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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Record rainfall drowns crops across Indiana

    Record rainfall continues to take a toll on Indiana's crops, with experts at the Purdue University Agriculture Extension estimating that farmers statewide have lost $486 million in corn and soybean production.
  • Congress, consumers battle over GMOs

    WASHINGTON A fierce food fight has erupted in Congress over the labeling of genetically engineered foods. At the center of the conflict is a bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., that would block state and local laws from requiring food labels to...

    USDA cites West Virginia zoo for handling of tiger cubs

    A West Virginia zoo used tiger cubs in photoshoots without properly feeding or vaccinating them, according to federal inspectors. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo in...

    Free Breakfast and Lunch Program Available

    The Bloomfield Food Service program is once again providing free breakfast and lunch to children age 18 and younger. The program is federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the state Board of Education....

    Community gardens are growing in Killingly

    Before the start of the Killingly Community Garden Committee's meeting on July 1, talk centered around three things: weeds, deer deterrents and garden updates. KCG members are gardeners, after all, and they have taken their mission seriously. In little...