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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Idaho potato farmers sue feds, state over microscopic pest

    A group of 10 eastern Idaho potato growers and a shipper have filed a lawsuit seeking to end a quarantine and field testing imposed by state and federal authorities after the discovery of a microscopic pest that led some countries to ban Idaho spuds. The...
  • Is organic food safer, healthier? Guy in charge of U.S. organics won't say

    Is organic food safer, healthier? Guy in charge of U.S. organics won't say
    Are consumers right to think that organic food is safer and healthier? It seems like a straightforward question, especially for Miles McEvoy, the chief of the National Organic Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That's the section of the USDA...
  • Florida growers worry about Cuban imports

    Some of Florida's agriculture experts say normalizing relations with Cuba could threaten the state's citrus and vegetable crops. The Lakeland Ledger (http://bit.ly/1ELxqaU ) reported on Saturday that Florida growers fear lax inspections at U.S....
  • Bird flu virus raises questions scientists working to answer

    It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu virus that's endangered turkey and...
  • Editorials from around New England

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The Rutland Herald (Vt.), April 30, 2015 Sen. Bernard Sanders will announce today that he plans to run for president. He is the first candidate to take on...
  • Organic Vs. Conventional Produce: Here's What To Buy (Or Not)

    Organic Vs. Conventional Produce: Here's What To Buy (Or Not)
    How do you like your fruits and vegetables, conventional or organic? Perhaps never before have consumers been so aware of the risks of pesticide residue on commercially available produce. Organic fruit and vegetable sales reached a record $13 billion in...
  • University study involving hamsters and steroids criticized

    Animal rights activists say Northeastern University lab researchers are pitting steroid-injected hamsters against undrugged ones to study aggression. In a complaint released this week, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals argues that the...
  • Mayo: House Speaker drops gavel on poor

    Mayo: House Speaker drops gavel on poor
    The gavel that Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli slammed down Tuesday to bring an abrupt halt to the 2015 legislative session is made from the wood of orange trees planted by his great-grandfather and grandfather in the 1930s and 1940s. Those...
  • Expected guests at Japan state dinner

    Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s Japan State Dinner, provided by the Office of the First Lady. The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, and Mrs. Akie Abe Ms. Chitose Abe Ms. Miki...
  • Commercial beekeepers must adjust as honey production slows

    LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. Locally produced honey is flying off the shelves so much so that many honey producers cannot meet the production demands. "I'm not having problems selling my honey," beekeeper Dennis Arp said. "I'm having problems with producing...
  • An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

    Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more than 13 million birds since early March, including several new cases...