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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Zoos clash with sanctuaries over treatment of elephant tuberculosis

    SEATTLE When communities debate what's best for elephants zoos or sanctuaries one subject is almost certain to come up: tuberculosis. From Toronto to Dallas to Topeka, representatives from zoos as well as zoo industry groups have warned against sending...
  • Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

    Owners of a 4,000-cow dairy farm in northeast Wisconsin say the operation isn't polluting drinking wells amid allegations from environmental groups. Press-Gazette Media (http://gbpg.net/1ClJhb3 ) reports owners of Kinnard Farms said in a statement...
  • Federal agency to provide $19m for 3 dam projects in Va.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide about $19 million for three dam rehabilitation projects in Virginia. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the funding on Thursday in a news release. The Virginia projects are among about 50 dam...
  • Conservatives find political red meat in USDA diet guidelines

    WASHINGTON From the IRS to the Environmental Protection Agency to the Federal Communications Commission, federal agencies are under more scrutiny from congressional Republicans concerned about regulatory overreach than at any time in Barack Obama's...
  • Jennie-O turkey farm in Minnesota hit by deadly bird flu

    A ninth Minnesota turkey farm has been hit by a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry, this time in a large Jennie-O-Turkey Store operation that has 310,000 turkeys, federal authorities and company officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of...
  • Talking turkey: How bird flu outbreaks are playing out

    A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. Some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT KIND OF FLU IS THIS, EXACTLY? H5N2 is a highly contagious virus that kills...
  • Bird flu hits 2nd farm in Minnesota's top turkey county

    A second turkey farm in Minnesota's top turkey-producing county has been hit by an outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain, raising the number of outbreaks across the state to eight. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the highly pathogenic H5N2...
  • YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many ads, some groups say

    YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many ads, some groups say
    YouTube's big push into kids' programming is under scrutiny for blurring the lines between entertainment and advertising. A string of children's advocacy groups planned to file a complaint Tuesday asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate...
  • Five organic fruits and vegetables that might really be worth the price

    Five organic fruits and vegetables that might really be worth the price
    Buying organic fruits and vegetables costs more, and for many shoppers, the advantage hardly seems worth the expense. But there are certain produce items for which "buying organic is a must," according to a new release from Consumer Reports, the non-...
  • First day of spring could bring wet snow early Friday

    First day of spring could bring wet snow early Friday
    It appears increasingly likely some snow will accumulate on the first day of spring, but it is expected to be limited to grassy surfaces and higher elevations. After more colder-than-normal weather Thursday, with highs in the upper 40s, a low pressure...
  • Gator farmers push meat at major seafood expo

    Gator farmers push meat at major seafood expo
    How about a little alligator on your dinner table? That's the pitch that the Florida Alligator Marketing Education Committee made this week when it went for the first time to Boston's annual Seafood Expo North America, the largest seafood show on the...