national U.S. Forest Service library formed with the transfer of 3,000 books from the Department of Agriculture library. It grew steadily over the years providing a range of services to research customers. Gradually interest grew in expanding service to other Forest Service employees outside of the research branch and to consolidate into fewer locations.

However, over the decades, and because of its evolving decentralized organization structure, large parts of the Forest Service and the public ended up without access to library services. Read more »