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Caption for May/June 2012 Agricultural Research magazine article, "150 Years of Making History: USDA's 150th Anniversary, May 15, 2012." USDA scientists have conducted decades of crop production research to ensure a sustainable bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other staples, like peanuts, wheat, rice, and soybeans—all while protecting our environment.

Caption for November 2009 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Boosting Alkali Levels for Bones." New research suggests that reducing the acid load that accompanies the typical high-protein diet may be important to maintaining bone health and muscle mass in older adults. Increased intake of fruits and vegetables would be one way to accomplish this.

Caption for October 2007 Agricultural Research magazine article, "ForumSpecialty Crops Move Into the Spotlight." Some of the many specialty crops available to Americans at supermarkets.

Caption for December 1999 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Toward a Safer Food Supply." Fresh cut fruits and vegetables.


Photo by Peggy Greb.

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