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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Breastfeeding Support

    Breastfeeding Support
    A quarter of a million dollars... that's how much the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates it'll cost you to raise a child until they're 18 and that DOESN'T include college!
  • For tobacco growers, farming is a family affair

    Trevor Bass walked among the rows of tobacco plants — the broad, green leaves up to his chest — and declared a good crop. From amid the 210 acres planted in tobacco this year, the plants cover the horizon. Sometime in July, a harvester will...

    Corn on the Fourth of July? Thank Georgia

    Corn on the Fourth of July? Thank Georgia
    Fresh sweet corn is as much a part of July 4 festivities as fireworks. But it most likely won't be homegrown corn you're eating this holiday weekend, whether you get it from a big supermarket or a pop-up roadside stand. The Fourth of July is the...

    Florida Panhandle zoo owners say violations have been fixed

    The owners of a Florida Panhandle zoo are responding to a federal complaint accusing them of failing to properly care for their animals. In a statement this week to the Northwest Florida Daily News (http://bit.ly/1LK7OiK ), Gulf Breeze Zoo owner Eric...

    Lawmaker fears wild animal ruling may threaten public safety

    A court ruling that eliminated Indiana's authority over wild animals kept as pets such as lions and tigers could threaten public safety by increasing the chance of dangerous animals escaping from their owners, a state lawmaker said Thursday. Sen. Mike...