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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Slow pace of rail recovery stirs fear of future woes

    TORONTO (Reuters) - More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails. Across the continent's...
  • What's new at the Allentown Fair?

    What's new at the Allentown Fair?
    Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock...
  • New rules aimed at halting imports of sick, abused 'puppy mill' dogs

    New rules aimed at halting imports of sick, abused 'puppy mill' dogs
    When New York resident Jillian Civitano saw a picture of Tink on a Texas dog dealer’s website, she fell in love and purchased the 2-pound Maltese puppy. She was told the dog was born in South Korea and brought to Texas. But soon after Civitano...
  • Will organic farming save Lehigh Valley farmers?

    Inside a Lower Macungie government building that used to be a barn, plans moved ahead for nearly 3 million square feet of warehouses on some of the best farmland in the region. The same night last month, representatives of a home building company made...
  • Get details about controlling, managing Type 2 diabetes

    The University of Florida/Marion County Extension Service will present "Take Charge of Your Diabetes," a 9-part series about controlling and managing Type 2 diabetes in adults, at On Top of the World's Master the Possibilities Learning Education Center,...
  • Who's Emmaus gonna call? The Geese Police

    Who's Emmaus gonna call? The Geese Police
    Fining people who feed the geese in Emmaus' Furnace Dam Park clearly is having no impact on the size of the flock that has taken over the place and calls it home. And the beacons set about to scare the birds into leaving had no effect either. "We got...
  • Slaughterhouse indicted for allegedly selling cancer-ridden beef

    Slaughterhouse indicted for allegedly selling cancer-ridden beef
    The co-owners of a Petaluma, Calif., slaughterhouse behind a massive beef recall were indicted by a federal grand jury along with two of their employees for knowingly distributing cattle with eye cancer and processing condemned carcasses. The...
  • Slaughterhouse owners indicted on charges of selling tainted beef

    The co-owners of a Petaluma, Calif., slaughterhouse behind a massive beef recall were indicted by a federal grand jury along with two of their employees on charges of knowingly distributing cattle with eye cancer and processing condemned carcasses....
  • Cost to raise a child rises to more than $245,000

    Cost to raise a child rises to more than $245,000
    The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18 rose to $245,340, up 1.8 percent from the previous year, according to a government report released Monday. Housing comprised the largest expense at 30 percent, followed by child...
  • Schools facing more restrictions on snack foods

    Schools facing more restrictions on snack foods
    There's nothing yummier than a carton of veggie juice to wash down your whole grain Rice Krispies Treat, right? Students are about to find out as tighter federal regulations kick in on snack foods in school cafeterias. Sweetened teas and greasy chips...
  • Cost of raising a child in U.S. tops $245,000, USDA says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An average middle-income family in the United States can expect to spend about $245,000 over 18 years to raise a child born in 2013, the U.S. government estimated on Monday. The Department of Agriculture's annual "Cost of Raising a...